The autumn term
Over the course of this half term, our topic will be ‘Scrumdiddlyumptious’. In this topic, we will be looking at what it means to make healthy choices, track food on their journeys from around the world and investigate the organisational features of food adverts.
In Mathematics a scheme called ‘Maths No Problem’, which builds children’s mathematical skills alongside their fluency, reasoning and problem-solving skills, is used. There are many parts to the lesson, allowing time for children to discuss and develop a range of methods to solve questions and achieve a greater depth of mathematical understanding.
A range of stimulating and topic-based texts are used to teach English. We start with a Roald Dahl theme looking at George’s Marvellous Medicine and explore instruction writing and strong adjective choices. Reading and studying various genres, including diary entries, provide a basis for children to develop their writing skills and imagination alongside improving their spelling, punctuation, grammar and vocabulary.
Reading is taught using a range of texts and stimuli. Books, images and video clips are used with the children to develop a range of skills required as a reader. Discussion and questions enable children to think uniquely about why texts are structured in particular ways and how and why writers make specific language choices. In addition, after lunchtime, children have the opportunity to ‘Read and Relax’ where they will quiz on the ‘Accelerated Reader’ books that they have read.