Teacher: Mrs Burns
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Morgan
Terms 1 & 2
The topics that we will be covering during this term of ‘The Ancients’ are:
|English|| Adventure/mystery stories e.g “Marcy and the Riddle of the Spinx”
|Maths|| Place value
Addition and subtraction including formal written methods using columns
Solving addition and subtraction two-step problems
Multiplication and division including times tables up to 12 x 12. Practice using “Times Tables Rockstars” – computer program at school and home
|Science|| Forces and magnets – how things move on different surfaces. How magnets attract or repel each other
Setting up an investigation, fair tests, making predictions, carrying out investigations, recording results and writing conclusions
States of matter – solids, liquids and gases. How materials change state when heated or cooled. Understanding evaporation and condensation in the water cycle.
| Online safety and digital literacy
What is a computer?
|History|| The Ancients:
Egypt – the first civilisations – when and where. Exploring timelines, investigating Tutankhamun, finding out about pharaohs/pyramids/mummification and the importance of the river Nile.
Mayan – contrast to British history.
Greece – how culture, life and achievements influence and impact on present day Britain.
|Art / DT|| Art – study of Henri Moore’s sculpture techniques. Design and make a canopic jar from suitable materials to show 3D sculpture and form.
DT – Egyptian or Greek construction model with mechanical parts.
|RE|| What is the ‘Trinity’ and why is it important for Christians?
What do Hindus believe God is like?
| Singing/performing – “Let Your Spirit Fly”
Christmas performance singing
|PSHE|| Five school values/five ways of well-being