Autumn 2 - Seahorses
Geography - Identifying countries, towns and cities of the UK
We will begin our PSHE lessons by focusing on getting on and falling out. We will explore tolerance and the importance of strong communication. We will then move onto the topic of keeping safe and managing risk - bullying. We will look at the different types of bullying, what we should do if we witness bullying and where to go for help. We will explore stranger danger and identify trusted adults in our lives. After this, we will focus on online safety - private and personal information. Finally, we will explore child bereavement and raise awareness of the life cycle and the importance of memories. 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.
To start with, we will focus on writing a character description getting inspiration from novels that we read in class. We will then move onto writing an adventure story using some of the vocabulary we learnt when writing character descriptions. After this, we will focus on poems using rhyming words. We will finish by looking at persuasive writing based around Christmas.
At the beginning of the half term in maths we will be focusing on place value. We will complete problem solving and reasoning activities based on this. We will then be moving onto multiplication and division. We will learn different written methods for multiplication and division. Finally, we will look at measurement and statistics. 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 begin by comparing and grouping different materials. We will then carry out a range of experiments discovering reversible and irreversible changes.
During geography this half term, we will be focusing on towns and cities in the UK. We will begin by recapping the countries of the UK and locating major UK cities such as London. We will then practice reading maps and learn about different major cities such as London, Edinburgh etc.
This half term in RE, we will be answering the key question: what does the creation story tell us? We will be considering the term creation and what this means to us. We will then study the creation story across a range of religions - Christianity, Judaism and Islam. We will finish by considering the importance of charities.
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.