Spring: Do I strike or do I struggle?
The below enquiry overview shows the week by week learning for your child's class in English, Enquiry and Maths. You can use the overview to see what your child is learning in school each week.
Spring Home Learning Menu
Our weekly enquiry questions are:
1. Was life in a mine always the same?
2. What lies beneath?
3. Can a landscape be changed?
4. What happens when things go wrong?
5. How can mining affect us?
A high-quality text drives each of our enquiries and the texts are used to give knowledge and purpose to the enquiry. High quality texts can only be accessed through knowledge of vocabulary in different tiers. Explicit teaching of new vocabulary and using the classroom environment to showcase key vocabulary helps us to infuse rich and sophisticated vocabulary from EYFS to Year 6. The texts are used as a stimulus for both English and cross curricular writing, ensuring high expectations of our children. Reading is interweaved into all aspects of the enquiry to encourage reading and language development and promote reading for pleasure.
Spring 1 Key English Text
In maths we follow the Power Maths programme to support children’s learning and to build a deep understanding of maths concepts. Power Maths is a curriculum mastery programme designed to spark curiosity and excitement and nurture confidence in maths. It is built around a child‑centred lesson design that models and embeds a growth mindset approach to maths.
This term we are covering the following:
- Converting measurements
- Calculating area
- Calculating perimeter
- Calculating volume
- Problem solving and reasoning using the 4 operations
- Properties of shape
- Position and direction of a shape
- 2D nets to make 3D shapes
- Calculating angles
- Using a protractor to measure angles