Summer 2

Welcome back! I hope you had a restful and lovely break and the children are ready to find out more about Fairtrade this half term!

Collective Worship

RE – The Church

In RE the children will learn about how we belong to the Church. We will explore how our school helps us to be true followers of Jesus and learn about how our Church is a community of faith, love and hope. Our learning will include the different seasons in the Church’s year and a reflection on when we receive a sacrament, we receive God’s love. We will also learn about God’s call to individuals and their responses, as well as linking our learning to British Values on how it is important to respect public institutions and services.

English

Our class text will be ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ by Roald Dahl. We will follow Charlie into the factory, and we will write imaginary recounts of what the characters encountered in the extraordinary factory.

Maths

At the start of this half term, we are carrying on with developing our understanding of how to read, write and convert time. Following our work with time, we will learn more about statistics to be able to interpret and present data using appropriate graphical methods. We will learn how to compare and classify geometric shapes, how to compare and order different angles and how to identify lines of symmetry. We will also explore geometry where we will take a close look at describing positions as coordinates and plotting specified points on graphs.

Science

This half term we will be learning more about the digestive system and food chains. We will observe over time how the shells of boiled eggs change depending on what liquid they are kept in and after recording our findings we will evaluate how well we designed our experiment. We will explore producers and consumers in food chains and create various food chains of our own.

Art

In Art, we will be exploring African Kente cloth designs. We will take inspiration from the various cloth weaving patterns and create our own paper strip weaving artworks. We will learn more about the use of different colours and their meanings. Our finished products will be unique and decorated with colourful threads.

Computing

This half term, we will be learning about databases. The children will use simple databases to record and present information. We will explore paper-based library catalogues and create index cards for our class library. As we practise using databases, we will filter search results and sort the information we find to find flights and hotels using comparison websites to plan our holidays.

Geography

Our topic is linked to Geography this term. We will learn about where in the world Fairtrade products come from. We will find out where cocoa trees grow and why they grow there. The children will explore what happens to a cocoa pod once it is harvested and how it is turned into a chocolate product.

History

In History, we will explore the origins of the cocoa bean and find out how the cocoa bean came to Europe as well as looking at different people’s viewpoints.

MFL

This half term, as part of our French learning, we will learn about clothes and parts of the body. We will expand our vocabulary with new words by playing games and learning rhymes and songs. We will spend time reading French stories and using dictionaries to look up the meaning of unknown words.

Music

In Music, we will be creating an audio book based around a given theme. The children will be performing as part of a team and they will be composing and recording their own productions. We will be working on suggesting improvements to a group composition and singing together in tune will be also important to create our pieces of music.

PE

In PE, the children will be taking part in various outdoor games to work on their teamwork skills. They will improve their ability to control and retain possession of a ball as well as how to strike moving balls. They will explore the great outdoors by improving their understanding of maps and giving clear instructions.

PSHE

In PSHE we will explore the topic of emotional wellbeing and relationships. We will explore how emotions change as we grow up and we will deepen our understanding of the range and intensity of feelings and how feelings might guide our actions. We will also learn about how to maintain and develop positive and trusting relationships with others.