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Dame Ellen Pinsent School

Dame Ellen Pinsent School

Class Topics

Spring 2 Topics- 

Here is a brief summary of what the children will be learning about this half term: 

In Computing- the children will be learning how to code various programs and how to move the spherios around the room/ maze. We will also be linking this to our topic of Japan and the children will be learning to move the spherios around famous Japanese landmarks. 

In R.E- the children will be learning about 'Respect' and looking at Easter in particular and Christian beliefs. 

In PSHE- the children will be continuing to build upon the skills that they learnt about last half term. 

In Science- the children will be learning about 'Living Things'. 

In P.E.- the children will be going swimming on a Thursday with Miss Fountain and on a Friday doing dance with Miss Evans. Please ensure that your child has their kits on these days- thank you! 

In Spanish- the children will continue learning basic phrases and words. 

In Topic- the children will be learning about the Jungle Book and we will also be having a visit from a visiting drama company who will be performing 'The Jungle Book' to the whole school in April. 

This half term, we will also be doing Forest School with Kirsty so the children will need their wellies and outdoor learning clothes on a Tuesday each week please. 

In English. the children will be learning more fiction stories including stories from another culture and traditions and making comic strips. 

Spring 1 Topics 

Here is a brief summary of what the children will be learning about this half term: 

In Computing- the children will be learning how to code various programs and how to move the spherios around the room/ maze. We will also be linking this to our topic of Japan and the children will be learning to move the spherios around famous Japanese landmarks. 

In R.E- the children will be learning about 'Teamwork' through creating Unity and Harmony. 

In PSHE- the children will be continuing to build upon the skills that they learnt about last half term. 

In Science- the children will be learning about Animals including Humans. 

In P.E.- the children will be going swimming on a Thursday with Miss Fountain and on a Friday doing gymnastics with Miss Evans. Please ensure that your child has their kits on these days- thank you! 

In Spanish- the children will continue learning basic phrases and words. 

In Topic- the children will be learning about Japan and creating lots of Art work. You will be invited into school at the end of the half term to look at our Art Gallery of masterpieces and to enjoy our Japanese 'restaurant' .  

Japan's tallest mountain- Mount Fuji! 

In English- the children will be learning all about poetry including Michael Rosen and Allan Alberg! 

In Maths- the children will be continuing to learn their basic skills and applying this to real-life experiences. Where possible- this will also be linked to our topic. 

In Reading- the children will continue to follow the Read, Write, Inc scheme and be listened to on a 1:1 basis once a week. Please ensure that you read with your child every day even if it is only 5 minutes- it all helps!!!

Thank you.  

Autumn Term 2 Topics:

Here is a brief summary of what the children will be learning about this half term: 

In Computing- the children will be learning how to make animations using their Ipads. This work will also be linked to our class topic of World War Two. 

In R.E- the children will be learning about 'Being Reflective'. 

In PSHE- the children will be continuing to build upon the skills that they learnt about last half term. 

In Science- the children will be learning about Forces and how magnets attract and pull. 

In P.E.- the children will be doing Football on a Tuesday with Sandra and Hockey with Miss Evans on a Friday. The children really enjoyed Hockey last half term so we are continuing with this to build their basic skills even further! 

In Spanish- the children will continue learning basic phrases and words. 

In Topic- the children will be learning about World War Two with Sandra on Tuesday but this topic will also be used cross- curricular in all subjects. 

Forest School- the children will be taking part in Forest School with Dean and the Sharks Team on a Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure that your child has a spare pair of Wellies in school for this so that they don't get their school shoes too muddy! Thank you. 

In English- the children will be learning all about non-fiction texts this half term and linking this to their topic of World War Two. 

In Maths- the children will be continuing to learn their basic skills and applying this to real-life experiences. Where possible- this will also be linked to our topic. 

In Reading- the children will continue to follow the Read, Write, Inc scheme and be listened to on a 1:1 basis once a week. Please ensure that you read with your child every day even if it is only 5 minutes- it all helps!!!

Thank you.  

Autumn Term 1 Topics:

Here is a brief summary of what the children will be learning about this half term.

In Computing- the children will be learning about E-Safety. The children will be learning about how to keep themselves safe on the Internet and how to use the Internet safely. 

In R.E- the children will be learning about being 'Fair and Just'. The children will be learning how to important it is to treat others and themselves fairly.

In PHSE- the children will be learning a range of life skills during PSHE and how it is important to respect and care for one another. The children will also be learning that we are all different but the same!

In Science- the children will be learning about materials and their properties. 

In P.E this half term- children will be learning how to play Hockey and Tag Rugby. They will develop their gross motor skills and teamwork skills. 

In Spanish- the children will be learning how to say Greet and Meet one another in Spanish and how to count in Spanish up to 10. 

In Topic- with Sandra, the children will be learning about the History of Dame Ellen. 

In English- the children will be learning about lots of different genres including Myths and Legends and traditional stories. They will work on improving their writing skills and independence whilst also having lots of fun role playing and through drama!

In maths, the children will be learning number and place value and shape, space and measure. This will include learning to tell the time, sequencing and learning about different shapes and their properties. 

In reading, the children will be developing their reading skills and understanding of what they are reading. 

But most of all, we will be having lots of fun whilst we learn!!