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Curriculum - Summer term 2

 

Maths Time, shapes, mass and capacity        

This half term, we will be continuing to look at fractions and learning about time.

 

Time - Children will learn about the 12 hour and 24-hour clock and am and pm.  They will also learn about telling the time to the minute as well as working out and comparing the duration of events.

Finally, they will measure time in seconds.

 

Shapes – Children will learn about turns and angles in shapes as well as try to recognise

2D and 3D and explore their properties.  They will try to understand the different sorts of lines such as vertical, horizontal, parallel and perpendicular.

 

Mass and capacity – Children will learn about different units of weight and measurement.  They will also learn about measuring mass and capacity as well as learning about temperature.

 

To practice your times tables at home you can visit this website:

https://www.timestables.co.uk/

            

 

English

Children will be learning about story writing and performance poetry.

 

These are some of the key skills we will be teaching in Writing:

  • plan their writing by:
  • discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar

               discussing and recording ideas, draft and write by:

  • composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures English appendix 2
  • organising paragraphs around a theme in narratives, creating settings, characters and plot
  • in non-narrative material, using simple organisational devices [for example, headings and sub-headings]
  • evaluate and edit by:
  • assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing and suggesting improvements
  • proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns, adverbs and conjunctions in sentences
  • proofread for spelling and punctuation errors
  • read their own writing aloud to a group or the whole class, using appropriate intonation and controlling the tone and volume so that the meaning is clear

 

In Reading Pupils will be taught to:

  • Develop positive attitudes to reading, and an understanding of what they read, by:
  • reading books that are structured in different ways and reading for a range of purposes.
  • using dictionaries to check the meaning of words that they have read.
  • identifying themes and conventions in a wide range of books.
  • discussing words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination
  • Understand what they read, in books they can read independently, by:
  • checking that the text makes sense to them, discussing their understanding, and explaining the meaning of words in context
  • asking questions to improve their understanding of a text.
  • drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence.
  • predicting what might happen from details stated and implied

 

To practise English skills, visit this website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f

 

 

Science

In this unit, we will learn about bees. 

 

There are over 4,000 different types of bees and they are found on every continent in the world. Bees can be many different colours, including orange, red, green, purple and blue. They can be as small as a few millimetres and as big as 2 inches in size. Some bees live alone and others live in groups of up to 60,000 bees.

 

Children will learn about the what is inside the bee’s hive, how bees communicate and why bees are important.     

 

                                                                                                                                                                             

History - Alexander the Great

The Greeks hated the Persians.

The Persians took over Macedon and controlled their King until the Greeks forced the Persians out. Phillip then became king of Macedon. It was his dream to unite all the Greek city-states and defeat the Persians once and for all.

 

When Philip was assassinated, Alexander became king of Macedon.

He defeated the Persians and took over their territory with his Greek army. When he reached Egypt he built a city and named it Alexandria. Alexander’s army eventually reached the mighty River Indus but his Greek soldiers wanted to go home.

 

Children will learn about Alexander’s life and those associated with him.      

 

 

Geography - Climate and Biomes

In the world there are seven continents.

The Mediterranean Sea separates Europe from the continent of Africa. To the west of Europe is the Atlantic Ocean. To the north of Europe is the Arctic Ocean. There are over fifty countries that make up the continent of Europe.  Children will be taught about the different continents and the countries contained within them.

 

We use the word climate to describe what the weather is usually like. The Equator is the line of latitude in the middle of the Earth.  Children will discover that countries very close to the Equator, like Brazil, are very hot for most of the year. 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water and these oceans can affect climates. The Gulf Stream is a special ocean current that moves warm water from the Equator to the North. It helps to keep our climate mild here in Britain.

 

In Britain, we have a temperate climate - not too hot and not too cold. Children will learn about different climates around the world.  Where areas of the Earth have similar climates, plants, animals, we call these places biomes. A rainforest is a biome that is hot and wet all year round.

 

                                           

RE - Judaism

Moses had led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt.

He had climbed Mount Sinai and received the Ten Commandments. He had given the people the sacred tent called the tabernacle. He had given his brother, Aaron, a special job. Aaron was to be the first priest of Israel. Other priests were chosen but Aaron was the most important priest, the high priest.

 

Children will learn how this story continues and about the laws that Moses left behind after his death.  They will read the stories of three kings- Saul, David and Solomon.  Regarding worship in Judaism, children will discover how Jews worship without a temple as well as the rituals carried out during festivals such as the Hanukkah.

 

                            

Computing - Events and actions          

Children will learn about events and actions.  By the end of the term children will know how to:

  • Choose which keys to use for actions and explain my choices
  • Explain the relationship between an event and an action
  • Identify a way to improve a program
  • Choose a character for my project
  • Choose a suitable size for a character in a maze
  • Program movement

             

                      

PE

This term, the children will focus athletics in preparation for Sports Day. 

They will be running, jumping, throwing and competing against each other.

               

 

Art/Design & Technology - Drawing 2D and 3D flowers         

Children will be drawing flowers both in 2D and 3D and using them to as designs for making flowers. 

They will work on their drawing and design skills using different techniques.

 

 

Health & Relationships Education

This term our focus will be on valuing and respecting one another.

 

Children will learn about similarities and differences and learn to respect each other regardless of the differences.  They will also be taught to understand that in spite of the differences between people, everyone is equal.

                                           

 

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