Widney Junior School
Summer Term 2012
Summer Term 1 &2
‘Wish you were here’ – the children will work throughout the summer term to create a TV holiday programme advertising a trip to India. If
you’re lucky, you may even get a chance to witness the finished product!
‘Tutti Frutti’ – Looking at the work of artist Kate Malone,
pupils sketch different types of fruits. Make fruits out of clay.
Dry-paint fruits using powder paints.
Design & Technology
Linked to our Geography Topic, pupils research, design and
make Indian puppets from the region of Rajasthan. Equipment
such as fabrics, paints, mod roc, sequins are used to create a life-
like moving puppet.
Through the topic Quel temps fait-il? children will learn to describe, in French, the British weather and compare it to the weather in India.
They will use role play and games to describe the types of clothing they would need to wear for life in India.
Carnivale des Animaux: linking to the Science topic Habitats, children will learn to describe their pets and other animals’ habitats in
French. To aid recall of French vocabulary, we will create our very own French picture dictionary.
Children explore what life is like in a village in India. They will look at the geographical features and do a comparative study of life in
Solihull and life in an Indian village. The classes will also research how they would get to India using map skills and create a holiday
brochure to advertise a trip to Delhi.
‘Persuasive texts’ – children will explore a range of persuasive texts, including advertisement campaigns and persuasive letters. Be warned –
they could be asked to test their persuasion skills on you!
‘Stories that raise issues’ – children look at how characters deal with different issues. They then write their
own story about a dilemma and show how their character solved the problem.
‘Exploring form’ – children begin to understand different poetic terms and recognise simple forms of poetry
and their uses. They will then write their own poems experimenting with different styles and structures,
ensuring their poems are suitable for the intended audience.
Following the Primary National Strategy, our maths units this term will include revision from:
Block A Unit 3 (Counting, partitioning and calculating)
Block B Unit 3 (Securing number facts, understanding shape)
Block C Unit 3 (Handling data and measures)
Block D Unit 3 (Calculating, measuring and understanding shape)
Block E Unit 3 (Securing number facts, relationships and calculating)
Division real-life problems are solved using a variety of methods and resources. Areas such as ‘Measuring’,
‘Capacity’, ‘Money’, ‘Time’, ‘Ratio and Proportion’ are covered. Also, pupils design their own mathematical
‘Treasure Hunt’ for other pupils around school.
Painting with Sound. Children will listen to both traditional and modern music from India and collaborate to create their
own musical score for their India-based TV programme.
In the topic Salt, Pepper, Mustard, we will explore rhythm by tapping the beat using our bodies!
Cricket – Warwickshire Cricket coaching for pupils before participating in a Year 4 and a Year 5 Cricket Festival. Bowling, batting and
fielding – playing in KWIK Cricket matches.
Rounders – small-sided games, focusing on batting, running and tactics.
Tennis – short Tennis, working on rallies and keeping control of the racket and ball.
Athletics – running in the relay, long jump and high jump, javelin throwing.
Golf – working on the grip and stance. Striking the ball. Playing the ‘course’ at Widney, becoming familiar with golf-vocabulary, and
recording our scores correctly on a scorecard.
PSD (inc SEAL)
‘Relationships’ – pupils focus specifically on feelings. The work explores feelings within the context of our important relationships
including family and friends.
‘Changes’ – this theme tackles the issue of change and aims to equip children with an understanding of different types of change, positive
and negative, and common human responses to it. The theme seeks to develop children’s ability to understand and manage the feelings
associated with change.
Throughout this Term, pupils will look at different aspects of Hinduism. We will learn what Hinduism is, where it comes from, what it
means to people, how it is practised in daily lives? Pupils will make a variety of Hindu artefacts and create artwork to make the religion
Pupils will learn how to e-mail safely to one another.
‘Repeating Patterns’ - Remind the class how ICT features, such as cut and paste, can help them with their writing. Explain that they are
going to use ICT to develop pictures, using similar tools and techniques. Using sample designs (e.g of repeating patterns 1,2,3 ) discuss
how they were created. Introduce rotation button on tool bar. Suggest that the same image could be resized as part of the repeating
‘Habitats’ – children explore different habitats and animals that have adapted to live
there. They also begin to look at food chains and will work on designing and
creating their own habitat.
‘Electricity’ – pupils recognise the ‘route’ of electricity from the power station to our
homes and school. By making a variety of electrical circuits, pupils understand the
affects on the brightness of bulbs and speeds of motors. Their knowledge enables
pupils to make an electrical toy – the ‘steady-hand’ game, which pupils can show
Year 3 pupils.
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Please note- every possible effort is made to ensure the content of these websites is suitable for our children. We do recommend that
children are supervised when on the internet.