Our topic this term is: Why Do We Remember the 5th of November 2019?
RE – Who is an inspiring person and why? We will be learning about church celebrations and places of worship for other religions. In addition, we will be learning about the Christian celebration of Christmas.
PScience – Materials and their properties
We will be learning about different materials and their suitability for different purposes and we will be learning how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.
Maths - Addition and subtraction, Shape and Money
English – Toby and the Great Fire of London by Margaret Nash and Jade Cope
In English lessons this term, we will be transported back in time to Sunday 2nd September 1666 to the start of The Great Fire of London. We will write descriptions of what it would have been like, diary entries as if we’d been there and develop our speaking and listening skills through role play activities. The children will have opportunities, on a daily basis, to extend their understanding of what they are reading using a variety of interesting strategies. They will learn these strategies in whole class reading and then work to applying them independently to their own reading through small group and partner support.
P.E. – Dance and Real PE
Our PE lessons will be on Mondays and Tuesdays again this term. Please make sure your PE kit is in school for these days.
Computing – E-safety and using the internet
This unit will introduce children to using the Internet safely and with a purpose. They will be shown how to search the Intenet using one word; how to make sense of the returned results; how to use “for kids” to return more suitable results; how to follow links and return to the search results. We will use a range of search engines, including Google, Bing and Yahoo, and some more child-friendly engines like Kidrex.
History – Why do we remember the 5th of November?
We will explore the history behind, and the significance of, Bonfire Night on 5th November.
Art/DT – Drawing and Painting
We will be learning to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, space, form and space. We produce artwork along the theme of Bonfire Night, The Great Fire of London and Christmas.
Music – Ho Ho Ho
All the learning is focused around one song: Ho Ho Ho - a Christmas song by Joanna Mangona and Jane Sebba. We will Listen & Appraise other styles of music and continue to embed the interrelated dimensions of music through games, singing and playing.
SHE – We will be exploring two questions: ‘What makes us happy?‘ and ‘How do we make others happy?’ We will also be learning about e-safety, firework safety on Bonfire Night and electrical safety in the home.