Curriculum: Autumn 2018
Addition and Subtraction
Weeks 1 and 2 focus on revising the understanding and use of place value and number facts in mental addition and subtraction. To use multiple of 5 and 10 bonds to 100 to solve additions and subtractions; add and subtract 1-digit numbers to and from 2-digit numbers.
Addition and Subtraction
Compare and order 2- and 3- digit numbers; count on and back in 10s and 1s; add and subtract 2-digit numbers; solve problems using place value.
Multiplication and Division
Know multiplication and division facts for the 5, 10, 2, 4 and 3 times-tables; doubling and halving.
Time and 3D shapes
Know and understand the calendar, including days, weeks, months, years; tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes on analogue and digital clocks; know the properties of 3D shapes.
Place Value and Difference
Comparing, ordering and understanding place value of 2- and 3-digit numbers; subtracting from 2-digit numbers; using prediction to estimate calculations.
Non-fiction: Was Tutankhamen Killed?
In this unit, the children explore the Big Question: Who killed Tutankhamen? They read the interactive eBook, retrieving and collating information and identifying evidence in the text to support their theories. They investigate main and subordinate clauses and are introduced to the perfect tense. In their writing tasks, they write letters, paragraphs, and finally compose an explanation text in response to the Big Question.
Live unit: All about Me
The children are introduced to the idea of the unit: creating an autobiography that they will then present on film or to a live audience. As a class, they read an autobiographical blog post from Little Red Riding Hood, responding to and asking questions about the text to develop their comprehension skills. They look at the use of language and gather success criteria for what makes a good autobiography. They then see the same text in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, and analyse the differences between the two types of text. After some teacher modelling, they practise story boarding the main events from Little Red Riding Hood’s story to create PowerPoint slides. The children build on this experience to storyboard and then create their own autobiographical presentations. Time is given at the end of the unit for the children to practice performing their presentations, and for evaluating and feeding back on these performances. They then present to an audience.
In this unit, children will look at the geography of the UK – from the physical features of mountains, rivers and seas to the manmade administrative regions and counties. They will find out how the UK has changed over time, looking at how London grew and how the population of the UK as a whole has changed throughout the course of history.
This ‘Light’ unit will teach our class about light, reflections and shadows. They will learn about different sources of light, and that we need light to see. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate reflective materials, in the context of designing a new book bag. They will work in a hands-on way to play a range of mirror games, finding out more about reflective surfaces. Furthermore, they will learn that the sun’s light can be dangerous and will create an advert for a pair of sunglasses or a sun hat that they have designed. The children will have chance to test which objects are opaque in an exciting investigation to design the most effective curtains and will find out how shadows change when the distance between the object and light source changes. They will develop their scientific enquiry skills, making observations, predictions and conclusions.
In Islamic Studies, We will be learning about the following:
- Names of Allah
- Habil and Qabil
- Respecting People
- Books from Allah
- Manners of eating and drinking
- Prophets of Allah
- Life after Death
- Paradise and Hell
This term we are concentrating on games. We will be looking at the following objectives:
- Can choose the most appropriate throw to use within a game
- Can call out for a catch in a game showing they know they are in the best place
- Can hit a ball into a space to help increase the score within a game; can dribble a ball in different directions and avoid obstacles
- Can help other members of the team to find space within the team game
- Can use a range of attacking and defending skills when playing a team game.