PE is taught on a Wednesday.
Outdoor learning is taught on a Tuesday.
Spellings are sent home every Monday.
Homework is sent home on a Friday and should be handed in on a Wednesday.
In English we will be reading Grandad Mandela and The Travels of Ibn Battuta which both link to our History topic of significant people. We will be writing a biography of Nelson Mandela incorporating the information we will learn in History. This will enable us to continue to practice our grammar and punctuation skills.
During the second half term we will explore Here We Are which is a wonderfully illustrated book. The key messages of acceptance, kindness and caring for the planet (and its inhabitants) are conveyed in a simple yet effective way. Then we will look at a book called The Iron Man which is about the unexpected arrival in England of a giant metal man who helps defend the world from a dragon. This will enable us to create some pieces of work with a variety of vocabulary.
In maths we will move onto measurement, looking at length, height, mass, weight, volume, capacity and temperature. We will also learn how to tell the time up to five minutes past/to the hour and look at position and direction.
In science we are going to recap what we have learnt about plants so far and observe the bulbs and seeds we planted last half term. This will enable us to discuss how plants grow and what suitable conditions they need. Then we will be looking at different habitats and how animals are suited to live in them.
In geography we will start by naming and locating the world’s continents and oceans. Then we will be using that knowledge to locate Barnard Castle and Cape Town on a map. We will be comparing these two places to see the similarities and differences in the weather, proximity to the equator, human features, physical features and which oceans they are near.
In history we will focusing on significant people. We will start by exploring significant people we know such as John and Josephine Bowes, George Stephenson, the Queen and many more significant people we can think of as a class. Then we will focus on Nelson Mandela and why he is a significant person and all the work he did for the people in South Africa to be treated the same. Towards the end of the first half term, we will move onto looking at a significant explorer called Ibn Battuta. We will look at where he travelled and the impact he had on others.
In art we will be exploring printing and applying the techniques to create our own African prints.
In DT we are going to be making a healthy wrap but before we do, we are going to look at what makes a balanced diet. We will look at the nutritional information on packaging to compare different food and look at the five food groups. Once we have learnt all the knowledge, we will use appropriate equipment to weigh and measure food, use techniques such as cutting and then evaluate our wraps.
In the first half term, we will be looking at what it means to belong to Christianity. We will start by exploring what we belong to such as school, sports clubs and our families. We will talk about how it feels to belong to a group and compare the different groups we belong to. Then we will look at why baptisms are important to Christians and explain how people can belong to a religion.
In the second half term, we will be focusing on Hinduism. We have learnt about Hinduism in the autumn term, but we will be focusing on Raksha Bandhan and why it is celebrated.
In computing we are going to be exploring word to be able to independently type information, change that information’s font, size and colour and print work.