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Term 3a

English

 

CORE TEXT: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

 

Poetry 

  • Text: Jaberwocky
  • Type: Nonsense
  • Focus: Nonsense words

 

Fiction 

  • Text: Under the Rose
  • Type: Warning
  • Focus: Suspense

 

Non-Fiction 

  • Text: Information for Royal Armouries
  • Type: information
  • Focus: subheadings/bullet points

 Maths

  • Perimeter and Area
  • Shapes
  • Angles
  • Position and Direction

Topics

Term 3a topic: Alchemy Island

The children will be learning about travel and new worlds and planets and visiting Doncaster Museum to take part in an Alchemist workshop.

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

  • Planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary.
  • Taking measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings when appropriate.
  • Recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs. 

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. (As part of PSHE)

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

  • Explore and evaluate a range of existing products.
  • Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology.
  • Select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing]. 
  • Select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics.
  • Evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria.

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 Through the Portal, including drawing, water colour, shading and brushstrokes.

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 – Significant explorers.

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

  • Describe and understand key aspects of:
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

RE

The children will be looking at Christian symbols, Pentecost and Creation story.

PSHE

The children will:

  • I have an accurate picture of who I am as a person in terms of my characteristics and personal qualities.
  • I can recognise how friendships change, know how to make new friends and how to manage when I fall out with my friends.
  • I understand how it feels to be attracted to someone and what having a boyfriend/girlfriend might mean.
  • I understand how it feels to be attracted to someone and what having a boyfriend/girlfriend might mean.
  • I understand how to stay safe when using technology to communicate with my friends.
  • I can explain how to stay safe when using technology to communicate with my friends.

PE

The children will play competitive games of football and cricket, modified where appropriate and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.

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