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Squirrels Class

Squirrel campton BLUE-swirl

Summer 2017

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GEOGRAPHY

Let’s Go To China!

Children will learn about the geography of China through focusing on the main human and physical features of the country.  They will study the geographical similarities and differences between China and the UK and will learn about the Chinese culture.  

    Children will be building on their map skills by using atlases, world maps and globes.

 

 

HISTORY

Kings and Queens

Learning about significant British monarchs in history.  Children will study Richard III & will also be drawing comparisons between Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria.  Children will be consolidating their awareness of the past and significant individuals through using timelines and making comparisons between various periods in history.

 

 

RE

Belonging

Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?

Children will learn about the key aspects of the Muslim faith.  They’ll find out where Islam originated, about special places linked to   Islam and about key festivals in Muslim life.  They will also learn about symbols in Islam, the holy book and Muslim’s main beliefs.

 

 

P.S.H.E. S.E.A.L.

The children will be covering the following this term as part of our S.E.A.L. (Social and    Emotional Aspects of Learning) scheme:

 

Relationships

Changes

Healthy Living

 

 

 

COMPUTING

Finding Information

Using a search engine to locate information.  Searching for information by key word, index or using a menu.

 

Controlling a Floor Turtle 

Programming a floor turtle to move forwards, backwards, left & right.  Sequencing & repeating instructions.

 

Developing skills in program writing and  creating on screen effect.

 

 

 

ENGLISH

The following units will be covered:

Quest & Adventure Stories (Fiction)

Information Texts (Non-Fiction)

Favourite Poems (Poetry)

Stories by the Same Author -  Anthony Browne (Fiction)

Recounts (Non-Fiction)

Poems About Birds (Poetry)

 

Grammar Focuses:

Identify and use sentences with  different forms.

Use and distinguish past and present tense, including the progressive form.

Learn how to use familiar and new punctuation, starting to use commas.

Variety of sentence end punctuation.

Use capital letters for the start of lines in poems.

Use subordination and co-ordination writing sentences with two main clauses or with subordinate clauses.

Use expanded noun phrases.

Punctuate questions with question marks and sentences with full stops and exclamation marks.  

Use grammatical terminology.

 

Handwriting:

Continued development of cursive   handwriting style.

 

Spellings:

Children will learn frequency words for their weekly test.  They will also be learning the different ways of spelling the sound ‘er’ and the suffixes ‘+ment’, ‘+ness’, ‘+ful’, ‘+less’ and ‘+ly’.

 

 

 

SCIENCE

Plants & Variation (Biology)

Studying local plants and trees, taking measurements and making observational drawings.  Children will also be growing bulbs & seeds & collecting data on their changes.

 

Living Things & Their Habitats (Biology)

Learning about a variety of habitats and the plants & animals that live there.  Children will make observations of a local habitat (as well as studying some global habitats) and its creatures, investigating conditions in local microhabitats and how they affect the minibeasts found within them.

 

 

 

 

MATHEMATICS

Properties of numbers and number sequences.

Place value, ordering, estimating, rounding.

Understanding and using written methods for +, -, x and ÷

Money and real life word problems.

Making decisions and checking results.

Measures (weight, length & capacity including problems.)

Geometry - 2-D and 3-D shapes- naming & identifying properties of shapes and creating symmetrical patterns.

Fractions: halves, thirds and quarters of shapes and numbers.

Counting forwards and backwards in halves, 2s, 3s, 5s, 10s & 100s.

Time - reading hours, half hours, quarter hours and 5 minutes to and past the hour on analogue & digital clocks.

Statistics – using block graphs, pictograms, lists and tables.

 

 

 

ART

Fabricate

Learning the textile techniques of weaving and wax-resist dyeing.  Children will learn to weave paper and other materials to create place mats inspired by the textiles artist Gunta Stolzl and then add decoration inspired by Gustav Klimt.  They’ll also learn about traditional batik in Indonesia.

 

 

 

DESIGN &

TECHNOLOGY

Sensational Salads

Children will learn about peeling, zesting, cutting safely and will be applying these skills when preparing healthy dishes.  They’ll learn key information about healthy eating & where their food comes from.  They’ll gain some practical ideas about ingredients that can be combined to make interesting and healthy salads.

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MUSIC

Exploring Sounds

Making a variety of sounds with their body, voice, instruments and other objects.  Using sounds expressively in response to a stimulus.

 

Exploring Timbre, Tempo and Dynamics

Using sounds descriptively, recognising sounds made by different sources and changing and combining sounds.

Ocarinas - 6 hour long sessions.

 

 

 

 

P.E

Athletics

Children will be developing running techniques, learning to jump over obstacles & will be learning to throw objects over a distance.  

 

Multi-Skills

In this topic children will be using a range of equipment to improve their co-ordination & will also be developing their throwing and catching skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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