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St Patrick's

Catholic Primary School

Spring 2

Literacy

Our fiction text this half term is 'Kind of the cloud forest' by Michael Morpurgo. Our non-fiction text this half term is 'Expedition Diaries: Himalayan Mountains'. 

We will use both their books in our Guided Reading and English lessons. These will allows us to write narratives as well as diary entries. 

 

Numeracy

This half term, we will be looking at 'Measuring Space', 'Investigating Angles' and 'Calculating Fractions, Percentages and Decimals'.

Key concepts include: 

  • convert between different units of measure [for example, kilometre to metre; hour to minute]
  • solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places
  • identify acute and obtuse angles and compare and order angles up to two right angles by size
  • add and subtract fractions with the same denominator
  • solve problems involving increasingly harder fractions to calculate quantities, and fractions to divide quantities, including non-unit fractions where the answer is a whole number
  • recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions

 

Geography 

'Shropshire Hill Vs the Andes'

In this topic, we will gain an understanding of how mountains are formed. We will also explore our local area (Shropshire) and compare it to the Andes in South America. We will be making links with our English and art, expanding our knowledge further. 

We are looking forward to our hike up the The Wrekin Hill with the Arthog Outreach Instructors!

 

RE: The Way, the Truth, the life.

'Jesus the Saviour'

Key Learning Outcomes:

• know that Jesus came to share our life so that we can share his life

• know that Jesus is truly God and, as man, truly human

• know that Jesus came to show us the way to live

• know that when Jesus died on the cross he took away our sins

• know what happened in Holy Week

• know what happened on Easter Sunday

• reflect on how we can share in the life of Jesus

• appreciate that Jesus is truly God and truly man

• take part in some of the Holy Week services

• reflect on the importance of the Resurrection for us

 

Science

'Animals including Humans: Digestion and Teeth'

About this topic:

Pupils will be introduced to the main body parts associated with the digestive system, for example, mouth, tongue, teeth, oesophagus, stomach and small and large intestine and explore questions that help them to understand their special functions.

Pupils might work scientifically by: comparing the teeth of carnivores and herbivores, and suggesting reasons for differences; finding out what damages teeth and how to look after them. They might draw and discuss their ideas about the digestive system and compare them with models or images.

 

Computing

'Typing Skills' 

During this half term, we will be looking at our typing skills and how we can improve them. We will be learning how to use two hands when typing and some children may challenge themselves to touch typing. Some of the programmes we will use include: The typing club, BBC dance mat and Purple Mash- 2type. 

 

PE

For our outdoor PE sessions, we will be beginning to look at a variety of ball sports. We will be looking at throwing and catching various balls including tennis balls, basket balls and rugby balls. We will look at the different skills need to throw and catch these different types. 

For our indoor PE lessons, we will be completing circuits. The children will help to to dictate which exercises they would like to focus on each week., We will be focusing on building resilience and 'staying on task' during our circuit sessions. 

 

Music

Our music this half term will focus on working towards our Easter Production. We will rehearse our songs as often as possible, focusing on maintaining the correct volume, pitch and tone, as well as looking at harmonising. 

 

Modern Foreign Languages: French

There will be no specific French focus this half term due to needing extra rehearsal time for the Easter Production. However, we will pick up on our French curriculum where we see links. 

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