The children’s learning will be linked to the core text ‘The Street Beneath my Feet’ by Charlotte Guillian and Yuval Zommer. The children will work on apostrophes used for possession and contraction. They will be using fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases and prepositional phrases. They will practise placing a comma after a subordinate clause at the beginning of a sentence, to mark an embedded clause, to mark off a name and the reporting clause in direct speech. They will explore verb tenses such as Simple Past. They will write a fictional story about a journey they took to the Earth’s core and back again.
The children will be exploring fractions and time. They will be able to name unit and non-unit fractions. They will explore the equivalence of a half and 2 quarters while they will be able to count in fractions. The children will explore what a tenth is, counting up and down in tenths using different representations. They will find a unit fraction of an amount by dividing an amount into equal groups. They will be able to find factions of a set of objects and equivalent fractions. They will learn to compare, order, add and subtract fractions. They will learn to tell the time to 5 minutes and to the minute, finding and comparing durations of events.
The children will be considering the key question ‘What is Hinduism?’ To do this, we be focusing on its origins, core beliefs, festivals, special places. The children will be introduced to the religion by exploring who founded Hinduism and where, locating where Hinduism was founded. The children will explore the different holy books, identify key Hindu symbols and understand their meanings. They will be able to explain the main beliefs in Hinduism and which places are special to Hindus. They will be able to name and describe some special Hindu festivals and the meanings of Hindu symbols.
The children will be exploring rocks, fossils and soil. They will compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties. They will be able to describe how igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks are formed. They will conduct experiments and record results based off a rock sample. They will be able to explain how fossils are formed by reporting on findings including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions. They can will explain how soil is made, setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests.
The children will be exploring their skills linked to cricket. They will be learning about over arm bowling toward a target as well as throwing towards a target, defending and striking at the wicket, fielding as a team and the rules of quick cricket.
The children will explore the topic around changes. They will be able to identify changes that they and other children may experience in their lives. They will name emotions that may be involved in loss and change situations and they will describe what helps and hinders when they are experiencing difficult feelings. The children will be able to describe how someone who experiences bereavement might feel. They will discuss how to develop strategies for coping with feelings associated with loss and change. They will explore who can help them if they are experiencing difficult emotions, and how to approach them.
The children’s focus will be on collage. They will work on their collage skills using shapes, textures, colours and patterns in collage. They will investigate tessellation and pattern in collage. They will be able to say how artists have used texture, colour and pattern in their work.
The children will be introduced to the Dragon Song, a song about kindness, respect, friendship, acceptance and happiness. They will listen and appraise it, playing instruments with the song. They will have the chance to clap rhythms for the rest of the class to copy back.
The children will revise French expressions and will recognise some family words in French. They will have the opportunity to introduce their own family. They will explore counting in French. They will count up to 15.