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English

Poetry
  • Type: Nonsense Poetry
  • Text: Spike Milligan - Ning Nang Nong
  • Focus: Rhyming and Repetition


Fiction
  • Type: Recount - Fictional Diaries
  • Text: Titanic
  • Focus: Empathy, relative clauses and commas for clarity
Non-fiction
  • Type: Newspapers
  • Text: Teacher text/Newspapers
  • Focus: Headlines, columns, parenthesis

Maths

  • Place Value 
  • Addition and Subtraction 
  • Multiplication and Division

Topics

Frozen Kingdom
The children will be learning about the some of the planet’s coldest lands and some of the wildlife and scenery that can found there.
 
In Science, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  
  • Explain how the day length changes to a greater or lesser degree in other parts of the world (e.g. Arctic or equatorial regions)
  • Suggest ways in which future changes in the world’s climate may impact in ourselves and other living species, and suggest ideas for how we may adapt to these changes

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 
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]
  • About great artists, architects and designers in history. 
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. 
  • Describe and understand key aspects of 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 History, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  
    • To identify connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms.
    • To construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information.
    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 
    • Using geographical features as a focus for language development. 

    PSHE

    In PSHE, the children will:
    • Be able to identify goals for the year ahead.
    • Understand their fears and worries about the future and know how to express them. 
    • Know that there are universal rights for all children but for many children these rights are not met.
    • Understand that their actions affect other people locally and globally.
    • Make choices about their own behaviour because I understand how rewards and consequences feel and I understand how these relate to my rights and responsibilities.
    • Understand how an individual’s behaviour can impact on a group.
    • Understand 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: Power of imagery
    • Text: The convergence of the twain (Thomas Hardy)
    • Focus: Fronted adverbials, non-finite verbs, using commas, elaborated description, adjectives, adverbs, subordinate clauses
    Fiction
    • Type: Gothic Horror
    • Text: Starting Stories
    • Focus: Creating atmosphere and setting description, conjunctions
    Non-fiction
    • Type:Non-Chronological Report
    • Text: Teacher text
    • Focus: Clear opening paragraph, Subheadings, colons

    Maths

    • Calculation problems
    • Fractions
    • Missing angle and length problems

    Topics

    Revolution
    We will be learning all about the industrial revolution and the Victorian era. This will include dress up and having a Victorian school day in school.
     
    In Science, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  
    • Associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit 
    • Compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches 
    • Use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram. 
    In DT, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:
      • Prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques
      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]
      • About great artists, architects and designers in history. 
      In History, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  
        • To study a period of British History.
        • To be able to identify connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms.
        • To construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information.
        • To investigate and interpret the past-Use sources of evidence to deduce information about the past.
        • Describe characteristic features of the past, including ideas, beliefs, attitudes and experiences of men, women and children.
        • To use dates accurately. 
        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
        • Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians 
        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 there are different perceptions about what normal means 
        • Understand how having a disability could affect someone’s life
        • Explain some of the ways in which one person or a group can have power over another 
        • Know some of the reasons why people use bullying behaviours
        • Give examples of people with disabilities who lead amazing lives 

        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.




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