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Termly Topics

Autumn Term

English

In English this term we are learning

  • How to punctuate writing with capital letters,  full stops, commas, question marks and exclamation marks
  • Story writing with powerful verbs and adjectives.
  • Retelling of stories through Talk4Writing - Text Mapping
  • Poetry writing
  • Traditional Tales
  • Non Fiction Writing- Wanted Posters, Instructions and Letter Writing
  • Handwriting focus - using Letterjoin

 

Maths

  • Using models and images to represent numbers and solve calculations
  • Instant recall of number bonds to 10 and 20
  • Double numbers to 20
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Exploring the relationship between addition and subtraction through inverse operations
  • Using the Bar Model to help us solve addition and subtraction problems
  • Number sequences- counting in 10s from a given number
  • Fluency in Multiplication Facts for 10, 2 and 5x tables
  • Understanding the < > sign
  • Measures and Shape
  • Applying our learning to problem solve and reason about maths in every lesson.

 

Science

  • Everyday Materials - describing and investigating the properties of Everyday Materials

 

Physical Education

  • Invasion Games
  • Throwing and catching
  • Dance - explore various ways of moving and linking movements together to form a dance

 

Creative Curriculum

  • Art and Design linked to Science - designing glasses, umbrellas and wellies
  • Making Puppets
  • Van Gogh- Exploring colour, texture and form with pastels and paint
  • Geography - Features of Gateshead.  Basic map drawing and a key to represent features.  Where is Gateshead in relation to the UK.  Countries of the UK and the main UK landmarks and rivers.
  • History - The Great Fire of London
  • Music - Creating scores using signs and symbols. Rhythm and pattern making using chime bars.

 

Computing 

Word Processing

Animated Storyboards

Online Safety

 

Religious Education

  • Creation
  • Looking after Gods world

 

PSHE

  • Friendships

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Term Topics

English

Talk for Writing- text mapping, writing different genres using punctuation, noun phrases, verbs, conjunctions and time connectives.

Handwriting- joining letters together

Maths

Place value- ordering numbers and using > and < signs

Addition and Subtraction within 100 - demonstrating understanding through use apparatus

Using the inverse to solve missing number problems

Solve problems involving addition and subtraction

Multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 x tables

Read clocks

Recognise 1/2, 1/4,  3/4 , and 2/4

Read scales for measurement-l, mls, kgs and g, 

Measure lengths in cms

Describe properties of shape

Data handling

R.E.

Judaism - How Jews have a special relationship with God. What is the Torah?

Science

Plants and how they grow.

P.E.

Games skills through Rounders

Athletics

History

Florence Nighingale

Geography

Mapping Skills

National monuments and landmarks

Art

Sculptures 

Van Gogh - The Sunflowers

Music

Music from around the UK- folk, bagpipes, choral,

Food Technology

Making Pizzas

 

 

 

 

Spring Term

English

In English this term we are learning

  • How to punctuate writing with full stops, question marks, exclamation marks and commmas
  • Storymapping, retelling, adapting and re-writing instructions and non-chronological reports through the Talk4Writing approach
  • Our key texts are "How to Trap a Stone Giant" and "Meerkat Mail"
  • to continue to use our powerful adjectives and our magpie words

 

Maths

In Maths we are learning:

  • 2x, 5x and 10x (multiplying and dividing)
  • how to solve word problems
  • using < and > signs
  • completing arrays within multiplication
  • statistics
  • shape
  • fractions
  • measurement

 

Science

In Science we are learning:

  • 'Super Scientists'
  • signficiant scientists and what they found
  • the impact they have had on us today
  • the processes of each finding

 

Physical Education

In Physical Education we will be learning:

  • gymnastics

 

Creative Curriculum

  • In History we will be learning about Florence Nightingale
  • In Geography we will be exploring "At the Farm"

 

Computing

In computing we will be learning:

  • 'exploring the digital world'
  • creating databases
  • researching using the search bar
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Religious Education

  • the teachings of Christianity - the Bible
  • the teachings of Judaism - the Torah

 

PSHE

  • Money Matters

 

Autumn Term

English

In English this term we are learning

  • How to punctuate writing with full stops, question marks and exclamation marks
  • Story writing with powerful verbs and adjectives.
  • Retelling of stories through Talk4Writing and story mapping.
  • Poetry writing
  • Our Focus books are Not Now Bernard, Gorilla and The Tunnel
  • Non Fiction Writing

 

Maths

  • Place Value - order numbers, what each digit in 2 digit numbers represents
  • Number bonds to 10 and 20
  • Double numbers to 20
  • Bar modelling
  • Number sequences
  • Multiplication Facts for 10, 2 and 5x tables
  • Using the < > signs
  • Problem Solving and Reasoning
  • Use positional language and vocabulary
  • Measure lengths

 

Science

  • Animals Including Humans - Offspring into adults
  • Explain basic needs for survival (water, food & air)
  • Need for exercise/nutrition/hygiene

 

Physical Education

  • Invasion Games
  • Throwing and catching
  • Throwing games
  • Dance - explore various ways of moving and linking movements together to form a dance

 

Creative Curriculum

In Geography we are going comparing Equador to the Uk

In history we are learning about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plot.

 

Computing 

Word Processing

Animated Storyboards

Online Safety

 

Religious Education

  • Why is Jesus important to the Christian faith
  • Christmas and Hanukah

 

PSHE

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