Our history focus this term is World War 2.
We will be exploring how the war started and investigating the Blitz and the Battle of Britain. We will also investigate key areas of interest and look at a number of different sources to develop our understanding of how the war impacted the people of Britain. We are linking our learning with a local study of Defford RAF Airbase.
Craft and design: Architecture
We will be investigating the built environment through drawing and printmaking, learning about the work of architect Zaha Hadid, creatively presenting research on artist Hundertwasser and exploring the symbolism of monument design
Computing – Systems and Learning
Children will develop their understanding of computer systems and how information is transferred between systems and devices. Learners consider small-scale systems as well as large-scale systems. They will explain the input, output, and process aspects of a variety of different real-world systems. They will also discover how information is found on the World Wide Web, through learning how search engines work (including how they select and rank results) and what influences searching, and through comparing different search engines.
Curriculum Coverage – This Half term our outside PE, held on a Friday will be OAA (Outdoor and Adventurous Activity)
Children will develop teamwork skills through completion of a number of challenges. Children will also learn to orientate and navigate using a map.
Our expert, Rhys, is in on Wednesday's to help the children with their football skills. In this unit pupils develop their understanding of the attacking and defending principles of invasion games. In all games activities, pupils have to think about how they use skills, strategies and tactics to outwit the opposition. In football pupils do this by maintaining possession and moving the ball towards goal to score. Pupils develop their understanding of the importance of fair play and honesty while self-managing games and learning and abiding by key rules, as well as evaluating their own and others’ performances.
Days for PE: Wednesdays and Fridays
Expectations: All children are expected to have indoor and outdoor kit in school at all times including trainers and especially socks for girls in the colder months they wear tights. If they are wearing cycling shorts they need to be a suitable length to be worn outside as well as inside. Hair needs to be tied back and all jewellery is to be removed.
PSHE – Jigsaw
Our first focus will be ‘Being Me in My World’,
where the children plan the forthcoming year, being a citizen, rights and responsibilities, rewards and consequences, how behaviour affects groups, democracy and having a voice, participating.
Music: Melody and Harmony in Music
A melody (or a tune) is a group of notes played one after another. In music, 'melody' contrasts with 'harmony'. Harmony means notes which are played at the same time, like chords. Composers often think of a melody and then add harmony to it. Explore the voices that sing the melodies and the instruments used within the music in this unit to create the harmonies. Can you hear the difference?
How Does Music Bring Us Together?
This half term we will be learning different regions of France and country names.
We will also be able to ask and answer questions about where we live and have visited.
Cooking and nutrition: What could be healthier?
The children will discover the farm to fork process, understand the key welfare issues for rearing cattle. They will compare the nutritional value of existing sauces and develop a healthier recipe.