Stories by a range of authors:
Adjectives, characterisation, chronological text, compare poems, connectives,
historical stories, narrative, oral
discussion, paragraphs, powerful verbs, prefixes & suffixes, sequencing, setting and verb tenses.
Adjectives, alliteration, arguing viewpoints, characterisation, chronological text,
connectives, debate, editing own work, evidence from text, handwriting, homophones, newspapers/magazines,
paragraphs, recounts, role play,
sequencing, speaking & listening, text-film comparison, ICT for presentation, verb persons, tenses and writing collaboratively.
Adjectives, alphabetic texts, connectives, dictionary, editing own work, non-chronological text, non-fiction, note-making, oral discussion, paragraphs, poster, prefixes & suffixes, research, sentence structure, skim & scan, speaking & listening, technical vocabulary, verb tenses and writing collaboratively.
Poetry: Syllabic Poems:
Adjectives, compare poems, descriptive writing, illustrations, performance poetry, poem forms, poetry, powerful verbs,
reviewing, sentence structure, similes & metaphors, spelling rules, syllables, use ICT for presentation, verb tenses and writing collaboratively.
Development of cursive handwriting style, focusing on individual letter formations and baseline joins.
Children will continue to learn graded words for their weekly test and will also be learning about the suffixes +cious, +tial, +ant, +ent, +able and + ible in their SOUND COLLECTOR.
Phonics - Sounds Write
Extending knowledge of place value to 1 million.
Add and subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers using extended column methods.
Measuring to the nearest mm.
Weighing in grams and kg.
Reading from scales.
Properties of 2D and 3D shapes.
Strategies for solving word problems and puzzles.
Solving one and two step word problems involving numbers, money or measures.
Multiplication and division methods.
Collecting data for graphs.
Telling the time on digital and
analogue clock faces.
Consolidating multiplication facts up to 12 x 10.
Using a calculator.
Increasing speed and accuracy of mental maths skills.
War of the Roses. Monarchs (focus on Henry VIII & Elizabeth I). Tudor life - food, houses, clothes, ships (focus on Mary Rose), paintings, crime and punishment and religion.
Christopher Columbus, Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh.
GLOBAL Physical features
Learning about and locating a range of physical features around the globe including the Barrier Reef, Mountain Ranges (including the Andes, & the Himalayas & how they were formed) Rivers & flood plains
Referencing topical events such as floods, earthquakes, droughts.
Where, How and Why do People Worship?
Focusing on Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh and Hindu places of worship.
What are the Deeper Meanings of the Festivals?
Focusing on Christianity (Advent & Christmas), Judaism (Hanukkah) and Hinduism (Diwali).
Underlining and alignment
Cut, paste, find and replace
Word Art & Clip art
Touch typing skills
Famous landscape paintings
Famous artists, including Vincent Van Gogh, John Constable, Paul Cezanne and Claude Monet
Brush and sketching techniques
Controlling materials, including oil pastels, chalks, paint and pencils
Composing a picture
Constructing a simple series electrical circuit, identifying parts
Mains electricity & batteries
Electrical conductors & insulators
Drawing circuit diagrams
Thermal Insulators & Conductors (Physics)
Using and reading thermometers
Investigating thermal insulators
Investigating thermal conductors
The children will be covering the following topics this term as part of our S.E.A.L. (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) scheme:
Getting On & Falling Out
Invasion Games (Tag Rugby & Basketball)
Continuing vocabulary development through conversation & role play senarios
Making Money Containers
Evaluating existing products
Learning a variety of sewing stitches (running stitch, backstitch & oversew)
Threading needles and tying knots
Designing and constructing a wallet
Singing—keeping a part in a round or a two part song
Instrumental skills using pitched
& unpitched percussion (ostinatos and accompaniments)