Autumn Term (2) 2020
Bright Lights, Big City
What do you know about England`s capital city? Let`s find out all about London, including its history, transport and famous landmarks.
Step back in time and discover what happened in the Great Fire of London. Where did it start? How did it end?
Hang on, there`s someone new in town! Plan a tour for Marley the Meerkat (he`s come all the way from Zambia, you know) making sure he takes in all the sights and sounds of London before he finally meets his family at London Zoo.
Are you ready for the bright lights of the big city?
During this topic we will be learning about....
|Recounts, Labels and Captions; Adventure Narrative, Instructions, Poetry. Our Whole Class Text is "The Country Mouse and the Town Mouse."|
|Mathematics||Counting, ordering, comparing and different ways of representing numbers. Addition / subtraction facts, doubles, number bonds. Sequencing Events, Time, comparing and measuring height, length and mass in standard and non-standard units. Problem solving and reasoning, applying the above skills.|
|Art & Design||Designing and building structures, using sliders, designing and making souvenirs, colour mixing.|
|D&T||Constructing Moving Models; Understanding Where Food Comes From; Models of London Landmarks.|
|Computing||Accessing Teams, Searching the Internet for information, Digital Images, E-Safety.|
|History||The Great Fire of London.|
|Geography||Countries and Capital Cities of the UK, Using Locational Language, Using Maps, Comparing the Country Life to City Life.|
|PE||Dance and ball skills. PE will continue to be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please make sure you have warm clothes and suitable footwear, ready for outdoor PE. (Please refer to the school uniform list if unsure)|
|RE||Our new Christian Value for this half term is Consideration.|
|Music||Traditional Nursery Rhymes and Songs.|
Keeping Safe. Our new Routes to Resilience Words are Positive, Happy and Tolerant.
As we go into the colder months, please ensure children have a named school cardigan or jumper at all times. We would also encourage children to always have a coat in school. Please bring in school book bags with a reading book daily, as we will do our very best to listen to readers as often as possible.
Homework will continue to be posted online every Thursday. Spelling will be given out this half term too and spelling tests will happen in school on Tuesdays.
If you do have any questions at all, please email into school and we will reply as quickly as we can.
During this topic we will be learning about......
|Recounts, information books, non-chronological reports, lists, stories -traditional tales|
|Mathematics||Counting, ordering, comparing and different ways of representing numbers. Addition / subtraction facts, doubles, number bonds. 2-D shapes: identifying, naming and sorting according to different properties.|
|Science||Animals, identifying and classifying, variety, carnivores and herbivores, stages of growth and life cycles|
|Art & Design||Working with natural materials, drawing, painting, our artist of the year - Claude Monet|
|D&T||Building structures, making party/picnic food|
|Computing||Simple coding skills, word processing- typing and formatting, researching using the internet|
|History||Changes over time, local monuments, Robin Hood|
|Geography||Making maps, changes to the local environment -Swithland woods|
|PE||Fine motor skills, balls skills, dance|
|RE||What makes some places sacred?|
Feeling positive, looking after the environment, Health and