This term the children will explore the theme of identity and diversity, looking at the impacts of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination in our society today. They will compare their own lives to the lives of people in Afghanistan exploring gender stereotypes in geography. The children will use this learning to create a business selling a range of merchandise (badges, keyrings) with slogans on which challenge stereotypes.
In English, we will be reading our new core text, ‘Boy in the Tower’ by Polly Ho-Yen, which explores the theme of identity and diversity. Children will develop an awareness of how to maintain a positive mental health as well as how to overcome stereo types. While exploring the text, we will be focusing on how to communicate effectively, through a range of media, about issues to suit the subject, audience and purpose. Throughout this term, we will be developing a range of skills to create a mindfulness session for KS1 classes, to help promote a healthy mind set.
In maths, children will be looking at multiplication and division. They will be multiplying 3 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers as well as dividing 4 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers. Towards the end of the term, we will look at how to convert different units of measurement. They will also be exposed to a range of fluency and reasoning questions, such as multi-step problems to help secure and deepen their understanding.
In science, we will be learning about Earth and Space. We will look at the different phases of the moon and compare the length of days and years of the planets.
In RE, we will be looking at Christianity and the importance of Jesus in the religion. We will explore the values of Christianity and understand how Jesus’ divinity impacts modern society.
In indoor PE we will be developing and creating a circuit routine. We will also explore variations of different exercises. In outdoor PE we will be developing our skills for tennis.
In art we will be looking at the artist Paul Catherall. We will use his work as inspiration to create collages of buildings and landscapes.