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Ash

During Autumn 2, Ash Class will be engaging in a range of activities in order 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 ‘Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street’. The text explores different meals from a variety of cultures within a house. Each page describes a recipe for the meal described providing an opportunity of investigation into different recipes around the world.

In maths this half term, children will be using their previous skills in place value to complete addition and subtraction calculations. Following this we will be exploring money and the value of various coins and notes.

In science, we will be continuing to research different habitats and their features. We will explore how animals are suited to their habitat.

In RSE, we will be understanding how to show respect and care to others.

In art, we will be creating a collage of a fruit salad, following the work of Mirella Bee.

In PE we will be continuing to practise a range of active movements and dances.

For our SEMH Curriculum we will be continuing to complete activities around ‘The Angry Gremlin’. We will complete a different activity each day to develop our social, independent and fine motor skills.

 

Oak

This term we will be exploring identify and diversity through our core text “Inside the villains?” by Clotilde Perrin and creating our own villain to include in an original fairy tale. As part of our global theme of Identity & Diversity, we will then be exploring our school grounds and working collaboratively to redesign and improve our outside area by the Elaine Education Centre.

Our core text this term is “Inside the villain” by Clotilde Perrin in English. The children will be using their inferencing skills to explore the villains’ feelings and emotions before creating a fact-file about their own villain. They will then be exploring powerful adjectives to create their own setting description. Finally, we will be utilising metaphors and similes to use in their own narrative and including direct speech in their original fairy tale.

In maths this term, we will be looking at addition and subtraction, we will be using our prior knowledge of place value and apply it to the formal column method, including addition of thousands. We will be looking at our multiplication and division skills and multiplying/dividing digits by 10 and 100.  We will be looking at our 6, 8, 9 and 12 times tables.

In science, we will be exploring the human body and investigating how the digestive system works. 

In geography, we will be working collaboratively to redesign and improve the outside area by the Elaine Education Centre.

In art, we will be exploring the art work of artist Mark O’Bryan and the children will be creating their own 3D mask based on their villain.

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).

 

Elm

The children will explore the impact and benefit of human rights. Through our core text ‘Holes’ we will explore the exploitation of children's rights through the justice system. We will be exploring the use of trade through importation and exportation and the similarities and differences between the UK and El Salvador.

In English we will be exploring the text this term is ‘Holes” by Louis Sachar. We will be learning to infer using clues from a text and evaluating the choices the author has made.  We will be exploring different examples of persuasive speeches and identifying their key features as well as evaluating the effectiveness of them.  We will use these skills and knowledge to write our own persuasive speeches on why children should not be sent to work in prison camps and what should be used in place of this to support and educate children in making the right choices.

In maths this half term, our focus will be on fractions; learning how to simplify, calculate and identify equivalent fractions, as well as comparing and ordering fractions using the lowest common multiple at all points of their maths learning. By the end of the term, maths lessons will have a focus on multiplication and division with decimals and converting fractions to decimals, as well as strategies in conversion between fractions to decimals to percentages.

Our geography learning journey will be exploring the UK and El Salvador and comparing the physical and human features of these countries.  We will also be exploring the trade links and pathways between these countries.

In art, we will be studying the artist Leisa Rich.  We will be learning how to overlap and build up materials in a variety of ways to create an image.

In PE, we will continue focusing on gymnastics and developing overall body control as well as tag rugby.

In RE, we will be learning about life as a journey and making goals now and for the future.

In science, we will be learning about the theory of evolution and inheritance.

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Ash Autumn 1 2021 Curriculum Newsletter 10th Sep 2021 Download
Oak Autumn 1 2021 Curriculum Newsletter 10th Sep 2021 Download
Elm Autumn 1 2021 Curriculum Newsletter 10th Sep 2021 Download
Ash Autumn 2 2021 Curriculum Newsletter 08th Nov 2021 Download
Oak Autumn 2 2021 Curriculum Newsletter 08th Nov 2021 Download
Elm Autumn 2 2021 Curriculum Newsletter 08th Nov 2021 Download