In RE this term we will study the Liturgical seasons of the Church's year - Christmas, Lent and Holy week. We will also learn about Reconciliation. We will explore human choices, the consequences of sin, Christ's teaching on forgiveness and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Multiplication and Division - calculating 2 digit by 1 digit multiplication using the column method and dividing a 2 digit by a 1 digit number using partitioning and with remainders.
Length and Perimeter - measuring in m, cm and mm, converting lengths, finding equivalent lengths, adding and subtracting lengths and calculating the perimeter of shapes.
Fractions - understanding the denominator of fractions, comparing and ordering unit fractions, comparing and ordering non-unit fractions, counting fractions on a number line, finding equivalent fractions both on a number line and bar models.
Mass - using scales, measuring in kg and g, finding equivalent masses, comparing masses and adding and subtracting masses.
Capacity - measuring capacity in l and ml, comparing capacities and volumes, finding equivalent capacities and volumes, comparing and then adding and subtracting capacities.
In English we will be learning how to write a diary and a persuasive advert for a Neolithic house from the Stone Age period. Our History unit of the Stone Age will help us to do this. We will also be creating narrative character descriptions, explanations and recounts after our persuasive unit.
In Guided Reading we will be reading the text 'How to Train Your Dragon' by Cressida Cowell and practising our retrieval, prediction and inference skills.
Our first topic in Science is Rocks and Soils. We will learn about the different types of rocks and how they are formed. We will investigate the properties of different rocks and soils.
Our second topic in Science is Light where we will be learning about what light and dark are, what makes the best materials for sunglasses, what makes a good reflector, how things are reflected by a light source, what a shadow is and investigating shadow length.
Our History topic is Stone Age to Iron Age. We will travel back in time to learn what life was life in Britain thousands of years ago. Working like archaeologists, we will explore a range of primary sources to determine what life was like in Stone Age Britain.
In Geography, we will be studying water, the weather and the climate.
In Art we will be learning about Andy Warhol and the pop art movement. We will learn how to draw in the style of Andy Warhol and create our own pop art icon portraits.
Design and Technology
In D&T we will be developing our sewing skills, using fabric to create and decorate a small cushion. After half term we will move on to finding out about electricity and creating electrical systems.
This term, we will have one PE lesson practicing our gymnastics skills (receiving body weight) and one PE lesson learning basketball skills and rules.
In the first part of the spring term, children will be developing their composition skills, using their imaginations. We will use a range of percussion instruments, including the glockenspiel to create music which tells a story. Then in the second part of the term, the children will be sharing musical experiences in class and performing to the school in assembly. They will be also thinking about how music forms part of their lives and how it makes the world a better place.