Mr Williams’ Spring Planning 2018

1Where We Live (Gower)


Languages, Literacy and Communication



This term the children will work on the following text types:

  • Fiction: –Narrative – Myths and Legends
  • Discussion– Formal Essay
  • Explanation– Encyclopaedia Entry

For all topics the children will work through the Talk for Writing process, encouraging the development of vocabulary extension, spelling and CPOW (Connectives, Punctuation, Openers and Wow words).  We will use these strategies to encourage children to ‘up-level’ their written work.  The children will continue to work on spelling patterns and strategies linked to their homework.


The children will be reading a range of texts to research and develop their knowledge and understanding of food chain and habitats in science. However, they need to have a reading book of their choice at all times! A good text is challenging, but of course enjoyable too.




The children will learn how to ask and answer questions about themselves and others, talking in the first and third person and in the present and past tense. We will work through the following:



  • Roleplay
    • Yn yr siop
    • Yn yr Café etc
  • Dydd Gwyl Dewi presentations
  • Eisteddfod performances
  • Welsh Folk tale, the story of Dewi Sant
  • Patrwm yr wythnos
  • Welsh traditional Tales eg. Cantrer Gweulod and Jack Abertawe



  • When reading Welsh texts, children need to read clearly and with expression
  • Children are always encouraged to choose Welsh books independently
  • Scram – selection of poetry, covering traditional tales like: Myn I’r Dre by Mair Elwyn



  • Annwyl Dyddiadur – ongoing writing about what they have been up to
  • Create a recount of Christmas holiday (in the past tense)
  • Write a description of a famous Welsh person (third person)
  • Write a conversation with a friend (dialogue)



Mathematics and Numeracy


This term the children will work on the following topics:

  • Read and write any whole number; round off to nearest 10 or 100
  • Put positive and negative whole numbers in order; put fractions in order
  • Put decimals with same number of decimal places in order
  • Add/subtract any pair of two-digit numbers, including crossing 100 boundary
  • Find pairs totalling 100, multiples of 50 totalling 1000, decimals totalling 1, 10
  • Recall multiplication facts up to 10×10 and derive all division facts
  • Identify pairs of factors of small two-digit numbers
  • Use doubling and halving to multiply or divide two-digit numbers by 4
  • Multiply or divide whole numbers up to 10000 by 10 or 100
  • Convert £ to pence, m to cm, Km to m, kg to g and litres to millilitres
  • Assort in order to multiply by 2, 5 or 10, and use divisibility tests
  • Know simple fractions as percentages/decimals
  • Obtain simple percentages


There is a big emphasis placed on mental maths.  All children need to be able to:


Rapidly Recall

  • Pairs of numbers with a total of 100
  • All pairs of multiples of 50 with a total of 1000
  • Doubles and halves of numbers up to 100
  • Multiplication and division facts to 10 x 10
  • Squares of all numbers to 10 x10



  • Pairs of decimals that total 1
  • Doubles of multiples of 10 to 1 000 + 1 000
  • Doubles of multiples of 100 to 10 000 + 10 000



  • On or back to at least 1,000,000
  • Say a number that is one, ten, hundred or thousand more/less than any number.
  • Count up through multiples of 100, 1,000 and 10,000
  • Count on or back in steps of different sizes and from different numbers, extending beyond 0 when counting back: – in 10s, 100s, 1000s from any whole number up to 1 000 000,  – in 6s, 7s, 8s and 9s from any number to and from 100 and back. – In tenths (0.1) and hundredths (0.01)
  • Recognise multiples in the 6, 7, 8 and 9 times tables
  • Recognise whole numbers that are divisible by 2, 4, 5, 10 and 100


Science and Technology



The children will work through a full investigation, centred on habitats; it will focus on the different elements of science enquiry: plan, develop and reflect.


Pupils should learn:

  • through fieldwork, the plants and animals found in two contrasting local environments, e.g. identification, nutrition, life cycles, place in environment
  • the interdependence of living organisms in those two environments and their representation as food chains
  • the environmental factors that affect what grows and lives in those two environments, e.g. sunlight, water availability, temperature




In ICT children will learn to use advanced tools in word processing / line spacing etc appropriately to create quality presentations appropriate for a known audience.  They will be taught to use effects that help to convey meaning rather than impress. All children will need to be able to independently create an interactive presentation, with hyperlinks using resources


Throughout the year we will teach and reinforce the following skills:

  • Creating and interrogating databases
  • Further improving word processing skills through variety of media
  • Online simulation work through Sherston programs.
  • Safer Internet Day – online resources for whole school
  • iPad ongoing development- word processing, presenting through different platforms, handwriting development, spelling development, maths skills, links across the curriculum.


Expressive Arts


Art and Design

Painting Landscapes

Pupils will:-

  • learn and understand what a landscape is and understand relevant vocabulary (focal point / background / foreground middle ground/horizon line etc)
  • Revise colour mixing. Explore shades of white.
  • Study Gower landscapes.Use skill & techniques learned to paint own landscape. Re-visit paintings adding detail with chalks, pastels, charcoal etc.



Music: Performance

Pupils should be given opportunities to:

  • sing with increasing control of breathing, posture, diction, dynamics, phrasing, pitch and duration
  • play instruments, using appropriate playing techniques and with increasing dexterity and control of sound
  • practise and evaluate their performing in order to improve




Health and Well-being



Sport Skills & Dance

In the first half-term, pupils will learn gymnastic moves and sequences, using the PESS approach.


The second half term we will teach tennis skills. Pupils will focus on serving, hitting and volleying the ball.


During our PPA sessions, Superstars will focus on multi sports skills:

  • Small sided games
  • Attack v defence
  • Fair play


All the time we are teaching the children on three levels:


Health related

  • Engage in frequent and regular physical activity
  • Identify how to eat and drink healthily
  • Describe how they feel when doing different activities



  • Represent and respond to information in different forms – pictures, sounds
  • Evaluate own and others performance
  • Communicate ideas and emotions using gesture or other non-verbal signals to convey meaning
  • Determine success criteria relating to the development of their performance



  • Develop, consolidate and then apply the skills and techniques needed to take part in a variety of activities
  • Explore principles underpinning different activities
  • Plan how to improve through setting targets





Pupils should be given opportunities to:

  • identify and locate places and environments using globes, atlases, and maps, e.g. use co-ordinates and four-figure references
  • use maps, imagery and ICT to find and present locational information, e.g. draw sketch maps using symbols and keys. Interpret maps, and photographs including oblique, aerial and satellite images
  • identify similarities and differences to describe, compare and contrast places and environments
  • study – living in Wales: their local area and an investigation of at least one aspect of the geography of the whole of Wales
  • carry out fieldwork to observe and investigate real places and processes


Religious Education and Values

Christianity & Judaism

The children will be learning about:

  • Passover – the Seder Plate
  • Easter – the Resurrection of Christ