Children will read ‘Street Child’ to deepen their understanding and writing work will be based around this book. This will link to our history topic of ‘The Victorians’. Children will be writing in role as a Victorian child and will be writing reports about what happened in this time era. In reading, children will continue to develop their fact retrieval, inference and word meaning skills to become confident and fluent readers.
In maths, the children will be building upon their knowledge of the times tables and they will continuing with daily rehearsal of the written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They will also be learning all about fractions and how to convert these into decimals and percentages. Children will be working hard to solve tricky problems and use reasoning skills to answer questions. We want to develop confident mathematicians who have fun and enjoy their learning in maths!
In the spring term, we will be travelling back in time to the Victorian era. The children will learn all about the inspiration figure ‘Dr Bernardo’ and how his work still impacts us today. They will look at the life of a Victorian child, using sources of evidence, and compare this to how their lives are today.
In science, children will be looking at animals including humans, with a focus on the circulatory system, children will dIn science, children will be looking at animals including humans, with a focus on the circulatory system, children will develop their understanding of this complex system within the human body. Children will then learn to Recognise the importance of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way the human body functions.
This term, children will be focussing on the topic ‘enough for everyone’. Pupils will be learning about food miles and how this links to our carbon footprints. They will be learning about how using locally sourced resources can help us save the planet!
In the spring term, the pupils will start by working on their net and wall skills through the sport of netball. Pupils will learn how to pass, defend, attack and work as a team. They will learn how to apply skills to a mini-game and begin to use the positions used in netball.
In the spring term, the pupils will continue to learn how to play the recorder with our music specialist. They will also continue to have weekly singing lessons with our signing teacher.
Children will continue with the focus of an artist to drive their art work. We will be focussing on Henry Matisse and the style of expressionism which explores the use of unnatural colours within different forms of art. Children will also experiment with making mosaics using different materials including tiles.
Children will develop their sense of respect and understanding for different people and different religions by exploring the different ways of expressing religion whether through art and architecture or through charity and generosity.
As part of our commitment to developing pupils’ personal, social, health and economic knowledge and skills, the children will be learning about their rights and responsibilities as a citizen both in school and as part of the wider world.