In English and Maths the children will spend the initial part of the term revising key concepts in preparation for their SATs in May. After these tests are complete, we will use the end of year production to focus on public speaking and drama techniques, as well as continuing to work on our writing assessments.
This term in Science, the children will study the physical processes associated with ‘Electricity.’ Children will compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches.
This term the children will extend their knowledge of coding using various coding languages such as HTML and Scratch. The children will continue to make links between computing and other subjects via blogging, handling data and video presentations.
In Art we will be using a variety of media to create representations of the force and power of nature; linking to our topic work on natural disasters. The children will study a range of work from different time periods and use elements of this to influence their own work.
This term we will be preparing healthy dishes in the kitchen using skills such as mixing, cutting and weighing to make a delicious Caribbean fruit salad and tomato and carrot soup. We will also be making a Greek meze feast to showcase what we have learned in our Topic work.
In History children will learn about famous earthquakes and volcanic eruptions from the past, including Vesuvius. This will correspond closely with our lessons in Geography where we will be identifying the causes of these types of natural disasters and looking at tectonic plates and fault lines. As well as exploring the effects they have on the physical environment, children will consider the impact living in a volcanic zone has on people and communities, looking at the advantages as well as the cost.
In PE we will be developing pupils’ physical fitness, co-ordination and skill level whilst actively encouraging a positive attitude towards both themselves and others. This will be undertaken during striking and fielding games including Cricket and Rounders.
In PSHE this term children will be learning about mental health and emotional wellbeing. We will discuss what mental health is, how mental health can be affected and some ways of dealing with these issues.
Please remember that this is just a brief outline of this term’s plans and does not include everything the children will be doing.