Planning

Pokemon

 English

Over the half term the children will be using Ash’s Big Challenge by Tracey West to support their writing. The first text type they will create will be a set of instructions about ‘How to Train a Pikachu’. The children will learn how to use headings and sub-headings in non-fiction writing and how to use co-ordinating conjunctions to combine two independent clauses together. Then the children will have the opportunity to re-tell the story, focusing on including inverted commas to demarcate speech in sentences. After the children will innovate the story and include the correct use of an, co-ordinating conjunctions and inverted commas.

 

Maths

During this half-term the children will develop their knowledge and understanding of addition and subtraction, and multiplication and division. By the end of the half term, the children will be able to add and subtract numbers using columnar addition and subtraction, and will be able to use inverse to check their work. The children will embedded their knowledge and understanding of the 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s times tables.

 

Humanities

The Pokémon unit allows children to 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. Also by looking more closely at the lines of longitude, children will develop their understanding of time zones. Finally, the children will have the opportunity to research about and create a report about the home of Pokémon – Japan. The children will use of they have learnt to create a geographical report about the country.

 

Science

The ‘Animals including Humans’ unit will teach the children the importance of the right type and amount of nutrition as well as the functions of skeletons and muscles.