Spring Term Overview
In English this term, there will be a continued focus on grammar and punctuation and their correct use within children’s independent writing. We will also be focussing on joined handwriting. In Spoken Language, our main focus this term will be rehearsing sentences orally to help build a rich vocabulary and range of sentence structures. We will be reading a range of genres such as, poetry, information leaflets and narratives. Much of the work this term will be linked to our Topic, Myths and World Kitchen.
In Maths the children will work on securing their knowledge of the four number operations and written methods of calculation; such as column addition and subtraction, the grid method and chunking. The children will measure using standard units and convert between these units. There will still be a focus on multiplication tables in order to encourage instant recall. Children will experience fractions as equivalents to decimals and be taught how to add and subtract fractions. We will be using investigations and problem solving activities to challenge and consolidate mathematical knowledge.
In Science the children will be learning about electricity. They will construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying its basic parts, and understand about switches, common conductors and insulators. After the half term, the children will study Sound, learning how sound is made and finding patterns between the volume of the sound and the vibrations.
The first half of this term is looking at Tudor Explorers. We are beginning the term with a trip to Sir Francis Drake’s famous ship, The Golden Hinde. The focus will be on new world exploration during the rule of Elizabeth I, incorporating map reading and historical skills.
After the half term break,we will start the new topic of World Kitchen. The children will learn how to use an atlas to locate capital cities and countries around the world. They will also learn about where different foods come from including investigating where ingredients on a pizza originate from and the distance between the UK and their origin. They will learn about Fair Trade through chocolate and how the food cuisine in Britain has changed over the last 100 years.
In Computing, the children will begin by looking at E-Safety, producing work to show the importance of staying safe online including when blogging using J2e.com. The children will then focus on using code to write simple games. The children will continue to use a range of apps such as book creator and pic collage to support their learning.
Children will need a PE kit each week for outdoor games. In PE the children will focus on gymnastics and improve their compositional skills in dance.
In Music the children will continue learning how to read music and improve their skills playing the violin.
In PSHE this term the children will be looking at physical health and wellbeing during Spring 1, and playing safely during Spring 2.