Key Stage 1
During Key Stage 1 (5 to 7 years) we aim to provide a broad, rich and balanced curriculum relevant to our pupil needs. Starting from what what the children already know and building upon this, whilst drawing upon their experiences and interests to do so. Through the curriculum children are expected to become actively involved in their learning, encouraged to do the best they can and reflect upon their achievements. In doing so, we ensure that all children have the opportunity to grow in their:
  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Competence in a wide variety of skills
  • Personal qualities, values and attitudes
  • Awareness of others and the wider world
Each subject is planned and taught within a creative, cross curricular, thematic approach and follows our three-year curriculum map, which details the skills, knowledge and concepts children should experience during their time at our school. From here, Year Group co-ordinators are able to plan in liaison with curriculum co-ordinators, in order to provide meaningful, focused planning for each term.
This allows for teachers to carry out weekly and daily planning taking into account the differing ages, stages and needs of their own class of children alongside a whole school expectation. This weekly planning is made available to pupils and parents in our Home/School contact book.
Alongside this, children’s progress is consistently evaluated and curriculum provision amended if required. With Year Groups meeting weekly to plan, evaluate and assess children's learning and progress through the curriculum we hope to offer a dynamic, reflective and flexible approach to planning and provision.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Summer 2 - 2017
 
 
 

LITERACY: We will start by looking at the book ‘Woolly Mammoth’ where we will write our own set of instructions for washing a seagull. Then we will go on to invent our own using an animal of our choice. We will also look at the book ‘Can a penguin ride a bicycle?’ and follow the structure of the book to write about the animals we learn about both as a class and on our own.

NUMERACY: We will revisit and consolidate our learning so far in Maths this year including reading, writing and counting to and across 100. We will use our knowledge of money, time and measure to solve one step problems. We will revisit multiplication and apply our knowledge of counting in tens, twos and fives. We will begin to think of ways we can extend our own learning in maths by asking questions and selecting skills and resources to answer them.

SCIENCE: We will be looking at animals in the local and wider environment.  We will be classifying and sorting animals according to whether they are invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds or mammals.  We will look at life cycles and describe them.  We will also look at animals known as pets and organise them into groups that belong to. We will carry out a test where we can use non-standard measures.

ART AND DESIGN: We will look at printing through the work of artists.  We will explore how to print with a range of objects and discuss the marks that the different objects make.  We will then explore how to make our own printing block before going on to produce a mono print of a seagull.

Summer 2

 

 

Squawk

GEOGRAPHY:  We will look at pollution and the effect that seagulls and tourism has on this.  We will also look at how weather has an impact on the local environment.  We will also use maps and globes to locate 4 countries of the UK.

HISTORY: We will be looking at a local place of interest and how it has changed over the years through pictures and visits.

COMPUTING: We will be looking at creating postcards on the computer.  We will have to draw, type, save and edit our work to produce a final piece.

P.E: In PE we will be doing swimming every week in our own pool at school. We will be doing multi-skills and gymnastics with large apparatus.

P.S.H.E: We will be looking at the needs of different people – our friends and those who are older or younger than us.

R.E: We will continue to learn about what it means to belong to different communities. We will talk about how being part of something makes us feel.

Music: We will be learning how to play tuned instruments to create a piece of music.

 

 
 
 
 
 
Summer 1 2017
 
 

LITERACY: We will begin with ‘Dear Mother Goose’ by Michael Rosen. We will write a letter from a Nursery Rhyme character and a reply from Mother Goose. Our focus will be on writing a letter and response with humour. We will also look at ‘The Woods’ by Paul Hoppe. There will be a focus on language and structuring sentences to write a story. We will work towards writing our own story about overcoming a fear.

NUMERACY: We will start with a unit on geometric reasoning where we will identify 2D and 3D shapes in our environment and learn to create simple repeating patterns.  We will then go on to a unit on number sense where we will represent and explain what happens when counting in different steps and connect this with adding and subtracting and measures.

SCIENCE: We will be garden detectives and look at identifying evergreen and deciduous trees.  We will also identify, name and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees. We will visit the school garden and record with a diary, the growing of plants from a seed. We will perform simple tests to practice working scientifically.

