- PE is on a Tuesday.
- Outdoor learning takes place on a Wednesday.
- Homework is given out on a Wednesday and due back the following Monday.
- Spellings are sent home on a Friday ready for our spelling test the following Friday.
In the first half term we will be using texts linked to our Science and History topic. We will be writing instructions and a non-chronological report. During the second half term we will be building our grammar and vocabulary skills to write an explanatory text. We will also be writing our own poems to perform to the class.
In maths, we will be continuing our work on multiplication and division. We will continue to use and build on skills, becoming more secure in our use of the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables. Our new learning will focus on developing our understanding of money, statistics, length and perimeter and fractions. As we do this, we will continue to follow the mastery approach, developing our reasoning and problem solving skills and gaining a further understanding of key concepts.
In science, we will be exploring the topic of rocks. Our focus will be around comparing and grouping together different rocks on the basis of their appearance and properties.
As well as this, we will be exploring the important scientist, Mary Anning. We will be participating in research to investigate Mary’s discoveries and the significance she has had on science.
As we move through the spring term, we will continue to develop our scientific skills and build on our scientific vocabulary.
During our geography lessons, we will be focusing on answering our key question for the first half term “Is the UK the everywhere?” to answer this question we will begin by identifying different counties and cities in the UK. We will continue our topic by exploring rivers and major landmarks as well as understanding key population statistics.
In history, we will be exploring how technology changed from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We will be focusing developing our understanding of chronology and historical terminology.
We will begin the term focusing on the religion of Islam, particularly looking at the significance of Islamic prayer. After half term our focus will shift towards the Christian festival of Easter, where we will be exploring Palm Sunday.
During this term, we will continue to have a coach deliver our PE lessons. Throughout spring, the children will get the opportunity to participate and develop in a wide range of sports and activities, such as dodgeball and circuits.
During spring, our art focus is painting and printing. We will begin by painting a river, taking inspiration from the artist Monet and his watercolour paintings. For printing, we will be using monoprinting techniques to create patterned fruit and vegetable artwork.
In DT, we are going to designing and making our very own fruit crumbles and vegetable tarts. The children will be exploring seasonal ingredients and we will be focusing on creating a healthy and nutritious recipe!
We will begin the year by describing our bodies in French. We will also be listening to familiar songs in French to build our vocabulary.
This term, we will be exploring art outside by looking at natural materials and taking inspiration from our artists Lorenzo M. Duran