Elaine Education Centre
The children will explore our basic human rights in the context of peace and conflict. They will investigate why some people have their rights denied and look into whose responsibility it is for these rights to be met. They will also look at the meaning of conflict, with a focus on aid.
Our core text this term is ‘Azzi in Between’ by Sarah Garland. We will be following the story of the main character, Azzi, as she seeks refuge from her home country when war breaks out. Throughout the half term, the children will develop their punctuation, grammar and spelling skills before using our core text as a springboard to write in role, creating a letter to Azzi’s grandma.
In maths, our focus will be on place value up to 4 digits, as well as addition and subtraction. The children will develop their skills for recognising the value of each digit in 4 digit numbers and reasoning using key vocabulary. There will also be a focus on using and applying this knowledge in real life contexts, and completing challenges collaboratively.
In science, our learning will be based around states of matter. The children will perform scientific investigations to explore the effects of different variables.
In art, we will learn how to draw and paint our own pieces, inspired by Alwy Fadhel, an artist and asylum seeker to created art using coffee and water.
Our history learning will focus on war and conflict. We will discuss World War I and compare similarities and differences to more modern wars with a focus on how aid was provided.
The children will explore the impact of deforestation both on humans and animals on a local and global level with a focus on environmental leadership. They will identify ways in which we can positively impact the local community through raising awareness of the importance of biodiversity and the implications of climate change.
Our core text this term is ‘The Last Wild’ by Piers Torday A dystopian novel, which tackles some powerful themes. In particular, the environment and the importance of animals. While exploring the text, we will be writing blogs and a persuasive letter about the key themes. We will be developing a range of persuasive skills for these writing outcomes, including; the use of ‘the power of three’, emotive language and a variety of rhetorical questions.
In maths this half term our focus will be on place value, addition and subtraction. There will be a focus on using and applying this knowledge to solve problems in a real life context. We will also be learning our times tables, which will help the children with many other areas of maths this year.
In art, we will learn we will be creating a collage of a stag based on the work of Jane Perkins.
In geography we will be exploring the appreciation of the relationship between humans and the planet in which we live. In PE will take place on a Wednesday and Thursday this tem children will be taking part in swimming lessons and developing skills whilst plying team games. In RE we will be learning about the Buddhist faith. We will be researching and learning about the Buddhist place of worship, Buddhist way of life and the Buddhist community. During our science learning journey, we will be learning about ‘Animals, including humans’ and we will be exploring the stages of development in humans as well as planning and carrying out investigations.
The children will explore the impact of deforestation both on humans and animals on a local and global level. They will identify ways in which we can positively impact the local community through raising awareness about new initiatives which involve a focus on stewardship and the belief that humans are responsible for the world we live in.
Our core text this term is ‘Gorilla Dawn’ by Gill Lewis. We will be learning to infer using clues from a text and evaluating the choices the author has made. We will also be generating descriptive vocabulary. Throughout the half term, the children will develop their knowledge and understanding of spelling, punctuation and grammar and apply this to writing a narrative.
In maths this half term, our focus will be on place value, addition and subtraction. There will be a focus on using and applying this knowledge to solve problems in a real life context. The children will also develop their skills in arithmetic including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and finding fractions and percentages of amounts through daily practice.
In art, we will learn different shading techniques and then build up texture using oil pastels and acrylic paint to create pictures of gorillas based on the work of Kim Guthrie. Our geography learning will focus on the Democratic Republic of Congo and comparing the human and physical features to those in Great Britain. PE will take place on a Wednesday and Friday this term. Children will be developing their skills while playing team games. In RE we will be learning about Judaism and how the religious teachings influence their lives. During our science learning journey, we will be learning about living things and their habitats.