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY: We will be looking at food and identifying the common foods groups and where they are sourced from.  We will then measure and weigh food items using non-standard measures.

ART AND DESIGN: We will look at describing the sensory properties of different materials and decide which to use when using sculpture to develop our imagination as well as developing a wide range of art and design techniques.

Summer 1

The Enchanted Woodland

GEOGRAPHY:  We will look at maps including imaginary ones and label particular features.  We will use maps, pictures and stories to find out about places.  We will also use simple locational language to describe the features on a map and in fieldwork.  We will also collect data from our fieldwork.

 

COMPUTING: We will be completing a unit called ‘TV chefs’, where we will be looking at algorithms.  We will have to break down a process into simple clear steps, use different features of a video camera and say how it could be improved.

P.E: In PE we will be doing swimming every week in our own pool at school. We will be doing athletics. We will also be having sessions each week with a specialist tennis coach at Bicclescombe Park.

P.S.H.E: We will be looking at hazards in the home and ways of keeping safe in familiar situations.

R.E: We will be discovering the importance of belonging and what it means to belong to some different faith communities-in particular we will be thinking about Christians and Jews this term.

Music: We will be creating, selecting and combining sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music. Though the use of percussion we will create a simple piece of music.

 

 
 
 
 
 
Year 1 - 2016/2017
 

ENGLISH:  We will begin with ‘’What’s it made of?’ which will see us looking at different materials and creating our own information book about an experiment we do in science. Then we will look at a narrative called ‘The Train Ride’ where we will be looking at creating our own stories about a journey and the things we see on the way.

MATHS: We will start a 3 week sequence on Number Sense, where we will be representing and explaining how to use our counting skills to measure lengths, weights and capacities. Then we will complete a 2 week sequence on additive reasoning where we will be solving, representing and recording addition and subtraction problems, appropriately choosing and using their number facts and counting.

SCIENCE:  We will investigate and explore materials. We will use our senses to name, describe and choose the appropriate materials for a purpose. We will use vocabulary such as opaque, transparent, absorbent, rough, smooth etc. We will predict, test and evaluate how to make a rocket travel the furthest.

 

DT: We will be using construction kits to explore levers, axles, wheels and sliders.  We will then create our own sample boards before using all the skills of cutting, joining, folding and tearing to make our own moon buggy with moving wheels.  We will then evaluate our products with a friend and make any changes we think are needed.

Spring 2

Moon Zoom

HISTORY:  We will be looking at the passing of time and the language associated with it.  We will also be looking at the life of a significant historical figure.

COMPUTING: We will use websites and videos to research about the planets.  We will also look at using digital recording to add sound effect to to a story to make a talking book. We will talk about e-safety, staying safe online.

 

P.E: In PE we will be looking at netball and dodgeball to focus on the skills of negotiating space when racing and chasing, adjusting speed or changing direction to avoid obstacles. We will also look at how to pat, throw, kick, stop and catch a ball. We will also be having sessions each week with a specialist tennis coach at Bicclescombe Park.

P.S.H.E: We will be looking at using facial expressions to demonstrate some named feelings and describe some of their positive or negative qualities. We will also look at how to set a goal and try to achieve it.

R.E: We will be exploring the importance of birthdays, baptisms, weddings and extending to the celebration of Easter.

Music: We will be experimenting with, creating, selecting and combining sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music.  Though the use of percussion we will create a simple piece of music to accompany a rocket launch.

 

 
 
 
 
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LITERACY: We will begin with ‘What I like’ poem book and then create our own poem based on senses looking at verbs and nouns.  Then we will look at a narrative called ‘Don’t spill the milk’ where we will be looking at creating our own stories about a journey that has a twist at the end.

NUMERACY: We will be learning about number sense where we will be looking at counting in 2’s and 10’s and how to connect this with adding and subtracting.  We will then move onto multiplicative reasoning where we will look at representing and explaining how to solve problems involving multiplying and dividing by 2 and 10.

