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Spring Term 2 Subjects & Blogspot

Please find below curriculum information and knowledge organisers to help your children with their learning for the Spring 2 term.


Curriculum coverage


English - This term our English focus will be on developing our knowledge of myth narratives and developing our own creatures and heroes to create our own entertaining myths. 


Maths – We will be concluding our knowledge on measurement, learning how to measure length in cm, mm and m. We will then use our knowledge of multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 to convert between measurements. Our learning will then be applied to the concept of perimeter where we will be measuring different shapes and objects. We will then begin learning about fractions by recapping terms such as numerator and denominator before understanding the concept of a whole. We will use this to help us compare and order fractions as well as find equivalent fractions.


History - We are going to look at the Ancient Greek period, considering the themes of leadership, social and cultural change, technological advancement and the legacy they left behind!


Design and Technology - our learning will become practical by engaging with skills linked with linkages and cams. We hope to recreate simplified models first invented in Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece - Shaduf (leverage) and Archimedes water screw.


PSCHE - this term we will be beginning our knowledge on Relationships and Sex Education by considering the different types of families that exist, similarities and differences between girls and boys. We will also explore the idea of personal space and boundaries, safe touch and consent. 


RE - we are going to build on our knowledge of Christianity and Hinduism with a greater exploration on their religious festivals. We will look in depth at Diwali and unpick the real meaning behind Easter. 


Science - we will be exploring plants, considering the special parts of a plant and helping to understand their functions. To aid our knowledge on plants we will participate in several investigations to help us understand the conditions required for a plant to grow! 


Spanish We will extend our skills in identifying different people in our family to describing people and learning the names for different facial features.  In order to do this, we will learn how to say different colours in Spanish.  ¿De qué color es? ¿Quién es? 


Music - This half term we will also be applying our theatrical and musical skills by performing in the Lower Junior concert 'The Warrior Queen.'