Spring Term

As readers, we will use a variety of texts from the school reading spine, as well as texts related to Prehistoric Britain and non-fiction texts related to rocks and soils.

As writers, we will write an adventure fiction, acrostic poem, a formal letter and a set of instructions linked to the term's themes.

As mathematicians, we will learn about multiplication and division with a 2 digit number and a single digit number. In measurement, we will learn about length and perimeter. We will also learn about fractions, looking at numerators and denominators, unit and non-unit fractions and equivalent fractions. In measurement, we will learn about mass and capacity.

As scientists, we will recognise how we need light to see and how shadows are formed. We will also learn about magnets and how things move on different surfaces.

As geographers, we will explore volcanoes and earthquakes. We will find out where volcanic areas and earthquake zones are in the world through use of maps, atlases, globes and digital mapping. Children will be able to describe key aspects of volcanoes and earthquakes and think about their human and environmental impacts.

As historians, we will be learning about Prehistoric Britain and how ancestors lived in the far past.

As theologians, we will explore Christian belief in God and the Holy Trinity. We will look for signs of the trinity in symbols, stories, artwork, sculpture. We will begin to look at the Holy Communion and its links to the last supper.

As computer users, we will begin to touch-type on a keyboard. Also, we will know how to change the appearance of text and a document in different ways.

As artists, we will create pieces of artwork relating to Prehistoric Britain and will use paint, sewing, pen and ink and clay. We will also be looking at the work of Pablo Picasso, linking to our work on the Stone Age and cave paintings. We will spend time studying the history, techniques and styles of traditional Aboriginal artwork from Australia and create our own.

As responsible citizens, we will learn about a range of different feelings and emotions. We will learn how to deal with setbacks and where to get help and support. Also, we look at what makes a healthy diet and how being active improves our health.

As musicians, we will explore how sounds are combined and can create harmony. We will create music as a background to an animation and learn how sounds can be recorded and used together. We will sing some Australian songs and rounds.

As sports people, we will learn about a variety of rolls which will demonstrate good body tension.

As liguists, we will learn about the classroom, objects and instructions used in it.

As designers, we will use our existing historical knowledge of structures in order to create our own prehistoric structure. We will investigate existing structures, think about how to improve it, make a prototype, build our final design and then evaluate its performance.