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Curriculum Rowan

Curriculum Information –

At the beginning of each term Mrs Tucker 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 Tucker 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.  Will include:

  • Fiction genres;
  • Short stories;
  • Persuasion;
  • Journalistic writing;
  • Formal and impersonal writing.

Maths.  Will include:

  • Written methods – all 4 operations;
  • Translating, reflecting and rotating shapes;
  • Perimeter, area, coordinates;
  • Problems involving time – including timetables;
  • Percentages, decimals, fractions;
  • Ratio and proportion;
  • Word problems – all 4 operations.

Science:

  • Living things and their habitats
  • Human reproduction and relationships

History:

  • The Battle of Britain
  • Early Islamic Civilisation

Geography:

  • How on Earth? – Looking at significant physical features and how they have formed and developed
  • How do we impact on our landscape?

Computing:

  • Computer Science – including algorithms, decomposition, debugging and digital data
  • Digital literacy – including different ways to communicate online

RE:

  • How do people express their faith through the arts?
  • Religions in our community

French.  Continuing to engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others.  Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases.

Music.  Preparing for our end of year production – music and songs!

PE (on Monday afternoon with the Sports Coach):

  • Games and athletics.
  • Striking and fielding games

Art and DT:

  • Describing work of artists and designers
  • Mechanical systems

PSHE:

  • Economic wellbeing
  • Managing change

Homework – will be sent home every Tuesday to be handed in by the following Monday.

Termly Curriculum Map – Spring 2017

Literacy: 

  • Fiction genres;
  • Short stories;
  • Persuasion;
  • Journalistic writing;
  • Formal and impersonal writing.

Maths:

  • Written methods – all 4 operations;
  • Translating, reflecting and rotating shapes;
  • Perimeter, area, coordinates;
  • Problems involving time – including timetables;
  • Percentages, decimals, fractions;
  • Ratio and proportion;
  • Word problems – all 4 operations.

Science.  Evolution and inheritance biology – exploring evidence for evolution. Understanding that animals can change over time and how animals change over time.

History.  Medicine – studying medicine from Anglo-Saxons to the present including early theories of disease and changes in treatments and attitudes.

Geography.  How on Earth? – Looking at significant physical features and how they have formed and developed.

Computing.  Coding including sequences, selection and repetition to explore real world systems.

RE:

  • What can we learn from stories shared by Christians, Jews and Muslims?
  • What is your life for? Referring to a range of beliefs.

French:

  • Continuing to engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others;
  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases.

Music:

  • Exploring rhythmic rhyme;
  • History of music – great composers and musicians.

PE:

  • Invasion games;
  • Swimming (to be confirmed).

Art and DT:

  • Line, marks, tone form and texture;
  • Describing work of artists and designers;
  • Mechanical systems.

PSHE:

  • Myself & my relationships – anti-bullying;
  • Healthy & Safer lifestyles – drug education.

Termly Curriculum Map – Autumn 2016

Literacy:

  • Classic fiction;
  • Recounts;
  • Poetry;
  • Biographies and autobiographies;
  • Instructions and explanations.

Maths – will include:

  • Place value;
  • Addition and subtraction;
  • Decimals and fractions;
  • Shape and angles including circles and quadrilaterals, recognising nets;
  • Multiplication and division;
  • Measures including conversion, knowing regularly used imperial units, calculating time intervals and reading timetables.

Science:

  • Light – including recognising that light appears to travel in straight lines and using the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them;
  • Electricity – including investigating a range of simple electric circuit and investigating the effects of voltage and number of components on a working circuit.

History.  The Vikings – continuing the chronological narrative of the history of Britain and evaluating the reliability of their sources of knowledge.

Geography:

  • Focusing upon the state of California and what makes it special and unique.  Considering its physical landscape and man-made features, climate, industry and economy.
  • Local area study – developing enquiry skills, particularly through the use of maps.  Making choices about data-gathering methods and presentation techniques.

Computing:

  • Internet safety – learning to be responsible, competent and creative users of technology; evaluating and applying information technology analytically to solve problems;
  • Programming – improving and creating programs including using selection and working with variables.

RE:

  • Ideas about God – explain their own philosophical, moral and/or religious responses to a range of ultimate questions;
  • Explore the views of others including different religious perspectives with a focus upon Hinduism.

French:

  • Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others;
  • Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basis language structures;
  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases.

Music:

  • Exploring rhythm and melody in singing, movement and dance;
  • Learning about beat, syncopation, pitch and harmony.

PE:

  • Games;
  • Gymnastics.

Art and DT.  Using a range of textiles to create own art work and developing ideas through collage techniques.

PSHE:

  • Citizenship including rights, rules and responsibilities;
  • Myself and my relationships – family and friends;
  • Healthy & Safer lifestyles – personal safety.

Visits:

  • Ely Cathedral, Tuesday 11th October – details to be confirmed.

PE:

  • Thursday morning – outdoor;
  • Friday afternoon – indoor or outdoor depending on weather – please have both indoor and outdoor PE kit in school.

Homework.  Homework will be sent home every Tuesday to be handed in by the following Monday 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 – draft and write by: composing and rehearsing sentences orally, building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures; organising paragraphs around a theme ; in narratives, creating settings, characters and plot; in non-narrative material, using simple organisational devices.

Maths:

  • Number and place value including negative numbers, decimals, fractions and percentages
  • Rounding and solving number problems
  • Calculations with mixed operations and mixed numbers
  • Using estimation to check answers to calculations
  • Solving multi step problems in context
  • Using simple formulae
  • Generating and describing linear number sequences
  • Problems involving calculation and conversion of units of measurement
  • Formulae for area and volume of shapes
  • Solving problems involving angles
  • Problems with line charts and pie charts

Science:

  • Animals including humans
  • Electricity
  • Evolution and inheritance biology
  • Light
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Human reproduction and relationships

History:

  • The Vikings
  • Medicine
  • The Battle of Britain
  • Early Islamic Civilisation

Geography:

  • Human & physical geography – California
  • Human & physical geography – Argentina
  • Local area study
  • Human impact upon environment

Computing:

  • Using sequence, selection and repetition in programs
  • Working with variables and various forms of input and output
  • Using logical reasoning to explain simple algorithms
  • Understand computer networks including the internet

RE:

  • What ideas do people have about God?
  • Learning from stories shared by Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus
  • What is your life for?
  • Expressing faith through the arts
  • Religions in our community

French:

  • Continue to broaden their vocabulary and understand new words
  • Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing

Music:

  • Rhythm and rhyme in singing
  • Song cycles
  • Musical performance
  • History of music

PE:

  • Games
  • Dance/gym
  • Invasion games
  • Athletics
  • Striking and fielding games

Art:

  • Fabric
  • Collage
  • Line, marks, tone form and texture
  • 3D modelling

DT:

  • Textiles
  • Mechanical systems
  • Food – culture and seasonality

PSHE:

  • Rights, rules and responsibilities
  • Family and friends
  • Anti bullying
  • Drug education
  • Financial capability
  • Sex and relationships
  • Managing change