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English

CORE TEXT:  One Beetle Too Many

Poetry
  • Type: Narrative
  • Text: In the forest
  • Focus: Figurative language 

Fiction
  • Type: Quest story
  • Text: Darwin’s journey (model)
  • Focus: Characterisation and Dialogue

Non Fiction
  • Type:  Persuasive 
  • Text: Model Persuasive Letter
  • Focus: Persuasive features

Maths

  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Measure: Length

Topics

Darwin’s Delights
The children will be learning about the theory of evolution and the famous expeditions of Charles Darwin  

In Science, the children will be looking at Evolution and Inheritance and the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  
  • Recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago
  • Recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents 
  • Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.

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 

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
  • Select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities 
  • Investigate and analyse a range of existing products 
In Art, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:
    • To create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas 
    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 – Charles Darwin
    In Geography, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:
    • Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America. 
    In Music, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  
    • I can find the pulse easily on my own when listening. I can explain that the pulse is the musical heartbeat and that it is the foundation of a piece of music. Every piece of music has a pulse but it is different.
    • I understand and can explain that pulse is the foundation upon which all other dimensions are built. I can also keep a strong sense of pulse and recognise when I or others are going out of time.
    • I understand and can demonstrate how pulse, rhythm and pitch work together over a music track and explain how they work together to create a song.
    • I feel confident creating my own rhythms and short improvised melodies with my voice over the games track…
    • I understand the importance of warming up my voice to keep it safe. Here are some other things I need to remember…
    • I understand that when I sing, I need to know what the song is about and how the melody and words work together. Then we can perform musically.

    PSHE
    In PSHE, the children will:
    • Know my learning strengths and can set challenging but realistic goals for myself (e.g. one in-school goal and one out-of-school goal)
    • Work out the learning steps I need to take to reach my goal and understand how to motivate myself to work on these
    • Identify problems in the world that concern them and talk to other people about them 
    • Work with other people to help make the world a better place 
    • Describe some ways in which I can work with other people to help make the world a better place 

    PE

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


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