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Curriculum Information –

At the beginning of each term  Mr Yeeles produces an Curriculum Overview sheet giving parents information on what will be happening in the classroom that term. This is sent out at all parents, a copy of the latest terms overview is below. In addition, Mr Yeeles also sends out a weekly newsletter with a more detailed look at what is being covered in the coming week. This weekly information includes the main objectives being covered in class with ideas for parents and helpful websites that complement the in class learning.  Click on the image below to see the recent newsletters. Both school and class newsletters can be accessed quickly from the left hand side menu.

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Termly Curriculum Map – Summer 2017

Literacy

Reading: continuing to read and discuss an increasingly wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks.

Composition – Summer 1:

  • Stories with humour
  • Stories from other cultures
  • Persuasive writing
  • Nonsense poems

Composition – Summer 2:

  • Fiction with an element of fantasy
  • Chronological reports
  • Information texts
  • Poetry – odes and insults
  • Poems off-by-heart

Maths

Summer 1:

  • Mensuration
  • Time
  • Properties of 2D shape
  • Angles

Summer 2:

  • Position and direction
  • Interpreting data
  • Extract info from data

Science:

Summer 1 – Matter, state changes

Summer 2 – Electricity, magnetism

History:

  • Summer 1 – Rome and its Empire
  • Summer 2 – Roman Britain

Geography:

  • Sumer 1 – How do I impact on children and families far away?
  • Summer 2 – Catalonia – here we come!

Computing – Programming, E-Safety:

  • Sequence, repetition
  • Refine algorithms for efficiency
  • Control/Simulate physical systems
  • Debugging
  • Comparing programming languages

RE:

  • Summer 1 – Who is in charge of our world? Humanism, Christianity Judaism, Islam
  • Summer 2 – Which religions and groups and represented in our neighbourhood?

French:

Summer 1 – Quelle est la date de ton anniversaire?, Les jours de la semaine, Quelle est la date aujourd’hui?

Summer 2 – As-tu un animal?, As-tu des frères et des sœurs?

Music:

Summer 1 – MXPlay taught by Cambridgeshire Music

Summer 2 – Use and understand staff and other musical notations; history of music

PE – taught by sports coach from Cambridge United

Art – Textiles, 3D and collage

DT – Mechanical systems, electrical systems

PSHE:

  • Summer 1 – Citizenship – diversity and communities
  • Summer 2 – Healthy & safer lifestyles – sex and relationships, healthy lifestyle

Termly Curriculum Map – Spring 2017

Literacy

Reading:  continuing to read and discuss an increasingly wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks.

Composition:

  • Spring 1
    • Traditional tales
    • Fairy stories
    • Recounts
    • Non-chronological reports
    • List poems and kennings
  • Spring 2:
    • Play scripts
    • Stories in familiar settings – Geography link
    • Persuasive writing
    • Poems to perform
    • Narrative poems

Maths

  • Spring 1:
    • Problems (x/÷)
    • Recognising fractions
    • Comparing fractions
    • Finding fractions of quantities
  • Spring 2:
    • Fraction calculations
    • Decimals as fractional amounts
    • Fraction problems
    • Measures

Science

  • Spring 1: Environment
  • Spring 2: Matter, state changes

History

  • Spring 1: Legacy of the ancient Greeks
  • Spring 2: Rome and its Empire

Geography

  • Spring 1: Who are the global caretakers?  We are!
  • Spring 2: What can we discover about the local area?

Computing – Programming, E-Safety:

  • Sequence, repetition
  • Refine algorithms for efficiency
  • Control/Simulate physical systems
  • Debugging
  • Comparing programming languages

RE

  • Spring 1: How and why do some people follow religious leaders – Christianity and Islam
  • Spring 2: Why is Easter important to Christians?

French

  • Spring 1:  Quel âge as-tu?, Les mois de l’année, Les nombres 13-31
  • Spring 2:  Quelle est la date de ton anniversaire?, Les jours de la semaine, Quelle est la date aujourd’hui?

