Term 1 - Reach for the stars
Term 1 - children are encouraged to stretch their thinking to the stars. This theme perfectly embeds a rich science topic (based predominantly on space) to key writing styles, in order to inspire their English work.
Our hook with a book is ‘Cosmic’ by Frank Cottrell which the children find both fascinating and funny. An essential area in the books plot is centred around a theme park. This idea is the inspiration behind the children’s DT focus ‘marble roller coasters'.
Not only does this term have our children looking up but also has them looking back. The children will have great exposure to William Shakespeare, both play and poetry. This includes decoding language, creating dream jars and acting out vital scenes from Macbeth.