Hello and welcome to a new school year. We are looking forward to being able to enjoy a fun filled year with you. Here are our topics for this term…
We are going to be using Pathways to Write for our English Curriculum this year. This term we are going to be focusing on ‘Gorilla’ by Anthony Browne which will enable us to write our own fantasy story based around this book, and also ‘Leon and the Place Between’ by Graham Baker-Smith which will develop our recount and diary writing skills. We are going to be building a deeper understanding of the different vocabulary that we use in different pieces of writing and using these in our own work.
We will be continuing with our daily counting, which will involve us practising our times tables that we will be tested on that week and also completing daily mental arithmetic questions. We are continuing to use Singapore Maths which helps to deepen the children’s understanding of different mathematical concepts and methods. This term we are covering Number to 10 000, Addition and Subtraction within 10 000, and Multiplication and Division.
We are going to be exploring and discussing the topics The Bible and Trust in God this term. We will be doing this through The Way, The Truth and The Life. We will also be experiencing World Faith Week.
This term our topic is The Romans specifically Boudicca’s Rebellion. We are going to be looking at the Roman Timeline and the events that took place to lead to Boudicca’s Rebellion. We will be looking closely at artefacts and using critical thinking to explore how and why things happened during this time. We have had the opportunity to take part in role play scenarios where we became part of the Iceni Tribe.
Art and Design
We are introducing a new curriculum in Art this year called Access Art which encourages the children to take ownership of their work and their books. This term we are going to be studying two topics – Story Telling Through Drawing where we will explore how artists create sequenced drawings to share and tell stories. Create concertinas or comic strips to retell poetry or prose through drawing and Exploring Pattern where we will be exploring how we can use colour, line and shape to create patterns, including repeating patterns.
This term we are going to be learning how to sew. We will be focussing on the topic Design and make your own Christmas Stocking where we will learn how to use templates to cut out different materials including felt and fabric and then use a running stitch to sew the different pieces of fabric or material together.
This term we are learning about Coding, Online Safety and Spreadsheets using Purple Mash. Each week we are set a new challenge which we have to complete within the lesson time.
This term we will be focusing on three topics in Science – In a State, Good Vibrations and Our Changing World. We are going to be planning and taking part in a variety of experiments throughout these topics so watch this space…
Out topic this term is ‘What’s it like in Hattersley?’ where we will be exploring Hattersley now and then. We will be discussing and comparing similarities and differences around Hattersley and creating our own maps.
This term we are going to be learning how to play our brass instruments with Mr Conway. We are also going to be taking part in Charanga music lessons where we will be learning about different aspects of music.
This term we are going to be learning how to play Tag Rugby and Hockey. We will be exploring the rules of these games and the importance of playing together as a team. Terri from Tameside Sports will continue to teach our P.E. lessons.
During this term, we are going to be studying the topics of All Around The Town and On The Move. We will be recapping our counting in French as well as learning new terms and phrases which we will then be able to use in sentences.