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"Achieving Success by Learning Together"

Spring 1

Our topic this term is India…

In Literacy we will be…

  • Using a range of imperative verbs and conjunctions to write instructions in chronological order.
  • Discussing a range of structural and language features of information texts.
  • Using subtitles, bullet points, third person, present tense, diagrams, fact boxes etc. to write non-chronological reports about India.
  • Learning how to use and write a glossary, index and contents page.
  • Spelling using silent letters.
  • Joining our handwriting.
  • Using basic punctuation to make our writing easy to read (capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks, question marks and commas in lists).

In Maths we will be…

  • Using our knowledge of the 2, 5 and 10 times table to solve simple multiplication and division equations.
  • Learning and recalling a range of multiplication and division facts.
  • Solving problems involving multiplication and division.
  • Recognising, naming and writing fractions including halves, quarters and thirds.
  • Learning how to find a fraction of a shape and a quantity.
  • Learning to recognise equivalence in fractions.
  • Learning to tell the time on an analogue clock in five minute intervals.
  • Comparing and order time in sequence.
  • Solving problems involving time.

In topic we will be…

  • Learning about the main beliefs and practices of Hinduism.
  • Using a range of drawing, painting and sculpture skills to create Indian landscapes, clay diva lamps and close observation drawings of Indian artefacts.
  • Using maps and atlases to locate the UK and India.
  • Learning about the similarities and differences between our lives and the lives of those living in India.
  • Learning about significant people and events in Indian history.
  • Identifying Indian animals and plants and how they have adapted to suit their habitats.
  • Tasting Indian foods and writing recipes.
  • Listening to and retelling a range of Indian traditional tales.