Green Class Curriculum Overview – Spring 2
This half term, our unit will be based around the Romans, focusing on non-fiction. The final outcome will be an information leaflet. During the unit, the children will undertake research using a range of strategies and will cover various aspects of the Roman period, including Julius Caesar, medicine, the colosseum and Hadrian’s Wall. They will have several short writing opportunities, including creating poetry, Top Trumps cards and responding to a job advertisement. The main grammar skill this half term will be creating complex sentences using since, until and although.
This half term we will complete our learning on the grid method for multiplication. Following this, we will look at finding fractions of an amount or set of objects. Later in the half term, the children will revisit division using a numberline for repeated subtraction and then we will be looking at mass and capacity.
First we will finish our learning on Light. Then our Science unit is Forces and Magnets. Pupils will be comparing how things move on different surfaces. They will also be observing how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others. They will compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, identifying some magnetic materials. They will also be able to describe magnets as having two poles and predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.
Our DT unit is a food technology unit. We will be looking at creating a heartwarming and heathy soup. We will start by exploring different existing soup products and linking back to our previous History unit about the Stone Age to Iron Age. The children will be encouraged to think about what sorts of foods would have been available during this time and how this simple food has been adapted by foods and spices from other parts of the world. We will explore seasonality of ingredients from which the children will plan and make their own soup. Within this, we will recap on the Eatwell plate and Healthy Eating unit from Science.
We will be finishing off our spreadsheet unit. Following this we will be starting our unit on Presenting using Powerpoint. The children will learn how to add, text, media and animation to slides within Powerpoint.
Our key enquiry question is: How different was life in Britain after the Romans left? The unit will focus on the impact of the Romans on Britain comparing it to life in the Iron Age and looking at life after the Romans. We will look at some key changes brought about by the Romans, including architecture. Learning in Literacy will support our History unit this half term.
Our Easter unit this half term is Exploring the sadness and joy of Easter. Pupils will explore the Easter story from the angle of feelings evoked by the different events through Holy week. We will discover how the services held in Church during Holy week reflect the sadness and joy. Key questions that we will be thinking about include; is the cross a symbol of sadness and joy? Is good Friday the beginning or the end? And is Easter Sunday the end or the beginning?
This half term the children will be looking at carnival traditions in France. They will be speaking and writing numbers from 1-15, asking “How old are you?” and practice a simple dialogue about themselves using familiar questions. Finally they will be reading and writing dates in French and learning some vocabulary linked with Easter.
This half term we will be continuing our learning on relationships, looking at safe relationships, personal boundaries and the impact of hurtful behaviour. We will also be looking at recognising respectful behaviour, including the importance of self-respect, courtesy and being polite.
The children will have gymnastics sessions on Wednesday afternoons with Mr Carr and a gymnastics coach. On Friday afternoons, PE will be Outdoor Adventurous Activities based around team work and problem solving.
Helen will continue to teach our dance lessons on a Thursday morning.
Our music lessons will continue to be taught by Mrs Spall on Monday morning.