Music

  • Spring 1:  Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes
  • Spring 2:  Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes

PE – External coach to cover.

Art – Painting: colour mixing, tints and shades

DT – Mechanical systems – levers and linkages

PSHE

  • Spring 1:  Myself & my relationships – my emotions, body image
  • Spring 2:  Healthy & safer lifestyles – safety contexts

Possible Visits:  Fitzwilliam Museum (Ancient Greece); University Library/Central Library/Anglesey Abbey (reading), Science Centre (environment), recycling centre (environment), art history sessions with Alex (Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome)

Homework:  Homework will be sent home every Thursday.  To be handed in by the following Tuesday, please.

Termly Curriculum Map – Autumn 2016

Literacy

Reading: continuing to read and discuss an increasingly wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks.

Composition:

  • Autumn 1
    • Myths and legends
    • Stories by the same author – Ancient Greece/Percy Jackson/Shadow of the Minotaur
    • Instructions and explanations
    • Information texts
    • Creating images with poetry
  • Autumn 2:
    • Fantasy stories
    • Imaginative stories
    • Biography and autobiography
    • Poetic form: haiku & c

Maths

  • Autumn 1:
    • Counting
    • Place Value
    • Representing number
    • Written +/-
  • Autumn 2:
    • Problems +/-
    • Number facts (x/÷)
    • Mental (x/÷)
    • Written (x/÷)

Science

  • Autumn 1:
    • Skeletons
    • Drugs
    • Medicines
  • Autumn 2:
    • Habitats
    • Classification

History

  • Autumn 1: Life in ancient Greece
  • Autumn 2: Ancient Greek culture

Geography

  • Autumn 1:
    • Where on Earth?
    • Our planet from the International Space Station
  • Autumn 2:
    • Why different weather?
    • Weather around the world

Computing – Digital Literacy, E-Safety:

  • Appropriateness of digital content
  • Range of digital resources/devices
  • Data handling
  • Search technology

RE

  • Autumn 1: How and why do Hindus worship at home and in the Mandir?
  • Autumn 2: Celebrations – Christmas Journey

French

  • Autumn 1: Salut!, Au revoir, Ça va
  • Autumn 2: Comment t’appelles tu?, Les couleurs, Les nombres 1-12

Music

  • Autumn 1: External teacher to cover.
  • Autumn 2: Perform in solo and ensemble contexts

PE

External coach to cover.

Art

  • Drawing – lines and marks, tone
  • Clay – Greek pots

DT

Food – healthy and varied diet, cooking and nutrition requirements (link to Science, PE, PSHE)

PSHE

  • Autumn 1:
    • Myself & my relationships – beginning and belonging
    • Citizenship – working together
  • Autumn 2: Healthy & safer lifestyles – managing risk

Visits: Fitzwilliam Museum (ancient Greece), UL/Central Library/Anglesey Abbey (reading), Science Centre (living things), Botanic Gardens (habitats)

PE: External coach to cover.

Homework: Homework will be sent home every Friday. To be handed in by the following Wednesday please.

 

Yearly Curriculum Map 2016-17

Literacy

Reading: continuing to read and discuss an increasingly wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks.

Composition:

  • Autumn 1:
    • Myths and legends
    • Stories by the same author – ancient Greece/Percy Jackson/Shadow of the Minotaur
    • Instructions and explanations
    • Information texts
    • Creating images with poetry
  • Autumn 2:
    • Fantasy stories
    • Imaginative stories
    • Biography and autobiography
    • Poetic form: haiku &c
  • Spring 1:
    • Traditional tales
    • Fairy stories
    • Recounts
    • Non-chronological reports
    • List poems and kennings
  • Spring 2:
    • Play scripts
    • Stories in familiar settings – Geography link
    • Persuasive writing
    • Poems to perform
    • Narrative poems
  • Summer 1:
    • Stories with humour
    • Stories from other cultures
    • Persuasive writing
    • Nonsense poems
  • Summer 2:
    • Fiction with an element of fantasy
    • Chronological reports
    • Information texts
    • Poetry: odes and insults
    • Poems off-by-heart

