Spring Term

This term we will learn about space in Science and Jamaica in Geography.

As geographers, we will learn to locate Jamaica and the surrounding countries on a world map, seas and geographical features as well as the Tropics and lines of longitude and latitude.

As artists, we will be creating pieces of artwork relating to the planets, using paint, pen and ink, textiles, print and Modroc. We will also be looking at the artwork of Peter Thorpe.

As mathematicians, we will continue to practise and increase our fluency in the areas we have previously learnt whilst developing the new skills introduced this year. We will be learning how to write and calculate both squared and cubed numbers. Our knowledge of decimals will extend to include numbers with up to three decimal places and we will also learn about percentages. We continue to apply these skills when converting between units of measurement. Other work on measures sees us converting between different units of time and also learning to estimate volume and capacity. In addition, we will revise our knowledge of translation (movement) of shapes and begin to learn about reflection and how shapes are represented.

As Spanish linguists, we will learn numbers up to and beyond 100, different foods, healthy choices, healthy-living and different sports. We will recap previous learning, using our phonics and alphabet. We will also learn how to say whether we like or dislike something.

As readers, we will study a variety of fiction and non-fiction tests relating to science fiction and space. We will look at understanding inference and deduction.

As writers, we will write a non-fiction report about the planets; a newspaper report about space travel and an application to join NASA.

We also do a descriptive fiction piece about pirates and a comparison between the UK and Jamaica.

As scientists, we will be looking at the solar system and our place within it. We will answer the question: how do day and night occur? We will study the movement of the Moon and we also different forces such as gravity, air resistance and friction.

As citizens, will learn about how to get a long and work as a team as well as individuals and collective rights and responsibilities

As theologians, we will learn about the Islamic faith and symbols, as well as the Five Pillars of Islam and how they are important to Muslims.

As computer users, we will look at word processing skills, spreadsheets and data-handling. In addition, we will learn how to create and edit a simple film.

As designers, we will design a contraption using levers and pulleys. As part of our Commonwealth study, we will also cook Jamaican food.

As musicians, we will explore music linked to space, both in performing and composing activities. We will consider structure, contrast in music and mood in combination. We will also explore music of the Caribbean, and look at styles including calypso and reggae.

As sports people, we will learn about the history of the haka and perform movements and lyrics to the “Haka Ka Mate’ which is performed by New Zealand National Rugby Team. In addition, we will further develop our throwing and catching as well as further develop decision-making. We will analyse examples of good game management and begin to understand how it can have a positive impact on the game. We will further develop the fundamental ball skills like dribbling, passing and controlling the ball. We will perform these skills during match-based activities. We will also start to implement tactics into small sided games and recognise how these game management methods can influence a match.