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Term 4

This term, we will be exploring the world we live in by looking closely at the seven continents. We will be focusing on their shape, size and location. We will discuss the equator and the climate of countries within those continents. By the end of the term, we will be showing off our knowledge by producing fact files about all the continents.

Linking the wider world to Art, we will be looking at and creating landmarks. The children will get the opportunity to work with clay and colour mixing to create their own landmark sculpture, inspired by Tony Cragg.

We will be learning the following key vocabulary:

  • Continent
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • North America
  • South America
  • Antarctica
  • Europe
  • Australia

Our book this term in English is ‘Poles Apart’, a story of the journey from the North to the South Pole and all the wonders in between. We will be writing diary recounts from the perspective of a penguin on his travels around the world, before finding their way back home to Antarctica.

In Phonics are focusing on the 'u',  and 's' sound this term and learning the different ways these sounds can be spelt. We are also practising previously taught sounds 'e', 'ow', 'oo' and 'ie'.

In handwriting we are looking at capital letters this term and forming them carefully on their own and then within words e.g. within people's names.

In maths we are learning to recognise and name 2d and 3d shapes. We will be sorting 3d shapes and making patterns with 2d shapes. Later on in the term we will be focusing on place value using numbers up to 20. We will be comparing and ordering numbers as well as using a numberline.

In PSHE, our focus is on money. We will be learning what money is, where it comes from and how to use it. We will also be looking into the differences between needs and wants.

In RE, we will be looking at the term ‘pilgrimage’ and what it means to different religions. Each week, we will explore important pilgrimages made in Christianity, Judaism and Islam to their sacred place of worship. We will also be discussing the story of Easter and why Christians celebrate the rebirth of Jesus.

In Science, we are focusing on the human body and learning the names of body parts. We will be learning where those parts are on the body and the job of each body part. 


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Coxheath Primary School
Stockett Lane, Coxheath
Maidstone, ME17 4PS

01622 745553