Half termly Topic

Understanding English,
Communication and language
Stories set in the imaginary world (unit 2) – Spiderwick Chronicles
Plays (unit 5) – Life during WWII
Non Fiction
Explanation texts (unit 3) – Children in WWII by Kenna Bourke
Recounts (newspapers) (unit 1) – The Blitzed Brits by Horrible
Recounts (diary writing) - Children in WWII by Kenna Bourne
Recounts (letter writing) – Children in WWI by Kenna Bourne
Persuasive writing ( unit 4) – Creating persuasive adverts about
WWII (Family Life in WWII by Nigel Smith)
Spelling - Homophones, using the apostrophe, prefixes and suffixes
Grammar – fronted adverbials, conjunctions, direct speech, using pronouns
including possessive pronouns, determiners, present perfect verbs
Comprehension – Skimming, Scanning, Inference, Language for effect.
Understanding the Arts
Drawing skills/still life – Alexandra Palace,
Hornsey High street (buildings/architecture),
Creative Blitz scenes using objects
Studying artists of 1940s/50s and Abstract
impressionist drawing, charcoal and painting
Religious Education
Jospeh’s Dream
Science & technological
Keeping warm
Food chains
Circuits and conductors
Understanding Physical Development & Health & Well
Mathematical Understanding
Historical, Geographical & Social
How life and the local area has changed since
What countries were involved in WW11?
How did WW11 affect countries?
How did WW11 affect our local area?
What were the causes and consequences of
How did life change due to WW11?
How did WW11 shape the nation?
Chronology of WW11
Summer 2015
Life during and
after WWII
Draw creative Blitz scenes using
objects to express the changes and
consequences of war.
Trips: Imperial War Museum, Science
Museum, Kenwood House and Highgate wood.
Tenths and hundredths of numbers and equivalent decimals to
fractions and rounding decimals to the nearest whole number
Factors, multiples and square numbers
Multiplication and division facts
Multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100
Problems of all calculations of money, time and measure
Roman numerals to 100
Problems of fractions, decimals and percentages
Converting between units of measurement
Identify acute and obtuse angles
Coordinates of 2d shapes, symmetry and translation
Problems of charts, graphs and scales
Espresso – programming
Use search engines to create a presentation about post war
Use software to collect, create and present data
Internet safety.
Key Outcomes:
 Know how particular localities in UK and around the world
have been affected by WWII.
 Know how the lives of people in particular localities
have been affected and changed by WWII.
 Be able to use maps to locate countries around the world
involved in WWII
 Be able to use secondary sources to obtain
Geographical and historical information.
 Be able to ask and answer geographical and historical
 Conduct simple scientific observations and experiments
 Know about the main events, dates and characteristics of
the past events in WWII.
 Be able to gather information from primary & secondary
 Be able to use different materials and techniques
creatively in art.
 To explain how WWII changed lives and communities and
the effect on our society today
Understand that people’s health and safety can be
affected by a variety of factors.
Know about some of the similarities and differences
between the geographical and historical features of
different localities (aboard & UK) and how these
features affect the lives of people.
Athletics and ball games
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