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Summer 1 - How do we see?

How do we see?


Our new topic for the summer term is, How do we see? We will be exploring the different areas of the curriculum through this exciting and engaging theme.


As mathematicians we will:

- Adding and subtracting decimals within 1

- Adding and subtracting decimals with a different number of decimals

- Multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100 and 1,000

- Measuring angles in degrees

- Comparing and ordering angles


As Writers we will:

- Recognise the features of an explanation text

- Research and takes notes about our chosen topic

- Write our own explanation text related to our ‘How do we see’ topic

- Edit and improve the explanation report we have written

- Read and learn a range of explanation texts

- Discuss the features of an explanation within text

- Edit and improve the tale we have written


As Scientists we will:

- Revise both natural and man-made sources of light

- Understand that light travels in straight lines and draw this accurately

- Recognise that shadows, have the same shape as the objects that cast them

- Understand how shadows can change size

- Know key parts of the eye and how they work so that we can see

- Explore refraction of light and understand that light is made up of a spectrum of colours

- Understand who Albert Michelson was and recognise the key progress he made in measuring the speed of light


As Artists we will:

- Study the art of Wassily Kandinsky

- Mix and match colours to create atmosphere

- Identify primary, secondary, complementary and contrasting colours.

- Use techniques, colours, tones and effects in an appropriate way to represent things seen

- Use line, tone and shading to represent things seen, remembered or imagined


As Musicians, we will:

- Listen to and describe music

- Write lyrics for a song

- Organise lyrics into a song structure

- Use vocal improvisation and known melodies against a backing track

- Compose a melody

- Compose a verse melody


As a Computer Technician, we will:

- Find out about the role of architects and designers

- Build on our knowledge of computer aided design from our previous topic

- Understand that computers can be used to create drawings and artwork


As Explorers of Religious Education, we will:

- Reflect on the question, Why do people do good and bad things?

- Think about where Christians gather their code for living from

- Understand what a humanist is

- Think about where a humanist gathers their code for living from

- Think about what honesty looks like in everyday life


In PSHE, as children who value healthy relationships, we will be:

  • focusing on developing an understanding of our strengths in order to develop an accurate picture of who we are in terms of our characteristics. This will involve learning what is meant by self-esteem.
  •  able to explain the difference between direct and indirect types of bullying
  • learning what anti-social behaviour involves and how it impacts on individuals, groups and communities
  • developing our ability to resolve conflicts and disputes
  • sharing and celebrating our individual cultures, whilst learning that cultural differences can cause conflicts