Instruction Texts: Read various instructional texts examining features; discuss similarities and differences between various instructions; examine language structure and use of complex vocabulary; make flow charts of instructions; plan, write, edit and publish instructional texts; draw labelled diagrams to accompany instructions
Shape Poems and Calligrams: Introduction to calligrams; read aloud a range of shape poems; examine language and rhymes in poems; write and perform own shape poems
Stories by a significant author- Roald Dahl: Gather information about the author’s style; discuss words and phrases; question famous characters in role; compare and contrast work by the same author; examine compound words and alliteration; write a book review of a Roald Dahl book; use simple, and complex sentences to demonstrate own viewpoint
Non-chronological reports: Read non-chronological reports; identify and discuss their structure and features; retrieve information and make notes; write a report using notes from the texts read; listen to an information broadcast; analyse the features used in a broadcast and create their own oral presentation.
Fables, Myths and Legends: Read and compare fables and myths from around the world; examine the structure, sequence and language of the texts; plan and write a sequel to their own Greek myth.
Counting, partitioning and calculating: Partition three-digit numbers into multiples of 100, 10 and 1; round two or three-digit numbers to nearest 10 or 100, give estimates for their sums or differences; derive and recall all addition and subtraction facts for each number to 20, sums and differences of multiples of ten and number pairs that total 100; add or subtract mentally combinations of one and two-digit numbers; multiply one or two-digit numbers by 10 and 100 and understand the effect; know all multiplication facts for the 2,3,4,5,6 and 10 times tables
Securing number facts, understanding shape: solve one and two-step problems involving money, measure, time and number; identify patterns in number or shapes and use information to solve problems; read and identify proper fractions; identify and estimate fractions of a shape; establish equivalent fractions; describe, visualise, classify, draw and make shapes; draw and complete shapes with reflective symmetry
Handling data and measures: know relationship between kilometres and metres, metres and centimetres, kilograms and grams, litres and millilitres; choose and use appropriate units to measure; read to the nearest division scales that are numbered or partially numbered; read the time on a 12-hour digital clock and to the nearest 5 minutes on an analogue clock; find start and end times for a given time interval; use tally charts, frequency tables, pictograms and bar charts to represent results; use Venn or Carroll diagrams
Calculating, measuring and understanding shape: Add and subtract mentally one and two-digit numbers; use written methods to add and subtract two and three-digit numbers; find unit fractions of numbers and quantities; draw and complete shapes with reflective symmetry; use the vocabulary of the four compass points to describe movement; recognise and draw right angles; recognise that a straight angle is equal to two right angles; choose and use appropriate unit of measurement
Securing number facts, relationships and calculating: solve one and two-step calculations; interpret denominators as part of the whole and numerators as the number of parts; understand that division is the inverse of multiplication and vice versa; find unit fractions of numbers and quantities
Magnetism: use magnets to discover items that are magnetic; investigating magnetic force fields; record what happens when poles are placed together; investigating strength of magnets; making compasses using water or suspended by string.
Plants and Growth: to sort plants into groups; to know how a plant is suited to its environment; to know the different parts of a plant and their functions; to investigate what plants need to grow well.
(following last term’s theme of ‘Ancient Egyptians’, this term the focus switches to geography)
Pictures, Plans and Maps: Understand that a plan is a view from the top; draw a plan of the classroom; write about a journey to school and plan theroute on a base map; learn how to use coordinates.
The Local Area: Zoom in from looking at a globe to Europe to UK to Wolverhampton; read maps and scales looking in more detail at a local village; discuss terms ‘settlement’ , village, town and city; examine place names to give a clue to their original settlement.
Weather Around the World: research the weather in a variety of locations around the world; observe areas of the world where there are particular types of climate; explore the effect of weather conditions on human activity
Right and Wrong: discuss the issue of ‘right and wrong’ with reference to daily life and school life; explore the ‘golden rules’ represented in all major faiths, explore how their sense of ‘right and wrong’ can change with circumstances; explore stories from different faiths and study the actions of believers who chose what they believed to be right over wrong, when that was a hard choice for them to make.
Creation Stories: to read and respond to creation stories from some of the world’s major faiths; to consider the question ‘How did the world come to be?’ and how it is likely to affect our behaviour towards the planet and all that lives on it.
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