Art/Design Technology

  • experimenting with tones and shades using pencil and charcoal
  • making observational drawings of flowers and leaves
  • experimenting with colour and different paints
  • studying Claude Monet’s Japanese Bridge paintings
  • experimenting with Monet’s techniques in our own work
  • looking at the purpose of bridges and how different types of bridges developed through history
  • looking at how forces act on bridges
  • finding out about Brunel and his design for the Clifton Suspension Bridge
  • making prototypes of our own bridges
  • learning how to strengthen and reinforce bridge structures

Maths

  • learning to recognise the place value of digits in four-digit numbers
  • ordering and comparing numbers beyond 1000
  • learning how to add in columns, if appropriate
  • learning how to subtract by counting up or using expanded decomposition, as appropriate
  • developing formal written methods for multiplication
  • classifying 2D and 3D shapes
  • learning the 3,4,6 and 8 times tables

Literacy

  • reading “Stig of the Dump” by Clive King and a range of poems, play scripts and non-fiction texts about spaces and places
  • finding out and talking about real and imagined spaces and places
  • writing first person accounts, stories, descriptions, instructions, poems, and play scripts linked to our theme
  • proof reading our work to check spelling and punctuation
  • evaluating our own and others’ work and making suggestions for improvement.

Science

  • learning that living things can be grouped in different ways
  • using classification keys to group, identify and name
  • living things in our local and wider environment
  • comparing and grouping materials according to
  • whether they are solids, liquids or gases
  • identifying where evaporation and condensation occur

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Geography

  • locating cities, counties, hills, mountains, coasts and rivers in the UK
  • learning about the difference between human and physical characteristics
  • learning about land-use patterns
  • using the eight points of the compass

R.E.

  • We will be considering the questions:
  • What is the purpose and value of a sacred place?
  • Why is prayer important to religious believers?

Computing

  • building sequences of instructions to create our own code
  • collecting information from different internet sources

P.S.H.E

  • We will be learning that everyone goes through many different sorts of change all the time and thinking about how to deal with our feelings when things change in our lives.

Physical Development (Games)

  • participating in games and PE taught by the PAS Team in weekly lessons working on invasion games and ball handling skills

How you can help your child:

  • Listen to your child read regularly and talk about what (s)he has read, discussing unfamiliar vocabulary, characters and story plot.
  • Ensure that reading books and reading records are in school every day.
  • Ensure that your child completes any homework tasks appropriately and hands them in on time.
  • Ensure that he/she has the relevant PE/games kits in school. Kit should be in school at all times. Trainers and warm clothing are required for outdoor sessions.
  • Once clarinets are provided for the music session, ensure that your son or daughter brings in his/her clarinet every Friday.