Autumn 2 2022

Read Write Inc
The children will continue working in their RWI groups; learning new sounds and consolidating known sounds.
The children's home reader will be based on the learning taking place at home. Read through these books at least 4 times a week so the children can become fluent and read with expression and intonation.
The children will have 30 new spellings to learn this half term. The children will practice these spelling in school and learn different strategies to help them spell accurately. At home, focus on a selection of spellings weekly, using the strategies the children have learned in school or any other creative way. 
The focus this half term will be on 'Locational Knowledge'. The children will name and locate the world's seven continents and five oceans. As well as this, they will name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas. At home, learn the world's continents through song!
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Within this unit, the children will focus on monochromatic landscapes. The children will explore colour mixing with secondary colours and then move onto experimenting with adding white to a base colour to make tints and adding black to a base colour to make different shades. We will look at the work of Paul Klee and use his monochromatic paintings as a model to create their own.
This half term the children will continue their weekly singing lessons with Flora. They will use their voices expressively and creatively by singing a range of songs. 

They will continue learning the Ocarina, building on the skills they have developed so far.



PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)
We will be focusing on 'Celebrating Difference' this half term. The will discuss similarities and differences between themselves and others; looking at stereotypes and accepting that everyone is different.
The children will continue to practise different strategies for addition and subtraction. Using DoodleMaths daily will support your child build on the fluency of addirion and subtraction. The children will move on to the topic of Shape. Within this unit of work, they will become familiar with the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. To further support your child at home, access the BBC Bitesize webpage.
The children will continue to learn about 'Living Things and Their Habitats' this half term. The focus will move to Microhabitats. The children will explore a range of microhabitats on the school grounds and investigate the animals that live there. From this, they will be able to observe the conditions needed in that environment. The children will also investigate simple food chains to describe how animals obtain their food. Find out more by watching the video.
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Design and Technology
The focus for this half term is food. The children will learn about the food groups to understand a balanced diet to develop a healthy wrap. Why not try making a healthy wrap at home...what fillings will you choose?
Physical Education
This half term the focus will be on Dance with a theme of water. The unit will challenge the children to use their whole body when creating sequences of movement. They will explore and respond to music as a stimulus. Using various dynamics and movement, the children will be able to use descriptive language to discuss the various movement qualities.
Religious Education
The focus this half term will be 'Light and Dark'. Within this unit, the children will learn how important light is in Christianity, Hinduism and Judaism through learning about Advent, Christmas, Diwali and Hanukkah.

This half term the children will build on their previous learning using Beebot robots and their understanding of instructions in sequences and the use of logical reasoning to predict outcomes. They will use given commands in different orders to investigate how the order affects the outcome. They will also learn about design in programming. They will develop artwork and test it for use in a program. They will design algorithms and then test those algorithms as programs and debug them.

What is an Algorithm?

ONLINE SAFETY - The children will be learning to use technology safely and respectfully in the context
of finding relevant information about a destination using keywords in online searches. We will continue to discuss how filtering helps keep them safe online and what to do if they come across online content that worries or scares them.