Teacher: Miss Smith
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Bedwell
Terms 1 & 2 2020
Our class topic this term is The Great Fire of London.
Here are some of the things we will be doing and learning about this term:
We’ll be reading and enjoying poems with repeating phrases. We will look at different versions and then practice writing our own, focusing on using adjectives, adverbs, similes and rhyming words.
We’ll be using our Pie Corbett work to read and learn ‘Vlad and The Great Fire of London’. We will then innovate the story to write our own version.
We are learning all about instructions and writing our own. We will also be looking at non-chronological reports later in the term.
| Number and Place Value
Counting, reading and writing numbers; representing numbers as tens and ones; comparing and ordering groups of numbers.
Addition and Subtraction
Recognise, count and select coins; recall and apply number facts and fact families to 20; check calculations using the inverse; learn number bonds to 10 and apply to larger numbers; addition of two-digit numbers; subtraction of two-digit numbers; understand difference; compare number sentences.
Multiplication and division
Count in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s; make, recognise and add equal groups as multiplication; recognise the multiplication symbol and use in number sentences; make and use arrays.
| Online Safety and Digital Literacy
Through some online stories, activities and games, we will be exploring and learning how to stay safe when working online. We will learn how to use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private and identifying where to go for help and support when we have concerns.
What is a Computer?
We will use and remember a password to log onto a computer, understand why we use passwords and why we shouldn’t share our password. We will recognise a range of devices that use computers and we will use a range of input and output devices in our lessons. We will use search engines to find information using keywords and understand that we can find information from a website.
|Science|| Everyday Materials
We will explore and name some different everyday materials, describe materials using our senses and specific scientific words, explain what material objects are made from and explain why a material might be useful for a specific job. We will also compare and group together a variety of everyday materials using specific criteria and on the basis of their physical properties.
|History|| The Great Fire of London
We are going to look at chronology, sequencing artefacts from distinctly different periods and the events of the fire. To help with our chronology, we will learn about why The Great Fire of London happened, when it happened and what happened. We will also learn to use sources to answer questions about the past and use stories to distinguish between fact and fiction.
|Art|| Sculpture and 3D Form
Keeping with our theme of The Great Fire of London, we will be making sculptures of houses. We will explore and experiment with a range of materials to decide which is best to use to make our houses. We will also look at what tools and techniques we need to use to make our houses and we will evaluate our houses at the end of the unit.
|DT|| Construction and Mechanics
In the second half of this term, we will use a range of materials to create models with wheels and axles. We will distinguish between fixed and freely moving axles and with support we will use a hacksaw to cut strip wood/dowel. We will also know and use technical vocabulary relevant to our project.
|PE||Dance and Multi-skills|
|RE|| What does it mean to belong to a faith community?
We will be looking at the different groups/communities we belong to and how different faiths welcome babies/children into their community. Then we will investigate why Christmas is special for Christians.
Thinking about why we celebrate Harvest and participating in a celebration.
| Singing and Performing
We will investigate changes in pulse, rhythm and pitch whilst learning to use our voices expressively and in different ways through singing.
|PSHCE|| School Values and the Five Ways of Well-being
We will be focusing on ways to support our mental health and general well-being.
Me and My Relationships
We will learn to recognise that friendship is a special kind of relationship and identify ways that good friends care for each other. We will learn to recognise that people have different ways of expressing their feelings and identify helpful ways to respond. We will also recognise, name and understand how to deal with feelings as well as understanding, describing and rehearsing strategies to deal with bullying.