Spring Term 2021
The children will continue to develop their love of reading and writing through a range of rich texts and short films. They will listen to and write in a range of genres to develop their understanding of the key features (diaries, reports, articles and writing speech).These are some of the key texts for this term: ‘Jabberwocky’ (poetry unit), The Arrival- a fabulous wordless book by Shaun Tan, and The Rain Player ( linked to our History Topic). We will also do some work linked to the award winning ‘Guardian’ advert that depicts the tale of ‘The Three Little Pigs’.
Recognising Word types- Nouns, Verbs, Adverbs
Sentence structure- subject and object, Passive and Active Voice
Writing Style – Formala and Informal writing, Standard and Non -Standard English
Develop and consolidate basic punctuation from Year 4 and Year 5
Continue to develop correct comma use (avoiding comma splicing)
Introducing-Using colons and semi colons correctly
Prefixes- e.g. trans, bi, tri and semi and hyphenating prefixes
Confusing words- words ending in ‘ise’ and ‘ice’
Approximating, place value, decimals and written addition.
Length, weight and capacity (conversion of units)
Mixed units to decimals
Perimeter, area and volume
Read, interpret and draw line graphs and pie charts
The children will be taught to:
– recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines;
– use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye;
– explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes
– use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them.
Living things and their habitats
Pupils will be taught to:
- Recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago.
- Recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents
- Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.
History: The Maya Civilisation
In this topic, the children will explore the secrets of Mayan life. How did the Maya live? Where were they found? What were they known for? The children will learn about how the Maya excelled at architecture, agriculture, pottery, hieroglyph writing and mathematics.
RE The Way, The Truth and The Light series
1.Exploring the Mass
2.Jesus, the Messiah
ICT Word processing
Geography UK and Spain study
Focus on the similarities and differences of these two countries- food, people, history and geography
DT Shadow puppets
PE Cardiovascular exercise
ART Researching famous artists
Drawing and sketching techniques
Comparing and contrasting styles
PHSE E-safety, Well-being, Understanding Mental Health Issues, Keeping Safe