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Why Was Neil Armstrong Very Brave?
Autumn Term 2017
Weeks 1 – 3 What is in Space?
Weeks 4 – 6 How could you get to Space?
Weeks 7 – 9 Who has been into Space?
Weeks 10 – 13 What else is out there?
Weeks 14 – 15 Christmas/Finishing Off
Texts/Films to enjoy:
Peace at Last
Can’t you sleep little bear?
The owl who was afraid of the dark
Wallace and Grommit – A Grand Day Out
Aliens Love Underpants
My sister is an alien
Here Come the Aliens
Aliens Love Pantaclaus
Capital letters for names
Recap adjectives, nouns, verbs
Commas for lists
Use of ly
Form lower case letters of the correct size relative to one another.
Write capital letters and digits of the correct size, orientation and relationship to one another and to lower case letters.
Use spacing between words that reflects the size of the letter.
Read Write Inc book 2A/B
Numeracy – Key Skills
Reading and writing numbers to at least 100 in numerals and words.
Recognising and defining the place value of each digit in a 2-digit number.
Comparing and ordering numbers from 0 to 100 using <> and = signs.
Naming the fractions 1/3, ¼, ½ and ¾ and finding fractional values of shapes, lengths and numbers.
Recalling and using multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Counting in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0 (forwards and backwards).
Adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers and ones.
Adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers and tens.
Solving problems involving addition and subtraction.
Choosing and using appropriate standard units to estimate length, height, temperature and capacity.
Recognising and can using the symbols £ and p when solving problems involving addition and subtraction.
Describing the properties of 2D and 3D shapes to include edges, vertices and faces.
Interpreting and constructing pictograms, tally charts, block diagram and simple tables.
Using mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement.
Why isn’t everyone afraid of the dark?
Habitats -Autumn changes that involve plants dying back, trees loosing leaves.
Plants – Visit and discuss what is happening in gardens, go out into school garden.
Programming – link to simulators
Common uses of technology beyond school
Create own rocket animation
The four seasons
Weather within the seasons and how day length varies
Space missions to other planets
The Solar system
Countries with space travel
Space maps and plotting routes
The Space Race
The Moon landings
Animals in space
Mixing secondary colours
Creating tints by adding white
Sketching - choosing and using three different grades of pencil
Using different effects in an IT package
Artwork based on Van Gough's 'Starry Night'
Making space rockets by combining and joining materials
Topic themed songs
Listening and Appraising
Holst Planet Suite
Starry Starry Night
Space themed pop songs
Jewish celebrations and stories
Celebrations – Eid and Christmas
Games – ball skills/team skills
E – Safety
With help from my teacher, review my own work and identify what I’ve done well.
I give constructive support to others.
I listen to other people.
I carry out activities when asked.
I keep focused on a task that interests me.
I explore and experiment with resources and materials.
I ask why.
I discover some connections through play and experimentation.
I think about risks and try not to let this put me off having a go.
I know that it is not a bad thing to get a wrong answer.