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Spring Term

Updated: Jan 8


Fiction- Once Upon a Time...

In this unit, the children explore a range of fiction. They read the interactive eBook, listening and responding to the stories then re-telling them in their own words. They learn how to identify and understand character and events, linking these to their own lives and experiences. They compose and write simple sentences and questions.

Word Detectives

It's Word Detectives week! Children take on the role of word detectives to investigate spelling patterns and generate their own spelling rules.

Poetry- Pattern and Rhyme

In this unit, the children explore poems with pattern and rhyme. They enjoy performing a range of poetry. They come up with new rhyming words and focus on spelling patterns. They experiment with sound and rhythm as they recite their poems.

Non-Fiction- Why Do Elephants Have Big Ears?

In this unit, the children explore the Big Question: Why do elephants have big ears? They read the interactive eBook, finding information and learning how to write labels and captions. They answer the Big Question, planning and writing their own reports based on a model.



Animals including Humans

In this unit about Animals Including Humans, children will learn about five of the groups that scientists use to classify animals: mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians. They will learn to identify the group an animal belongs to by its features and will classify animals according to their group. They will also learn about the different diets animals eat. Children will learn about the parts of the human body and have the opportunity to explore the five senses through a simple investigation. In the final lesson, children will use all their knowledge from this unit to classify animals according to their own criteria

Seasonal Changes - Spring and Summer

This Seasonal Changes (Spring and Summer) unit will teach the class all about spring and summer. Children will learn about the changes that can be seen between spring and summer, as well as across all four seasons. They will go on a nature walk to observe some of these changes. They will learn about what weather is and the weather that is associated with each season. They will observe and collect data about the weather. ‘Working scientifically’ and enquiry skills are incorporated throughout the unit, including using simple equipment, making observations and gathering data.


Moving a Robot

This unit introduces learners to early programming concepts. Learners will explore using individual commands, both with other learners and as part of a computer program. They will identify what each floor robot command does and use that knowledge to start predicting the outcome of programs. The unit is paced to ensure time is spent on all aspects of programming and builds knowledge in a structured manner. Learners are also introduced to the early stages of program design through the introduction of algorithms.

Grouping Data

This unit introduces pupils to data and information. They will begin by using labels to put objects into groups, and labelling these groups. Pupils will demonstrate that they can count a small number of objects, before and after the objects are grouped. They will then begin to demonstrate their ability to sort objects into different groups, based on the properties they choose. Finally, pupils will use their ability to sort objects into different groups to answer questions about data.


Our Local Area

This Our Local Area unit will teach the class about their locality beyond the school gate, building on children’s knowledge and understanding of their school environment from Unit 1 and ensuring clear progression in learning. Children will explore their local area using first hand observation to enhance their locational awareness along with developing essential map and fieldwork skills. This unit provides everything the children need to give your them a greater insight into where they live!



This Toys unit will teach the class about popular toys through the 20th century and the early 21st century. Firstly, it asks the children to think about their favourite toy from today before moving on to look at toys which were popular when their parents and grandparents were children. Throughout the unit, the children will develop a range of historical skills such as: asking and answering questions, identifying and interpreting different sources and recognising change and exploring how this influences them today. A range of learning activities are used in this unit which include: drawing discussions, role play and games as well as writing tasks to encourage the children to fully engage in lessons


Dreams and Goals

We will be focussing on:

Staying motivated when doing something challenging


Working well with a partner or in a group

Having a positive attitude

Helping others to achieve their goals

Working hard to achieve our own dreams and goals

Healthy Me

We will be focussing on:

Making healthy choices

Eating a healthy, balanced diet

Being physically active

Keeping ourselves and others safe

Being a good friend and enjoying healthy friendships

Learning how to keep calm and deal with difficult situations


Who is Jewish and How do they live?


Pirate Paddy's Packed Lunch Problem

The Pirate Paddy's Packed Lunch Problems unit gives children the opportunity to develop their understanding of structures. The exploration of different types of lunch boxes gives children the experience and information to draw on when developing their own ideas. The children create their ideas following the design criteria, given at the beginning of the project, and go on to create models from reclaimed materials. Children gain a basic understanding about how structures can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable. At the end of the unit, children test their product and suggest further improvements.

Dips and Dippers

This Dips and Dippers unit will teach the children about good food hygiene rules and using kitchen equipment to prepare food safely. Children will apply these skills when making and evaluating a healthy dip and dippers. The unit develops children’s understanding of the eatwell plate and explains the importance of eating a healthy and varied diet.


Rhythm and Pitch


Dance and Gymnastics

It's going to be a wonderful term! ✨

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