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Curriculum Information –

At the beginning of each term Mrs Corlito 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, Mrs Corlito 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:

  • Reports and journalistic writing
  • Classic modern novels – Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo
  • Non-chronological reports
  • Poetry
  • We are also looking forward to a Poetry Writing session with Michael Rosen in June.

Maths:

  • Revision of all areas of number and calculation on a regular basis
  • Properties of 2D and 3D shapes
  • Angles
  • Position and direction
  • Measurement and converting units
  • Perimeter and area
  • Volume

Science:

  • Living things and their habitats
  • Animals including humans – life cycles
  • Sex and Relationship Education after the half term holiday – a continuation from last year’s topic

History.  We will be continuing with the Victorian topic this term, with a focus on Local History.  This is to enhance the HistoryWorks project with Cambridge University and the Michael Rosen poetry link.

Geography:

  • We will continue to look at local maps (old Victorian ones and current maps) in detail
  • Compass directions
  • Human and physical features of North and South America

Computing:

  • Espresso and Scratch programming units
  • Computational thinking and Creativity (Modelling)

RE:

  • What is it like to be a Christian in the Diocese of Vellore?
  • How do the beliefs of Christians affect their actions?

French.  Learning more vocabulary and some grammar to support conversations (questions and answers).  This will be taught every two weeks by Mrs Lang from Chesterton Community College.

Music:

  • The History of music – composers with a Victorian link
  • Year 5/6 performance in July

PE:

  • Weekly sessions with the Sports Coach
  • Cricket, rounders, tennis
  • Athletics to prepare for Sports Day
  • Orienteering/map reading skills

Art – Sculpture and Digital Media link (Computing)

DT – Electrical systems and food technology

PSHE:

  • Citizenship – Diversity and Communities
  • Healthy and Safer Lifestyles, including SRE

Visits:

  • Wednesday 19th April – Walk to Fitzwilliam Museum for Victorian Workshop, leaving promptly at 9:00am and back for lunch
  • Friday 9th June – 10:30-12:30am – Workshop with Michael Rosen at Cambridge Union Debating Chamber
  • Tuesday 20th to Friday 23rd June – Residential trip for some year 5/6 pupils
  • Please note that there will also be another visit to the Fitzwilliam Museum to collect the Art Award Certificates in a ‘Celebration’ Event. This date has yet to be arranged.
  • Further trips are, as always, likely. I will keep you informed of these in the weekly letters.

Homework – set each Friday to be returned by the following Wednesday please.

Extended Learning Challenge

Study an insect or animal that would live in our local environment. This could be a mini-beast or even birds/ urban foxes. Research their habitat and life cycle and present your findings in an interesting way.  Possible ways:

  • Poster
  • Artwork with notes to accompany it
  • Construct a nest/habitat (show box idea here might be useful)
  • 3D model e.g. spider’s web!
  • PowerPoint
  • Create a story/ play about the creature
  • Poems
  • Mobiles with information/models hanging

Termly Curriculum Map – Spring 2017

Literacy.  We will be looking at short stories, arguments and debates as well as some classic narrative poetry.  We will also examine some famous Victorian authors e.g. Charles Dickens. We will specifically look at his portrayal of the life of some poor children in his book ‘Oliver Twist’.

Maths.  We will be commencing by re-visiting fractions and then go on to cover decimals and percentages. We will continue to practise mental and written calculations as well as times table skills and problem solving.

Science.  We will be investigating the topics of:

  • Properties of Materials;
  • Light and how to work scientifically e.g. fair testing and repeating experiments to create more reliable data.

Where possible we will use our scientific data to create graphs and charts. This will support our mathematical skills in ‘Data Handling’.

History.  We will be studying the Victorian era and local Victorian history. We hope to experience an ‘in depth’ study of the Castle Hill locality of Cambridge and its development in the 1800s.

Geography.  We will be looking at map reading, fieldwork and compass directions. We will also be closely examining Victorian maps of Cambridge.

Computing.  Programming skills will continue to be explored and extended using the Espresso teaching modules and ‘Scratch’.  We will be using this website:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

to explore the ways to keep safe and report concerns whilst using the internet.  Touch typing and effective use of search engines will be practised.

RE.  We will consider how Muslims express their beliefs through practices and then go on to examine Buddhist beliefs.

French.  This will be be taught by Mrs Lang from Chesterton Community College.  We will experience talking, reading and writing in French.

Music.  We will also look at the work and style of a variety of famous composers. Some links will be made to popular Victorian classical music and entertainment, e.g. The Music Hall tradition.

PE:

  • Outdoor sports skills.  Weekly sessions will continue with Mr Woolfe each Tuesday afternoon to cover a wide variety of skills.
  • Swimming.  These morning sessions will start from Wednesday 11th January for a period of 11 weeks.  The aim is to get all children to swim a minimum of 10m in year 5 and 25m by the end of yr 6.  Those who are able to do this will be taught to improve their techniques and learn survival skills.  All sessions will take place at Parkside Pool.  A letter will be sent home containing further details.