SCIENCE:  We will be looking at weather and seasons.  We will carry out investigations and use data to ask and answer questions. We will describe some positive and negative effects of the weather for ourselves and our environment.

 

ART: We will be looking at colour mixing ad how to make things darker or lighter.  We will be trying to match colours to those found in the rainforest and the using these skills to create our own image of a rainforest using paint.  We will also look at texture and use these skills to create a rainforest animal using mixed media.

Spring 1

Rio de Vida

GEOGRAPHY:  We will be Identifying the similarities and differences between the local environment and Rio.  We will use basic geographical vocabulary to name physical and human features of familiar places and we will also use different maps to help us locate places.  Finally we will finish by producing a travel guide for Rio and Ilfracombe.

COMPUTING: We will be looking at a unit called ‘We are treasure hunters’ which looks at using programmable toys to move around a map.  We will start by thinking of algorithms for their routes. Then input these as stored programs for the robot.  We will then predict how the robot will move and will debug their programs.

 

P.E: In PE we will be looking at football and samba dance. By the end of the unit we will be able to perform a final dance using simple movement and participate in a football game developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.  We will also be having sessions each week with a specialist gymnastic coach. 

P.S.H.E: We will be looking at ways of keeping clean and how this stops the spread of disease.  We will also be looking at how they can make a positive contribution to the class, school or community.

R.E: We will be exploring the importance of birthdays, baptisms, weddings and extending to the celebration of Easter.

Music: We will be experimenting with, creating, selecting and combining sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music.  Though the use of percussion we will create a simple piece of music to accompany a carnival procession.

 

 

 
 

LITERACY: We will begin with ‘Oi Frog’ where we will look at rhyme. We will write our own silly rhyming sentences based on pattern of the text. Then we will look at ‘Lunchtime’ where we will look We will also look at orally rehearsing sentences and sentence structure.

NUMERACY: We will be learning to represent and explain what happens when counting forwards and backwards in ones and can compare two measures and describe the relationship. We will also be able to solve addition and subtraction problems using their knowledge of one more and one less and number bonds. We will also be learning about 2d and 3d shapes.

SCIENCE:  We will be looking at animals physical appearances and using this to identify whether they are a herbivore, omnivore or a carnivore.  We will be sorting materials and living things and then completing simple tests.  We will also look at them human body and the senses.

ART AND DESIGN: We will be using drawing, painting and sculpture to design and share ideas, experiences and imagination.  We will be using a range of materials creatively to design and make animal masks and products.

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY: We will be designing labels and designing and making animal enclosures.

 Autumn 1

Paws, Claws and Whiskers

GEOGRAPHY:  We will be looking at maps of the world and focussing on identifying the continents.  We will be drawing and labelling features on a simple map.

 

COMPUTING: We will be learning about retrieving images, photography and using presentation software.

 

P.E: In PE we will be creating simple movement patterns showing awareness of rhythm.  We will also be having sessions each week with a specialist gymnastic coach.  There will also be swimming each week.

P.S.H.E: We will be looking at how to care for animals.

R.E: We will be learning about things that are special to Christians and ourselves, e.g. people, books, objects, places, seasons and music.

Music: We will be exploring different instruments and how they make different sounds in different ways.  We will also be learning animal songs.

 

 
 
 

LITERACY: We will begin with ‘Knights’ a non-fiction book about roles and jobs.  We will look at the features of a non-fiction text and then create our own books about our superhero role.  We will then move on to ‘Knock Knock’ a fiction book about different toys.  We will look at sequencing sentences to form a narrative and create our own version.

NUMERACY: We will be learning about geometric reasoning where we will look at 2D and 2D shapes in the environment.  We will also look at number sense and we will be representing and explain how we know one more or one less than a given number.  We will be reading and comparing numbers to 100.

SCIENCE:  We will be looking at our senses and which body part is used for what sense.  We will then use our senses to carry out simple investigations and talk about what we found out.  We will use everyday language to ask and answer scientific questions.

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY: We will be creating our own superhero accessory.  To do this we will need to: select and explain our choices of materials, look at fixing techniques, draw a simple design with labelling and then put this into practice and make a product, evaluating it afterwards.

Autumn 2

 

Superheroes

HISTORY:  We will be studying different historical figures.  We will look at the significance of their lives and how they have contributed to national and international achievements.

 

COMPUTING: We will be completing a unit called ‘We are painters’, where we will be designing our own illustrations to go with a given story. We will look at different drawing tools and techniques on the different programmes.  We will learn to save and open our work to edit.

 

P.E: In PE we will be looking at moving around an obstacle course and using skills of jumping, running, throwing with control and co-ordination showing an awareness of negotiating space.  We will also be having sessions each week with a specialist gymnastic coach. 

P.S.H.E: We will be looking at things that we like and dislike, what is fair and unfair and what is right and wrong.

R.E: We will be learning about things that are special to Christians and ourselves, e.g. people, books, objects, places, seasons and music.

Music: We will be exploring different instruments and how they make different sounds in different ways to create a group piece of superhero music.  We will be saying what we like and dislike about a piece of music.

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

Year 2 2016-2017

 

 

 

 

Writing:

We will use the story ‘The Day Louis Got Eaten’ by John Fardell to write our own stories using the pattern of this story, writing complex sentences in the past tense. After this we will use ‘Wanted Perfect Pet’ by Fiona Roberton to write a simple chapter story about a child who wants something but ends up with something different from what they first wanted. We will work on different aspects of grammar throughout.

Maths:

We will focus on the different number operations this term from additive and multiplicative reasoning to place value and geometric reasoning. The children will recognise and use the inverse relationship between
addition and subtraction and use this to check
calculations and solve missing number problems. They will also order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences.

 

Science:

We will carry out a minibeast hunt, focusing on investigating ‘micro-habitats’. We will continue to identify the basic needs of animals and humans for survival, including good nutrition and regular exercise. The children will suggest ideas, ask simple questions and know that they can be answered/investigated in different ways. They will also identify doing things in the correct order when performing a simple test, recognising when a test is fair.

Art and D.T:

We will investigate where the food we eat comes from, referring to countries, counties, animals and plants. The children will also choose appropriate materials and techniques for a given project, creating an army of ants out of pipe cleaners and egg boxes. They will also get the chance to make a 3D model of a minibeast, suggesting ways of manipulating them to achieve a desired effect.

‘Wriggle and Crawl’

 

 

 

 

Summer 2

P.E:

We will continue our weekly swimming lessons this term, focusing on water confidence to learning different swimming strokes. We will also continue with gymnastics this term working with the Tarka Gymnastic instructors.

On the lead up to our Sports Day we will concentrate on athletics, focusing on running, jumping and throwing events.

Computing:

In our new unit ‘We are zoologists’, the children will go on a bug hunt, recording and identifying the small animals they find. They will then organise the data they have collected, recording it using a graphing package, and interpret the graph to answer questions about the animals.

Geography:

We will use simple fieldwork and observational skills during our minibeast hunt at the beginning of our unit of work. The children will also get the opportunity to draw maps and plans using symbols for a key, showing the areas sampled and the different minibeasts found. This work will link directly to our current computing unit of work.

R.E:

We will continue to explore our own key beliefs and consider some of the key beliefs and stories within Christianity and Judaism.

Music: We will continue to explore sounds and timbre, tempo and dynamics. We will use and sort a range of percussion instruments. We will explore playing instruments at different speeds and volumes to create different dynamics.

 

 

 

 

Writing:

We will use the story ‘Lord of the Forest’ by Jackie Morris to write our own stories using the pattern of this story, making strong verb choices whilst maintaining the correct tense in narrative and speech. After this we will use ‘Wanted Perfect Pet’ by Fiona Roberton to write a simple chapter story about a child who wants something but ends up with something different  from what they first wanted. We will work on different aspects of grammar throughout.

Maths:

We will start a new learning sequence on multiplicative reasoning where we will use a range of images and resources to support our understanding of multiplication and division. We will also learn about fractions – ½, 1/3, ¼. We will explore these fractions in a range of practical contexts and then apply them to numbers. Throughout the term we will continue to learn the two, five, ten and three multiplication times tables.

Science:

We will visit the beach to investigate living things and their habitats, exploring and comparing the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive. We will identify how most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants. We will also use the idea of a simple food chain.

Art:

We will use a range of materials creatively to design and make products such as a 3D model of a seashore creature using clay. We will also use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share ideas, experiences and imagination, creating beachcomber art using shells, pebbles and driftwood. We will continue to develop a wide range of art and design techniques using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. We will also learn about the work of a range of artists including Eric Carle’s animation.

‘Beachcombers’

Summer 1

Geography:

When on our trip to the seafront we will use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of the beach and the key human and physical features of the surrounding environment. We will use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to: key physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley and key human features, including: port, harbour and shop. We will also create a model to show the different features e.g. sand dunes, rock pools etc.

Computing:

In our new unit ‘We are researchers’, we will learn about using search engines to research questions on the internet. We will discuss e-safety in relation to using the internet to gather and send information. We will also use PowerPoint to create our own presentations relating to our current topic of work.

P.E:

We will resume our weekly swimming lessons this term, focusing on water confidence to learning different swimming strokes. In gymnastics we will continue to revisit and use the skills learnt with the Tarka Gymnastic instructors. We will also look at yoga, developing better balance, agility and co-ordination.

R.E:

We will explore our own key beliefs and then proceed to consider some of the key beliefs and stories within Christianity and Judaism.

Music: We will explore sounds and timbre, tempo and dynamics. We will use and sort a range of percussion instruments. We will explore playing instruments at different speeds and volumes to create different dynamics.

 

 

 

 

Writing:

We will begin this unit of work by listening to, discussing and expressing views about a wide range of poetry. We will discuss favourite words and phrases and choose language to create a particular impact on the reader. We will also experiment with rhythm, rhyme or poetic form. Then we will work on non-fiction, writing information in connection to the work carried out in our science and geography lessons.

Maths:

We will continue to practise our 2, 5 and 10 times tables and counting in steps of 3 from 0.

We will use our knowledge of number and place value to order and compare measurements in a range of contexts. We will then represent and solve addition and subtraction problems involving 2 digit numbers in different contexts, using the inverse relationship between
addition and subtraction to check calculations.

Science:

We will continue to identify the uses of everyday materials and relate the physical properties to their uses. We will perform simple tests where we will ask questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways. We will make careful observations and learn how to keep a test fair, through creating sails for land yachts as well as carrying out floating and sinking investigations.

Art:

We will use the artwork of artist Nikki DeMarco to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in our own work, using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. We will visit the harbour to make observational drawings of the boats and then create artwork in the style of Nikki DeMarco back in the classroom. We will also use a range of natural and manmade materials creatively to design and make different products e.g. flags on fabric.

‘Land ahoy!’

Spring 2

Geography:

We will learn about the different seas and continents of the world and begin to look closer to home, visiting the harbour to investigate the different human and physical features. We will use computer software to explore aerial photographs of the harbour and look at where we are situated within the British Isles. As a non-European comparison we will look at the Caribbean islands, comparing these with our location e.g. the different features, weather and climate. We will produce maps with keys and begin to use the compass points.

Computing:

In our new unit ‘We are games testers’, we will be exploring how computer games work. We will continue to discuss e-safety, keeping children safe when using online games at home. We will build on the programming skills that we learnt in earlier units of work using the Scratch program. The children will create a range of games using algorithms, using logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs.

P.E: In gymnastics we will continue to learn new actions in relation to our work with Tarka Gymnastics, focusing on rolls, jumps, balance and coordination. We will build up to creating routines which incorporate all of these actions and skills. We will also focus on multi-skills activities e.g. throwing and catching skills, working both individually as well as collaboratively as part of a team.

R.E: We will continue to explore the significance of leaders and teachers in our own lives and within Christianity and Judaism. We will explore the importance of Easter for Christians.

Music: We will learn how to use pitch to make music more interesting and descriptive.

We will perform different pitches on percussion instruments and create sounds in response to a stimulus.

