Playlist

SSShh.. What’s that noise? A bash? A Crash? A shake, a rattle or a low, base hum? Which do you prefer….? An acoustic singer or a booming brass band? A solitary voice singing sweetly and quietly or a magnificent choir lifting the roof?

Take out your ear plugs as you journey through the valley of sound and find out about instruments, the sounds they make and the sounds which they produce. Discover how sounds are made and which will travel the furthest.

Can you write a number one hit? Be sure to stand up straight, warm up your voice and sing your heart out.

When your performance is done, sit back and listen to calming classical melodies, a soothing lullaby or your favourite boy band ballad!

Can you hear me over there? Or do I need to TALK MORE LOUDLY?

Maths

In Maths this term children will focus our learning on the following skills:

  • Place value
  • Addition, using both the column method and counting on method
  • Subtraction
  • Number bonds
  • Times tables for 2,5,10 and 12 times tables
  • Problem solving

Literacy including Spelling Punctuation and Grammar

This term we will be linking our topic Playlist to our literacy learning through the study of our class book the classic, Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. Children will be learning the components of a good story and start to recognise alternative genres and how writing changes to adapt to these.

Our grammar, punctuation and spelling learning will focus on the following skills:

  • Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs
  • Using conjunctions to extend sentences
  • Past and present tense verbs
  • Apostrophes for possession

Science

This term we are focusing our learning on sound. Children will test different sounds to investigate how sounds travel and which travels furthest. Children will also be conducting various investigations to see which materials block sounds and will even have the chance to design their own ear muffs.

Specifically we will look at how to:

  • Find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations which produced it.
  • Identify how sounds are made, associating them with something vibrating
  • Recognise that vibrations form sounds travel through a medium to the ear
  • Find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it

Art

We will be learning about artists, architects and designers throughout history. The children will look at the work of known artists such as Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky and will conduct comparative studies.

Music

  • Describe, compare and evaluate different kinds of music using appropriate musical vocabulary
  • Develop an understanding of the history of music
  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing oral memory
  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music

Design technology (DT)

  • Investigate and analyse a range of existing products
  • Use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional and appealing products which are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups.

History

Examine music through time:

  • History of Jazz
  • Investigate different genres of music

Physical education

We will take part in swimming daily for the first 3 weeks. Following swimming we will focus on competitive games. Modified versions of:

  • Tennis
  • Netball

Information Communication Technology

We will investigate whether information found online is true. We will generate a checklist to follow when using the web, including double or triple-checking the same ‘fact’ on trusted websites. We will make a ‘class suggestions’ display of trusted and useful websites that might help with the project.

  • Animation
  • Video for a purpose

French

In French we will continue to learn numbers, colours, greetings and the names of classroom objects.