The Jungle Books & Northern Lights Classes.
Curriculum for Autumn Term 2
This Half Term our topic is ‘Friends or Foe’ by Michael Morpurgo.
our English text will be around the book ‘Friend or Foe’ by Michael Morpurgo about the friendship of two evacuees during World War II. During our guided reading sessions, we will become familiar with the book and we will be picking out new vocabulary, working on inference, predicting what may happen next and why, explaining what is happening and sequencing the events. Following the program of Guided reading “VIPERS”.
Key Vocabulary: the Blitz, air raid, evacuee, allies, alliance, underground, liberate, foe, invade, occupy, rationing and propaganda.
Key Vocabulary: vocabulary, inference, predict, firstly, secondly, thirdly, finally, then, sequence and retrieve.
we are going to be writing a story from the point of view of a child being evacuated from London during World War II and a book review. This will give them a chance to express a range of feelings and emotions while using compound and complex sentences in their writing. The children will be writing their description using a rich and varied vocabulary. In addition to this, we will be writing a diary entry, character description, letter, play script and recount. They will share their works with their classmates in class.
Key Vocabulary: firstly, then, next, after that, eventually and finally.
Key Vocabulary: foe, allies, friendship, countryside, gas mask, farm, struggle, hardship, separated.
we will be strengthening our counting skills. We will continue to deepen the knowledge of 4 digit numbers addition and subtraction, 2-step problems in different contexts and estimate and use inverse operations to check answers in a calculation. We will also recall multiplication and division facts up to 12x12 and use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally, including multiplying by 0 and 1 and dividing by 1.
Key Vocabulary: more/less , increase/decrease, plus, take away, fewer, groups of, altogether and difference.
we will go back in time to discover what Britain was like in the 1930s and understand when World War II started and why. We will learn about the bombing raid in Britain (Blitz) and how people protected themselves during that difficult time. During this term the children will read and understand the need of evacuation and they will find out the experiences and feelings of evacuees from range of sources. In addition to this, the children will understand the effect of war on everyday life and learn what rationing was and how it worked.
Key Vocabulary: World War II, World war I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Germany, Italy, France, Russia, Belgium, Anderson Shelter, Blitz, assassin, declare, rationing.
At RE lessons
children will learn about the Christian Creation story, the importance of Christian Sacraments and the Christmas story. We will also be answering different questions as : What is a church and what is the Bible.
Children will have 2 hours of PE per week one on Tuesday and the other one on Thursday. Children must have a full PE kit in school at all times. If the children take their kit home for clubs, it must be returned the next day. Children who do not have the appropriate full kit in school are unable to take part in PE, which is an important part of the curriculum. Please ensure all items, including footwear are labelled. This includes: A plain (with or without the Freshwaters logo) white T-shirt, Navy blue PE shorts. A navy blue tracksuit (to include a jumper and bottoms). A spare pair of socks would also be of benefit. Please ensure the children have a pair of trainers in their PE bag, for outdoor PE.
Homework will be given to the children every Friday. Homework is due to be completed and handed in the following Thursday. Some children may need encouragement and support to complete their homework at this age. Please ensure that, if it is your case, you are encouraging your children, but please, do not do the homework for them. Spellings will be given out every Friday, they are to be kept at home, reviewed daily and not handed in until the following Thursday, to ensure that practise can happen daily. Children should be encouraged to read daily and at least once every other day with an adult. Reading for just 10-15 minutes per day will have a huge impact on the children’s fluency.