Seahorses are a lower Key Stage 2 class taught by Miss Hartley and the team.
Spring 1 - Seahorses
Local History Study - York
We will begin our PSHE lessons by focusing on reaching our goals. We will learn about how to become an effective learner and how to recognise and celebrate our achievements. After this, we will then move onto drugs, alcohol and tobacco education. We will learn about the risks associated with smoking drugs including cigarettes, and learn strategies to help resist pressure from others. We will then move onto online safety, privacy rules and look at how to identify internet scams. 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 a character description and a diary entry, we will look to get our inspiration from our shared text, ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. We will then write an alternative ending for the story. Following this we will then move on to looking at recounts and write our very own recount. Finally, we will concentrate on poetry looking closely at acrostic poems. Seahorses 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 fractions. We will complete problem solving and reasoning activities based on this. We will then be moving onto multiplication and division. Recapping on the formal methods and solving problems. Alongside this, we will continue to regularly practice our times tables.
In science this half term we will be learning about forces. We will begin learning about each force, gravity, air resistance and water resistance. We will then compare the forces using lots of experiments.
During history this half term, we will be focusing on York. We will learn all about the history of York through timelines, research and prior knowledge. We will recreate maps of the city and compare from then and now.
This half term in RE, we will be answering the key question what values are shown in codes for living? We will be considering the concepts of fairness, justice, forgiveness and free choice. We will also consider the codes for living in different religions and decide if we ourselves live by a code.
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.