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Spring Term

Learning Journey: The British Isles

 

We will be reading:

  • The House Held Up by Trees, Jim and the Beanstalk
  • The Minpins

 

In Science we will:

  • Learn about 'Living Things and their Habitats'
  • A variety of habitats and the plants and animals that live there
  • Learn to tell the difference between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive (apply this in a range of contexts)

In Geography we will:

Local Knowledge

  • Name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the UK
  • Name and locate the world's seven continents and five oceans

Place Knowledge

  • Study the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom

Geographical skills and fieldwork

  • Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage
  • Use simple compass directions (north, south, east and west) and locational and directional language (near and far, left and right) to describe the location of features and routes on a map

In Music we will:

  • Listen to and discuss a variety of musical genres
  • Experiment with and create music in groups and alone

In RE we will:

Spring One:

  • The story of Creation in a variety of religions

Spring Two

  • The Easter Story

In Art we will:

  • Focus on Painting and Printing: Artist focus: Frieda Khalo (painting) & William Morris (printing)
  • use a variety of brush strokes, warm and cold colours and mix secondary colours
  • use rollers and printing blocks to print clearly

In DT we will:

  • Design a healthy packed lunch
  • Create our own healthy sandwich or wrap
  • Evaluate our design based on our criteria

In PSHCE we will:

  • Learn what happens when things get lost or changed
  • Discuss our special memories

In MFL we will:

  • Learn the numbers from 0 - 12
  • Learn days and dates

In PE we will:

  • Learn and practice a variety of skills including rolls, jumps and balances
  • Learn how to change the direction of movements using jumps and balances

 

Autumn Term

Learning Journey: The Great Fire of London

 

We will be reading:

  • Journey Home by Frann Preston-Gannon

 

In Science we will:

  • Learn about Animals including Humans
  • Describe the benefits of exercise on the human body (e.g. muscles grow stronger after exercise)
  • Describe appropriate quantities of different food groups (e.g. eating 5 pieces of fresh fruit and vegetables every day)
  • Describe the benefits of hygienic practices (e.g. washing hands prevents the spread of germs) and the effects of unhygienic practices (e.g. coughing in public can spread germs)
  • Link exercise, food choices and hygiene into a healthy lifestyle
  • Describe the basic needs if a range of animals (e.g. mammals, birds, fish and reptiles) and describe how they meet these needs
  • Describe the differences between the stages of life cycles in animals, including humans. 

In History we will:

  • Study London pre-1666 and the events leading up to the fire
  • Explore why and how the fire spread so quickly and how it was eventually extinguished 
  • Study historical sources, including Samuel Pepys Diary
  • Learn how London was rebuilt and the changes that were made to the City's layout and structure

In Geography we will:

  • Study the River Thames and its importance at the time of the river to trade
  • Explore the part that the Thames played in the Great Fire

In Music we will:

  • Listen to and discuss a variety of musical genres
  • Experiment with and create music in groups and alone

In RE we will:

Autumn One:

  • Learn about Forgiveness. How it is represented and shown in different religions

Autumn Two

  • Learn 'Why did Jesus tell stories?'

In Art we will:

  • Focus on drawing and sculpture: Artist focus: Pablo Picasso
  • Focus on Drawing skills: Observation, shade and position features, layer colour
  • Focus on Sculpture: Investigate using a variety of paper materials that can be modelled using manipulative skills 
  • Focus on Outcome: Cubist inspired relief sculpture using paper and card

In DT we will:

  • Design a healthy packed lunch
  • Generate ideas and evaluate existing products.
  • Create our own healthy sandwich or wrap
  • Evaluate our design based on our criteria
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