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Autumn 2

Have a look below to see what we will be learning about this term and keep an eye on Seesaw for extra information and to keep up to date with what we are all up to in school.

The Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of London 1666: How The Blaze Destroyed The Capital -  HistoryExtra

We will learn how The Great Fire of London changed London. We will learn about how the fire was caused and how they tried to prevent it reoccurring. As part of this learning we will also learn about the plague. In Art we will create a landscape to visualise the fire of London using tissue paper and sketching. We will also look at types of materials in Science to help us understand how the fire spread and the properties of different materials.

Key vocabulary

Ash, damage, destroy, gunpowder, landscape, plague, natural disaster, possession, record, rubble, spread, valuable

 

Maths

We will focus on Place Value, Addition and Subtraction. The children will explore tens and ones, and adding or subtracting using two digit numbers. Due to the recent events, we anticipate that the children may still have some gaps in their learning so this will be a big focus. We will continue weekly practise of Number and Lightning to develop children's arithmetic skills.  

Key vocabulary

Numbers, place value, biggest, smallest, more, less, addition, subtraction, tens, ones, digit

 

English

We will write a character description for our own dragon based on the story ‘Tell me a dragon’. This will involve work on adjectives and expanded noun phrases to support our writing. We will also write instructions in D&T for a Christmas card.

Key vocabulary

Adjective, noun, noun phrase, character, character description, instructions

 

Science – Use of everyday materials

We will learn about wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard as materials, their uses and their suitability for different tasks. We will find out how some solid objects can be changed shape by squashing, bending, twisting or stretching based on what material they are made from.

Key vocabulary

Wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper, cardboard, properties, materials, uses, squash, bend, twist, stretch,

 

Art – Creating a fire of London landscape

We will use tissue paper to create a ‘firey’ collage background to our landscape. We will then add planes as silhouettes and sketch houses to add to our landscape.

Key vocabulary

Landscape, collage, sketch, tissue paper, silhouettes

 

Geography – United Kingdom locations

We will locate London on a map and look at the four countries and capital cities of the UK. We will use a combination of world maps, atlases and globes to help us.

Key vocabulary

Map, United Kingdom, locate, locations, countries, capital cities, atlases, England, Northern Island, Scotland, Wales, London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast

 

Computing – Programming – Algorithms and Debugging

We will learn what algorithms are, how to program them and how we can use loops to make our algorithm more efficient. We will do this using a combination of unplugged and plugged-in activities.

Key vocabulary

Abstraction, algorithm, artificial intellingence, bug, correct, data, debug, decompose, error, key features, loop, predict, unnecessary

 

Design and Technology - Sliders and levers

Children will investigate how sliders and levers work and products in the world that use sliders and levers. We will the design, make and evaluate a project. Our project is ‘To design, make and evaluate a card with sliders/levers for a family member for Christmas'.

Key Vocabulary:

Design criteria, design brief, design, make, evaluate, product, user, purpose, sliders, levers

 

History – The Great Fire of London - How London changed.

We will learn how The Great Fire of London changed London. We will learn about how the fire was caused and how they tried to prevent it reoccuring. As part of this learning we will also learn about the plague.

Key vocabulary

Ash, damage, destroy, gunpowder, landscape, plague, natural disaster, possession, record, rubble, spread, valuable

 

Music – Orchestral instruments

Children will learn about the instruments in an orchestra and practise identifying these when listening to music. We will learn how different characters are represented by ‘timbre’, how emotions can be represented by ‘pitch’ and how changes in ‘tempo’ can convey action.

Key Vocabulary

Orchestra, strings, woodwind, brass, percussion, dynamics, sound effects, tempo, timbre, vocals

 

PSHE – Health and Wellbeing

We will learn about the benefits of exercise and relaxation on physical health and wellbeing, learn strategies for managing emotions, set goals, develop a growth mindset and understand dental hygiene.

Key vocabulary:

Diet, emotions, exercise, growth mindset, healthy, physical activity, relaxation, skill, strengths

 

PE – Boccia and Team games (tag rugby)

Boccia – we will work as a team and think tactically about ball placement for this new game.

Tag rugby – we will work on use of space and using tactics to close each other down and begin to attack and defend.

Key Vocabulary

Attack, defend, tag, mark, tactics, positioning, aim, strength, power

 

Helpful websites:

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/accounts/sign_in 

https://play.numbots.com/#/intro

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrssgk7 (Science - Materials)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks1-the-great-fire-of-london-home/zph4g7h (History - Great Fire of London)

 

Useful Dates:

15th November - 19th November Anti-Bullying Week

19th November - Children in Need

10th December - Christmas Jumper Day

15th December - Christmas Lunch