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English


Poetry
  • Type: Descriptive Poem
  • Text: Teacher model
  • Focus: Figurative Language
 
Fiction 
  • Type: Portal
  • Text: George's Secret Key to the Universe
  • Focus: How to write a story

Non-fiction
  • Type: Newspaper report
  • Text: Teacher model
  • Focus: Direct/reported speech

Maths

  • Place Value 
  • Addition and Subtraction 

Topics

Stargazers 
The children will be learning about space travel and experience life in space as an astronaut. We will focus on famous astronauts and stars, linking with our class names.

In Science, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  
  • Describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system.
  • Describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth.
  • Describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies.
  • Use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky

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.
  • 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:  
  • Use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • About great artists, architects and designers in history.
  • 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]. 
  • The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods [for example, Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong, William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee, Pieter Bruegel the Elder and LS Lowry, Rosa Parks and Emily Davison, Mary Seacole and/or Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell]

In Geography, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  
  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied 
  • Use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world 

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 
  • 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 
  • Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help* 
  • Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures 
  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases* 
  • Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing 
  • 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 Christianity and exploring some key questions:
  • What is worship and when does it take place?
  • How do Christians talk to God?
  • What is fasting?

PSHE

In PSHE, the children will:
  • Understand how they can face new challenges positively and know how to set personal goals.
  • Understand my rights and responsibilities as a British citizen. 
  • Understand my rights and responsibilities as a British citizen and as a member of my school.
  • Understand choices about behaviour and understand how rewards and consequences feel.
  • Understand how an individual’s behaviour can impact on a group.
  • Understand how democracy and having a voice benefits the school community and know how to participate in this.

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.

In swimming, the children will:
  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres 
  • Use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke] 

Term 1b

English


Poetry
  • Type: 
  • Text: WWI
  • Focus: 
 
Fiction 
  • Type: Warning Story
  • Text: Children of Winter
  • Focus: 

Non-fiction
  • Type: Newspaper Report
  • Text: Teacher model
  • Focus: 

Maths

  • Line graphs and Timetables
  • Perimeter and Area

Topics

Peasants, Pests and Pestilence 

The children will be learning the History of Black Death. We will experience burial grounds and what the streets were like over that time period.

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

  • Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets
  • Know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution
  • Use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating
  • Demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes
  • Explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda.
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
  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact
  • Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content

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]. The focus is on portraits

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

  • A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066 – The Black Death

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

  • Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians.
  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music.
  • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression. 

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 
  • Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help* 
  • Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures 
  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases* 
  • Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing 
  • Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary 
PSHE
In PSHE, the children will:
  • Understand that cultural differences sometimes cause
  • Understand what racism is 
  • Understand how rumour-spreading and name-calling can be bullying
  • Explain the difference between direct and indirect types of bullying
  • Be able to enjoy the experience of a culture other than my own
  • Be able to compare their life with people in the developing
PE
In PE lessons, the children will be doing dodgeball 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.

In swimming, the children will:
  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres 
  • Use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke] 

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