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What are we learning this half term?

Summer 1

 

Our learning in this half term

 

 

English

In English we will be learning about 'Stories with a Theme' through the book 'The Mousehole Cat' by author Antonia Barber. We will also be learning to write 'Haiku' poems

We will follow the theme of; Creating Interest, Reading and Analysing, Gathering Content and Independently Writing.

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons;  Decimals, money and time. 

 

Science

Our Science unit is states of matter where we will be looking  looking at the proprties of gas. liquids and solids

 

Religious Education

In R.E. we will be focusing on the Big Question; Why is Jesus inspiring to some people?

 

Computing

Our computing unit will focus on 'Animation'.

 

History

In History, we will be researching 'Ancient Egypt' focussing on the River Nile

 

Design Technology

In DT we will be 'Designing, making and evaluating a decorative cushion cover (product) with a space theme to help young children (user) learn about space (purpose)

 

 

 

Spring 2

 

Our learning in this half term

 

 

English

In English we will be learning about 'Novels on a theme’ and looking at the text 'Gullivers Travels', we will also be looking at non-chronological reports.  We will follow the theme of; Creating Interest, Reading and Analysing, Gathering Content and Independently Writing.

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons;  Fractions and Decimals. 

 

Science

Our Science unit is continuing 'Animals including Humans' were we will be focussing on digestion.

 

Religious Education

In R.E. we will be focusing on the Big Question; What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right and wrong?

 

Computing

Our computing unit will focus on 'Spreadsheets'.

 

Geography

In Geography, we will be researching rivers and we will be lucky enough to work with The River Trust to enhance our learning.

 

 

 

Spring 1

Our learning this half term

 

 

English

In English we will be learning some ‘Stories with Issues and Dilemmas’ and looking at the text Balaclava Boy, we will also be looking at persuasion.  we will follow the theme of; Creating Interest, Reading and Analysing, Gathering Content and Independently Writing.

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons;  Area and Multiplication and Division. 

 

Science

Our Science unit is 'Animals including Humans' were we will be focussing on teeth and digestion.

 

Religious Education

In R.E. we will be focusing on the Big Question; What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right and wrong?

 

Computing

Our computing unit will focus on 'Writing for Different Audiences'.

 

Art

In Art, we will researching Paul Cezanne and creating our own clay models

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2

 

This half term, we will be learning ...

 

English

In English we will be learning some ‘Classic Poetry’, studying ‘Fairy Tales’ and also creating ‘Newspaper Reports’ 

For each genre, we will follow the theme of; Creating Interest, Reading and Analysing, Gathering Content and Independently Writing.

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons;  Measurement, Addition and Subtraction and Multiplication and Division. 

 

Science

Our Science unit is 'sound' were we will be focussing on  how we hear different sounds.

 

Religious Education

In R.E. we will be focusing on \'Light in Christianity.

 

Computing

 

Our computing unit will focus on 'coding'.

Autumn 1

 

This half term, we will be learning ...

 

English

In English, we will be looking at how things work, then writing explanation texts to explain. We will then the story of 'The Firework makers Daughter by Phillip Pullman.

For each genre, we will follow the theme of; Creating Interest, Reading and Analysing, Gathering Content and Independently Writing.

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons; place value, rounding numbers, addition and subtraction.

 

Science

Our Science unit is 'electricity' were we will be focussing on how it works, creating circuits and also looking at 'health and safety aspects for it.

 

Religious Education

In R.E. we will be focusing on the Big Question; What it means to be a Hindu in Britain today?.

 

D.T 

 

Our DT topic will link to the electricity studied in science, which will be developed through designing and producing our own lamp.