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Spring Term 1

This half term we will be reading stories by the same author, Chris Judge.



In Literacy, 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.


In History, we will use these adverbials of time when we write recounts of our own life and the life of a famous British explorer, Robert Falcon Scott, explaining what he did earlier and later on his expedition.

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       In Maths, we will read, interpret and draw picture graphs with confidence including those where the picture represents more than 1. 

We will use words including axis, label, value, compare, more, most, less, least and altogether.

We will also use the bar model to solve multi-step word problems, including those involving money.



In Geography and Science, we will link our work to exploration by using basic compass directions to locate the world's continents and the oceans including the North and South Poles.

We will explore how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants in the Arctic and Antarctic. We will also identify and name a variety of plants and animals in micro-habitats around our school.


As part of our work as a Rights Respecting School, we will focus our learning on the Global Goal 13- Target 3: Building knowledge and capacity to meet climate change. We will look at ways we can improve education and raise awareness of the impact humans have on climate change.



In ICT this half term, we will be looking at ways of keeping ourselves safe online. We will also complete simple searches using the web to link with our learning in Science.

On Safer Internet Day, we will read a story about the adventures of Smartie the Penguin and discuss ways to keep ourselves safe online. You can read the story too by visiting the website below.


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In R.E we will be answering the questions 'How do we respond to things that really matter?' and 'How and why do symbols show us what is important in religion?'

We will be investigating what Buddhists use to create a shrine, how and why they meditate and consider ways we can keep ourselves calm.

We will use words including warmth, wisdom, knowledge sharing, caring and valuing. 


In PSHCE, we will recognise different emotions and identify positive ways we can face challenges.

In Art, we will experiment and control the types of marks made with a variety of media; pencils, rubbers, crayons, pastels, felt tips, charcoal, ballpoints and chalk.


In Music, we will compose our own pieces using a variety of instruments. We will then perform them to an audience. We will evaluate what we hear and offer suggestions for improvement.

Words we will use include loud, quiet, fast, slow, rhythm and beat.

In P.E., we will compose and perform a dance phrase showing movements of the ocean. We will use words and phrases that include action, movement, communication, body shape and exploration.