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Poetry
  • Type: Rhythm and Rap 
  • Text: The Frog 
  • Focus: Rhyming 

Fiction
  • Type: Transformation 
  • Text: Nini at Carnival 
  • Focus: Setting description 

Non-fiction
  • Type: Instructions 
  • Text: Mask instructions 
  • Focus: 1st Person and Pronouns 

Maths

  • Number and place value (within 50) 
  • Addition and subtraction (within 20) 
  • Length and height 

Topics

Rio de Vida
This topic explores Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival! Children will be taking part in a festival workshop making costume pieces and instruments, learning native Brazilian Samba dances and comparing local and exotic environments. Adults will be invited to an exciting carnival experience at the end of the topic.

In Science the focus is materials, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:
  • Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made 
  • Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock 
  • Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials 
  • Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties. 

In Art, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:
  • To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products 
  • To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space 

In Geography, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:
  • Name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans 
  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country 
  • Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles 
  • Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to: 
    • key physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather 
    • key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop 
  • Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage 

In Music, the children will be:
  • Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes 
  • Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music 

Paws, Claws and Whiskers
Children will be classifying animals, creating African Tinga, Tinga art and visiting the African Plains at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park

PSHE

In PSHE, the children will be able to:
  • Understand the difference between being healthy and unhealthy, and know some ways to keep myself healthy 
  • Know how to make healthy lifestyle choices 
  • Know how to keep myself clean and healthy, and understand how germs cause disease/illness 
  • Understand that medicines can help me if I feel poorly and I know how to use them safely I know some ways to help myself when I feel poorly 
  • Know how to keep safe when crossing the road, and about people who can help me to stay safe 
  • Tell someone why I think my body is amazing and can identify some ways to keep it safe and healthy

PE

In PE lessons, the children will be doing athletics, covering master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.


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