In English this term, we will be creating a wide range of text types including narrative stories, explanation texts, information texts, letters, diary entries, recounts and acrostic poems. To do this, we will use a range of quality texts to base our work on such as Rosie Revere, Engineer and Tilly and the Time Machine.
In maths we will first continue to work on our multiplication and division that we started in the previous term. We will then examine statistics and the properties of shape. Finally, we will learn about fractions followed by length and height.
Our first topic in science for the Spring Term will be Scientists and Inventors. Throughout this topic, we will examine the life and work of a range of well-known scientists and discuss how their work has contributed to our modern life.
In Spring 2, we begin our next topic, Animals including Humans. In this topic we will learn about how humans and other animals are born, grow and change and examine what we need to be healthy. Children will classify different types of animal babies, learn about the basic needs that are shared between humans and animals and research the different needs of animals in our care.
Our geography focus this term is mapping. Throughout the term, we will examine how to read a range of quality maps and use these to follow and give directions to a given destination. We will also learn how to use atlases to locate different countries from around the world.
This term in history, we will be taking a journey through British history and examining one of the key events of the past, the Great Fire of London. We will examine how the fire started and the effect this had on the people and city of London. As well as this, we will also be researching and comparing the lives of significant individuals and making our own judgements about who we feel is the most significant.
This half term children will learn about having high aspirations. They will discuss positive views of themselves and identify how having a positive learning attitude can help them tackle and achieve new learning challenges. They will share their aspirations for the future about employment and personal goals.
This term, children will discuss why places are special. They will find out about different religious places of worship such as Mosques, Buddhist Temples and Gurdwara and compare the features of these.
Art and Design
Our focus in art and design this term is to use our imagination to travel back in time to create pieces of art based on the Great Fire of London. Children will use chalks, paints, collages and mixed media as they create fiery art.
Design and Technology
In Design and Technology this term, we will examine how mechanisms work. To do this, we will research the different parts of a vehicle and learn to recognise key words such as chassis and axle. We will the design and make a simple vehicle by making a chassis, axle and wheels.
Our computing sessions at the start of this term will be all about computer art. For this topic, we will learn how we can use computer programs such as Microsoft Paint to create and edit our own pieces of art.
In the second half of the term, our computing topic will be presentation skills. In this topic, children will examine how to use computers to create their own presentation and how to save and find files to ensure that we do not lose and work.
In French this term, the children will work with Madame Walsh to continue to develop their knowledge of French. This term, children will develop their understanding of age, family and animal.
In PE, children will continue to develop their skills and knowledge of invasion games and racket and wall sports. This terms invasion game will focus on basketball where children will send and receive the ball in different ways such as dribbling, passing and shooting. Children will also focus on tennis where they will develop their rallies by practicing backhand and forehand.