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English

Poetry
  • Type: Riddles
  • Text: Own examples - riddles
  • Focus: Rhyme/ Word play

Fiction 
  • Type: Defeating Villains
  • Text: 101 Dalmatians
  • Focus: Character description

Non-fiction 
  • Type: Persuasive 
  • Text: Persuading people not to use fur 
  • Focus: Persuasive phrases 
 

Maths

  • Fractions
  • Addition and Subtraction

Topics

Heroes and Villains
We will be considering famous heroes and villains of stories and reality. We will write our own comic strip, change a traditional tale and think about who our heroes are.

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

     Light and Dark
  • I can recognise that I need light to see things, and that dark is the absence of light.
  • To recognise that we need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light by taking part in a ‘feely bag’ investigation.
  • I can investigate which surfaces reflect light.
  • To notice that light is reflected from surfaces by choosing the most reflective material for a new book bag.
  • I can use a mirror to reflect light and explain how mirrors work. 
  • To notice that light is reflected from surfaces by playing mirror games. 
  • I know that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways we can protect our eyes. 
  • I can investigate which materials block light to form shadows. 
  • To recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object by investigating the best material for curtains for a baby’s bedroom. 
  • I can find patterns when investigating how shadows change size. 
  • To find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change by investigating what happens when you change the distance between the object and the light source. 

In Computing, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  
  • Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts 
  • Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output 
  • Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs 
  • Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • To use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.

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 History, the children will do a study about crime and punishment in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066 – Anglo-Saxons, Romans, Tudors and Through the Ages, comparing it with modern day crime and punishments. 

Scrumdiddlyumptious
We will be discovering where our foods come from and how they reach our plates. We will be researching world foods and creating some of our own recipes in the kitchen.

Spanish

In Spanish, the children will be taught about birthday days, dates,1st person singular verbs and colours. The children will learn:
  • 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* 

PSHE

In PSHE, the children will be:
  • Understand how exercise affects the body and know why the heart and lungs are such important organs
  • Understand how exercise affects the body and know why my heart and lungs are such important organs
  • Able to talk about their knowledge and attitude towards drugs
  • Able to identify things, people and places that I need to keep safe from, and can tell you some strategies for keeping myself safe including who to go to for help
  • Understand that, like medicines, some household substances can be harmful if not used correctly
  • Understand how complex the body is and how important it is to take care of it

PE

In PE lessons, the children will be doing basketball, they will:
  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination 
  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending 


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