Elaine Education Centre
Ash Class will be engaging in a range of activities to enable them to further develop their character skills. This will enable them to grow as members of a community and welcome others into their classroom community. The focus of Identity will encourage pupils to recognise positive traits about themselves, boosting their self-esteem.
Our core text for English is called ‘All Are Welcome’. The text explores diversity within the classroom and discusses the routine of children during the school day. The text demonstrates rhyming and repetition skills which we will develop to create a poem about ourselves and our own routine.
In maths this half term, children will be exploring place value and consolidating their knowledge around this. We will then apply this understanding to practice addition, subtracting and counting on 10 from any given number.
In science, we will be researching different habitats and their features and using this understanding to design and build our own habitat for an animal.
In RSE, we will be identifying different relationships we have and focussing on respect for ourselves and others.
In RE, we will be exploring Sikhism and reflect on the life of Guru Nanak.
In art, we will be creating our own self portrait collage, inspired by the artist Pablo Picasso.
In PE we will be practising a range of active movements and dances.
For our SEMH Curriculum we will be completing activities around ‘The Angry Gremlin’. These will include both peer and independent actions to promote friendships and high self-esteem. We will be developing our fine motor skills using multiple materials to aid our progress in our other curriculum based subjects.
This term, we will be exploring identify and diversity through our core text “Can I build another me?” by Shinsuke Yoshitake and creating a fact-file about ourselves, celebrating our individuality and looking at what makes us unique. We will then compare our local area to other cities around the UK, before writing a letter to our local MP to suggest improvements that could make a positive impact to where we live.
Our core text in English this term is “Can I build another me?” by Shinsuke Yoshitake. Children will begin by exploring the thoughts and feelings of the character in the book, before discussing our influences and skills in preparation for creating a fact-file about ourselves. The children will then be exploring our individuality and learning how to formulate ideas into a cohesive structure, in order to write their autobiography and reflect on what they have learnt.
Children will consolidate their knowledge of place value this term in order to identify, estimate and order 4-digit numbers in maths. They will then be using concrete, pictorial and abstract representation to be able to count forwards and backwards in steps of 50 and 100. As the term progresses, we will be using arrays to solve multiplication problems. Towards the end of term, children will be exploring how decimal numbers can be partitioned as well as rounding decimal numbers to the nearest whole number. They will then be using these skills to add and subtract different amounts of money.
In science, we will be exploring states of matter in order to explain the difference between a solid, liquid and gas.
In geography, we will be comparing our local area to other cities around the UK, before writing a letter to our local MP to suggest improvements which would make a positive impact.
In art, we will be exploring the art work of David Hockney in order to create our own self portrait using digital photography.
As part of our SEMH curriculum, we will be developing social and communication skills during LEGO interventions, using daily sensory circuits to improve engagement and help children to understand and regulate their emotions through use of ELSA (Emotional literacy support assistant).
In English, Our core text this term is ‘The Hunger Games’’ by Suzanne Collins. 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 about a dystopian world to write a diary entry and a persuasive letter convincing the capitol to ban the games. Throughout the half term, the children will develop their knowledge and understanding of spelling, punctuation and grammar and apply this to their writing.
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. Children will begin the term by continuing to secure formal written methods for the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). As the term progresses, children will be learning how factors and multiples can be used as part of the multiplication and division process; this will also include building on knowledge of prime numbers and mental calculations.
Our SEMH curriculum this term will focus on fine motor skills, emotional regulation, social skills and oracy.
In art, we will experiment with different materials to create a propaganda style collage in the style of El Lissitzky.
Our history learning journey will be exploring the ancient Egyptians and their contributions to modern day society, we will be focusing on inventions, architecture and governance.
PE will take place on a Wednesday afternoon. This term we will be focusing on tag rugby, gymnastics and developing overall body control.
In RE, we will be learning about Judaism and the festival of Hanukkah.
In science, we will be learning about living things and how we can classify animals based on their characteristics.