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This term we are learning:

 

English: familiar authors- our current text is Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. The children will be exploring the structure of the text, looking at characters and settings and writing in a range of different genres in response to the text.


Maths: Children will be focusing on Place value, addition and subtraction 

            In mental arithmetic sessions, children will be practising times tables.

Science: Sound-In this unit, children will  learn about what makes sound, how it travels,  and what can vary the pitch and volume of a sound.

 

RE: Worship and the church

In this unit of work, children will explore how we worship both in school and in a church, they will explore the parts of a church, look at how Christianity is followed around the world, and compare different Christian denominations.

 


History: The Industrial Revolution

Children will explore how the Industrial Revolution influenced childhood, household, employment, population, school life and local area development. In particular, we will focus on comparing  the lives of children then and now.

 


Geography:

Lower Heath & Shropshire

In this unit, children will study a contrasting area to Lower Heath to learn about the key aspects of human and physical geography. Children will compare and contrast Lower Heath with a town, locate their local area within Britain, and use fieldwork and maps to measure and record features of the local area.

 


Art:  In this unit, children will take inspiration from Victorian art and architecture to explore line, tone, texture colour and composition. 

 


Computing: 

In this unit, children will understand how to use technology safely

They will be learning how to

- Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly

 - Recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour

 - Identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.

 

PE: 

This term, the children will be taking part in dance and developing their skills in invasion games. Sportscape coaches will teach the children a range of invasion games., starting with hockey. Dance will be taught in classes by a Sportscape coach. Dance work will focus on linking movements together and making a sequence to produce a dance in a group.

 


Music: 

This term the children’s music will focus on a variety of musical genres, making up their own raps, exploring the structure of music and songs, and will analyse the performance of their own work and that of others. They will end the term working on Christmas songs, using the structure: listen and appraise; complete musical activities; perform and share.

Genres: Reggae, Bug Band, Motown, Elvis,  rock music , Christmas songs

 

DT: Frame Structures

This unit will focus on building strong framework structures that can stand on their own. Children will learn about the strength of different shapes and that lots of very strong structures have triangles as a basis. They will use ICT to research other existing structures around the world, e.g. bridges, buildings, Eiffel Tower, etc., and to design their own self-supporting structures. They will follow the whole design process: evaluating existing products, designing their own product for a user, and finally testing and evaluating their own product according to its design criteria.

 

MFL: 

Through stories, podcasts, games, songs and rhymes focus on:

-Greetings and names

-Where is France?

-Simple classroom instructions

-Family

-Numbers 0-20

-Colours

-Animals

-Celebrations- Christmas

 

 

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