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The Literacy class will have an emphasis on speaking, listening and responding.
Word level work: phonics, spelling, vocabulary
  - Spelling strategies.
  - Spelling conventions and rules, vocabulary extension, defining familiar vocabulary, dictionary skills, gender, compound words, diminutives, etc.
  - Handwriting.
Sentence level work: grammar and punctuation
  - Grammatical awareness.
  - Sentence construction and punctuation.
Text level work: comprehension and composition
  - Fiction; non-fiction and poetry.
  - Reading comprehension.
  - Writing composition.


Key objectives of the course:
  - To recognise place value in large numbers.
  - To mentally recall multiplication facts.
  - To calculate simple divisions with remainders.
  - To use formal methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  - To know the value of each digit in a 2-place decimal number.
  - To order 5 and 6 digit numbers
  - To solve word problems choosing an appropriate strategy.
  - To multiply and divide decimals by multiples of 10, 100 and 1000
  - To confidently work with mixed numbers and improper fractions.
  - To be confident with adding money.
  - To multiply fractions by a whole number.
  - To order and compare negative and positive numbers
  - To use coordinates and translate shapes.
  - To use mental strategies for problem solving by counting on, doubling and halving.
  - To draw and interpret line graphs.
  - To recognise the equivalence between decimals, fractions and percentages.


Keeping healthy:

The children will learn:
- That there are many aspects to keeping healthy.
- About the heart and how the heart beat is affected by exercise.
- About what substances are harmful for their bodies.

Changing sounds:
Through this unit the children learn that sounds are produced by vibrations and that these vibrations travel from the source through a variety of materials.

Earth, sun, moon and planets:
In this unit the children learn about the shapes and relative sizes of the Earth, sun, moon and planets. They learn how they move in relation to each other and how these movements relate to night and day; seasons and time zones.

Life cycles:
Through this unit the children learn that plants and animals reproduce as part of their life cycle and that in every life cycle there are distinct processes and changes.

Gases around us:
Through this unit the children learn that gases are material and can be distinguished from solids and liquids by their properties.


Map work and atlas skills:
In this unit the children learn how to use an atlas and learn map symbols and grids.

Comparing localities and water:
The children study life and climate in Madrid compared to life in a tropical climate eg The Amazon rainforest and the desert.

This unit provides an example of a focused investigation for children to develop field work skills. It involves collecting and analyzing information. It is designed to create discussion about traffic in Madrid and the problems it causes.


Who were the Ancient Greeks?
In this unit the children find out about the way people lived in the ancient Greek empire. The ancient Greek legacy: The children use their own experience as a springboard to find out about the influence that the ancient Greeks continue to have on our lives.

What were the effects of Tudor exploration?
The children learn reasons for and results of exploration of the world by people in the sixteenth century and its impact on sailors, settlers and indigenous people.

How can we find out about the Aztec civilization?
The children learn about the Aztec civilization from archaeological sources.


  - Discuss information needed and how to find and use it.
  - Using a search engine.
  - Internet safety.
  - Interpret information and check if it is relevant.
  - Share and exchange information.
  - Use of spreadsheets for calculating formula and graphs with Excel.
  - Keyboard skills.
  - Power point.
  - Using Word to display information.
  - Posters and newspaper articles using Publisher.
  - Scratch…basic computer programming.


  - Recorder- the notes G, A and B.
  - The elements of music.
  - Reading and playing simple rhythms.
  - Instruments of the orchestra.
  - Singing, breath control, diction; songs related to topics and seasons.
  - Science of sound.
  - Notes of Treble Clef.


Art and DT are linked to other curriculum areas. We investigate, design and make:
Greek pottery, Aztec codices, biscuits, bread and percussion instruments.
We visit the Sorolla and Thyssen museums and create our own works of art in the style of Sorolla and still life paintings by looking at the works of Paul Cezanne.


Pupils will be taught six areas of activity: Invasion Games, Net Games, Athletic Activities, Gymnastic Activities, Striking and Fielding Games and Swimming on a six to eight week block basis.
Assessment: Pupils are assessed in diagnostic, continual and summative stages against National Standards. Also pupil self assessment is common practice in many of the activities.


En este curso tratamos de consolidar los aprendizajes básicos, instrumentales y nocionales iniciados el curso anterior. También pretendemos conseguir un gran enriquecimiento del léxico, el dominio de la conjugación verbal, en su aspecto morfológico y funcional y una creciente soltura en su habilidad para escribir.

A través de la biblioteca de aula, donde los alumnos escogen sus libros, y mediante la lectura en común de textos narrativos, trabajamos con el fin de fomentar este hábito.
Para lograr nuestros objetivos trabajamos los contenidos estructurándolos en unidades quincenales en el que se recogen distintos aspectos fundamentales para el buen dominio de la Lengua:
  - La gramática, que se trabaja desde el reconocimiento de los distintos conceptos gramaticales a través de numerosas actividades, esquemas y tablas para ayudar a su comprensión.
  - La ortografía se trabaja desde el aprendizaje de las reglas básicas, para reforzarlo a continuación con numerosas actividades de aplicación de las mismas, así como con esquemas.
  - Se trabaja la comprensión lectora también a través de textos de todo tipo rigurosamente seleccionados y leídos en común, a partir de los cuales realizamos actividades para aumentar su vocabulario y desarrollar su compresión.
  - Los alumnos componen sus propios textos a partir de distintas propuestas y modelos donde el niño se expresará con coherencia y teniendo en cuenta los distintos aspectos normativos de la lengua. Como actividad extra, los alumnos participan en los llamados grupos de escritura, en los que, entre varios participantes, elaboran una historia con unos elementos dados, respetando siempre las distintas fases de la narración.


Pretendemos en este curso que los alumnos reconozcan los elementos del medio social y los cambios y transformaciones que han sufrido. Es objetivo fundamental la identificación de los principales elementos del entorno natural consolidando e incrementando los iniciados en el primer curso del ciclo (3º primaria). Todo ello lo hacen a través de actividades, esquemas, mapas en formato papel, mapas online y trabajos o presentaciones delante de los compañeros, potenciando así la expresión oral y la oratoria.
A lo largo de este curso descubrirán:

  - El Sistema Solar y la Tierra.
  - Rocas, minerales y relieve de España.
  - La atmósfera, el tiempo y los climas de España.
  - Ríos de España y sus tres vertientes.
  - Paisajes de España.

  - La Prehistoria: Paleolítico, Neolítico, Edad de los Metales y el arte prehistórico.
  - Edad Antigua (I): íberos, celtas, griegos, fenicios y cartagineses.
  - Imperio Romano, la vida en Hispania y el legado romano.

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