Autumn 2 - Jellyfish
Geography - Australia
We will begin our PSHE lessons by focusing on getting on and falling out. We will begin by exploring the concept of identity, society and equality. We will look at stereotypes, discrimination and prejudice and how we can combat these issues within our society. We will then move onto a topic around racism. Finally, we will move onto online safety including online gaming and films. Alongside this we will have one emotional literacy lesson per week focusing on skills such as motivation, empathy, self awareness, self regulation and social skills.
The focus at the beginning of this half term will be on traditional stories. We will start off by reading and getting inspiration from our shared text. We will start by looking at the features of a story, then we will create our very own short story. Following this we will then move on to looking at discussion texts. Finally, we will concentrate on shape poems, resulting in our very own shape poems. Jellyfish will continue to practice and learn phonics and spellings daily, to improve our reading and writing skills. Guided reading lessons will also continue to take place daily to promote our love of reading and to develop our understanding of different text types.
At the beginning of the half term in maths we will be focusing on multiplication and division. We will complete problem solving and reasoning activities based on this. We will then be moving onto statistics, where we will learn how to read, draw and interpret line graphs and tables as well as learn how to understand timetables. We will finish the half term converting learning how to convert money from pounds to pence. Alongside this, we will continue to regularly practice our times tables.
In science this half term we will be learning about states of matter. We will look at how To compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases. We will then look at how some materials can change state and others cant before finally looking into reversible and irreversible changes of state.
During geography this half term, we will be focusing on Australia. We will begin by learning where Australia is in relation to the UK before comparing Australia to the UK. We will then identify and name both physical and human features of Australia.
This half term in RE, we will be looking at what the creation story tells us. We will be considering how different religions perceive the story of creation and then comparing them for similarities and differences. We will then learn about the importance of charities and research some local charities and see how we as a class can get involved in supporting them.
Alongside all of this brilliant learning we will also be developing our skills through art, DT, PE, food technology and computing. For more information please see the long term plan (LTP) and twitter for daily updates.