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 learning how to type at speed with a number of challenges using our learning platform Purple Mash. Our Art topic will be focussing on Andy Warhol and the Pop Art movement. Children will learn about why this movement was important, learn about Andy Warhol as an artist and be able to produce some art work in the same style he was famous for. 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 Go Well focussing on Disability Sports and the skills needed to compete in them. After half term our PE will be on a Wednesday 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 Friday where children learn about different food, nutrition and life skills.
Mr Butler, Miss Beaton & Mrs Muray
For further information about our curriculum or long term plans please visit the curriculum section of our website.