In both reading and story writing children will look at structure, plot, language, and character. They will look at classic Fiction in the form of ‘Macbeth. They will also be looking at The Power of Imagery through a range of poems. A variety of spelling strategies, from the National Curriculum will be studied.
In Mathematics, the children will focus on Shape; Angles and Properties. They will continue to work on all four operations and mental arithmetic. Further work will be done on Time and Statistics.
In Science, the children will learn about Living things and their Habitats as well as Animals including Humans.
Children will use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs including coding.
In Art we will be linking to our topic work Wild Waters. Looking at artists who use watercolours, or are inspired by water in our landscape.
To link with our Topic on Walls and Barricades the children will be designing and making a bridge.
Our Topic this term will be Walls and Barricades in Summer 1 and Wild Waters in Summer 2. In Summer 1 the children will focus on the history of famous walls and the current political status of walls. The children will learn about how rivers are formed; how the journey of the river progresses from source to mouth; the process of the water cycle.
In PE we will be undertaking athletics and field sports in preparation for Sports Day.
In addition to weekly violin lessons, the children will be working with the ‘Apollo Music Project’ and creating pieces of music that will be shared in a final concert.
Children will learn how their body will, and their emotions may, change as they approach and move through puberty. We will also look at human reproduction and about taking care of their body, understanding that they have the right to protect their body from inappropriate and unwanted contact.
Please remember that this is just a brief outline of this term’s plans and does not include everything the children will be doing.