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Curriculum Plans – What is your Child Learning?

Melsonby Methodist Primary School Medium Term Plans 

Spring 1st Half Term 2019

Class 1

 

These are the medium term plans, or put another way, what your children will be learning in each half term during the course of an academic year.

 

Class Topic

Where we live

 

English

  • Exploring Percy the Park Keeper texts by Nick Butterworth
  • Using a variety of language features to enhance our story writing
  • Predicting and inferring what might happen and using descriptive language to write down our ideas
  • Exploring non-fiction texts relating to animals and wildlife
  • Asking, answering and writing questions
  • Researching information using books and computers to find the answers to questions we have asked
  • Following and writing instructions to make a bird feeder for Percy’s park

Maths

  • Recognising, counting and selecting different coins and notes
  • Finding the total, difference and change when using money
  • Representing, comparing and ordering numbers from 0 to 50
  • Exploring multiplication and division by recognising and making equal groups
  • Making and using arrays
  • Using doubles
  • Recognising odd and even numbers
  • Beginning to explore fractions by halving and quartering objects and quantities

 

Science

  • Observing and describing weather changes and patterns
  • Exploring how day length varies throughout the seasons
  • Investigating, collecting and recording data relating to the weather
  • Exploring how animals adapt in Winter
  • Considering our clothes and what we wear throughout the seasons
  • Writing and performing weather reports
  • Exploring weather and temperatures around the world

Computing

  • I can use a search engine to research a country
  • I can select information to use on a presentation
  • I can save my work
  • I can use a cursor and icons to navigate on a computer
  • I am beginning to know how to stay safe online

P.E

  • Mastering basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns

 

History/Geography

  • Identifying and locating the four countries of the United Kingdom and features that are unique to them
  • Exploring and understanding our local area through field work in the village
  • Observing and identifying features of our local area
  • Using maps to follow a planned route around the village
  • Using maps to track our route around the village
  • Drawing maps of our classroom and school
  • Asking questions about jobs in our local area

Music

  • Name and make sounds using different instruments
  • Compose and perform pieces of music using a range of instruments
  • Perform a piece of music with changing sounds
    • Exploring different instruments from around the world
    • Use and play a variety of tuned and untuned instruments musically
    • Listen to and learn the school song

R.E

  • How do we show we care?
  • Explaining how people look after each other and what it means to be a good friend
  • Exploring the festival of Raksha Bandhan
  • Understanding the message in the story of The Good Samaritan
  • Investigating the meal of langar in the Sikh faith
  • Understanding the meaning of sacrifice by thinking of others before ourselves
  • Exploring different points of view in relation to the consequences of sacrifice

PSHE (physical, social and health education)

  • How do we show we care?
  • Explaining how people look after each other and what it means to be a good friend
  • Understanding how disagreements can be resolved
  • Exploring the consequences of our actions

MFL (modern foreign languages – French)

  • I can say if I have any brothers or sisters and how many in French and I can identify people that live in my house.
  • I can identify and say the names of different rooms of the house in French and name some basic furniture.
  • I can look at our country and other familiar countries and say their name in French.
  • I can identify the name of Earth and some of the other planets in French.

 

Melsonby Methodist Primary School Medium Term Plans 

Spring 1st Half Term 2019

Class 2

 

These are the medium term plans, or put another way, what your children will be learning in each half term during the course of an academic year.

 

Class Topic:

Where we live

 

English:

This half term we will be using the book and film ‘Tuesday’ by David Wisener as a stimulus for our writing the genres we will be covering are as follows:

  • Incident reports
  • Newspaper reports
  • Story planning and writing our own version based on pigs!
  • Poetry-Valentine’s theme

Maths:

  • Multiplication and division
  • Fractions
  • Years 3 and 4 will be covering ‘perimeter area and volume’ on a Friday afternoon
  • Years 5 and 6 will be covering ‘Length, perimeter and area on a Friday afternoon
  • Year 6 children will be having an additional maths session with Mrs. Simpson on a weekly basis.

Science:

Our science theme is ‘Earth and Space’ and I hope to visit the ‘Life Center’ in Newcastle

  • I can describe a sphere.
  • I can describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as spherical.
  • I can name the planets in the solar system independently.
  • I can describe some features of the planets.
  • I can explain how the planets orbit the Sun.
  • I can explain how night and day occur
  • I can support the idea that different places on Earth experience night and day at different times with evidence.
  • I can explain the moon orbits the earth and not the sun

Computing:

Communication- ‘Kings, queens and castles

  • To use search technologies effectively
  • To use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly
  • Create a five slide presentation and to present it to their peers.

P.E

  • Swimming
  • Curriculum to be covered by a trained sports leader on Wednesday afternoon.

History/Geography:

School visit to Richmond Castle

  • How old is Melsonby church? Looking for evidence and writing reports.
  • How far is it to Richmond Castle? Reading maps, understanding scales and six-figure grid references
  • Human and physical features of the local area
  • Study Richmond Castle which is a historic site dating from a period beyond 1066 and is significant in the locality.

Music:

  • Wider opportunities with Mrs. Evans

R.E

What makes Jesus an inspiration?

Pupils should learn to:

  • understand some reasons why Christians think Jesus is inspirational;
  • describe and explain some examples of the life and teaching of Jesus;
  • identify links between events and key Christian festivals;
  • begin to understand how Christians express their ideas about Jesus in worship, the arts and music.

PSHE (physical, social and health education)

  • How do we show we care?
  • Explaining how people look after each other and what it means to be a good friend
  • Understanding how disagreements can be resolved
  • Exploring the consequences of our actions

MFL (modern foreign languages – French)

Where I live

  • My School – I can understand and use simple classroom vocabulary including items in a pencil case and school lessons.
  • My House – I can name rooms of a house and understand and name basic furniture in French.

My World – recap basic country names of familiar countries in French and look at the name of our planet and the other planets in French.