In English this term we will be studying à Classic poetry (focusing on 'The crocodile' from Dirty Beasts), Persuasion (Linked to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) Instructions (Linked to George’s Marvellous Medicine) and Stories by the same author (focusing on writing a new chapter to George’s marvellous Medicine)
- Effective use of ly adverbs, verbs and adjectives
- Co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions – and, but, before, after etc.
- Sentence types – Statements, questions, exclamations and commands
- Correct punctuation – capital letters, commas, question marks, full stops, exclamation marks, ellipsis
- Suffixes and prefixes
- Imperative verbs
- Conjunction ‘that’
- Noun phrases
- Use of thesaurus
- Headings and subheadings
- Editing and proof reading skills
Our Author for the Spring Term is Roald Dahl. We will be reading different books written by him and use some we have read in class to focus more deeply on within our written work. The children will also take part in guided reading sessions each day were they can practise their phonics skills and apply them when reading aloud to improve their fluency. Children will also be looking at comprehension skills and learning all about the different types of questions they can be asked such as retrieval, vocabulary, prediction, sequencing and inference.
In maths the children will be learning all about multiplication and division skills focusing on our 2,5 and 10 times tables. We will also study 2D and 3D shapes and learn their features and look at symmetry. Next we will learn about fractions and recognise them in shapes and quantities and also find fractions of numbers. We will then finish the Spring Term focusing on time working on O'clock, half past, quarter past/to and then will move on to 5 minute intervals.
Science lessons take place every Monday afternoon with Mrs Fenn and this term she will be teaching the children all about ‘Habitats’ and ‘Animal Survival and Growth’. The children will learn about different habitats, food chains, animal life cycles (linked to MRS GREN) and also will be creating their own animal habitats!
In geography the children will be learning all about mapping and learning map skills such as à compass directions, drawing sketch maps, following and planning routes on a map, OS symbols and labelling different types of maps. Later in the term we will learn all about ‘China’. Children will study were China is, what life is like there, famous landmarks and what Chinese culture and food is like.
In art the children will be studying the work of Roald Dahl’s illustrator ‘Quentin Blake’. Children will focus on their sketching and drawing skills and draw animals in the style of Quentin Blake. We will then take part in Design and technology were the children will be designing their own new ‘Wonka’ chocolates which links to our food technology skills. They will also design their own packaging for their chocolates too.
In PE the children will be working on their kicking skills which focuses on their fundamental movements - a key part of PE! We will then work on Dance linked to the topic of the seaside. Later on in the term we will have Accrington Stanley working with us on developing our fundamental movement skills further before finally finishing off the term with lots of different games we can play on the playground!
In music we will be learning all about British Songs and Sounds and we will composing our own soundscape! We will then do our topic of 'Myths and Legends'. Here we will create different rhythms and begin to compose using graphic scores.
In RE we will be learning all about the different parts of the Bible and learning about the 4 Gospels. We will then move on to ‘Thanksgiving’ and learn the story of the last supper and how this is symbolised in Church. We will then move on to understanding Lent which leads us nicely on to the Easter story and how we as Catholics, celebrate Easter.
We will be learning all about Questioning and gathering data, effective searching online and learning about websites, search engines and what the internet is and finally making music – learning to important sounds and make different pieces of music.
Pshe in the Spring Term is all about ‘Belonging to a community’ and ‘Living in the Wider world’. We will discuss and learn about:
- Beginning part of different groups
- Rights and responsibilities they have in school
- Know that everyone is equal in a community
- Different ways we can access the internet
- To know no everything on the internet is true
- What money is and what forms it comes in
- How money can be kept and looked after
- Keeping and spending money
- Recognising the different between needs and wants