The spring term
Over the next few months, we are going to be building upon lots of prior knowledge, topping up your breadth of vocabulary, finessing your arithmetic skills and understanding of mass, temperature and picture graphs! It is integral that we take responsibility for our own learning by reading, completing spellings and times tables at home each week to ensure we are continuous learners.
Across the whole term, children will look into the world of magnificent monarchs and learn about English and British monarchy from AD 871 to the present day. Using timelines, information about royal palaces, portraits and other historical sources, the children will build up an understanding of the monarchs and then research six of the most significant sovereigns. They will look at significant individuals like Henry VIII and Queen Victoria to develop knowledge ready for future learning in KS2 and even recap prior learning of Dawson’s model to assess their impact on their royal subjects!
The Portrait and Poses topic teaches children about portraiture, where they will analyse the portraits of Tudor monarchs and compare Tudor portraits and selfies today.
Let’s explore the world is a project which teaches the essential skills and knowledge needed for atlases, maps and cardinal compass points. They learn about the characteristics of the four countries of the United Kingdom and find out why there are hot, temperate and cold places around the world. They will also compare England to Somalia and carry out fieldwork, collecting primary data in their locality to answer geographical questions.