Autumn 2 Nov-Dec

We are Learning…

Description: C:\Users\teacher\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\510BXLVF\bradleys-book-outlet-books-only-logo[1].pngEnglish: Survival!Description: Running Wild : Morpurgo, Michael: Amazon.co.uk: Books

To begin our next English unit, the children will be using ‘Running Wild’, written by Michael Morpurgo as a stimulus in our English lessons.

 

 

‘For Will and his mother, going to Indonesia isn’t just a holiday. It’s an escape, a new start, a chance to put things behind them – things like the death of Will’s father. And to begin with, it seems to be just what they both needed. But then Oona, the elephant Will is riding on the beach, begins acting strangely, shying away from the sea. And that’s when the tsunami comes crashing in, and Oona begins to run. Except that when the tsunami is gone, Oona just keeps on running. With nothing on his back but a shirt and nothing to sustain him but a bottle of water, Will must learn to survive deep in the jungle. Luckily, though, he’s not completely alone…

He’s got Oona.

The children will write a debate related to an issue from our chosen novel and an adventure story, using the plot as a stimulus. They will also carry out research, write and present a biography.

 

 

Maths: Maths – No Problem!

Description: C:\Users\teacher\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\510BXLVF\DJI_SeptDoodlers_123_c[1].jpgThe children will be focussing on fractions to begin our next half – term. They will simplify fractions by using common factors, compare and order fractions by finding common denominators, add and subtract fractions with different denominators, multiply a fraction by a fraction and by a whole number and divide a fraction by a whole number. The children will not only complete many reasoning problems based on this, they will become confident with answering arithmetic style questions too.

 

 

 Theme: From North to … South America

Description: See the source image Geography – As part of our theme the children will go on a voyage of discovery to South America as they learn all about the countries, culture and geography of the fantastic continent. The children will learn about the climate, the geographical features, the industries and the people of South America through a number of different tasks and activities. The children will get an insight into what life is like in South America in comparison to here in the United Kingdom.

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History – As part of our theme the children will be studying The Mighty Maya! They will discover where and when Maya built their magnificent civilisation by developing a range of skills across the curriculum. The children will investigate how they lived, what their culture was like and their legacy. They will also be able to make comparisons between their lives and those of the Mayans as they discover more!

 

 

RE: How do Christians prepare for Christmas?

Description: C:\Users\teacher\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\510BXLVF\16818-illustration-of-a-brown-cross-pv[1].pngOur RE unit for Autumn two is: How do Christians prepare for Christmas? The aim of this unit is to delve deeper into the themes of the season of Advent and introduce pupils to the Christian belief that Jesus will return (the second coming).

By the end of this unit pupil will know that:

  • Advent is a time when the church focusses prayer on the second coming of Christ.
  • Different denominations within Christianity hold differing beliefs about the importance and status of Mary.
  • The themes of advent tell the ‘big story’ of God’s salvation plan.
  • Christian believe that Jesus is the promised Messiah, but Jewish people do not.

 

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We are Reading…

Description: Running Wild - Michael Morpurgo

Title:  Running Wild

Author: Michael Morpurgo

Genre: Adventure

Publication: 27th May 2010

‘The epic and heart-rending jungle adventure from the nation’s favourite storyteller Michael Morpurgo.

For Will and his mother, going to Indonesia isn’t just a holiday. It’s an escape, a new start, a chance to put things behind them – things like the death of Will’s father.

And to begin with, it seems to be just what they both needed. But then Oona, the elephant Will is riding on the beach, begins acting strangely, shying away from the sea. And that’s when the tsunami comes crashing in, and Oona begins to run. Except that when the tsunami is gone, Oona just keeps on running.

With nothing on his back but a shirt and nothing to sustain him but a bottle of water, Will must learn to survive deep in the jungle. Luckily, though, he’s not completely alone…

He’s got Oona.’

 

Autumn 1 Sept-Oct

English: The Nowhere Emporium

Description: C:\Users\teacher\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\510BXLVF\bradleys-book-outlet-books-only-logo[1].pngTo begin our new school year, the Lions will be using ‘The Nowhere Emporium’, written by Ross MacKenzie as a stimulus in our English lessons.

Description: The Nowhere Emporium - Kelpies 1 (Paperback)

“When the mysterious Nowhere Emporium arrives in Glasgow, orphan Daniel Holmes stumbles upon it quite by accident. Before long, the 'shop from nowhere' -- and its owner, Mr Silver -- draw Daniel into a breath-taking world of magic and enchantment. Recruited as Mr Silver's apprentice, Daniel learns the secrets of the Emporium's vast labyrinth of passageways and rooms -- rooms that contain wonders beyond anything Daniel has ever imagined. But when Mr Silver disappears, and a shadow from the past threatens everything, the Emporium and all its wonders begin to crumble. Can Daniel save his home, and his new friends, before the Nowhere Emporium is destroyed forever?”

 

 

The children will create pieces of writing that are themed around magic and mystery focusing on both narrative and non–fiction genres of writing. They will write a piece of extended narrative based on the novel and plot of ‘The Nowhere Emporium’ and will produce a hybrid information text in the form of a magazine page, as well as a mini biography, piece of discussion and non – chronological report.

 

 

Maths: Maths – No Problem!

Description: C:\Users\teacher\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\510BXLVF\DJI_SeptDoodlers_123_c[1].jpgTo begin our new school year, the children will be focusing on Number and Place Value. They will use skills learnt in previous years to support them when understanding larger numbers up to 10,000,000. The children will learn how to read, write, order and compare numbers up to at least 1,000,000 and be able to determine the value of each digit, they will be exploring how to round any number up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000 and 100,000 and will aim to solve practical problems that involve these.  The children will also begin work on the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) where they will begin by using mixed operations to solve calculations.

 

 Theme: From North to … South America

Description: See the source image Geography – As part of our theme the children will go on a voyage of discovery to South America as they learn all about the countries, culture and geography of the fantastic continent. The children will learn about the climate, the geographical features, the industries and the people of South America through a number of different tasks and activities. The children will get an insight into what life is like in South America in comparison to here in the United Kingdom.

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History – As part of our theme the children will be studying The Mighty Maya! They will discover where and when Maya built their magnificent civilisation by developing a range of skills across the curriculum. The children will investigate how they lived, what their culture was like and their legacy. They will also be able to make comparisons between their lives and those of the Mayans as they discover more!

 

 

RE: Life as a Journey and Pilgrimage

Description: C:\Users\teacher\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\510BXLVF\16818-illustration-of-a-brown-cross-pv[1].pngOur RE unit for Autumn one is: Life as a Journey and Pilgrimage. The aim of this unit is to, give children an opportunity to think about the idea that life is a journey and what it means to make that journey as a Christian and to enable pupils to begin to understand the concept of undertaking a religious pilgrimage.

By the end of the unit the children will know that:

  • Some people undertake a pilgrimage as part of living out their faith;
  • The life of people in the bible effects the behaviour, beliefs and life choices of Christians today;
  • Being a Christian and following Jesus’ teaching has an impact on a person’s life;
  • The life journey of Jesus answers questions about what Christians believe;
  • Christians in many countries across the words are persecuted because of their faith.

 

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