Benton Dene Schools

Benton Dene Schools

Blue 5

In English we are learning about play scripts and are learning about Jack and the Beanstalk. Children are learning about characters' feelings, voice tone and expression.

Maths-In maths we will be learning to measure weight, length and capacity. We will be using standard and non standard units. 

We will also be learning to multiply and divide

Geography-Children will take a closer look at where the countries of the world are located, and some of the ways geographers describe locations. Children will learn to locate and describe places using longitude and latitude, and find out about some of the important lines that delineate specific areas of the Earth - the Equator, the Hemispheres, the Poles and the Tropics. Finally, by looking more closely at the lines of longitude, children will develop their understanding of time zones.

Science- we will be learning about materials. Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets. Know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating

 Art we are learning about warm and cool colours. We will recap our knowledge of primary, secondary and tertiary colours. 

We will be looking at the artists JWT and Picasso. 

Music-the children begin to create, select and combine  musical sounds; recognising and making  changes in rhythm, tempo, and dynamics. They will also learn about different composers, using  some  pieces to inspire their  own compositions. In the Spring Term, there is a focus on Performing Arts: a child-led project, across Key Stage 2, culminating in a summer show, where the children will be able to apply their music knowledge with purpose and before a genuine audience.  These sessions are predominantly child-led, allowing  them to cultivate their own creativity. In the first half term. initial ideas, script, songs, choreography and compositions are developed; in the second half of the term, the show is brought together with more formal rehearsals

PSHE-pupils will then learn about how drugs (including alcohol and tobacco) can negatively affect our health. The unit will touch on how some substances are legal and others can be illegal. Pupils will learn about what peer pressure is and how to manage it. The unit also provides the opportunity for pupils to learn basic first aid skills to equip them with techniques and skills that could help them to save a life. This unit aims to equip pupils with the knowledge to make sensible, informed decisions in the future. 

PE -Develop and link  team work and actions e.g. a pass then dribble, add a goal and progress to pass, dribble and shoot. To know that defender has to  get possession and keep it for as long as possible. Develop decision making on when to pass, dribble or shoot depending on the situation. Look at when to defend and attack

Computing-They will use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact. Additionally they will understand computer networks, including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration. These skills will be vital as children begin to use technology more independently as they approach secondary school.