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Curriculum Overview

Our Summer Term Topic - Amazon & The Rainforests

 

We are looking with a geographical focus at The Amazon / Rainforests this half term

Below is a list of our main focus in some of our curriculum areas:

  • Dancing in the Street - Motown
  • Computer programming
  • Answering the question, ‘How does faith help people when life gets hard?’
  • Spanish language for ‘The Weather’
  • PE focus on tennis
  • Science sessions will focus on Living Things and their Habitats, looking at: classifying, the Linnaean system and micro-organisms.

 

Class texts

Our class text for the summer term will be Holes by Louis Sachar

Another text we plan to read extracts from is Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.

If children would like to purchase and bring their own copies of the texts to school, it may help them engage with the learning, but extracts will always be given to them where required.

 

We do ask that parents encourage children to read every night and that children still read with an adult regularly (even just a couple of pages).  Also, knowing their times tables by heart really helps with their maths learning and TT Rockstars every day helps keep this knowledge up to speed.

Our Spring Term Topic - The Ancient Greeks!

 

We are looking with an historical focus on the Ancient Greeks this half term and will even be designing and making Ancient Greek vases from modelling clay.

Other curriculum areas will look at:

  • Maths: We are looking at multiplication and devision this half term, moving on to area and perimeter.
  • History: The Ancient Greeks: Who were they? What is Greek democracy? How did the Olympics begin? Who were their Gods/Godesses?
  • Science: Space! Looking at the planets, heliocentric verses geocentric, day and night, and movement of the moon.
  • Art & D.T.: Design, make and decorate a Greek vase.
  • PSHE: Dreams and Goals.
  • R.E.: Our studies will attempt to answer the question, 'Why do Hindus try to be good?'
  • Spanish: The language of pets.
  • Computing: Creating media: Video editing.
  • Music: Classroom Jazz - swing.
  • PE: Gymnastics and Dance.

 

Class texts

We will be dipping in and out of our Teaching live sessions next half term: our class text for the spring term will be Malamander by Thomas Taylor

Another text we plan to read extracts from is Percy Jackson and Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. The book is always well-received and will complement our history focus.

Science sessions will focus on Earth and Space.

If children would like to purchase and bring their own copies of the texts to school, it may help them engage with the learning, but extracts will always be given to them where required.

 

Our Second Autumn Term Topics

 

Our class text remains Cogheart by Peter Bunzel which we will be exploring during our Teaching Live sessions each week with Pie Corbett as we begin to move on from The Land of Neverbelieve by Norman Messenger.

 

  • Maths: We are continuing to focus on addition and subtraction this half term, moving on to statistics.
  • History: Exploring Vikings in Britain: Why did they invade? Where did they come from? How did the Kings of Britain react? Who were their Gods?
  • Science: Light! Looking at reflection, refraction, shadows and spectrums.
  • Art: During our Viking art, we will use a variety of mediums and will study the skill of shading.
  • D.T.: Making a Christmas tree decoration! 
  • PSHE: Continue our focus of keeping and staying safe including water safety and internet safety.
  • R.E.: Our studies will attempt to answer the question, 'How do Christians decide how to live? What would Jesus do?'
  • Spanish: Continue ways to describe our family.
  • Computing: Creating media: Vector drawing - you will see something special for Christmas.
  • Music: A study of the song, Make you Feel my Love by Adele, as well as Christmas carol performances.
  • PE: Continuing invasion games, including football and hockey.

Our First Autumn Term Topic

This half term our topic is Evolution! 

 

Our class text is Cogheart by Peter Bunzel which we will be exploring during our Teaching Live sessions each week with Pie Corbett.

English: We will work with Pie Corbett to use Cogheart as our exemplary text when planning our own creative writing pieces. 

 

Maths: Beginning with place value and number, we will use this term to secure our value of number, the operations addition & subtraction, and statistics.

 

Geography: Identifying human and physical features in our local area. 

 

Science: To fully explore evolution, we will look at inheritance, adaptation, the theory of evolution and evidence for it.

 

Art: During our evolution art, we will use a variety of mediums and will study the skill of grid drawing.

 

D.T.: After studying the evolution of bridge construction and finding out who Isambard Brunel is, we will design and make our own model bridges!

 

PSHE: Keeping and staying safe including water safety and internet safety.

 

R.E.: Our studies will attempt to answer the questions: 'Why believe in God?' and ‘Why do some people believe in God and some do not?’.

 

Spanish: My family and me.

 

Computing: We are looking at computing and systems and network communications.

 

Music: Rock anthems – Livin’ on a Prayer and the Harvest festival.

 

PE: Invasion games, including football and hockey.

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