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TERM 1

TERM 2

TERM 3

Text

Traction Man

The Tunnel

The Hodgeheg

Unit Title

Where in the World?

Amazing Structures

Wild Life

Engage/Hook

Action Man in the classroom (elf on a shelf)

Creating a parachute

Visiting St Georges Minster (visit on Saturday – parents bring children)

Visit to Gainsborough Old Hall

Visit from Hedgehog

Minibeast hunt

Additional Experiences

Walk in local area.

Parent child cartooning workshop.

 

Parent workshop – marshmallow and spaghetti stick towers

 

 

Visit to Austerfield

Outcomes

(including published work)

Environmental art – prints

Liz million art

Digital photos

Traction Man description – edit and redraft

Sewing of family crests

Dilemma stories

 

Letters.

Habitat collage


Spoken Language

I ask questions to get more information and clarify meaning.

Sp2.2 I talk in complete sentences.

Sp2.3 I hold the attention of people I am

speaking to by adapting the way I talk.

Sp2.4 I decide when I need to use specific

vocabulary.

Sp2.5 I am aware that formal and informal

situations require different language.

Sp2.6 I understand how to speak for different

purposes and audiences.

Sp2.7 I take turns when talking in pairs or in a

group.

Sp2.8 I re-tell a story using narrative language

and linking words and phrases.

Sp2.9 I perform a simple poem from memory.

I ask questions to get more information and clarify meaning.

Sp2.2 I talk in complete sentences.

Sp2.3 I hold the attention of people I am

speaking to by adapting the way I talk.

Sp2.4 I decide when I need to use specific

vocabulary.

Sp2.5 I am aware that formal and informal

situations require different language.

Sp2.6 I understand how to speak for different

purposes and audiences.

Sp2.7 I take turns when talking in pairs or in a

group.

Sp2.8 I re-tell a story using narrative language

and linking words and phrases.

Sp2.9 I perform a simple poem from memory.

I ask questions to get more information and clarify meaning.

Sp2.2 I talk in complete sentences.

Sp2.3 I hold the attention of people I am

speaking to by adapting the way I talk.

Sp2.4 I decide when I need to use specific

vocabulary.

Sp2.5 I am aware that formal and informal

situations require different language.

Sp2.6 I understand how to speak for different

purposes and audiences.

Sp2.7 I take turns when talking in pairs or in a

group.

Sp2.8 I re-tell a story using narrative language

and linking words and phrases.

Sp2.9 I perform a simple poem from memory.

Drama

School production

 

Exploring dilemma stories

 

Reading

The use of reading goggles – looking at pictures for clues

The use of the reading hammer to break up words.

The use of the reading tape measure to break up a big word into smaller words.

The use of the reading saw to take a word out of a sentence and think about the word is in context.

 

Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval and Sequencing skills.

Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval and Sequencing skills.

Writing

Writing an adventure story

 

Writing a fact file about explorers

Writing a quest story

 

Writing a set of instructions to be a knight and train a dragon.

Writing a dilemma story

 

Persuasive letter – why you should provide a hedgehog friendly garden.

Mathematics

Place value

Addition and subtraction of 2 digit numbers and word problems

Measure

Multiplication and division

 

Place Value

Addition and subtraction – regrouping and adjusting

Fractions

Time

Money

 

Shape

Revision of the 4 operations

Statistics

Scales – temperature, mass and capacity.

Place Value to 1000

Exploring calculation strategies – 4 operations (transition to year 3).

Science

Materials in my world. Children will explore properties of materials, natural and man-made and their uses

 

Move it – children will explore forces.

Healthy Me – linked to jigsaw.

 

 

 

Science week – Working scientifically children will plan and carryout scientific investigations

Habitats – looking at where animals and minibeasts live and what makes a habitats.

 

Young Gardeners – children will learn about what plants need to grow and plants in our local environment.

Art & Design

Drawing – observational drawings of familiar objects.

Printing of and everyday objects and leaves.

Digital art – creating  environmental art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy.

3D sculpture –  children will design and make a medieval pot.

Collage – children will a college of different habitats

Painting – children will draw and paint a creature to go in the habitat – in the style of Jeanie Baker

Computing

Algorithms and coding – using instructions to make things move.

Creating pictures – children will create some digital art.

E – safety – children will be reminded about being safe online.

Spreadsheets – children record data in a spreadsheet.

Making music – children compose using the ipads.

Questioning – send an email to persuade someone to come to school.

DT

Cooking nutrition – children will explore different dippers and dips from around the world. They will also understand the importance of health and hygiene.

Textiles – creating a family crest link to Heraldry.

Construction – discuss and develop initial design.

Geography

Exploring our locality and others around the world.

Exploring human features in the local environments.

Children will learn about major cities in the UK.

Children will learn to name the continents and oceans.

Children will compare and contrast the local area with the rainforest.

 

Children will look the location of buildings and structures around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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History

Children will learn about the significant British figure Amy Johnson (female Aviator) and her journey to Australia.

Sequence events in the life of Amy Johnson

Children will compare their life to that of children in a Castle using a range of vocabulary.

Children will write a recount about the day in the life of a castle.

X

Foreign Language

 

 

 

 

Music

Term 1a – World Music

Music around the world, explore different styles of music from around different parts of the world. West Africa, Australia, Poland, Ireland, Jamaica and Native America. Learn where the country is on a map, listen to example of traditional music from that country. Experience different styles & genres of music and understand role of music in different cultures and societies.  Eurovision contest. 

Performance showcase to families.

Reading & playing: boom whackers, glockenspiel,

Composition:  https://www.nms.ac.uk/flashContent/worldMusicComposer/worldMusicComposer.html (listen to different recordings of instruments around the world and use them to compose.

Term 1b – Christmas Concert songs

Tudor and medieval music (Madrigals, recorders)

Green Sleeves – recorders to play song. – Compare different traditional folk songs.

Tudor and Medieval Music. Explore differences in styles and how they compare? Explore different instruments of the two periods. History of medieval music.

Reading & playing: Recorders – notation, reading music.

Composition: Song writing – can the create different traditional folk tune – does it fit the structure of other folk tunes?

 

Animals and minibeasts – composing electronically – Purple Mash

Explore and use a widening range of sound sources

Create, select and organise sounds……

Establish and recognise main rhythms, using notation and symbols. Creating own rhythms.

Performing

Maintain an individual part as a member of a group;

Imitate, memorise, internalise and recall musical patterns;

Composing

Improvise, compose and arrange music in response to a range of musical stimuli;

 

Physical Education

Basketball

Football

Multiskills

Multi skills

Quad Kids

Gymnastics

 Multi skills

Cricket

Athletics

Dance

Term 1a – World Dance

 

Term 1b – Christmas Concert dances

Tudor and medieval dancing.

 

 

Animals and minibeasts

PSHE

Being me in my world – Exploring ourselves and our identities

Celebrating difference – children will explore diversity.

Dream and goals

 

Healthy me

Relationships

 

Changing me

Religious Education

Living - Children will explore how to care for others and the world and why it matters.

Expressing celebrations – Who is a Christian and what do they believe? Children will make and take part in a Christingle service

What can we learn from sacred books?

 

Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?

KS1 wedding – what does it mean to belong to a faith community?

Global Citizenship

Children will explore Fair Trade. Children will compare their local area to Brazil and explore deforestation.

Sustainable development, what are the positive and negatives of peoples actions.

Show sensitivity to others feelings.

Examples of what it means to be rich and poor.

Willingness to stand up to for others – animal rights