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The children will work on a variety of Learning Projects and have the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge to many different situations.
Each term the children have studied English following the new curriculum guidelines and the Learning Project ideas.
In Mathematics the children have studied number and calculation, shape, space and measures, and data handling.
Approach to Teaching Reading and Phonic Skills
At Tudor Court Primary School our teaching of Phonics is through the Letters and Sounds scheme. The scheme helps to build children’s speech, reading and writing skills. Children are set in phase groups for a daily phonic session consisting of a four-part lesson. The lesson begins by revisiting and renewing previously taught sounds and words. The children are then taught a new sound, have time to practise it and then apply it to reading and writing.
The Learning Projects
KERPOW! Intergalactic greetings young heroes. It's time to rescue the planet from evil villains!
Who's your favourite superhero? Spider-Man? Wonder Woman? Maybe your heroes are ordinary people who've achieved great things. Or is it those people who save lives in our emergency services that you admire most? Can we stop the dastardly plans of Professor Slime? He's dropping his villainous instructions around town. We must stop people following them, but can we make it in time?
Is that phone box free? Please excuse me... I have to save the world!
ZAP! WHIZZ! ZOOOOM!
Descriptive sentences; Comic strips; Narrative; Fact files; Labels and captions
Superhero action movements.
Art & Design
Drawing and modelling superheroes
Downloading photographs & images.
Creating digital superhero sounds
Recognising good and bad choices; Keeping safe.
Human body-parts and senses; Eating healthily.
BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY
Put on your best outfit because you're invited to have tea with the Queen. Use your best manners and comb your hair, as one will not be amused if you don't!
What do you know about England's capital city? Let's find out all about London, including its history, transport and famous landmarks. Step back in time and discover what happened in the Great Fire of London. Where did it start? How did it end?
Hang on, there's someone new in town! Plan a tour for Marley the Meerkat (he's come all the way from Zambia, you know) making sure he takes in all the sights and sounds of London before he finally meets his family at London Zoo.
Are you ready for the bright lights of the big city? Hop in a black cab and... enjoy the ride!
Recounts, labels and captions; Adventure narrative; instructions
Countries and capital cities of the UK; Using locational language; Using maps
Searching the web; Digital images; Algorithms; Logical reasoning; Creating and debugging programs
Exploring mechanisms; Construction moving models; Understanding where food comes from
The great fire of London
Traditional songs and nursery rhymes
CRASH! What's that in the playground? Let's go outside and take a look. Stand back everyone-it looks like a UFO has crash-landed!
Find out who might have landed by exploring the craft and investigating scattered scientific specimens. Create a 'Welcome to Earth' box for an alien explorer. What can you put in it to help explain what life is like on our planet?
Would you like to be an astronaut? You'll need a pretty sturdy spacecraft if you do. Start of small by making an air-propelled rocket... WHOOSH! How far can you make it travel?
Then, an alien is found... can you help get him home? It's got the experts in a right kerfuffle. Professor Pong doesn't know what to do!
Are you ready for take-off Year 1? Hold tight... 5-4-3-2-1... LIFT OFF!
Posters; Character profiles; Adverts
Space themed vehicles; evaluating toys
Art & Design
The Solar System
Using drawing software
Aspirations and goal setting
Properties of materials
Stomp, crash, RRRAGH! Watch out everyone-the dinosaurs are on the prowl!
They're rampaging across the dusty earth, swishing their enormous tails and baring their fearsome teeth...
Let's explore the Dinosaur Planet! Imagine you're a palaeontologist (that's a scientist who studies bones and fossils). Dig deep and discover dazzling dinosaur facts. Which is your favourite dinosaur? The Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Brachiosaurus or the Micropachycephalosaurus? Doyouthinkhesawus? Yes he did... RUN!
Fact files; Poetry; Reports; Narrative
Events beyond living memory
Art & Design
Large and small-scale modelling
Designing and making
Locating continents and oceans
Plants and animal