In History, we will continue to develop our understanding of the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. We will be looking to find the answers to the following questions:
In Art, we will be exploring how shapes and negative spaces can be represented by three dimensional forms. We will be manipulating a range of materials and children learn ways to join and create free-standing structures inspired by the work of Anthony Caro. By the end of our unit, we will know:
In Rounders, the children will learn how to score points by striking a ball into space and running around cones or bases. When fielding, they will learn how to play in different fielding roles. They will focus on developing their throwing, catching and batting skills. In all games activities, pupils have to think about how they use skills, strategies and tactics to outwit the opposition. Children are given opportunities to work in collaboration with others, play fairly demonstrating an understanding of the rules, as well as being respectful of the people they play with and against.
In Swimming, children will be introduced to specific swimming strokes on their front and on their back. They will learn how to travel, float and submerge with increasing confidence. They will learn and use different kicking and arm actions. Pupils will be given opportunities to observe others and provide feedback. They will also be introduced to some personal survival skills and how to stay safe around water.
We will be introduced to new vocabulary based on the parts of the body and visiting the pharmacy. This learning builds upon the Autumn Term, where the children learnt how to introduce themselves. They will also learn more about the masculine, feminine and plural pronouns. The final outcome will be to present a short conversation in French.
In Jigsaw, our focus this term is relationships. We will explore family roles and responsibilities, friendship and negotiation and being a global citizen. Linking to our computing, we will revisit how to stay safe online and identify key individuals that we can go to for help. We will explore how our choices affect others and how others live.
In Music, our focus is on a song called 'Bringing Us Together' by Joanna Mangona and Pete Readman, which is a disco song. At the beginning of each lesson, we will listen and appraise a different disco song including Good Times by Nile Rodgers, Ain’t Nobody by Chaka Khan, We Are Family by Sister Sledge, Ain’t No Stopping Us Now by McFadden and Whitehead and Car Wash by Rose Royce. As we work through our unit of work, we will learn how to sign different parts of the song before adding instruments to develop our final piece.
During this unit, learners will become familiar with the terms ‘text’ and ‘images’ and understand that they can be used to communicate messages. They will use desktop publishing software and consider careful choices of font size, colour and type to edit and improve premade documents. Learners will be introduced to the terms ‘templates’, ‘orientation’, and ‘placeholders’ and begin to understand how these can support them in making their own template for a magazine front cover. They will start to add text and images to create their own pieces of work using desktop publishing software. Learners will look at a range of page layouts thinking carefully about the purpose of these and evaluate how and why desktop publishing is used in the real world.