Reading and Comprehension (George’s
Use knowledge to read‘exception’
Apply their growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and
Using dictionaries to check the meaning of words that they have
Discuss words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and
Check that the text makes sense to them, discussing their
understanding and explaining the meaning of words in context.
Ask questions to improve their understanding of a text.
Draw inferences such as inferring characters' feelings, thoughts
and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence.
Predict what might happen.
Summarise main ideas.
Identify how language, structure, and presentation contribute to
Skim and scanning.
Non-fiction: tenses, writing in the third person, organising
paragraphs around a theme, time connectives, subordinate clauses, descriptive
Grammar, vocabulary and punctuation:
Inverted commas, Homophones,
/u/ for ou
ei, eigh, ey
- Use the diagonal and horizontal strokes needed to join letters
and understand which letters are best left un-joined,
- Increase legibility, consistency
and quality of handwriting.
Achievements of the earliest
civilisations: Ancient Egypt
What was the importance of the ritual of mummification in
What is the importance of Tutankhamun?
How does Egyptian writing compare to modern day writing?
How do the powers of different Egyptian gods compare?
How is Howard Carter, from Swaffham, linked to Ancient Egypt?
Possible project pathways:
- A guided research project based on
any chosen aspect of Ancient Egypt.
- Use dates and terms related to the study unit and
passing of time.
Range and depth of
- Find out about
everyday lives of people in time studied and compare with our life today.
- Select and record information
relevant to the study.
- Begin to use the
library and internet for research.
and Earth Quakes
-Understand the structure of the
-Describe and understand the key
aspects of volcanoes and earthquakes.
-Use maps and atlases, globes and
digital/computer mapping to locate volcanoes and earthquakes around the world.
-Begin to ask/initiate geographical questions.
-Use atlases, pictures/photos and internet as sources of information.
-Locate places on larger scale.
-Look at existing products and evaluate design
faults and successes.
-Know basic health and safety in the classroom
-Know about the safe use of tools and machinery.
-Practise basic materials joins and develop an
understanding of ‘How different materials can be joined’.
-Measure and cut accurately.
-Select their own tools and techniques for the
-Think about ideas as they progress and make
-Make a design plan using drawings and annotations
(smart labelling, Colour, size, material)
-Use a range of materials, where pupils can select
their own appropriate joining method.
for Easter Production
-Perform using their voices with fluency
control and expression.
-Listen with attention to detail and recall
-Understand staff and other musical
-Appreciate and understand a wide range of
high quality music drawn from different traditions and from great composers.
-Develop and understanding of the history of