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Autumn Term 2

Literacy

We will be reading stories around the theme ‘explorers’. We will be using Talk for Writing to learn the story 'The Great Explorer' so we can write our own version. We will identify our favourite words and phrases from the story and identify time adverbial openers including first, then and next which help us sequence events in order.

Maths

We will measure length and mass and use our knowledge of addition, subtraction and division to solve word problems. Words we will use include meters, centimeters, kilometers, grams and kilograms. Please ask your child to look at food labels for weights of packages.

Science

We will be identifying and comparing the suitability of a range of materials. We will carry out tests to find out how the shape of some objects made from solid materials can be changed by bending, squashing, twisting and stretching.

We will link our work to the Global Goals 12.5- Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

Keep checking this page for photographs of our experiments and observations.

Computing

To keep ourselves safe, we will learn how technology is used in school and outside and that not everything on the internet is true. We will navigate the web to complete simple searches.

History

We will learn about key events in the life of a famous British explorer, Robert Falcon Scott, explaining what he did earlier and later on his expedition. We will learn to compare aspects of life in different periods.

Geography

We will learn the names of the world's oceans and continents. We will also be using, atlases and digital maps to explore the hot and cold regions in relation to the Equator, North Pole and South Pole.

R.E

We will be answering the questions 'How and why do we use light?' and 'How is light used as a symbol?'

We will be discussing the Christian belief that Jesus is the Light of the World, providing comfort, hope and guidance and investigating the tradition of Christingle. Words we will use include awe and wonder, symbol and tradition. We will learn about Children's Rights: Article 14- Every child has the right think and believe what they want.

Engineering

We will be cutting and shaping fabric using templates, decorating it and joining materials using the running stitch.

Art

We will learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to our own work. 

We will explore sculpture with a range of malleable media, clay and Play Doh

Linking our work with Science, we will manipulate malleable materials for a purpose, e.g. pot, tile, object or character.

To keep ourselves and each other safe, we will understand the safety and basic care of materials and tools.

Music

We will be learning how to play simple tunes on an untuned instrument- the Dhol Drum. We hope to perform in front of the whole school at the end of the term. 

What is a Dhol Drum?

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PSHCE

We will link our work with Anti-Bullying Week 2021, making ourselves aware of how people may feel if they experience hurtful behaviour or bullying.

P.E

We will develop the basic skills of travelling on our hands and feet, balancing on different body parts and rolling. We will combine our skills to create a simple sequence and adapt them to apparatus.

British Values and Rights Respecting School

We will continue to develop our understanding of Mutual Respect, especially when we think about others in PSHCE.

 

We will focus on two articles:

Article 19- Every child has the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreaded.

 

Article 14- Every child has the right to think and believe what they want and to practice their religion as long as they are not stopping others enjoying their rights.

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