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Spring 1


We will explore a range of texts linked to our units of learning, by using our Reading for Inference skills. We will also be developing our technique of answering written comprehension questions about a range of texts.

Books we will be reading:

Dear Greenpeace

Malala’s magic pencil

My name is not refugee


One World Many Colours

Greta and the giants

Key vocabulary

Echo read, paired read, think like a detective, notice breakdown, visualise, background knowledge, VIP words, question, wonder, predict, highlight, evidence, summarise



We will be learning about multiplication and division. We will recognise, make and add equal groups. We will solve multiplication sentences and use arrays to develop our understanding of multiplication. We will also explore doubles, 2 times table, 5 times table and 10 times tables, as well as dividing by 2 5 and 10.

Key vocabulary

Multiply, divide, multiplication, division, array, equal groups, double, inverse, times, lots of, share, bar model


Geography – Why is our world wonderful?

We will be exploring some of the UK's amazing features and landmarks, the world's most amazing places and the five oceans of the world. We will also be drawing a map of our local area, in addition to investigating local habitats.

Key vocabulary

Aerial photograph, capital city, continent, country, data collection, fieldwork, human feature, key, lake, land, landmark, locate, location, map, north, physical feature, ocean, OS map, river, sample, sea, scale, symbol, tally chart, vegetation


History - How did mankind learn to fly?

We will be learning who Amelia Earhart and the Wright brothers were, and why they are significant figures in History. We will learn about the first flight and the impact it had, as well as how we learnt to fly. We will also explore why the Moon landing was special.

Key vocabulary

Beyond living memory, decade, evidence, eyewitness, historically, significant, living memory, past, present, primary source, source 


Computing – Creating media: stop motion

We will learn that an animation is made up of a sequence of photographs, that small changes in the frames will create a smoother looking animation and understand which software creates simple animations and some of its features e.g. onion skinning.

Key vocabulary

Animate, animation, animator, background, decompose, digital camera, duration, flipbook, focus, frames, import, moving images, object, onion skinning, plan, save, still images, upload 


Design and Technology – Sculpture and 3D: Clay houses

Exploring the way clay can be shaped and joined, children learn a range of essential skills for working with this medium. They learn about the sculpture of Rachel Whiteread and create their own clay house tile in response.

Key Vocabulary

Design criteria, design brief, design, make, evaluate, product, user, purpose, sculpture, clay, shape, join


RE – What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?

We will learn about Hindu beliefs including deities and Gods and how Hindus show their faith within their families and communities and consider the value of taking part in Hindu communities on whether it is a good thing for everyone.

Key vocabulary

Hindu, deities, Gods, Mandir, worship, community, sacred


Music – Musical me

We will sing the song 'Once a Man Fell in a Well' and play it using tuned percussion. We will add sound effects and experiment with timbre and dynamics. We will use letter notation to write a melody.

Key Vocabulary

Rhythm, pulse, dynamics, timbre, beat, melody, notation


PSHE – Safety and the changing body

We will developing understanding of safety: roads, medicines and an introduction to online safety, distinguishing secrets from surprises, name body parts and looking at the concept of privacy.

Key vocabulary:

Diet, medicine, pedestrian, private, secret, surprise, penis, testicles/testes, vulva, vagina


PE – Health and fitness & Dance

Health & Fitness – we will learn about why we should be active and lead a healthy lifestyle. We will work on ways to be active and come up with activities involving jumping, running, catching and throwing.

Dance - we will move our bodies in ways to match the genre, beat and rhythm of the music.

Key Vocabulary

Health, fitness, active lifestyle, heart rate, jump, run, catch, throw, stretch, warm up

Dance genre, beat, rhythm, music


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Key dates

05/01/2023 - Start of term

08/02/2023 – Internet Safety Day

09/02/2023 - Valentine Disco

10/02/2023 - End of Term