Term 1 2019-20
Stone Age and Stones ‘n’ Bones
PSHE Theme: Being Me in My World
- Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura.
- How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth by M. Robinson
- I can recognise my role in the school community and how this affects myself and my peers.
- I can understand my choices affect myself and others.
Topic overview: In this topic we will explore the daily life of a boy in the Stone Age. We will explore where the Stone Age era fits into History, and how life compares to today.
- Story / retelling
- Stone age fact file
- Role play
- Cave paintings. Research famous ones.
- Own charcoal pictures.
DT: Biscuit Henge, The Cave Baby – non-stitched felt teddy, Stone Age necklaces
Experiential Learning: Hill End. The children will experience den building, Spear making, bread baking on an open fire, grinding wheat and spear throwing.
- Place value
- Addition and Subtraction
RE: Celebrating belonging (Hinduism)
PE: Communicating, collaborating and competing both individually and in a team in order to evaluate and recognise their own success.
ICT/Computing: Lego workshop
French: greetings, social conventions, classroom instructions, numbers to 10
Music: learning how we notate pitch & creating simple 3 note melodies on chime bars & glockenspiels.
History: Stone Age
Term 2 2019-20
PSHE Theme: Celebrating Difference
- Clown by Quentin Blake
- Mr Majeika Joins the Circus by Humphrey Carpenter
- (Bellamy Brickle’s Circus Dream – Jo Pritchard)
- I can tell you about a time when my words affected someone’s feelings and what the consequences were.
- I can give and receive compliments and know how this feels
Topic overview: In this topic we will explore how the circus celebrates difference. We will explore the history of the circus and how it has changed over time to represent changes in values.
- Descriptive writing of a clown.
- Persuasion – circus posters/leaflets.
- Newspaper – an animal has escaped from the circus!
- Circus poems and rhymes
- Pointillism (Seurat)
- Creating a colour wheel
- Clown portraits.
Experiential Learning: Circus Skills
- Addition and Subtraction
- Multiplication and Division
Science: Forces and Magnets
RE: How does religion inspire people differently?
PE: Cooperative games and gymnastics.
ICT/Computing: Giving instructions to a circus performer. Scratch.
French: adjectives, classroom instructions, Christmas
Music: medieval music: studying medieval piece Columba Aspexit renaissance music: studying Pueri Concinite by Handl learning songs for the Christmas church service.
History: History of the circus
Term 3 2019-20
PSHE Theme: Dreams and Goals
Core Text: The Great Explorer by Chris Judge
- I can evaluate my won learning process and identify how it can be better next time.
- I am confident in sharing my success with others and know how to store my feelings of success in my internal chest.
Topic overview: We will look at maps of the artic region and start to think about the impact of climate change. We will discuss animals and their habitat? Looking at historic artic explorers through our Literacy lessons
- Non-fiction – what would you need to take on an exploration?
- Newspaper Report – Missing explorer.
- Diary writing.
Art/DT: Chalk polar bear pictures
Experiential Learning: Outdoor tasks followed by hot chocolate.
- Multiplication and Division
- Money and Statistics
Science: Light and Dark
RE: Bible stories and miracles
PE: Ball skills, attacking and defending – football
ICT/Computing: Using PowerPoint. Make a presentation on the Arctic.
French: numbers, shapes, parts of the body
Music: Artsweek music: composing rounds in pairs
Geography: Exploration (the Arctic).
Term 4 2019-20
Fantastic Mr Fox
PSHE Theme: Healthy Me
Core Text: Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl
- I can identify things, people and places that I need to be kept safe from and can tell you some strategies for keeping myself safe including who to go to for help.
- I can express how being anxious or scared feels.
Topic overview: As a class we will read and explore Fantastic Mr Fox before creating character descriptions. Ch will also learn how to read from a play script.
- Character description
- First- and third-person narrative.
- Play scripts and role play.
- Observational drawing
- DT – make own pizzas
- Food tasting
- Pizza making
- Measurement: Length and Perimeter
- Number: Fractions
Science: Animals including Humans
RE: The Easter story
PE: Sending and receiving, bench ball and basketball.
ICT/Computing: Research different towns and cities
French: travel, Easter, numbers to 20
Music: learning about note values through sports names and creating own songs based on the pentatonic scale.
Geography: where could Mr Fox live? Looking at the UK (towns and cities)
Term 5 2019-20
PSHE Theme: Relationships
- The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
- The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
- The Land of Neverbelieve by Norman Messenger
- (A first book of nature – Nicola Davies & Mark Herald – Poetry)
- I can explain how some of the actions and work of people around the world help and influence my life.
- And can show an awareness of how this could affect my choices.
Topic overview: During this topic we will continue to build on the children’s knowledge of plants. We will explore the impact that humans have on the natural world around them and will develop a deeper understanding of human and physical features around the world.
- Descriptive writing – imagery to inspire writing.
- Non-fiction – explanation text.
Art/DT: 3D plant models
- Plants around the school
- Planting and growing
Science: Plants – roots and shoots
RE: Understand the Hindu belief that there is one God with many different aspects.
PE: Dance and gymnastics
ICT/Computing: creating documents. Plant top trumps.
French: Numbers to 30, pets and animals
Music: using dynamics in music: writing own group composition pieces based on dynamics in ‘Night on a Bare Mountain’ by Mussorgsky and ‘Hall of the Mountain King’ by Greig.
Geography: human and physical features (countries and continents)
Term 6 2019-20
PSHE Theme: Changing Me
- Roman non-fiction texts
- Roman diary by Richard Platt
- I can identify how boys’ and girls’ bodies change on the inside during the growing up process and can tell you why these changes are necessary so that their bodies can make babies when they grow up.
- I recognise how I feel about these changes happening to me and know how to cope with these feelings.
Topic overview: The Roman topic will give children the opportunity to explore the Roman invasion of Britain and the impact this had on everyday life.
- Non-fiction – information book on Roman times.
- Diary writing – life of a Roman slave.
- Performance poetry – Roman soldiers.
- Roman shields
- Bread baking
- Verulamium at St Albans
- Children will make Roman shields and will go to battle!
- Mass and Capacity
Science: Plants – Flowers and pollination
RE: Understand the significance of the Rive Ganges for a Hindi and a non-Hindu.
PE: Athletics and field games
ICT/Computing: Typing skills
French: holidays, Tour de France
Music: watching 10 pieces, then creating whole class body percussion piece inspired by ‘Connect It’ by Anna Meredith.