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English

Poetry
  • Type: Rhyme 
  • Text: Pirate Pockets
  • Focus: vocab/adjectives

Fiction
  • Text: Night pirates
  • Focus: story structure

Non-fiction
  • Type: explanation
  • Text: model
  • Focus: conjunctions

Maths

  • Number: Place Value 
  • Number: Addition and Subtraction 

Topics

Land Ahoy
In this half term we will be sailing the seven seas with our geography based topic, Land Ahoy! 

In Science, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  
  • identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses 
In Computing, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  
  • To understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions 
  • To create and debug simple programs 

In DT, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  
  • Design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria 
  • Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology
  • Evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria 

In Art, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:
  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
  • Learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

In History, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  
  • The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements – Florence Nightingale.
  • Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally. 

In Geography, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:
  • Use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language (e.g. near and far; left and right), to describe the location of features and routes on a map. 
  • Devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key. 
  • 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.
  • Name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the UK and its surrounding seas.
  • Use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features.

In Music, the children will be:
  • Using their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes. 
  • play tuned and untuned instruments musically

In RE, the children will be looking at Christianity and Hinduism and exploring some key questions:

Christianity
  • What it means to be a Christian? 
  • Symbols are linked with the Christian religion?
  • What is the Holy Book?
  • What is the Creation Story?
  • Discussing meaning and truth such as origins of the universe. 
  • Harvest Festival-Celebration 
  • Why, where and when do we celebrate? 

Judaism
  • What it means to be Jewish?
  • What do Jewish people believe is the creation story?
  • Discussion about what other faiths may be? 
  • What symbols are important to the Jewish religion?
  • What key festivals do Jewish people celebrate? 
In PSHE, the children will be:
  • Identifying some of the children’s hopes and fears for this year.
  • Understanding the rights and responsibilities for being a member of my class and school. 
  • Able to listen to other people and contribute their own ideas about rewards and consequences.
  • Able to recognise the choices I make and understand the consequences.

In PE lessons, the children will be doing ball skills, covering basic throwing and catching and begin to apply these in a range of activities. In addition, the children will participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending

English

Poetry
  • Type: Shape poem 
  • Text: WWI
  • Focus: Adjectives

Fiction
  • Type: Adventure/Quest story
  • Text: Small Knight and George
  • Focus: Subordinating conjunctions

Non-fiction
  • Type: Instructions
  • Text: Teacher model - How to Train a Dragon
  • Focus: Adverbs

Maths

  • Number: Multiplication and Division
  • Geometry: Shape, Measurement: Length 

Topics

Towers, Tunnels and Turrets
In this half term we will be Training a dragon and finding out about life in a castle.  

In Science, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  
  • find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching

In Computing, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  
  • To understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions 
  • To create and debug simple programs 

In DT, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  
  • Design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria
  • Select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics.
  • Evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria 

In Art, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:
  • To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products  to use drawing, painting and sculpture To develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination 

  • To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space


In History, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  
  • Order events in a period of History
  • Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally
  • Build a ‘bigger picture’ of a historical period using a range of source material
  • Ask and answer questions about  historical sources
  • Use simple vocabulary to describe the passing of time. 
  • Use terms associated with the past- year, decade, century. 
In Geography, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:
  • Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop. 
  • Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the UK and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage
In Music, the children will be:
  • Using their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes. 
  • Play tuned and untuned instruments musically
  • Listen with concentration

In RE, the children will be looking at Christianity and Hinduism and exploring some key questions:

Christianity
  • What is the Christmas story?

In PSHE, the children will be:
  • Identifying ways that they are similar or different to others. 

In PE lessons, the children will be doing dance and basketball, covering basic throwing and catching and begin to apply these in a range of activities. In addition, the children will participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending. In dance the children will perform dances using simple movement patterns.