In English the children 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 what each type of word (adjective, noun, verb and adverb) is called and how to put them into a sentence. Then what each sentence is relating to the punctuation needed at the end (question, command, statement or exclamation). Reading will be carried out daily on a 1:1 basis. We will also be beginning to implement talk 4 writing scheme to encourage independent writers.
In History the children will be learning about Pirates and how they ruled the sea. They will be also learning about dinosaurs and fossils. During these topic areas, the children will create models, sequence events and learn about how we evidence these events.
The children will be looking at the weather and linking it to the seasons. They will then create maps of real and imaginary places, using a key to show meanings. The children will move onto looking at seas and identifying creatures who live there. These topics will encourage map work especially maps of the uk.
For the first term, the children will be gaining an understanding of themselves and their belonging to different groups and communities. Next term they will be looking at festivals in particularly Christmas and Diwali. They will then move on to gain knowledge about Christian celebrations (weddings and Christenings). Finally, in terms 5 and 6 they will be focusing on special books, mainly the bible and discussing what Christian stories can teach us.