Plays and scripts: act out and perform a variety of published playscripts; revisit the purpose and layout of plays including dramatic conventions; write own plays adapting well-known stories or poems; use stage directions, choose adverbs for effect, editing scripts to produce a final version.
Persuasive writing: explore different ways in which spoken and written word can be used to persuade; examine various persuasive documents (letters, flyers, leaflets, advertisements); examine and
experiment with persuasive language; create complex sentence structures using subordinate clauses; plan oral presentation; create written persuasive documents
Traditional stories, fables, myths, legends: Read wide range of myths, legends, fables and traditional stories. Discuss common themes. Identify features of particular fiction genres.
Read several different versions of same story, for example retellings from different times or countries, film versions. Draw out evidence of changing context and audience.
Discuss and look for evidence of narrative viewpoint in particular stories, for example looking at the way that characters are presented. Infer the perspective of the author from what is written and implied.
Plan and tell stories orally. Show awareness of audience and use techniques such as humour or repetition.
Plan and write a new version of a myth/legend/fable/traditional tale. Identify audience and adapt writing accordingly. Revise to produce polished version of at least one story.
Counting, partitioning and calculating: solve one and two-step problems involving whole numbers and decimals choosing appropriate calculation strategies; explain what each digit in a number represents to two decimal figures; add and subtract whole numbers and decimals with up to two decimal places, multiply and divide whole numbers and decimals by 10, 100 and 1000
Securing number facts, understanding shape: derive sums and differences, doubles and halves of decimals; estimate and check calculations using knowledge of place value, number facts and rounding; identify, visualise and describe properties of 2d shapes and 3d solids; identify and draw nets of 3d shapes; complete patterns with up to 2 lines of symmetry; draw and position a shape after reflection or translation
Handling data and measures: construct frequency tables, pictograms, bar and line graphs; present evidence by collecting organising and interpreting information; describe occurrence of familiar events using language of chance or likelihood; read, choose, use and record standard metric units; interpret readings between two unnumbered divisions on a scale
Calculating, measuring and understanding shape: Refine and use efficient written methods to multiply and divide HTU x U, TU x TU, U.t x U and HTU ÷U
Read and plot coordinates in the first quadrant; recognise perpendicular and parallel lines in grids and shapes; draw perpendicular and parallel lines; estimate, draw and measure acute and obtuse angles using a protractor; draw and measure lines to nearest mm; measure and calculate perimeter of regular and irregular polygons; use formula for the area of a rectangle to calculate area.
Securing number facts, relationships and calculating: express a smaller number as a fraction of a larger one; find equivalent fractions; relate fractions to their decimal representations; understand percentages, express tenths and hundredths as percentages; solve problems using proportions of quantities; use a calculator to solve problems including those involving decimals or fractions
Gases around us: Recognise that air is a material and that it is one of a range of gases which have important uses, that liquids evaporate to form gases and that gases change shape and flow from place to place; measure volumes of liquids accurately, recognise when observations and measurements need to be repeated and provide explanations for what they observe in terms of knowledge and understanding about gases
Changing state: Name and describe examples of the main processes associated with water changing state and recognise that these processes can be reversed; explain the water cycle in terms of these processes; use patterns in data to make predictions
Complete a distribution map showing areas of rainforest; examine the various layers of a tropical rainforest; compare and contrast temperatures with England: project work
Locate Aztec empire on a world map, identify why people settled in the valley of Mexico; understand chronology of the period – create timelines to put period in context; examine the conquest of the area by Cortes; what did they find; what did they learn about Aztec civilisation; the discovery of Tenochtitlan; describe the houses; what was Aztec life like; compare Aztec life in Tenochtitlan to life today; complete an extended study of one aspect of Aztec life.
Understand the effect that teaching from sacrad text has on the way a Muslim may behave; recognise the key beliefs in Islam and explain the effect thos beliefs have on the life of a Muslim; explain the main uses, roles and parts of a mosque, and compare them to other places of worship; explain the the religious expression and beliefs shown through festivals, fasting and pilgrimage; express own views commitments, beliefs and responsibilities.
Knowing Myself: to explore ‘what kind of learner am I?’; how to set and achieve goals; to understand frustrations and how to overcome obstacles; to explore how to take responsibility for their own learning and behaviour.
Good to be Me: to explore different emotions; use circle time and role play to explore experience of being surprised and assertive; to explore how to manage feelings when worried or anxious