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English

    Type: Free verse

    Focus: Verses/sequence/paragraphing


Fiction:    

    Type: Lost and found story

    Focus: Sentence Structure and clauses


Non-Fiction Text: Information sheet about Doncaster

    Type:  Fact File

    Focus: Headings and Sub headings

 

Maths

Time

Money

Statistics

Topics term 2a

The children will be studying Urban Pioneers

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: 

  • To use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content.
  • Use software or search engines effectively.
  • Recognise which information is suitable for their topic.

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

  • 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].
  • To develop their knowledge of different artistic styles in history.

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

  • To understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country.

In History, the children will be completing a local history study of Doncaster.

 

Spanish

In Spanish, the children will be taught about months of the year and numbers 21-30. 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 

Term 2b

English

CORE TEXT: The Battle of Bubble and Squeak

Maths

  • Multiplication and Division
  • Length
  • Perimeter

Topic

The children will be studying Gods and Mortals

The children will discover a fantastical world of mythical creatures and legendary heroes. Then go on to explore the terrains of Ancient Greece.

In Science, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are linked with Scientific Enquiry and include the children:  

  •         Asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them.
  •         Setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests.
  •         Making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers.
  •         Gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions.
  •         Recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables.
  •         Reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions.

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 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:

  •         To generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design.
  •         To select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing], accurately.
  •         To evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work

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

  •         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 Geography, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:

  •         To understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country.

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

  •         To learn about Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world.

In Spanish, the children will be taught about colours. The children will learn:

  •         To listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
  •       To engage in conversations; ask questions 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

RE

The children will be looking at Judaism.

PSHE

The children will be able to:


  • Tell you about a person who has faced difficult challenges and achieved success.
  • Identify a dream/ambition that is important to them.
  • Enjoy facing new learning challenges and working out the best ways for to achieve new challenges.
  • Be motivated and enthusiastic about achieving new challenges.
  •  Recognise obstacles which might hinder my achievement and can take steps to overcome them.
  •  Evaluate their own learning process and identify how it can be better next time.

PE

The children will be doing gymnastics, they will develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.