Swallows and Amazons & The BFGs
Curriculum for Autumn Term 2
This half term our topic is based on ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’.
we will be reading the wonderful story of ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ by C.S.Lewis. Whilst studying this book, we will be improving our comprehension skills through our use of prediction, retrieval and inference skills. Vocabulary focus: Narnia, Aslan, wardrobe, witch, lion, faun, inquisitive, muffler, wireless, lulling, parcels, wretched, bawled, prediction, retrieve, summarise, infer As Writers we will be focusing on descriptive narrative writing. Using ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ as a model to inspire our own compositions, we will be using our senses to add depth within description. In addition, we will be challenging ourselves by including a wide range of grammatical skills to add variety and interest
Vocabulary focus: parenthesis, brackets, dashes, commas, fronted adverbials, subordinate clauses, expanded noun phrases, verb phrases, figurative language, punctuation, senses, describe, retell, abstract nouns
we will be converting ‘Units of measurement’ for length, mass and capacity. In ‘Geometry’ we will learn to understand quarter, halve and whole turns - also to compare and measure angles. In ‘Statistics’ we will solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in line graphs. Then organise data using a frequency table. Within ‘Place value and number’ we will round numbers to nearest 10, 100,1000,10000, 100,000 and count forward and backwards through zero, interpreting negative numbers.
Vocabulary focus: unit, measurement, millimetres, centimetres, metres, kilometres, grams, kilograms, millilitres, litres, angle, convert, graph, frequency
we will focus on World War Two and the impact upon both children and their families. Using primary and secondary resources we will commemorate Remembrance Day. Children will begin to understand the symbolism of the poppy and the significance of this memorial to our lives today. Furthermore, we will discuss the effects of, understand and summarise the key points of the Holocaust.
Vocabulary focus: World War Two, primary, secondary, remembrance, symbolism, allies, axis, evacuee, Holocaust, Jew, Nazi, concentration camp, freedom, persecution, discrimination
We will be studying Christianity to understand the story of Christmas and the nativity. Then also discuss Judaism through the teaching of History lessons this term.
lessons will take place once a week on a Thursday. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit with them on these days and clothing is suitable for colder weather.
On Fridays, pupils will be receive focused and targeted homework for spellings, reading, maths, English or other activities related to subjects covered this term. Homework will be handed out on Friday and will be due back in the following Wednesday.