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English

Poetry
  • Type: Narrative/Ballard
  • Text: The Sea – James Reeves
  • Focus: Similes/Metaphors 

Fiction

  • Type: Cumulative
  • Text: Kasim and the Greedy Pirate 
  • Focus: Speech/Fronted Adverbial

Non-fiction
  • Type: Letter Writing
  • Text: Modelled Teacher Text (Letter) 
  • Focus: Persuasion

Maths

  • Number: Place Value 
  • Number: Addition and Subtraction 

Topics

Blue Abyss
The children will be travelling under the water to the Great Barrier Reef to explore habitats on the sea bed. 

In Science, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:
  • Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways 
  • Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment.
  • Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.

In Computing, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:
  • Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.
  • 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 DT, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:
  • Use research to understand the design of innovative products
  • Select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing], accurately
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 History, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:
  • Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally [for example, the Great Fire of London, the first aeroplane flight or events commemorated through festivals or anniversaries]. 

In Geography, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:
  • Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night).
  • Physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle 
  • Human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water. 

In Music, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:
  • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices 
  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory. 

Spanish

In Spanish, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:
  • Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding 
  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases 
  • Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary 
 

RE

In RE, the children will be looking at The Church.

PSHE

In PSHE, the children will understand:
  • how attitudes and actions make a difference to the class team.
  • who is in the school community, the roles they play and how they fit in.
  • how democracy works through the school council.
  • that actions affect themselves and others; I care about other people’s feelings and try to empathise with them.
  • how groups come together to make decisions.
  • how democracy and having a voice benefits the school community.

PE

In PE lessons, the children will be doing football to play competitive games, modified where appropriate and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending. In addition they will work on developing their flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.

Term 1b

English
Poetry
  • Type: Rhyme
  • Text: Labels for potions
  • Focus: Rhyming words/Rhyming couplets

Fiction

  • Type: Journey/Portal Story
  • Text: Alice in Wonderland
  • Focus: Included detail setting, character and plot to fully engage the reader




Non-fiction 
  • Type: Newspaper Article
  • Text: Harry Potter Quidditch Text
  • Focus: Linking paragraphs properly

 


Maths

  • Number: Multiplication and Division
  • Statistics: Data Handling

Topics

Potions 
The children will be travelling under the water to the Great Barrier Reef to explore habitats on the sea bed. 

In Science, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are: 
  • Compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases.
  • Observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C).
  • Identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.
  • 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
  • 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: 

  • 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 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 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 History, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered is: 
  • To study an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066 - WWI

In Music, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are: 
  • To improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music 

Spanish

In Spanish, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are: 
  • Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding 
  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases 
  • Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary 
 

RE

In RE, the children will be looking at Sikhism.

PSHE

In PSHE, the children will understand:
  • That, sometimes, we make assumptions based on what people look like
  • What influences me to make assumptions based on how people look
  • That sometimes bullying is hard to spot and I know what to do if I think it is going on but I’m not sure
  • Why witnesses sometimes join in with bullying and sometimes don’t tell
  • what is special about me and value the ways in which I am unique

PE

In PE lessons, the children will be doing basketball to play competitive games, modified where appropriate and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending. In addition they will work on developing their flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.




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