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Term 3a

English

CORE TEXT: Myths – Ancient Greek


Poetry

  • Text: King Minos Poem
  • Type: Narrative
  • Focus: Verses/sequence/paragraphing

 

Fiction 

  • Text: King Minos
  • Type: Myth/ Warning
  • Focus: Sentence Structure and clauses

 

Non-Fiction 

  • Text: Greek Gods
  • Type:  Fact File
  • Focus: Headings and Sub headings

 Maths

  • Time
  • Money
  • Statistics

Topics

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 where they live and body parts including how to describe them. 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*

RE

The children will be covering Sikhism.

PSHE

The children will be able to:

  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of each member of my family and can reflect on the expectations for males and females.
  • Identify and put into practice some of the skills of friendship e.g. Taking turns, being a good listener.
  • Know and use some strategies for keeping myself safe.
  • Explain how some of the actions and work of people around the world help and influence my life.
  • Understand how my needs and rights are shared by children around the world and can identify how our lives may be different.
  • Know how to express my appreciation to my friends and family.

PE

The children will be doing tri golf, they will develop their skills and then play competitive games, modified where appropriate and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.

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