 

 

 

Writing:

We will use the story ‘Orion and the dark’ by Emma Yarlett to write our own stories about overcoming a fear in a series of punctuated sentences. We will write in the past tense all the way through the story, spelling past tense verbs correctly as well as punctuating sentences correctly using a range of punctuation. We will also work on non-fiction, writing information in connection to the work carried out in our science and history lessons.

Maths:

We will learn to count in twos, fives and tens to help us interpret data such as pictograms and bar charts. We will learn to explain odd and even numbers and use our understanding to identify large multiples.

In ‘Multiplicative Reasoning’ we will learn to represent and explain how to use multiplicative facts to solve division problems. We will then represent and solve multiplication and division problems in different contexts.

Science:

We will learn to identify the uses of everyday materials in familiar locations and begin to sort and relate a materials physical property to its uses. We will also compare significant individuals who have developed useful materials. We will perform simple tests where we will ask questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways. We will make careful observations and learn how to keep a test fair.

Design and Technology:

We will produce detailed, labelled drawings or models of products based on a design criteria. We will also use ICT packages to create a labelled design or plan. We will describe why a design, building or designer is important and choose appropriate materials, suggesting ways of manipulating using tools safely for cutting and joining materials, components and finishing products. We will then improve our structures by making them stronger or more stable.

‘Towers, tunnels and turrets’

 

 

 

Spring 1

History:

We will describe how our own life is different from past generations of our own families. We will begin to use further terms associated with the past (year, decade, century), order events in a period of history studied and begin to understand cause and effect by looking at a significant individuals actions and see what happened as a result. We will ask and answer questions about a range of historical sources.

 

Computing:

In our new unit ‘We are researchers’, we will learn about using search engines to research questions on the internet. We will discuss e-safety in relation to using the internet to gather and send information. We will also use PowerPoint to create our own presentations.

P.E: We will focus on throwing and catching skills, learning to pass the ball or bean bag in a team game, working collaboratively as well as begin to use a range of simple tactics to aid attacking/defending. In gymnastics we will continue to revisit and use the skills learnt with the Tarka Gymnastic instructors. We will also look at dances from the past.

R.E: We will explore the significance of leaders and teachers in their own lives and within Christianity and Judaism. We will also explore the importance of Easter for Christians.

Music: We will explore pulse and rhythm joining in with and creating faster and slower beats. We will learn to perform patterns to a steady pulse and accompany a song by playing a beat or rhythm.

 

 

 

 

 

Writing:

We will use the book ‘The Disgusting Sandwich’ by Gareth Edwards to learn and remember the story structure where a badger follows the trail of a sandwich that collects new ingredients along the way. We will then plan and write our own version of the story using our imagination. We will practice writing sentences that make sense using different punctuation. We will group our sentences to write a story with different parts. We will then go on to learn how to write instructions and other non-fiction.

We will also revisit the phase 5 letter sounds.

Maths:

We will revisit counting in twos and fives from 0 and in tens from any number. We will also represent and explain what happens when counting forwards and backwards in tens, gaining a greater understanding of place value. We will compare and order two-digit numbers in a range of different contexts, for example ordering and comparing lengths, mass, capacity and intervals of time. We will begin to ask and answer questions by counting the number of objects in a category and sorting by quantity.

Science:

We will learn to describe different uses of materials according to their properties. We will observe materials carefully to identify and then classify them. The children will have the opportunity to investigate a range of different soap products. We will ask questions and carry out investigations to find out about how some materials can be changed by squashing, twisting and stretching or melting. We will also investigate liquids and solids that don’t mix.

Art and Design:

We will experiment with a variety of art and craft materials, investigating their properties to create mixed-media pictures and collages.

Design and Technology:

We will taste a range of food and drink from around the world and describe the flavours. The children will express an opinion on the different foods, recording key words to describe each one.

‘Muck, Mess and Mixtures’   

   

 

  

 

 

Autumn 1

Geography:

Sort a range of foods in different ways to show where they have come from in the world. Then we will investigate healthy and non-healthy meals from a number of countries around the world.

