In English this term, the we will be reading Anglo-Saxon boy to link with our History Topic this term. 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.
Children will be read with on a daily basis either using the Rapid Reading scheme or a book of their choice if they are a free reader. Children will also, if needed, access Nessy which is a reading and spelling intervention or Rapid Phonics, a synthetic phonics intervention. Children will also participate in a weekly reading comprehension lesson.
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’ & ‘Animals – changes and reproduction in Science. 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 using software to create their own stop- motion animations before moving onto developing typing skills and creating presentations. The children will research Pop Art in Art, looking at the most prominent artists for this genre and attempting to create their own piece of Pop 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 Thursday afternoon where we will cover the core task ‘Calling the Shots’ which links with the games area of the PE curriculum. Our Children will also Swim on a Friday morning up until Christmas.
Our Class also has a cooking slot, which is on Wednesday afternoon where children learn about different food, nutrition and life skills.
Mr Barnes, Mrs Atkinson and Miss Porteus.
For further information about our curriculum or long term plans please visit the curriculum section of our website.