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Themes and Topics in the Spring Term

Spring - Term 1 and Term 2  
 
English

 

 Instructions

  • Giving and receiving instructions
  • Following a set of instructions
  • Writing a set of instructions

 

Poetry

  • Listening to and discussing a wide range of poems
  • Recognising and joining in with predictable phrases
  • Learning to appreciate rhymes and poems, and to recite some by heart
  • Discussing word meanings

 

 Stories from a range of other cultures

  • Listening to and discussing a wide range of stories from other cultures
  • Link what they hear/read to their own experiences
  • Predict what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far

 

Stories with a fantasy setting

  • Listening to and discussing a wide range of fantasy stories
  • Drawing on what they already know or background information and vocabulary provided by the teacher
  • Making inferences on the basis of what has been said

 

Maths 

  • Counting in multiples of twos, fives and tens
  • Solve one-step problems that involve multiplication and division
  • Recognise, find and name a quarter as one of four equal parts of an object, shape or quantity
  • Count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number
  • Given a number, identify one more and one less
  • Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations
  • Solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction
  • Recognise, find and name a half of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity
  • Compare, describe and solve problems for lengths and heights
  • Measure and begin to record - length and height
  • Compare, describe and solve practical problems
  • Measure and begin to record - mass and weight
  • Compare, describe and solve practical problems
  • Measure and begin to record - capacity and volume
  • Sequence events in chronological order
  • Recognise and use language relating to dates, weeks, months, years
  • Tell the time to the hour and half past the hour
  • Compare, describe and solve practical problems for time
  • Measure and begin to record time
  • Recognise and know the value of different coins and notes

 

Science 

  • Animals including humans

 

IPC 

  • Sensational
  • Our World

 
Art/D.T 

  • Use a variety of materials and explore different textures
  • Suggest ways of improving their own work
  • Plan/design
  • Use simple tools and materials to make products
  • Food


Computing 

  • Use the school website regularly
  • Continue to use the iPads for phonic, handwriting and maths activities
  • Use ICT to present information
  • Work with texts, tables images and sound
  • Presenting information
  • Technology all around us
  • Purple Mash
  • Espresso

 
R.E 

  • Special People
  • Meals
  • Change

 

  P.E

  • Multi-skills 

 

 Music

  • Start to learn, understand and recognise three note values; crotchet, minim and quaver and develop an awareness of pulse. 
  • To co-ordinate actions while singing and develop speed of reaction and co-operation skills. 
  • Listening to 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' recognising the mood, atmosphere, pulse.

 

 

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