In English this term, we will be reading The Twits by Roald Dahl. This text will allow us to look at basic grammar, spelling & punctuation. We will also use it as a stimulus for our writing this term. Using parts of the story to write for different purposes, both fiction and non-fiction.
All children read aloud each morning to staff, some children also access Nessy to support their development, as well as phonics. Some children access ‘Earth’ a programme to develop handwriting.
Children learn spellings weekly and have tasks to complete throughout the week based upon these spellings, such as dictionary skills and handwriting.
Each week children are given the opportunity to complete a piece of extended writing, where they are encouraged to use their imaginations!
This term, we will look at place value of numbers up to 1,000. We will then move on to formal methods for addition and subtraction. Once this is complete we will look at length and perimeter of shapes. Finally, this term we will begin to look at the formal method for multiplication and division.
In our wider curriculum, we will be covering the topic ‘Living things and their habitats.’ Our History focus in ‘What happened when the Romans Left’, focusing on the Anglo-Saxons and Viking time period. After half term we will change focus to Geography and look at the unit ‘Where could we go?’ looking at different parts of the world and comparing them to England. In Computing the children will be looking at coding, using software to create their own animations. The children will research Symbolism in Art, looking at the most prominent artists for this genre and attempting to create their own piece of Symbolism in art! In DT we will look at the question ‘What is Design Technology?’ in this unit we will look at what has been created in our world thanks the DT. In French the children will be looking at the basics like greetings, counting and saying your name. In PHSCE our focus is Self-Awareness and then after half term self-care, support & safety. Finally, in RE the children will be looking at Advent and how it is celebrated in different Christian countries.
Our P.E lessons will be Wednesday Mornings up to half term. In these lessons we will be taught gymnastics by a coach from South Durham Gymnastics Centre. After half term our PE will be on a Monday afternoon where we will cover the core task ‘Calling the Shots’ which links with the games area of the PE curriculum.
Our Class also has a cooking slot, on a Tuesday morning where children learn about different food, nutrition and life skills, alternating between cooking a savoury and a sweet dish each week.
Miss Robinson, Miss Forster and Miss Horner
For further information about our curriculum or long term plans please visit the curriculum section of our website.