We have outdoor P.E. on a Tuesday and indoor P.E. on a Wednesday. We like children to bring in their full kits at the beginning of the week in case there are any changes to the timetable.
Homework is handed out on a Friday and needs to be returned to school on the Wednesday of the following week.
As part of our work on food and farming in the Summer Term, we visit Normanby Hall. Here we explore the gardens and learn all about seeds and planting. We also get the opportunity to look at farming in the past and the types of machinery that would have been used. Of course the picnic lunch is always the most exciting bit!
Our resident artist is Kate from Gateway to Nature. Kate teaches us how to make our own Christmas wreaths from willow. This also gives us the opportunity to learn about the history of willow wreaths and other significant symbols of Christmas.
A typical day in the week looks like:
Children will arrive at school at 8.45am and complete some morning work until registration.
09:00 – 09:30 Daily phonics or spelling.
09:30 – 10:30 English
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:45 Maths
11:45 – 12:45 Lunch
12:55 – 13:30 Guided reading
13:30 – 15:10 Topic
15:10 – 15:30 Assembly
As readers, we will use a variety of texts from the school reading spine. We will compare traditional tales with more modern equivalents and take different aspects of the tales to explore in greater depth, such as the bears from Goldilocks.
As writers, we will write a character and setting description related to Three Billy Goats Gruff. We will retell the story of Cinderella, write a letter related to Goldilocks and the Three Bears, a recount of our walk in Broughton Woods and a free-verse poem.
As mathematicians, we will learn about place value within 100 and this will include counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. We will also learn about addition and subtration within 100 and further develop our knowledge of 2d and 3d shapes by recognising their properties.
As scientists, we will identify the habitats of different animals as well as look at how they obtain their food.
As geographers, we are learning about the wider environment around our school and the town of Broughton. We will take a walk around our local environment and plan a route back to the school to follow. Children will make a simple map and construct basic symbols in a key to organise their information. Children will be able to identify key human and physical features within the school grounds and the surrounding environment.
As sports people, we will further develop on our ABC work and apply them in games scenarios. Outside we will be starting to learn about some invasion games and understand the competitive side to sport.
As theologians, we will learn key beliefs in Islam and the straight path, how Muslims live their life through the 5 pillars and how Muslims strive to share what they have and keep harmony. We will learn about the life journeys in Islam, the importance of community and working together as a Muslim, and how the birth of a new baby into the Muslim faith is celebrated.
As computer users, we will identify pieces of personal information and know what to do if we find inappropriate content online. Also, we will begin to find information online using links to access them.
As artists, we will continue to develop our pencil skills and produce patterns. We will look at the different types of pencils and investigate their strength (light/dark). We will then apply this pattering to learn how to use an ink pen. We will study the work of the artist, Paul Klee and link these skills when creating pieces similar to his.
As citizens, in PSHE, we will learn about feelings and emotions, resilience and perseverance, relationships, caring for others and bullying.
As musicians, we will explore how music is used to help tell stories, through songs and through our listening. We will learn how to tell the difference between pulse, beat and rhythm. We will work towards Harvest and Christmas performances.
As historians, we will be learning sequencing and chronology. We will learn about buildings in the past and present in Britain and in our local area of Broughton. This unit of work will include a visit round Broughton, making obseravtions of old and new buildings and a visit to St Mary's Church to meet the Rector, David Eames to learn about the history of the church.
As designers, we will plan and create a puppet based on our favourite traditional tale. We will review, improve and evaluate our finished product. In food technology we will explore flapjack. We will investigate how to make flapjack, create a specification, make and evaluate our finished product.
As readers, we will use a variety of texts from the school reading spine. We will use a wide range of quality texts, such as: Emma Jayne’s aeroplane, Journey by Aaron Decker and How to become a Pirate: Pirate school by Colin Mc Naughton to explore different author’s styles and inspire our own writing.
As writers, we will write a diary, a non-chronological report about cars, linked to our Design and Technology work, a set of instructions and an Adventure story related to our study of Journey by Aaron Decker.
As mathematicians, we will learn about multiplication and division, focussing on the 2,5 and 10 x tables. In measurement, we will be learning about money, length and height and mass, capacity and temperature.
As scientists, we will identify why different materials are best suited for different uses as well as how solids can change shape.
As geographers, we will learn about the world. We will use atlases to learn about continents and oceans and be able to identify countries within continents. Children will learn about hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and will enjoy learning and being curious and excited about the world around them.
As sports people, we will be applying the fundamental shapes to sequences. Outside we will start to learn how to kick, control and dribble a football.
As theologians, we will learn what Christians believe is their role in looking after the world in God’s image, building on our knowledge of the creation story. We will explore how Christians believe they should love thy neighbour and parables that teach this. We will also look at other parables that teach Christians what God is like and how to be a good Samaritan in the community.
As computer users, we will evaluate different algorithms and create algorithms to solve a problem. Also, we will continue to practise our debugging skills using a BeeBot.
As artists, we will learn how to mix powder paint accurately, study the colour wheel and produce secondary colours. We will study the work of George Seurat and replicate through our own piece of pointillism. We will also learn how to create a decorative clay tile using different tools and techniques for creating texture.
As citizens, in PSHE, we will learn about life cycles, keeping safe in the home and outside the home, road safety and internet safety. We will learn about careers, exploitation and stereotypes.
As musicians, we will sing about different types of transport. We will listen to music about musical journeys and will compose a class piece in response to this. We will explore some traditional music from Canada and think about different ways of combining our voices, such as rounds and partner songs.
As designers, we will design and make a car with a moving axle and wheel. Through testing, we will then adapt and improve our cars and evaluate its performance.
As readers, we will use a variety of texts from the school reading spine. We will use the chosen texts to expand our knowledge of foods, how things grow and where they come from. The author’s style and structure of their books will inspire our own writing.
As writers, we will write a narrative retell related to Ten Seeds by Ruth Brown. We will write a play script related to Oliver’s Vegetables by Vivian French, a recount of our school trip and first person narrative in the present tense.
As mathematicians, we will learn about fractions, time and statistics. In geometry, we will learn about position and direction.
As scientists, we will learn about how animals have offspring and what their basic needs are, the importance of exercise and hygiene, as well as how plants grow and what they need to stay healthy.
As geographers, we will learn about Dalian - a major Chinese city and compare and contrast this vastly different area of the world with places closer to home. Children will explore a vastly different culture and appreciate the world’s rich diversity of people, lives and geography.
As sports people, we will start to learn about field events such as javelin, standing long jump and many more.
As theologians, we will explore the concept of thankfulness amongst different faiths. We will look at what different faiths believe about thankfulness, what they think about it and how they live their lives to reflect this.
As computer users, we will learn how to change the appearance of text we’ve written. Also, we will be able to shrink, enlarge and rotate any images that have been added to a digital book.
As artists, we will learn how to print using a printing block and ink to create work based on the artist Grandma Moses. We will also use our newly found skills in painting, to create some work based around our theme of farming.
As citizens, in PSHE, we will learn about our bodies and keeping them safe and healthy including hygiene routines, we will learn about medicines and substances and what to do in tricky situations involving them.
As musicians, we will learn how to use gestures, good posture and breathing in our performances. We will learn how to rehearse and perform as a large group. We will explore songs and song games from around the world.
As historians, we will be comparing and contrasting the lives of significant nurses - Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell.
As designers, we will explore different mechanisms such as levers, pivots and slides to create a moving picture. In food technology, we will plan and make a healthy plate of food, through creating a specification, making and evaluating the final dish.