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This page is all about our class. It is here to inform you about all the amazing things that we do.


As a team we are dedicated to providing all children with an exciting curriculum.  
 

We hope you enjoy exploring this page and it helps you to see the wide range of learning we access.

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Spring Term 1 

  

Our Science based topic is "What is our school made of?" and our key texts will be:

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English

We will be rewriting the story of Traction Man. We will be focusing on using exclamation sentences, questions, commas in a list and expanded noun phrases. The children will also be making up their own adventure that Traction Man and Scrubbing Brush go on. They will be using their own imagination and innovation skills. At the end of the half term, we will be looking at toys and writing a non-chronological report comparing toys from the past and toys today. We will also be writing a set of instructions on how to make a Traction Man. Very exciting!

 

Maths

Using our super "Power Maths" scheme, this half term we will be exploring multiplication and division, statistics, length and height, properties of shapes and fractions.

This will include solving word problems, recording information in tally charts and pictograms, measuring, ordering and comparing lengths, recognising, sorting and drawing 2d shapes, finding quarters and halves of shapes and numbers.

 

 

Science

Our Science research questions this half term is "What is our school made of?" Each week we will investigate further by looking at different materials and their properties. This will cover:

 

-    identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for different uses
 

-    compare how things move on different surfaces.

 

-    find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching

 

Our weekly questions will be:

Week 1: How can you classify your toys taking account of the materials they are made of?

Week 2: What are the main reasons for choosing materials for different parts of the school buildings?

Week 3: What are the advantages and disadvantages of some common materials?

Week 4: How can you design and make your own Traction Man using a variety of different materials?

Week 5: How can you design a perfect playground using a range of materials and explain why you have chosen the materials?

Week 6: Reflection: Each group will take a different material and give a presentation about their chosen materials.

 

Enrichment

Cooking and Healthy eating project which will include:

-Learning basic food groups and examples of foods.

-Learning to understand where different foods come from.

-Learning about healthy lifestyle choices.

-Learning to understand the importance of health and hygiene.

-Learning to select and use appropriate tools for a given task.

Learning how to make a healthy meal.

 

Performance (Drama, music,  dance) which will include:

-Learning what a theatre is.

-Learning how to increase our confidence when performing in front of a group of people.

-Learning how to use body language to express our feelings.

-Learning how to perform to music.

-Learning how to add music to effect the mood of the sketch.

-Learning how to recreate a scene.

-Learning how to evaluate our performance.

 

 PE

This half term the children will be completing orienteering. This will include:

- Listing different points on a compass.

- Understanding a key on a map.

- Find where they are on a map and which way they are facing.

 

 

Art & Design Technology

The children will design, make, test and evaluate their own Traction Man toy. This includes deciding the materials that they would
like to use, creating a fair test and writing up an evaluation.

The children are also going to design their own playground.

 

Creative Homework!

Can you use a variety of materials (wood, plastic, metal, fabric, etc) to create your own Traction Man?
Please bring in to school W/C 27.01.20.
Please complete your weekly homework on Education City.
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