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Blue Class


In English, Blue class will learn all of the 40+ phonemes through a scheme called Read Write Inc. They will be working on the stage relating to their own personal ability and completing writing tasks alongside reading stories. The writing tasks will be using speech and thought bubbles, writing letters, retelling stories, character descriptions and writing instructions. The children will learn about adjectives, nouns, verbs and adverbs and how to use them in their writing. They will also learn the use of full stops, question marks and exclamation marks. Everyone will have a reading book and pupils will be expected to read at home, as well as in school.



In the Autumn term, the pupils study; Number and place value, addition and subtraction, geometry, properties of shape, multiplication and division including number and place value, fractions, measurement, mass and time. In the Spring term, the pupils’ study Number and place value, addition and subtraction, including money, statistics, perimeter, properties of shape, number and division including number and place value and fractions. In the Summer term, the pupils’ study Number and place value, addition and subtraction, properties of shape, measurement including money, statistics, volume and capacity, multiplication, division and fractions.



In Science, Blue class will cover the following topics; Rocks and soils, Seasonal change, Light and Sound, Plants and forces.



In RE, Blue class will study the following topics; Light and Dark, The Church year, Jesus, the story of his life and his teachings, Jesus, Holy week and Easter, Values and Prayer.



In PHSE, Blue class will be covering; Healthy lifestyles, Growing and Changing, Keeping safe, Feelings and emotions, Valuing difference, Healthy relationships, Rights and responsibilities, Taking care of the environment and Money.




In history the children will look at the Maya, Viking Invaders and The history of Northamptonshire since 1066.



In geography they will focus on the following topics; Australia, Global Warming and Rivers.



In computing the children will look at e-safety and how to use the internet safely, responsibly and respectfully. Also, how to report any concerns and inappropriate behaviour that they come across on the internet. Knowledge will be gained in computer networks and search technologies. The children will learn how to collect, analyse, evaluate and present data and information that they have gathered. In addition to this the children will learn how to explain algorithms and detect and correct errors in algorithms and programmes. Finally, the children will learn how to design, write and debug programmes that accomplish specific goals.



In Music, Blue class will be learning to sing and perform with others, and use musical instruments to learn about beat, rhythm and pulse.


Design Technology:

In term 1 the children will have an introduction to Design & Technology (DT) and learn about sketching, health and safety and basic use of tools and equipment. The children will design and make a toy out of recycled materials and evaluate the finished product. Also, the children will design and make a moving monster, a pop up story book and picture frames using recycled materials.



In PE the first area of focus is football. The children will learn how to pass and control the ball as well as shooting and defending. Basketball and hockey will develop their team skills and group work. Another focus is gymnastics, where the children will learn different balances and rolls as well as develop their agility and co-ordination. They will also learn dance, this is when the children can perform to a variety of dance styles. The children will also take part in tennis, where they will learn the rules and scoring. Finally, the children will enjoy striking and fielding activities such as rounders and cricket.

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