Poetry: read and discuss a range of poems about strange and imagined characters and settings ; investigate the poets’ use of figurative language and write and perform poems
Playscripts: read passages from a play and investigate how plays are written; write some scenes themselves and perform them
Stories involving people from different cultures: identify social and cultural issues in stories; using role play and discussion to explore issues; explore how to combine dialogue and narrative in paragraphs; recognise how to keep moving the plot on quickly; plan write and edit stories in paragraph
Information texts: analysing organisation and language features of information texts and creating own version of an information text
Explanatory texts: understand structure and writing features of an explanation text; research information to prepare explanatory text; writing, editing and completing an explanation
Counting, partitioning and calculating: use decimal notation for tenths and hundredths and partition decimal; add and subtract mentally pairs of two-digit whole numbers; use written methods to add and subtract two and three-digit whole numbers; recognise and continue number sequences; derive and recall multiplication facts to 10 x 10; use written methods to support and explain division of two-digit numbers by one-digit numbers including remainders; use knowledge of rounding to check calculations
Securing number facts, including shape: identify and use patterns, relationships and properties of numbers or shapes; identify doubles of two-digit numbers; Draw polygons and classify them by identifying their properties including their line symmetry, visualise 3d objects from 2d drawings, making nets of common shapes
Handling data and measures: answer questions by identifying what data to collect, organise, present and analyse; interpret data in tables, diagrams, tally charts, pictograms and bar charts; choose and use standard metric units when estimating, measuring and recording length, weight and capacity; know meaning of ‘centi’, ‘kilo’ and milli’; use decimal notation to record measurement; use different scales with intervals of different step sizes
Calculating, measuring and understanding shape: solve one and two-step problems involving number, money or measures; Draw rectangles and measure and calculate their perimeters; find the area of rectilinear shapes drawn on a square grid by counting squares; learn that angles are measured in degrees and that a full circle is 360 degrees; order angles less than 180 degrees; recognise horizontal and vertical lines; use eight points on a compass to explain direction;
Use decimal notation for tenths and hundredths, relating facts to money; place one and two-place decimals on a number line; choose and use standard measurement
Securing number facts, relationships and calculating: Recognise the equivalence between decimals and fraction forms of one half, quarters, tenths and hundredths; identify pairs of fractions that total 1; find fractions of numbers, quantities or shapes
Moving and growing: understand the purpose and location of bones in the human skeleton; naming common bones, comparing human skeletons with the skeletons of other animals; understanding how muscles function; examining creatures with exoskeletons.
Keeping warm: understanding that heat is a form of energy; investigating insulation and heat retention of various materials
Solids, liquids and gases: investigating different states of matter and how materials can change state
Soluble or insoluble: What happens when solids dissolve; investigations to determine what solids are soluble; investigating dissolving sugar.
(Following last term’s theme of ‘The Home Front’, this term the focus switches to geography)
India: locate India on a map and learn the continents of the world; find out about India’s neighbouring countries and the main physical geographical features of India; create graphs using excel to contrast temperature and rainfall in London to parts of India; investigate travel routes to India both on land, sea and air; use a variety of sources to contrast city life to life in the countryside; contrast life in the villages of India to life in England.
Our environment: understand terms such as environment, natural resources, renewable and non-renewable resources; investigate dangers associated with litter; recycling – discuss why we should recycle waste; discuss fossil fuels and how we can save energy; discuss noise pollution, discuss ways in which noise can be reduced; project work on reducing waste.
Numbers up to 20 and traditional Italian songs; playground games inItalian, past-times, birthdays and party games.
Sikhism: Place significant events and teaching at appropriate points in the life of Guru Nanak; make links between the practices and celebrations of Sikhism and the beliefs that lay behind them.
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