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Autumn 1 & 2 - Amazing Africa

AMAZING AFRICA

 

We are mathematicians:

In Maths we will be

  • reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers to 1 million
  • rounding numbers
  • understanding negative numbers
  • adding numbers with more than 4 digits
  • subtracting numbers with more than 4 digits ( inc. borrowing)
  • using formal multiplication 
  • using long and short division 
  • recapping our knowledge of factors and multiples 

 

We are authors:

In Literacy, we will be

  • reading and discussing a range of biographies
  • understanding the purpose behind biographies and their audience 
  • researching and writing a biography of a famous African figure
  • understanding the structure and organisation of a biography
  • understanding the language and vocabulary features of a biography 

 

We are Historians & Geographers

This term we will be finding out about the fascinating Benin empire. This will include:

  • Where it is and where this is in relation to other places in the world
  • When the empire was formed and how this fits into timelines
  • What the people of the Benin empire did in their daily lives
  • Who the rulers were
  • What trade happened under Benin rule
  • How the Benin empire fell and what the legacy is

 

We are Scientists:

This term we will be finding out about living things and their habitats. This will include:

  • Life cycles
  • Classification of different species
  • Finding out who Charles Linneaus was and what he did
  • An investigation involving microbes

 

We are digital explorers:

In ICT this term, we shall be exploring the world through digital mapping. We shall be creating and following a GEO-CACHING treasure hunt!

  • I understand the importance of digital mapping systems on our everyday lives
  • I will develop my research skills involving digital maps and geographically located information
  • I will practice geo-caching skills by using the geocaching app and exploring local geo-caches
  • I will develop my ability to take photographs, audio, and videos as an aid to give clues
  • I will consider the audience when creating a geocache treasure hunt for others to explore

 

We are Spanish speakers:

This term we shall be beginning our new MFL topic of Spanish! We will get to grips with all the basics of the Spanish language including:

  • Salutations
  • Number 1 -30
  • Class commands

 

We are Artists

In Art, we will be finding out about Michelle Reader and Megan Coyle. We will be:

  • Learning the techniques
  • Investigating their artistic styles
  • Planning our own artwork, for a purpose
  • Creating our own final pieces of Artwork in their styles

 

We are Musicians

As musicians, we are very excited to be learning the djembe drums. In these sessions we will:

  • Learn a range of rhythmic games
  • Learn and apply musical vocabulary
  • Develop our listening and appraising skills
  • Find out about the different sounds we can create using the drums
  • Use base and tone to create rhythmic patterns
  • Evaluate our music

 

We are Hockey Players

In PE, we will be enjoying Hockey sessions. These will include:

  • Understanding the importance of warming up and cooling down
  • Learning how to tackle and defend
  • Becoming accurate in passing
  • Taking part in team games and working cooperatively
  • Taking part in hockey matches
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