SHENSTONE LODGE SCHOOL - CURRICULUM OVERVIEW – Spring Term
CLASS TEACHERS: Samantha Black
LSPS: Danielle Beddow and Leary Johnson
In English we will be:
In Maths, we will be learning about Money, Multiplication and Division, length and height, mass capacity and temperature:
During the first term we will be looking at ‘Plants’
In this topic children will:
In our second topic children will:
This term we will be learning about ‘The Victorians’.
We will focus on discovering more about Queen Victoria as a significant individual and find more about her vast empire, inventions and changes to the lives of children. We will then look at ‘Nurturing Nurses’ Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole to discover more about how they improved nursing. We will be reading texts linked to this unit e.g. ‘Queen Victoria’s Bathing Machine’ by Gloria Whelan. ]
We will also be studying ‘Toys Past and Present’
This unit will look at changes within living memory by exploring toys from today and identifying ways in which we find out about the past. We will carry out our own research and compare toys from the present with toys from the past. We will describe how toys have changed and used key vocabulary relating to the passing of time.
Over this term the class will be using ‘Purple Mash’ to explore the units ‘Paint a Picture’ and ‘Presenting Ideas’
Children will also:
In Art we will We will:
Find out about the Victorian artist Claude Monet. We will use finger painting techniques in sketch books and then on paper to recreate paintings of his famous water lily garden.
Design & Technology
As part of our Science unit on ‘Plants’ we will be tasting dips and dippers for research purposes and then we will create our own dips. We will complete this activity as part of a themed week, ‘Horticulture Week’.
This term we will be exploring the units ‘Jesus as a Friend’.
We will ask the question ‘Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship?’ Children will role play scenes from stories and discuss what makes a good friend. We will read stories from The Bible including the story of Zacchaeus and the story, ‘Stilling the Storm’. From each story the theme of friendship will be discussed.
We will also look at the theme of ‘Palm Sunday’.
We will ask the question why was Jesus welcomed like a king or a celebrity by the crowds on Palm Sunday? Children will role play what they would do if a special person came to visit and talk about how you would welcome someone special into your home. We will read the Easter story up to Palm Sunday and ask ‘How was Jesus welcomed?’ We will continue to read the rest of the Easter story and discuss the death and resurrection of Jesus.
In Spring term 1 we will:
In Spring term 2 we will:
In Spring 1 we will complete a Gymnastics unit. Children will:
In Spring 2 we will complete a dance unit. Children will:
Have a go at Home!!!
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IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION
School Office - 01543 480369
Neil Toplass - Executive Head Teacher - 01543 480369
Ian Mitchell - Head of School - 01543 480369
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