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Term 3a

English

Core Text – Harry Potter, J.K Rowling.

Poetry:

  • Type: Shape/ Acrostic
  • Text: Macbeth Act IV, Scene 1 ‘Double, double, toil and trouble’ 
  • Focus: Onomatopoeias and Rhyme

 

Fiction 

  • Type: Defeating monsters/villains Playscript
  • Text: Harry Potter, The Troll in the girls bathroom chapter (1)
  • Focus: Using Standard English

 

Non-fiction:

  • Type: Newspaper
  • Text: Harry Potter,
  • Focus: Conjunctions/subordinate clauses


Maths

  • Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Decimals 


Topics

The children will studying the topic Potions

The children will be learning all about solids, liquids and gases as we develop our knowledge alongside reading one of the Harry Potter books. We will be visiting Grimm & Co.

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 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 Music, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are: 

  • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.
  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music.
  • Use and understand staff and other musical notations.

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
  • Using the topics: pets and ordering drinks.

RE

The children will be looking at Islam.

PSHE

The children will be able to:

  • I can identify the web of relationships that I am part of, starting from those closest to me and including those more distant.
  • I can identify someone I love and can express why they are special to me.
  • I can tell you about someone I know that I no longer see.
  • I can explain different points of view on an animal rights issue.
  • I understand how people feel when they love a special pet.
  • I know how to show love and appreciation to the people and animals who are special to me.

PE

The children will play competitive games of tennis and tri-golf, 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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