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English

Poetry
  • Type: Nonsense/Humour
  • Text: Iron Menu
  • Focus: Adjectives/Alliteration/Similes/Metaphors

Fiction
  • Type: Losing and finding
  • Text: Gussie Goes Bonkers
  • Focus: Story structure/paragraphs

Non-fiction
  • Type: Newspaper Article
  • Text: Robots are real
  • Focus: Past tense/progressive etc.

Maths

  • Number: Place Value
  • Number: Addition and Subtraction
  • Number: Multiplication and Division
  • Geometry: Shape

Topics

Mighty Metals
To begin with we will meet the Iron Man! We will be exploring the scientific world of forces and magnetism, metals and materials. The children will then test, trial, build and move as they expand their minds.

In Science, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  

     Forces
  • To compare how things move on different surfaces.
  • To notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance 
  • To observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others 
  • To compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials. 
  • To describe magnets as having two poles.
  • To predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.

     Working scientifically 
  • To begin to make systematic and careful observations.
  • To set up a simple practical enquiry and I am beginning to understand how to make a test fair.
  • To gather data.
  • To use results to draw simple conclusions.
  • To report on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusion.
  • To ask relevant questions and use different types of scientific enquiries to answer them.

In Computing, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  
  • To use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs 
  • To select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.

In Art, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:
  • To create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas 
  • To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]

In DT, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  
  • Investigate and analyse a range of existing product
  • Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design 
  • Select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing], accurately 
  • Select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
  • Evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work 

In Music, the children will be:
  • Playing and performing in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression 
  • Improvising and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music 
  • Listening with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory 

Spanish
In Spanish, the children will be taught to:
  • To listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding 
  • To engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help* 
  • To develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases* 
  • To appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language 

RE

In RE, the children will be looking at Christianity and Hinduism and exploring some key questions: 
  • What is religion?
  • What is Christianity?
  • Where do Christians go for their place of worship? 
  • What is Hinduism?
  • Where do Hindus go for their place of worship? 
  • What is Diwali? 

PSHE

In PSHE, the children will be able to:
  • Recognise their worth and can identify positive things about themselves and their achievements. 
  • Set personal goals I know how to use my Jigsaw.
  • Face new challenges positively, making responsible choices and asking for help when needed.
  • Understand why rules are needed and how they relate to rights and responsibilities. 
  • Understand that their actions affect themselves and others people’s feelings.
  • Make responsible choices and take action.
  • Understand how their actions affect others and try to see things from their points of view.

PE

In PE lessons, the children will be doing dance, they will:
  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics].
  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns.

English

Poetry
  • Type: Shape poems
  • Text: Raindrop
  • Focus: Ambitious vocabulary

Fiction
  • Type: Escape Story
  • Text: Tale of Fear
  • Focus: Speech, Writing to create fear

Non-fiction
  • Type: Non-Chronological Reports
  • Text: Volcanoes
  • Focus: Conjunctions and Headings and Layout features

Maths

  • Number: Addition and Subtraction
  • Measure: Length and Perimeter
  • Number: Multiplication and Division

Topics

Tremors
We will be discovering the dangerous and ferocious world of natural disasters. We will visit the ancient city of historic Pompeii and then create our own explosions with model volcanoes.

In Science, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  

     Rocks
  • To compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties 
  • To describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock 
  • To recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter. 

     Working scientifically 
  • To begin to make systematic and careful observations.
  • To report on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusion.

In Computing, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  
  • To use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
  • To understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration 
  • To use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content

In Art, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:
  • To create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas 
In DT, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  
  • Select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
In Geography, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  
  • To describe and understand key aspects of physical geography in the context of what is under the Earth’s surface
  • To describe and understand key aspects of physical geography in the context of volcanoes
  • Use technical and geographical vocabulary to describe geographical processes
  • Draw sketch maps and plan using agreed symbols for a key
  • Identify how people both damage and improve the environment

Spanish

In Spanish, the children will be taught to:
  • To listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding 
  • To engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help* 
  • To develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases* 
  • To appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language 

RE

In RE, the children will be looking at Christianity and Hinduism and exploring some key questions: 
  • What is religion?
  • What is Christianity?
  • Where do Christians go for their place of worship? 
  • What is Hinduism?
  • Where do Hindus go for their place of worship? 
  • What is Diwali? 

PSHE

In PSHE, the children will be able to:
  • Recognise their worth and can identify positive things about themselves and their achievements. 
  • Set personal goals I know how to use my Jigsaw.
  • Face new challenges positively, making responsible choices and asking for help when needed.
  • Understand why rules are needed and how they relate to rights and responsibilities. 
  • Understand that their actions affect themselves and others people’s feelings.
  • Make responsible choices and take action.
  • Understand how their actions affect others and try to see things from their points of view.

PE

In PE lessons, the children will be doing dance, they will:
  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics].
  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns.