Summer Term Topic
Knights and Castles
Would a castle make a good home?
During our topic journey we will be looking at:
How would you train your dragon?
What type of castle would you live in?
How would you keep the enemies away?
Who lived in a castle?
We hope to cover these areas of the curriculum:
How to Train your Dragon
St George and the Dragon
Dragon Poems J Foster & K Paul
The Princess Who Had No Kingdom
Knight who was afraid of the dark.
Again – E Gravett
Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Tale of 2 Treasures
Contractions – I’m, I’ll, we’ll
Suffixes – recap plurals, past & present tense, er and est
Multisyllabic words to read and spell by chunking into syllables
Different types of sentences
Nouns, adjectives, verbs, plurals, suffix and prefix,
Joining words for clauses
Days of the week
Complete common exception words.
Read and write numerals to 20
Add and subtract 1 digit numbers to/from 2 digit numbers
Volume and capacity
Fractions, halves and quarters
Geometry – position and direction, 2D and 3D shapes
Time o’clock and half past
Multiplication and division
Recognising materials objects are made from.
Identify and name everyday materials.
Describe properties of everyday materials.
Compare and group everyday materials.
Investigate changing materials.
What is a force?
King Arthur and the Stone
Drafty Castle windows
Measuring skills – Sir Roger’s rain water
Beebots and beebot maps.
Beebots on iPads
Using pic- collage app for different castles
Creating topic pictures using an art package.
St George and his significance nationally.
Timelines of changes in castles over time.
Finding famous castles on a map.
Looking at plans of real and imaginary castles.
Finding our who lived in a castle and their role
Clay Dragon models
Castle models/ castle defences
Designing our own shields and finding out
Developing cutting, sticking, joining,
folding and fastening skills.
Creating art using a wash technique and
develop painting skills
Ukulele lessons on a Wednesday with Mr Thornton
Singing topic songs
David and Goliath
Investigating the story of David
Jonah and the Big Fish
With help from my teacher, review my own work and identify
what I’ve done well.
With help I can suggest how to improve my work.
With help I review my own work and identify what I’ve done well.
I am beginning to change my behaviour to suit different roles
I recognise feelings and behaviour of others.
I keep going with an activity for the pleasure it provides and
sometimes for a reward.
I recognise my achievements in some areas.
I answer relevant questions about why things happen and how
I have imaginative ideas.
I’m prepared to put forward my ideas or answers in a small group.
I try to remain patient if solutions are not readily at hand.
PE will be on Wednesday &/or Thursday. However, with sports day during this term we will go out at additional times, making the most of the weather! Therefore, please ensure your child has the correct outdoor PE kit in school at all times please.
Your child will be expected to continue to read at least 3 times a week at home. They will read at least once a week in school in their specific day's guided reading group, though reading activities will take place daily.
Following the success of last years topic menu homework your child will receive a new topic menu at the start of this term. Every Friday we will have a sharing session when your child can bring in 1 (or more if they wish) of the items from the menu to share with the class.
Mathletics/maths or a spelling task will be given weekly on a Friday to be completed by the following Thursday. Anyone without access to the internet can come into class at 8.45am on a Wednesday morning to complete any Mathletics homework.