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Curriculum Notes Prep III “ Summer Term 2016


English

Fiction

Non-fiction

Poetry/Drama

 

Plan 5A:  Adventure Stories

Required texts:

The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith

Description:

Using The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith, children look for examples of adverbs and adverbials (prepositional phrases). They memorise a section of dialogue and use it as a basis for their own writing. In the second week the focus is on complex and compound sentences as children write an animal adventure story.

Grammar focus:
1. Extend sentences using adverbials and fronted adverbials.

2. Use commas to separate fronted adverbials.

3.  Use and punctuate direct speech.

4.  Use a wide range of connectives to create sentences with more than one clause.

 

Reading comprehension texts.

 

Grammar, punctuation and spelling workbook.

 

Spellings based on The National Literacy Strategy.

 

Plan 5A: Persuasive writing

Required texts:

Advertisements in magazines and on TV

Description:

Children explore and discuss adverts. They find key features of persuasive writing and use these with a twist, to persuade people NOT to buy! Using compound and complex sentences the chn will then write a persuasive letter about their bedtime!

Grammar focus:
1. Use a wide range of connectives to extend sentences to include more than one clause.

2. Use conjunctions.

3.  Use commas after or before phrases and clauses.

 

 

 

 

Reading comprehension texts.

 

Grammar, punctuation and spelling workbook.

 

Spellings based on The National Literacy Strategy.

 

Plan 6A: Shape poems: Playing with form

Required texts:

Poems provided with plan 

Description:

During this unit children will be immersed in shape poems. They read, recite and discuss a variety before writing their own, including poems using possessive apostrophes and relative clauses.

Grammar focus:
1. Use possessive apostrophe with singular/plural nouns.

2. Extend the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wide range of conjunctions.

 

 

 

 

Reading comprehension texts.

 

Grammar, punctuation and spelling workbook.

 

Spellings based on The National Literacy Strategy.

 

Mathematics

1            Place Value, Cicadas and Prime Numbers

2            Addition and subtraction

3            Multiplication and Division

4            Measures and data

5            Addition and subtraction

6            Place Value

7            Multiplication and division

8            Shape, measures and data

9            Fractions

10          Addition or subtraction

11          Ramanujan

 

Science

Biology, including plant investigations, pollination, seed dispersal, life cycles, habitats, food chains, balanced diets and the human body.

History

Finishing Greeks (Wooden Horse of Troy) Starting Celts and Romans

 

 

Geography

Rainforest environment, animals, plants and people.  Visit to Newquay Zoo Rainforest and workshop.

Religious Studies

What is worship?

French

Animals.  Responding to a French story then acting it out.

Computing

Programming, Word editing, Sound Recorder, Publisher, web design, animation.

Art

Prep III

Summer

Observational drawing

Painting

Colour

Line & mark

Collaborative artwork – random shapes

Nature sketches

Watercolour studies of flowers & plants

Study & discuss Klimt’s sunflower painting, then re-create