Computing:

In the unit ‘We are Photographers’, we will learn how to take better photographs. We will pretend to be explorers in the school grounds and take photographs linking to our learning in other areas across the curriculum. We will review and reject or rate the images we take, as well as edit and enhance our photographs, We will finally select the best images we have taken to be included in a shared portfolio for exhibition.

P.E: We will attend weekly tennis lessons at the tennis club where we will learn how to hit the ball at different speeds and directions. We will begin to learn and apply in short games with a partner. In swimming we will practice water confidence and the front crawl swimming stroke. In gymnastics we will be revisiting skills learnt with the Tarka Gymnastic instructors.

P.S.H.E: We will look at a range of bottles or containers that contain dangerous liquids, such as cleaning and medicinal products, discuss the hazards of touching dangerous mixtures and potions and learn about how they should be stored and kept safe.

R.E: We will explore and learn how symbols are important to Christians and Jews as well as which symbols are important to ourselves.

Music: We will explore different instruments and musical symbols. We will use our voices expressively by singing songs and rehearsing and performing to others. The musical instrument that we will be learning about this term with Mr Tucker will be ocarinas.

 

 

 

 

 

Writing:

We will use the non-fiction book ‘The High Street’ by Alice Melvin to write our own reverse cumulative story about the local shops in our high street of Ilfracombe. We will use commas when listing in sentences and use simple, compound and complex sentences to describe the shops and their goods. We will then use the text ‘Augustus and his Smile’ by Catherine Raynor to investigate narrative writing further before finishing the term investigating poetry.

Maths:

We will name and identify the properties of 2D and 3D shapes using the correct vocabulary. In the following Number Sense sequence we will learn to represent how we know ten more and ten less than any given number and read, compare and record comparison of numbers to 100 using the symbols <,> and =. We will then revisit our learning so far on the relationship between addition and subtraction and use our knowledge of number bonds to solve missing number problems. We will apply this knowledge in a range of contexts including money and measure.

Science:

We will learn to sort seeds and bulbs into groups according to their physical features. We will describe the different plant parts and explain how plants are suited to their habitats, giving examples of plants growing in different habitats. We will describe how plants grow, identifying what plants need for healthy growth and survival. We will also describe how bulbs help plants grow in the winter and make comparison between seeds or bulbs grown in different conditions. Throughout the work we will observe closely, describing changes over time.

Design and Technology:

We will choose appropriate materials and suggest ways of manipulating them. We will then use tools safely for cutting and joining the materials, components and finishing products. During our unit of work we will create simple hinges and pop ups using card, think of ideas and plan what to do next, based on our experience of working with the materials and components. We will then produce detailed, labelled drawings or models and begin to explain how our finished products meet their design criteria.

 

‘Street Detectives’

Autumn 2

Geography:

We will draw simple maps and plans using symbols for a key. Whilst working on our current writing sequence of ‘the high street’ we will name, describe and compare human and physical features of our local area. We will also use geographical vocabulary to name features of familiar and unfamiliar places.

We will also identify and describe geographical features using aerial photographs, looking at how a place has changed over time and we will suggest ways of improving the local environment.

Computing:

In our new unit ‘We are Astronauts’, we will learn about simple algorithms and use programmable toys to explore how they work, creating a set of instructions and using debugging skills to correct mistakes in order to follow a given route on a map. We will also use the program Scratch to create algorithms for sprites to follow on the screen.

P.E: We will continue to attend weekly tennis lessons at the tennis club where we will learn how to hit the ball at different speeds and directions. We will begin to learn and apply this in short games with a partner. In other games we will focus on throwing and catching skills, learning to pass the ball or bean bag in a team game, working collaboratively as well as begin to use a range of simple tactics to aid attacking/defending. In gymnastics we will continue to revisit and use the skills learnt with the Tarka Gymnastic instructors.

R.E: We will continue to explore and learn how symbols are important to Christians and Jews as well as which symbols are important to ourselves.

Music: We will continue to learn the ocarinas with Mr Tucker and learn how music is made up of long and short sounds. We will explore how to make long and short sounds using a variety of musical instruments as well as begin to sing a wide range of Christmas songs expressively to a range of audiences.