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Spring Programme of Study

ENGLISH

POETRY WITH ATTITUDE: This poetry unit helps pupils to appreciate the power of language to communicate feelings, emotions and viewpoints through the written word. Pupils experience how poetry can be a source of inspiration, imagination and consternation. The poems selected cover a range of poetry forms and topical themes, providing pupils with 'food' for thinking and discussion.

CLASSIC LITERATURE: This unit focuses on the study of a classic novel, ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ by C.S Lewis. The book features in many lists of classic literature every primary pupil should read. The novel reflects the categories of the fantasy and adventure genres but there are aspects of fables and myths too. The story of four children, who discovered a new land at the back of a wardrobe, weaves drama, action and imagination for a satisfying read. The novel is multi-layered with many themes for pupils to explore such as friendship, betrayal, sacrifice, forgiveness, justice and loyalty.

MATHS

Refer to the new route through calculation document, the following topics will also be part of our spring term focus: number and place value | additions and subtractions | fractions including decimals and percentages | measurement through problem solving involving money | statistics- tables, charts and timetables | geometry- properties of shapes and work with angles.

SCIENCE

LIFE CYCLES:

Pupils revisit the life cycle of plants, and learn about pollination.  They compare the life cycles of birds, mammals, insects and amphibians and learn that insects and amphibians undergo metamorphosis. 

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT:

Pupils learn about the human life cycle and about the changes of the body during puberty.  They learn about the development of a baby during pregnancy and about the birth of a baby.

PSHE

DREAMS AND GOALS:

We will be finding out about:

  • When I grow up
  • Investigating jobs and careers
  • My dream job
  • Dreams and goals of young people in other cultures
  • How we can support each other
  • Rallying support

 

HEALTHY ME:

We will be finding out about:

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Emergency aid
  • Body image
  • My relationship with food
  • Healthy me

RE

In our RE sessions we will be answering the question of 'what do you find comforting?' This explores Christianity with the children and has a focus upon the Easter story.

PE

During P.E. the children will develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of fitness and health; co-ordination through ball skills; agility through reaction and response; seated static balance and floor work. Swimming – pupils will work toward the National Curriculum requirements for swimming at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre.

COMPUTING

We will be learning about how to design, write and debug a program.

ART & DESIGN

We will be learning about embroidery and will be aiming to produce crosses for our Easter cards!

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

We will be learning how to cross-stitch.

MUSIC

In music we will be moving onto pop ballads.

FRENCH

In French we will be continuing our learning on simple phrases and directions as well as looking at transportation.

Peterbrook Primary School, High Street, Solihull Lodge, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 1HR

Tel: +44(0)121 4302545 office@peterbrook.solihull.sch.uk

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