In English, we begin the second half of the spring term by looking at Aesop’s Fables. The end product of this unit is to retell the story of "A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing".
To start our maths sessions, we will be studying fractions of shapes and fractions of amounts. Children will learn to recognise halves, quarters and eighths by sight and learn to recall halves and doubles of numbers.
During our Science topic we will be broadening our understanding of concepts such as recycling and sustainability, in order to build awareness of local and global issues relating to human interaction with the environment. The children will learn about the Earth’s natural resources and how people harvest and use them. They will be introduced to the concept of renewable and non-renewable resources.
In History, our topic will be "Kings and Queens" which will encourage the children’s understanding of the past. First, focusing on changes within living memory with the present-day monarch (HRH Charles III) and the coronation of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, before exploring the lives of other kings and leaders chronologically.
Our next Art topic introduces two separate subject areas within one unit: style in art and narrative art. Style is introduced at this early stage in the curriculum as it is a central concept in art. It is defined as "how a piece of art looks". This is explored by reference to particular paintings techniques: pointillism used by Seurat and short brushstrokes used by Van Gogh. Children will learn, by looking at paintings representing the story of St George and the Dragon, that artists can show different characteristics and personalities by the way they draw and paint.
In RE, we continue our journey through Christianity and our big question is "Why do Christians pray to God and worship him?’". We will be looking at prayer as a part of worship and as a form of communication with God. The children will learn that prayer and worship are common to people of faiths but understood and practised differently.