Autumn 1 Topics
- The children will be writing:
- A fantasy narrative based on Myst, a video game.
- A response to watching a production of Macbeth.
- Non-fiction writing linked to our Vikings Topic.
- Their writing will include opportunities to:
- Identify audience for, and purpose of, their writing.
- Select appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how choices can enhance meaning.
- Evaluate and edit the effectiveness of their own and other’s writing.
- Use expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely.
- Use relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose, that.
- Use commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity
- Convert nouns or adjectives into verbs
- Ensure correct subject and verb agreement.
- Use brackets, dashes or commas to indicate a parenthesis.
- In reading, the children will be learning to:
- Ask questions to improve their understanding of a text.
- Check the book makes sense to them by discussing their understanding.
- Retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction.
- Participate in discussions about books that are read to them (or to themselves), providing reasoned justifications for their views.
- Predict what might happen from details stated and implied.
- Draw inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives.
- Identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning.
- Show understanding through intonation, tone and volume so that meaning is clear to an audience.
- Identify and discuss themes and conventions in a wide range of writing.
Maths (this will be taught over the whole of the Autumn Term)
- Place value of 5-digit numbers.
- Addition – including rounding to check answers to calculations
- Multiplication & Division – identify multiples and factors (finding factor pairs and common factors); know prime numbers; multiply and divide numbers mentally; multiply and divide numbers by 10 and 100.
- Fractions – compare and order fractions; recognise mixed fractions and improper fractions and convert from one to another; add and subtract numbers with the same denominator.
- Measurement – Convert between different units of measure; measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes; calculate and compare the area of rectangles
- Statistics – complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables.
- Properties of shape – identify 3-D shapes from 2-D drawings; estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles.
- Identify angles at a point total 360 degrees.
- Forces and machines
- The children will be studying the force of gravity, friction forces, and air and water resistance.
- They will then be investigating how simple machines work, and how the forces work within them.
- Children will be finding out about life in Viking times from archaeological discoveries.
- They will understand features of Viking society, reasons for the Viking invasions and how the invasion of Britain has shaped our history.
- Concept of FAITH
- Children will be exploring the term faith and what it means to Christians.
- They will express a personal response to the concept and explain how faith might affect their own lives of the lives of others.
- Designing and Making a Cam Operated Moving Toy
- Producing an accurate drawing of the basic cam mechanism;
- Producing a labelled drawing of the adaptations made to the basic cam frame
- Keeping a record of modifications and improvements made during designing and making;
- Evaluating the completed toy, identifying strengths and weaknesses.
- Accurate marking, cutting and assembly of the basic mechanism;
- Accurate and reliable fixing of cam followers / movement of toy;
- Quality of completed cam toy.
- We will be doing work based around a Growth Mindset, how to not give up and to try to do our best in all that we do.
Autumn 1 - Gymnastics (Bridges) & Net and Wall (Tennis). Autumn 2 - Dance & Invasion Games (Hockey, Rollerball, Football, Handball, Tag Rugby). Lead to competition and creative game making.