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Medium Term Plan

Term 4 2020

Class- Willow


Theme- The Great Fire of London


  • Diary entry from Samuel Pepys – description of setting – expanded noun phrases
  • Book review and character profile –‘Diary of a killer Cat’
  • Retelling story from different viewpoint, using past tense and progressive form
  • Using adjectives and adverbs
  • Practise cursive handwriting joins.



  • Diary of a killer Cat
  • The Great Fire Of London
  • ‘The Wolf’s Story’ compare with The Three Little Pigs
  • ‘Yeh Shen and the Magic Fish’



  • Verb tenses, adding ‘ing’, adding ‘ed’
  • Different spellings of long vowel phonemes for ‘air’, ‘are’, ‘ere’, ‘ear’; Homophones
  • Different spellings of long vowel phonemes for ‘or’, ‘oor’, ‘aw’, ‘au’, ‘ore’
  • Compound words; ‘wh’, ‘ph’ and ‘ch’; syllables; ‘er’, ‘ir’ and ‘ur; spell words with common prefixes – ‘un’ and ‘dis’



  • Counting in sequences of one, two, three, five and ten, odd and even numbers
  • Record number sentences using +, -, x and division.
  • Number bonds to ten and 20, addition doubles to at least 10+10, together with corresponding halves.
  • Multiplication facts of 2x, 5x, 10x and 3x tables, with corresponding division facts.
  • Properties of 3D shapes
  • Telling the time to ¼ to and at 5 minute intervals
  • Giving change and equivalent money amounts.
  • Fractions – halves, quarters, three quarters and thirds. Equivalent fractions
  • Investigate and solve maths problems and puzzles
  • Handling data, including bar charts, Carroll and Venn Diagrams



  • Materials and their uses- investigate different materials and their properties
  • Experiment with different materials to see if they are waterproof
  • Link to building materials at time of The Great Fire of London 1666
  • Seasonal changes – record temperature in Winter and Spring Class Books and update weather chart daily
  • Take part in RSPB Birdwatch survey – link to recording in bar charts


  • The Great Fire of London 1666
  • How did it start?  Where did it start? Why did London burn?  How do we know? How did they put it out? What happened after the fire?


  • Location knowledge – where is London?  Map of the UK
  • Name and locate 7 continents and 5 oceans



  • Scratch animation



  • Exploring buildings through rubbings and printing



  • Structures –designing and making fire engines and Tudor /Stuart buildings



  • Basketball


  • Song ‘London’s Burning, sung as a round.  Using percussion instruments to make rhythms- glockenspiels and xylophones
  • Learning to play the Ocarina



  • The Easter Story


  • Greetings and numbers in French



  • Linked to R.E. – being kind and forgiving
  • Differences in male and female animals