Summer Term 1 - Is there anything out there?
English: Our focus text will be Beegu by Alexis Deacon. Children will use this text and supporting texts such as Toys in Space by Mini Grey and Man in the Moon by Simon Bartram to write for different purposes. These will include: diary entries, non-chronological reports and writing instructions.
Phonics: Children will recap all sounds learnt so far within Phases 2, 3 and 5. They will then begin to extend their knowledge, learning alternative ways of writing sounds that they already know. They will revisit and consolidate all of their phonics in preparation for the phonics screening check, and will practise reading real and alien words. Children will also be encouraged to use their phonic knowledge independently within their writing and when reading.
Maths: Children will work on place value within 100, fractions, multiplication and division, position and direction, money and time.
Science: Children will learn about scientists and inventors, and space including properties of planets.
Geography: Our Country. Linked to Beegu - describing our country to a visitor. Locate countries and capital cities on a map of the UK. Compare cities, towns and countryside.
PSHE: Living in the wider world. Recognise why group and class rules are important. Identify how to look after the environment. Understand where money comes from and what it is used for.
SMSC: Cultural development. What can we learn from others? Promote acceptance and sensitivity to others.
Religious Education: Caring for others. Children will learn about Christianity and - the Good Samaritan and Hinduism - Raksha.
Art and Design: Artist Focus: Kandinsky. Children will use paint and oil pastels to create a piece of art based on what might be beyond the galaxy.
Music: Focus: Holst – Jupiter. Outcome: Compose and perform a piece of music to welcome Beegu to Earth.
Computing: Computer Science: Programming a toy. Algorithms and what they are, How algorithms are implemented as programs on digital devices. Use logical reasoning to predict behaviour of simple programs.
French: Children will build on existing skills within their spoken French language. They will take part in activities using new vocabulary to talk about animals, preferences and adjectival agreements.
Physical Education: Cricket: Developing throwing skills, understanding rules, developing catching skills and understanding how effectively to field.