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Summer 2 2023

Summer 2 – Theme parks

A great deal of our learning across the curriculum will be linked to theme parks this term. In addition to this, the children will also be planning and running the Norwood Summer Fair and also preparing for their leavers’ assembly.

English: Writing

During our writing this term, we will continue to develop key writing skills and use these when planning and writing different text types. We will be writing a narrative linked to our topic of Theme Parks, as well as a discursive text using formal language. Alongside these lessons, pupils will take part in regular Grammar and spelling lessons in order to build up their confidence and word banks. The Foci for this work are below:

  • ‘Use a range of devices to build cohesion within and across a paragraph’
  • ‘select vocabulary and grammatical structures that reflect what the writing requires, doing this mostly appropriately – modal verbs and active/passive voice’
  • ‘Use range of punctuation taught at KS2 – “”,,()—‘;!?’

To support this at home, try these following links:

Vocabulary: Noun, adjective, verb, adverb, preposition, determiner, full stop, comma, colon, hyphen, apostrophe, sentence opener, sentence structure, embedded clause, conjunction, relative clause, passive voice, active voice, similes, metaphors, debate, point of view, formal language

Guided Reading/Reading for Inference

Within our guided reading and Reading for Inference sessions, we will continue to practise each Reading for Inference skill that we learnt last year across a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts. As a class, we will explore a text called ‘The Show Must Go On’, which is a journal entry about running a fairground.  

To support with their reading at home, pupils should access Bedrock and Read Theory.

Vocabulary: Visualise, Background knowledge, Breakdown, VIP words, GIST, Thinking like a detective, inference, retrieval, language, author


In Maths this term, we will be working on investigational problems with a theme park theme. We will also use a range of Maths skills that we have developed this year, when designing our theme parks,

In addition to this, the children will continue to take part in regular Number and Lightning learning to develop our speed and accuracy in arithmetic.

In order to support with this at home, please use the following links:


Vocabulary: investigate, investigation, working systematically, problem, probability tree, pattern, predict, trial and improvement

Science – Electricity

We will learn how to associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit. We will also compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches. We will be learning about which symbols are used when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.

Vocabulary: Electricity, diagram, voltage, cells, diagram, circuit, symbol, bulb, brightness, crocodile clip, battery, component

Other Curriculum Areas

Computing - Video trailers

We will be planning, recording and editing a video trailer linked to our theme park topic. We will learn about camera angles, editing software, adding sound and text to videos and video transitions.

Vocabulary: Application, Camera angle, Clip, Cross blur, Cross fade, Cross zoom, Desktop, Digital device, Dip to black, Directional wipe, Edit, Film, Film editing software, Graphics, Import, Key events, Laptop, Music, Photo, Plan, Recording, Sound effects, Storyboard, Time code, Trailer, Transition, Video, Voiceover


Art and Design - Logos

We will research different logos before sketching, drawing and painting our own. We will also explore the work of Paul Rand.

Vocabulary: sketch, draw, shade, paint, mix, logo, company, Paul Rand

DT – Designing and building theme park rides, toys or booths

We will be designing, building and evaluating theme park related items with moving parts.

Key vocabulary: series circuit, parallel circuit, names of switches and components, input device, output device, system, monitor, control, program, flowchart function, innovative, design specification, design brief, user, purpose

PSHE – Transition

During this unit, we will help children to understand that a big change can bring both opportunities and worries and explore what these may be and how we can develop strategies to support us when dealing with change.

Vocabulary: anxiety mechanism resilience growth mind-set ambition communication opportunity  stress manage

Geography – Oceans

We will be exploring the oceans of the world and considering how they are important to trade, the different climates that they create, the changes to global climates and the impact that humans have on them.

Vocabulary: Atlantic Ocean World Ocean the Atlantic Pacific Ocean north pole south pole nearly enclosed salinity trade maritime trade manufactured goods quantities freight maritime shipping routes ocean currents warm currents cold currents gyres phytoplankton Atlantic regulates fossil fuels coast oceanic earthquakes tsunami Caribbean hurricanes wind stream Aral Sea drift-net fishing marine life

History – The Anglo Saxons

We will be learning all about how the Anglo Saxons came to Britain and the impact they had both at the time of their arrival and how they helped shaped Britain as we know it today.

Vocabulary: Picts Scots pillaged Saxons Germanic Jutes Angles North Sea pleas Anglo-Saxons Anglo-Saxon battle-axe throwing axe Frankish axe head Britons legends overcome migrating migrate chief garnet Sri Lanka grave goods conclude amber buckle artefacts high-born nobleman noblewomen high-status glassware settle their differences compensation status ranks widowed Augustine overlord Canterbury monasteries monks scholarship Bede Hilda missionary missionaries Columba Easter Synod of Whitby Cynethryth authority Charters Offa worn on security barrier Offa’s Dyke abbey abbess wore on trowel unearthing self-taught earthen mounds rivet meandering silverware helmet decomposed


PE –Cricket and Volleyball

In Cricket and volleyball; we will be learning and developing a range of skills that can be transferred between a number of sports such as striking and fielding and also learn new skills and tactics for volleyball.