Maths

Autumn 1:

  • Counting
  • Place Value
  • Representing number
  • Written +/-

Autumn 2:

  • Problems +/-
  • Number facts (x/÷)
  • Mental (x/÷)
  • Written (x/÷)

Spring 1:

  • Problems (x/÷)
  • Recognising fractions
  • Comparing fractions
  • Finding fractions of quantities

Spring 2:

  • Fraction calculations
  • Decimals as fractional amounts
  • Fraction problems
  • Measures

Summer 1:

  • Mensuration
  • Time
  • Properties of 2D shape
  • Angles

Summer 2:

  • Position and direction
  • Interpreting data
  • Extract info from data

Science

Autumn 1:

  • Skeletons,
  • Drugs
  • Medicines

Autumn 2:

  • Habitats
  • Classification

Spring 1: Environment

Spring 2:

  • Matter,
  • State changes

Summer 1: Sound

Summer 2:

  • Electricity
  • Magnetism

History

Autumn 1: Life in ancient Greece

Autumn 2: Ancient Greek culture

Spring 1: Legacy of the ancient Greeks

Spring 2: Rome and its Empire

Summer 1: Roman Britain (1)

Summer 2: Roman Britain (2)

Geography

Autumn 1:

  • Where on Earth?
  • Our planet from the International Space Station

Autumn 2:

  • Why different weather?
  • Weather around the world

Spring 1: Who are the global caretakers? We are!

Spring 2: What can we discover about the local area?

Summer 1: How do I impact on children and families far away?

Summer 2: Catalonia – here we come!

Computing

Autumn – Digital Literacy, E-Safety:

  • Appropriateness of digital content
  • Range of digital resources/devices
  • Data handling
  • Search technology

Spring: Programming, E-Safety:

  • Sequence, repetition
  • Refine algorithms for efficiency
  • Control/Simulate physical systems
  • Debugging
  • Comparing programming languages

Summer: Understanding Technology, E-Safety

  • Web browsers and Web pages
  • Finding information online
  • Internet vs WWW
  • Services provided via the Internet

RE

Autumn 1: How and why do Hindus worship at home and in the Mandir?

Autumn 2: Celebrations – Christmas Journey

Spring 1: How and why do some people follow religious leaders – Christianity and Islam

Spring 2: Why is Easter important to Christians?

Summer 1: Who is in charge of our world, Humanism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam

Summer 2: Which religions and groups are represented in our neighbourhoods

French

Autumn 1: Salut!, Au revoir, Ça va

Autumn 2: Comment t’appelles-tu?, Les couleurs, Les nombres 1-12

Spring 1: Quel âge as-tu?, Les mois de l’année, Les nombres 13-31

Spring 2: Quelle est la date de ton anniversaire?, Les jours de la semaine, Quelle est la date aujourd’hui?

Summer 1: As-tu un animal?, As-tu des frères et des sœurs?

Summer 2: Consolidation

Music

Autumn 1: External teacher to cover

Autumn 2: Perform in solo and ensemble contexts

Spring 1: Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes

Spring 2: Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes

Summer 1: External teacher to cover.

Summer 2: Use and understand staff and other musical notations; history of music

PE

External coach to cover

Art

Autumn:

  • Drawing – lines and marks, tone
  • Clay – Greek pots

Spring: Painting – colour mixing, tints and shades

Summer:

  • Textiles
  • 3D and collage

DT

Autumn: Food – healthy and varied diet, cooking and nutrition requirements (link to Science, PE, PSHE)

Spring: Mechanical systems – levers and linkages

Summer: Electrical systems

PSHE

Autumn 1:

  • Myself & my relationships – beginning and belonging
  • Citizenship – working together

Autumn 2: Healthy & safer lifestyles – managing risk

Spring 1: Myself & my relationships – my emotions, body image

Spring 2: Healthy & safer lifestyles – safety contexts

Summer 1: Citizenship – diversity and communities

Summer 2: Healthy & safer lifestyles – sex and relationships, healthy lifestyles