Art.  We will examine some work with textiles and cross curricular work inspired by the Victorian topic

DT.  Here we will be looking at Food Technology and a possible link with Victorian recipes as well as the diet of a Victorian child.

PSHE.  We will be exploring the topics of:

  • Myself and my relationships;
  • My Emotions;
  • Healthy and Safer Lifestyles.

PE:  Outdoor on Tuesdays (pm) and Swimming on Wednesdays (am) – please make sure that your child has PE kit for these days.

Homework:  Literacy and Numeracy homework every Friday for the following Wednesday please. Spellings and Grammar work – these will be sent home with the homework on some Fridays; please help your child to practise and rehearse the spelling pattern/s. Lists of the expected 3/4 and 5/6 words will be glued to the Homework Books.

Extended Learning Challenge: This term I would like the children to create a Poster/PowerPoint of any of the following to be completed by Monday 27th March:

  • Victorian Cambridge;
  • An aspect of Victorian life, e.g. children;
  • A study (biography) of a famous Victorian person;
  • A Victorian invention or discovery.

Termly Curriculum Map – Autumn 2016

Literacy.  We will be looking at biographies and autobiographies, including ‘Boy’ by Roald Dahl.  Later we will go on to explore instructions and explanations following by some appreciation of classic poems, e.g. The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll.

Maths.  We will be commencing by recalling place value and its importance in our number system. We will go on to explore mental and written methods for addition and subtraction. We will also explore multiplication and division, shape, measures, data and fractions.

Science.  We will be investigating forces and gravity. We will also be looking at air and water resistance, also friction between moving surfaces.  We will go on to examine some mechanisms that allow a smaller force to have a greater affect e.g. levers and pulleys.

History.  We will be studying the Anglo Saxon invasion and settlement of Britain, also the Scots and local history in this era.

Geography.  Here we will be looking at important geographical elements e.g. longitude and latitude. Also plotting 6 point grid references.

Computing.  Programming skills will be explored and extended using the Espresso teaching modules and ‘Scratch’.  We will be thinking again about the safe and valuable use of technology in our lives.  We will be using this website:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

to explore ways to keep safe and report concerns whilst using the internet.  Touch typing and effective use of search engines will be practised.

RE.  We will be exploring why Jesus is an inspirational leader to many, and consider other significant faith leaders.

French.  This will be taught by Mrs Lang from Chesterton Community College.  We will cover talking, reading and writing in French.

Music.  Some of these lessons will be taught by the Cambridgeshire Music Service.  We will also look at the work and style of a variety of famous composers.

PE:

  • Team and invasion games – Attacking and defending techniques.  We will be playing a variety of small games to practise these skills and building on work from year 4.
  • Gymnastics – Balance.  We will be practising a variety of movements and controlled balances on the floor and equipment.

Art.  Drawing of places and caricatures/painting from observation flowers in art.  N.B. Our work this term will become linked with the Art project with Kettle’s Yard.

DT.  We will be creating structures and examining strong shapes and joins to create our own structures. This may be taught after half term.

PSHE.  We will start the term by discussing class rules and considering how to have a positive ‘Growth Mindset’ and determination to overcome difficulties.  We will then go on to looking at ‘Myself and My Relationships’ with the title ‘Beginning and Belonging’.

PE:  Thursday (am) and Tuesday (pm) – days/times to be confirmed.  Please make sure that your child has PE kit for these days.

Homework:  Literacy and Numeracy homework every Friday for the following Wednesday please. Spellings and Grammar work will be sent home with the homework on some Fridays; please help your child to practise and rehearse the spelling pattern/s. Lists of the expected 3/4 and 5/6 words will be glued to Homework Books.

Extended Learning Challenge:  Each term there is an extended learning challenge. This term’s challenge should be completed by Monday 28th November. This term I would like the children to create a ‘Shoe Box Model’ of any of the following:

  • An Anglo-Saxon Village
  • An aspect of Anglo-Saxon life e.g. inside a house, hunting, etc.
  • A street scene or landscape scene related to our Art studies
  • The Earth in Space (our Science topic for later in the term)
  • There are many ways to use a shoebox to create models; I will send more information and links in weekly curriculum letters.

Yearly Curriculum Map 2016-17

Literacy

Autumn 1: Biographies and Autobiographies; Instructions and Explanations; Classic Poems- e.g. The Walrus and the Carpenter

Autumn 2: Classic Fiction – Jungle Book; Recounts; Slam Poetry

Spring 1: Short stories; Argument and Debate; Classic Narrative and oral poetry

Spring 2: Drama – Shakespeare; Reports and Journalistic writing; Poetic style – poems by Michael Rosen and Roger McGough

Summer 1: Classic Novel – The Hobbit; Persuasive Writing; Debate poetry and poetry that tells a story

Summer 2: Fiction and Science – Fiction; Non- chronological Reports; Poetry – The power of imagery

Please note that the order of these units of work may alter depending on resources and other factors.

Maths

Autumn Term:

  • Number (place value in whole numbers) and Written Addition
  • Number (place value in decimals) and written addition of money
  • Written and mental subtraction
  • Shape – 3D and 2D
  • Mental multiplication and division and fractions
  • Number, place value and Written multiplication
  • Mental multiplication and division and written division
  • Number, place value and written subtraction
  • Measures/data
  • Fractions
  • Mental and written addition and subtraction and written multiplication

Spring Term:

  • Place value and negative numbers; written Addition
  • Mental addition and subtraction including money
  • Place value and addition of decimals
  • Co-ordinates and line graphs
  • Mental multiplication and division; written multiplication
  • Fractions, decimals and word problems
  • Written division; multiplying fractions
  • Place value and subtraction
  • Perimeter, area and volume
  • Number, place value and written subtraction

Summer Term:

  • Number and place value – negative numbers
  • Number and place value – Roman numerals
  • Multiplication, division and percentages
  • Angles and polygons
  • Fractions and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Written multiplication
  • Measures, data and time
  • Place value and subtraction
  • Written multiplication and multiplication of fractions
  • Calculation; revision of mental and written for all the 4 operations

Please note that the above may not be taught in this exact order. The topics covered in each term should be correct.  Some subjects may also be re-visited more than shown above if the class, or some groups of children, need them to be repeated.

Science

Autumn:  Forces; Earth and space

Spring:  Properties of materials; Light – tbc; Changes – working scientifically

Summer:  Living things and their habitats; Animals including humans – life cycles, etc. (link to SRE)

History

Autumn:  Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots

Spring:  Victorians – Local History study (N.B. History project this term); Tudors – their significance and legacy (not for 16-17 as covered already in year 4)

Summer:  Non-European Society (Mayan)

Geography

Autumn:  Position and significance of latitude and longitude, locational knowledge and word location ‘features’ – equator, etc.; 6 point grid reference

Spring:  Mapping skills – fieldwork and compass directions, etc. (N.B. Swapped with summer term topic to better fit with OAA in PE)

Summer:  Human and physical features of North and South America (N.B. Swapped from spring term to fit in with Mayan study in History)

Computing

Autumn:  Internet safety – Thinkyouknow/cybercafé; Research leading to use of PowerPoint; Espresso computing units Year 5/Scratch

Spring:  Espresso computing units Year 5/Scratch; Publisher/Excel

Summer:  Espresso computing units Year 5/Scratch; ART – cross-curricular work with Digital Media

RE

Autumn:  Why is Jesus an inspirational leader? Link to other faith leaders (N.B. Hinduism already covered in year 4)

Spring:  How do Muslims express their beliefs through practices?  How do Buddhists express their beliefs through practices?

Summer:  What is it like to be a Christian in the Diocese of Vellore?  How do the beliefs of Christians affect their actions? (Is Christianity what you say or what you do?)

French

Autumn/Spring/Summer: Early Start French – Books 2/3

Music

Autumn:  MX Band – Cambridgeshire Music Service (covers strands 1-5); Music Express Scheme

Spring:  History of Music – Grieg; Link with Victorian studies; Music Express Scheme

Summer:  History of Music – Victorian 1843-1907 – Romantic; Music Express Scheme; Year 5/6 Performance

PE

Autumn:  Invasion games; Dance; Gym – Balance

Spring:  Swimming; Dance – Victorian link; Gym – Partner work; Split Court games – Tennis, etc.

Summer:  Striking and fielding games – Cricket and Rounders; Outdoor and Adventure (OAA)

Art

Autumn:  Drawing – see Art book Units 1 and 2; Drawing of places and caricatures/painting from observation flowers in art  (N.B. Art project with Kettle’s Yard this term)

Spring:  Units 3 and 4 in book – Printing and Textiles

Summer:  Units 5 and 6 – Sculpture and Digital Media – ICT cross-curricular

DT

Autumn:  Structures – frame structures

Spring:  Food Technology

Summer:  Electrical Systems

PSHE

Autumn:  Myself & My Relationships – Beginning & Belonging; Citizenship – Working together; Healthy & Safer Lifestyles – Managing risk

Spring:  Myself & My Relationships – My Emotions (including ‘Body Image’ unit); Healthy & Safer Lifestyles – Safety contexts

Summer:  Citizenship – Diversity & Communities; Healthy & Safer Lifestyles – Sex & Relationships; Healthy & Safer Lifestyles – Healthy lifestyles