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Long-Term Plan










The Stone Age

‘Super Humans’

Around the world

From source to sea

The Romans

Shake, Rattle and Roll


The Stone Age boy


We will learn the story and re tell it using our own words.  We will develop our descriptive writing and describe life in the Stone Age.

We will use the information given in the non-fiction section of the book to inform our own non-fiction writing.

Traction man is here

by Mini Grey

We will complete a fiction piece of writing based Traction Man.


We will use our knowledge of animals and pets to complete a non-fiction information leaflet about keeping them healthy. 

The village that vanished.

Children will learn about traditional African villages and create a story based around them.   

Selection of poetry based on rivers/water

Horrible Geography – Raging rivers

Escape from Pompeii


We will learn the events of a Pompeii disaster.  We will use our own knowledge of Roman life to recreate our own version of the story.  We will use our knowledge of speech punctuation effectively.


We will create a biography based on Boudicca’s life.

I am the Hope Diamond


We will read this information book and learn about its unusual structure. 



Number & place value, measurement, addition and subtraction

Number & place value, multiplication and division, geometry, fractions and statistics

Number & place value, measurement and addition and subtraction, multiplication and division

Number and place value, fractions, geometry, statistics

Number and place value, addition and subtraction

Number & place value, multiplication and division, geometry, fractions and statistics


The children will learn to compare their own and other people’s ideas about what makes a house a home.


In ‘promises’ we will learn to make links between actions and promises.


We will learn to

make links to

show how feelings

and beliefs affect

how we prepare

for and receive



The children will

also identify what

makes up their

life journey.

The children will

learn to ask

questions and

make links to

show how

feelings and

beliefs affect

their own and

other's desire to

listen and share.


In our topic

‘Giving All’ we

will explore how

people give





‘Energy’ will

provide us

with the

opportunity to

explore how

energy can be


positively. The

children will

learn how

they can use

the energy

given to them

by the Holy


This half term

we will explore

choices and


We will look

very closely at

the role of the

conscience and

with a little help

from Pinocchio,

we will

examine our



The children will

be taught to

identify special

places within

their home,


community and

the world. They

will learn to

explain why

places are





The children

will use fine

paint brushes

and water

colours to


animals found

in cave art.

They will


with making

their own Stone

Age paints

using a variety

of natural


The children will

make real life

observations of

the human body

and use these to

draw different

movements. They

will learn to use

different pencil

grades to

represent things

such as

movement and

muscle tone.



We will investigate different artists from around the world and the techniques they have used.  We will try and recreate their style when producing our own work.  We will create masks inspired by traditional African masks.



We will investigate Van Gogh paining ‘Starry Night’ and how he created a reflective image in the water.  We will create our own.



The children

will develop

and refine a

range of



sculpting with

clay.  We will investigate mosaics and how they were used in the Roman times. 

 We will learn how earthquakes are measured using a Richter scale.  We will create our own.  


We will begin

science by


which materials

were used

during Stone

Age times and

how their


helped them to

be good at their

job.  The children

will be taught

how different

rocks and

fossils are



During our work

on the human

body we will look

closely at

nutrition. The

children will

become familiar

with the different

food groups and

will be asked to

use their

knowledge to

create a balanced

weekly diet plan.

They will also

classify a number

of carnivores and


The children will

be exploring the


between light

and dark and

investigating light


reflections and

mirrors. Our


enquiries will

involve shadow


We will learn what a plant needs to grow and to be healthy.  We will look at different plants that grown in different environments.  We will conduct experiments to explore the ideal conditions for healthy plant growth.  We will look at how water travels through a plant.

Children will investigate magnets and materials that are magnetic and non-magnetic.  We will look at the differing strength of materials and what a magnetic field is.




During this

term we create

a time line and

the children will

gain an


of when the

Stone Age was.

We will

research how

people lived

and the tools

and weapons

the Stone Age

people used.

We will

compare our

lives to those of

our great





We will learn

how Britain

changed after

the Romans

invaded. We

will research

the life of





We will look at

the climate in different countries and why that is suitable for certain animals to live in.


We will use an atlas to locate countries and cities around the world.  We will learn the position of latitude, longitude, equator, the tropic of cancer and Capricorn and the Arctic and Antarctic circles.

The water cycle

Our local rivers and the impact of flooding

Human settlements near to water

We will use

maps to

investigate the

expanse of the

Roman Empire.

We will learn what an earthquake is and where they are commonly found and why.  We will plot these locations on a map.  We will investigate the devastation caused by earthquakes and the impact this has on human lives.



Create and perform a hunting music score


We will listen to music from around the world.  We will compare and contrast and use a range percussion instruments to create our own.



Roman music

through pitch

and pulse




Create Stone Age based game using Scratch program

Databases based on animals and their food

Use the internet to research elements of different countries, e.g. food, clothing.  Present information using  power points


Creating images using computers – Mosaics

Using Popplet to create a mind map of information

The Children

will use


equipment to







Football FA football skills.  Children will be given coaching by a football specialist.

Dance – Explorers



Games – Invasion games

Games – Striking and fielding


Dance – The eagle and the Fish.  The children will create a story through dance/


Games -  Net and Wall


Gymnastics - 


Outdoor and adventure games, team building exercises

Traditional dance – Ceilidh 



We will begin

by investigating

the countries

where French is

spoken. We

will learn

greetings and

how to


ourselves. We

will learn to

read key

greetings words

in French.

We will learn to

count to 12 and

recognise the




We will learn to

name parts of the

body of a human

and of an animal.


The children will

learn the name of

animals in French

and we will talk

about pets that

we have.


This term we will

learn how to talk

about and

describe our



The children

will learn the

French words

for food.

We will role play restaurants and shopping scenes

This term we

will learn the

name of


countries in

French. We

will look at the


geography of

France and

name key


During this term

we will learn

colours. The

children will

learn to how to

show their

preference for a

certain colour.

They will learn

to recognise the

written word for

each colour