Thorpe Primary School

Where we all can shine

0113 3368760

Dolphin Lane, Thorpe, Wakefield,
West Yorkshire, WF3 3DG

Monday - Outdoor PE

Wednesday - Indoor PE and homework due

Thursday - Parents reading morning

Please have reading books in school every day.



Spring 1:   

How have ingenious inventions changed our lives?


This term we will be reading ‘Cogheart. We will look at how technology influences the world and learning debate techniques to argue whether robots should be treated as equals.

We will also be writing explanation texts and looking at different non-fiction pieces that link to Isaac Newton.

Furthermore, we will be writing instructions that will link to our Art and Design Project.




 Interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables.

Ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity.

Ask and answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data.

Number: Fractions

Recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/3, ¼, 2/4, and ¾ of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity.

Write simple fractions for example, ½ of 6 = 3

Recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and ½.


 Ball Skills - Throw and catch with a degree of competency. Becoming Competent in the fundamentals of movement. Participate showing respect, fair play working well with others.

Gymnastics (floor) – Maintaining Control. Static balance, body and space awareness. Copy and remember actions.



Changes within living memory

Develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time.

Identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods.

Use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms.

Ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of sources to show that they know and understand key features of the past.

Understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.



Use of Everyday Materials

Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses.

Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.



Design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria.