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English

Poetry
  • Type: Free verse
  • Text: 10 things in a wizards pocket (Online)
  • Focus: alliteration 

Fiction
  • Type: suspense
  • Text: Children of winter
  • Focus: play scripts

Non-fiction 
  • Type: recount
  • Text: teacher input (Plague in school)
  • Focus: fronted adverbials/ adverbial phrases

Maths

  • Perimeter and area
  • Fractions 

Topics

Peasants, Princes 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:  
  • Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content 
  • 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

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 line drawing, perspective and silhouettes. 

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 Geography, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:
  • Name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions affected by the Black Death

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 

Off with her Head
The children will be learning about the Tudor Period in History and take part in workshops at Royal Armouries.


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 
  • Using the topics: alphabet and numbers, places in town and adjectives.  

RE

In RE, the children will be looking at Judaism, learning about: places of worship, food choices and making comparisons with Christianity. 

PSHE

In PSHE, the children will:
  • Know the health risks of smoking and can tell you how tobacco affects the lungs, liver and heart.
  • Know some of the risks with misusing alcohol, including anti-social behaviour, and how it affects the liver and heart 
  • Know and can put into practice basic emergency aid procedures (including recovery position) and know how to get help in emergency situations
  • Understand how the media and celebrity culture promotes certain body 
  • Be able to describe the different roles food can play in people’s lives and can explain how people can develop eating problems (disorders) relating to body image pressures 
  • Know what makes a healthy lifestyle including healthy eating and the choices I need to make to be healthy and happy

PE

In PE lessons - dance, the children will perform dances using a range of movement patterns.


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