Autumn - 1-2 - Jellyfish
Geography - Australia
We will begin our PSHE lessons by focusing on getting on and falling out. We will learn all about the different aspects of friendships including different strategies to manage conflict and solve problems peacefully. After this, we will focus on identity, society and equality, focusing on stereotypes, discrimination and prejudice including homophobia and LGBT. We will explore how everyone is unique and how prejudice and discrimination can make people feel. Finally, we will explore online safety, with a focus on gaming and films. Alongside this we will have one emotional literacy/theratime lesson per week focusing on skills such as motivation, empathy, self awareness, self regulation and social skills.
To start with, we will concentrate on shape poems linked to bonfire night. After this, we will concentrate on remembrance day studying the features of formal and informal letters. Next, we will explore sentence construction focusing on the sentence types for our year groups. We will then move on to creating a discussion text based around our geography topic, Australia. After this, we will write a narrative based on our shared text, a different boy by Paul Jennings. Finally, we will end by carrying out some writing based around Christmas.
At the beginning of the half term in maths we will be focusing on statistics. We will start off by reading and interpreting different charts, tables and graphs. We will then move on to multiplying and dividing. We will explore ways of multiplying and dividing mentally and using formal written methods. Finally, we will focus on fractions.
In science this half term we will be learning about materials. We will begin by comparing and grouping materials based on their properties. We will then carry out investigations observing change of states and reversible and irreversible changes.
During geography this half term, we will be focusing on Australia. We will begin by locating the continents on a world map. We will then carry out some research on Australia. After this, we will compare Australia to the UK. Next, we will focus on the physical and human features of Australia.
This half term in RE, we will be answering the key questions: what values are shown in codes for living? We will start by looking at what a code for living is. We will then explore the concepts - fairness, justice, forgiveness and free choice. Finally, we will look at how values can help within the community.
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.