In English this term, we will be reading Viking Boy to link with our History Topic. 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 and spelling lesson.
This term, we will look at multiplication and division, area, fractions and then decimals. We will continue to work on all four operations in morning maths and focus on developing children’s times-table knowledge.
In our wider curriculum, we will be covering the topic ‘Properties and changes of materials’ & ‘Earth and space’ in Science. Our History focus in ‘Were the Vikings Really vicious?’, focusing on the Viking invasion of England. In Computing the children will be using spreadsheets to create graphs and then look at sending e-mails. The children will research Surrealism in Art, looking at the most prominent artists for this genre and attempting to create their own piece of Surrealist art. In DT we will look at ‘Food throughout the year’. In French the children will be looking at ‘Core Unit 3’ and ‘Animals (Unité A — Les animaux)’. In PHSCE our focus is ‘Managing Feeling’s and ‘Changing and Growing’. Finally, in RE the children will be looking at ‘Why is the Last Supper important to Christians?’
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 focussing on disability sports. After half term our PE will be on a Thursday afternoon where we will cover the core task ‘Making the Grade’ which links with the dance area of the PE curriculum.
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.