Please see below the topics we will be covering in each subject as part of the whole school theme this half term. We have linked all the themes together this year by teaching that we are all different and we are all equal throughout each theme. If you have any questions, you are welcome to speak to your class teacher.
During story time and reflection time at the end of the day. Teachers will use the books below to support discussions on the following themes:
- Different families
- It’s good to be me
Teachers will present a lesson on anti-bullying using the Anti-Bullying presentation written by Rachel Evans, Deputy Headteacher. Teachers will continue to use the class ‘worry box’.
Books from the following list will be used in class this half term:
ABC a Family Alphabet Bookby Bobbie Combs
Families Families Familiesby Suzanne Long and Max Lang
Basil and Sageby Nick Rolfe
My Two Granniesby Floella Benjamin and Margaret Chamberlain
Stella Brings the Familyby Miriam B. Schiffer and Holly Clifton-Brown
Julian is a Mermaidby Jessica Love
Oliver Button is a Sissyby Tomie dePaola
The Lion Insideby Rachel Bright and Jim Field
We’re Not So Different After Allby Lissette Lent and Jessica Frampton
We’re Different, We’re the Sameby Bobbi Kates and Joe Mathieu
Whoever Heard of a Tiger in a Pink Hatby Nicola Stott McCourt and Leah-Ellen Heming
Spoken Language/ Drama/ Debate
Pupils will be taught to use spoken language to communicate effectively through all aspects of school life and present work on whole school themes to parents, family members and other children.
Learning about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Children will look at a range of sports personalities including Hannah Cockcroft, Nicola Adams, and Tom Daley. Children will build a timeline of significant figures in history.
Art & Design
Learning about the work of a range or artists, craft makers and designers (including those linked to whole school focus areas) describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work. Children will study the work of Andy Warhol. They will create a class piece – ‘we’re all different, we’re all equal’ by collating their self-portraits.
Children will learn and perform the following songs:
This is Me from The Greatest Showman
True Colours by Cyndi Lauper
Born this Way by Lady Gaga
Firework by Katy Perry
You’ve Got a Friend in Me from Toy Story
Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars