Spring Term

As readers, we will use a variety of texts from the school reading spine. We will focus on traditional Indian narratives, as well as different types of poetry. The children will use a range of non-fiction texts to research India.

As writers, we will use the theme of India to write a range of exciting and informative texts. For example, the children will write a set of instructions for making naan bread. They will write their own versions of traditional Indian narratives e.g. Rama and Sita. The children will write a non-chronological report about aspects of India, as well as a kenning poem inspired by India’s wildlife.

As mathematicians, we will learn how to multiply and divide by 10 and 100 and factor pairs. We will also multiply 2 and 3 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers. In measurement, we will focus on length and perimeter and then move on to fractions and decimals.

As scientists, we will describe the digestive system of humans and identify the different types of teeth we have. We will also compare and group materials and observe how they can change between a solid, a liquid and a gas. Finally we will also learn about the water cycle.

As theologians, we will revisit the key beliefs in Christiantiy. We will look at baptism and how the idea of trinity and community is part of it. We will learn more about the Holy Communion service and what makes this a special meal. We will investigate different denominations in the Christian faith-Orthodox, Anglican, Methodist, Quaker and Evangelical.

As computer users, we will use ‘copy and paste’ to add online information into our own documents. Also, we will continue to learn how to touch-type using both hands and learn how to edit the layout of documents.

As artists, we will be inspired by India in our artwork. We will apply our patterning to paint, clay and pen and ink to produce India inspired work, including Mendhi patterns. We will study the artwork of Henri Rousseau, in particular his Tiger painting and use this as inspiration to produce our own work.

As responsible citizens, we learn about a range of different feelings and emotions and discuss how we feel about growing and changing. We learn about the reasons why people choose to eat or avoid certain foods. Also, we discover why sleep is important and how too much screen time can have a negative impact on our mental health.

As musicians, we will explore Indian music. We will think about how it uses modes and rhythm patterns (raga and tala) and start to create our own music inspired by Indian composers using tuned classroom percussion. We will explore texture and timbre. We will sing songs that link to India.

As sports people, we will start to explore balances with partners and understand the difference between counter tension and counter balance.

As linguists, we learn about the different members of a family and how to describe the physical and personal characteristics of our family members.

As designers, In food technology, we will follow a naan bread recipe. We will measure the necessary ingredients, create our own recipe and make our final bread with accompaniments. Throughout the project, we will learn about hygienic practices when handling food.