Literacy

Autumn

Giraffes will be reading every morning, following the RWI books. There will also be weekly spelling tests on a Friday morning.

We will have regular phonics sessions, working from Set 2 and set 3 sounds. Some pupils will have spelling and grammar sessions in place of phonics.

We are reading the RWI story ‘Sand wizards’ using it to build on our writing kills, focusing on punctuation and grammar.

We are also reading Charlie and the chocolate factory as our class reading book.

Spring
Coming Soon
Summer
Coming Soon

Numeracy

Autumn

Shape, space and measure – Giraffes are focusing on recognising 2d shapes and 3d shapes and their properties. We are also learning about direction and how to read co-ordinates.

Number – We are revising our 2, 5 and 10 times tables and beginning to learn our 3 and 4 times tables. Looking at the four operations and how we can use the inverse to check our answers. Working on estimation and number bonds. Some pupils are also looking at fractions of shapes and amounts.

Spring
Coming Soon
Summer
Coming Soon

Science

Autumn
Teeth and eating and looking at states
Spring
What’s that sound? And bubbles
Summer
Power it up

Computing

Autumn

Understanding Computers: Learning how to log onto the schools network with their individual logins, to navigate around a computer and understand where to locate different software.

Microsoft Office: Students to learn how to log onto Microsoft Word insert text and use a variety of different functions to edit the information.

Spring

Microsoft Office: Students to learn how to log onto Microsoft PowerPoint, insert text, images and how to layout a presentation against a set criteria.

Microsoft Office: Students are to learn how to log onto their email accounts, the importance of communication and how to structure emails.

Summer

Block Coding: Students will get the opportunity to learn how to do basic coding, understand what an algorithm is and how to debug simple code.

Multimedia: Students will get the opportunity to learn how to use a variety of devices that take photos. They will learn what a good/bad photo is, how to download them and how to edit them.

P.E

Autumn
Target Games
Spring
Dance/ Gymnastics
Summer
Striking & Fielding Game

Humanities

Autumn
The first half term is focused on geography and trade. We are looking at the different jobs people have and what is involved. We will be researching what it is like to work in a factory and where the products go afterwards.
Spring
Coming Soon
Summer
Coming Soon

Music

Autumn
Prepare, rehearse and present a collective Christmas Concert, developing awareness of audience, venue and occasion.

Extra Curricular – Meraki Duo Performance

Spring
To discuss and address our understanding of the global implications of Climate Change, learning the songs for a future cross-phased performance (Giraffes, 3.2, 5.3, 5.4) about “Global Warming”

Extra Curricular – Young Voices Concert, A4 Brass Quartet Performance

Summer
To share opportunities of solo/ensemble work, particularly with those who are less confident through a cross-phased performance (Giraffes, 3.2, 5.3, 5.4) about “Climate Change”

Extra Curricular – Cross-phase performance linked to “Climate Change”

Independent Living

Autumn
Throughout the lessons, Giraffes children will focus on becoming as independent as possible and developing some of these skills in the areas of drinking, feeding, fastenings, scissor skills, communication and telephone skills. We will focus on fine motor skills to help improve these areas. 
Spring
Throughout the lessons, Giraffes children will focus on becoming as independent as possible and developing some of these skills in the areas of drinking, feeding, fastenings, scissor skills, communication and telephone skills. We will focus on fine motor skills to help improve these areas. 
Summer
Throughout the lessons, Giraffes children will focus on becoming as independent as possible and developing some of these skills in the areas of drinking, feeding, fastenings, scissor skills, communication and telephone skills. We will focus on fine motor skills to help improve these areas. 

Phonics

Autumn
Revisiting phonic sounds
Spring
Using Read Write Inc resources to develop and extend out knowledge of phonic sounds
Summer
Practising our phonic sounds to develop confidence

SMSC

IN our SMSC lessons we are focusing on ‘Being me’ and celebrating all the things that make us unique. We will be creating work to showcase what makes us amazing. We will also be focusing on ‘Being safe’ and contributing to a school assembly to show our work.

Food

Students will learn about the importance of breakfast and lunch throughout the 1 term experience.  Not only will students be introduced to the Eatwell plate and understand the importance of healthy eating, They will participate in making some simple dishes while using basic equipment in a safe way.