During the Autumn Term Year 3 will be travelling to Africa. We will be learning about the different animals found there, the highlight being a day trip to Chessington Zoo. Our English focus will be based on books by Anthony Browne, in particular ‘Gorilla’ and ‘Zoo’. We will also investigate the geographical features and learn more about the culture of the people who live there.
In Maths, during the first half of the Autumn term we will focus on place value, addition and subtraction methods. After half term we will be focussing on multiplication, division and measurement.
Our Science focus will be Light and Shadow where the children will learn more different light sources and about how shadows are formed.
In other areas of the curriculum children will study the art work and techniques of Anthony Browne, become expert African drummers and learn an African dance.
To see what the children will be learning, please click here to view the Year 3 English Curriculum, the Year 3 maths curriculum and Year 3 science curriculum. Details regarding other subject lessons can be viewed in our Foundation Subjects document.
At White Meadows Primary we use the Read Write Inc. phonics programme across both Key Stages up to Year 3. This phonics scheme provides a systematic approach to literacy, both reading and writing, which is fun and engaging. This is supplemented with the use of phonetically decodable books from Oxford Reading Tree and the Phonic Bug schemes, along with a range of other texts. Further details on how you can support your child can be found on the Read Write Inc website, www.ruthmiskin.com.
In addition to the above programme, we also use the Big Write and Big Maths schemes and Little Big Maths in Foundation Stage.
Year 4 Learning Narrative – Autumn Term: Egyptian Civalisation and Magical Mayhem
The first half of the Autumn term Year 4 will be exploring the Egyptian civalisation. We will look at their lifestyle and the importance of the River Nile. The children will research and create an Ancient Egyptian factfile. They will also investigate mummification, and the important discoveries of Howard Carter. We will visit Brighton Museum’s Egyptian exhibit where the children will take part in a mummification workshop.
During the second half term we will be exploring the topic ‘Magical Mayhem’, which will include descriptive writing, instructions and persuasive text.
To see what the children will be learning, please click here to view the Year 4 English Curriculum, the Year 4 maths curriculum and the Year 4 science curriculum. Details regarding other subject lessons can be viewed in our Foundation Subjects document.
For the first half of the Autumn Term, Year 5 will be studying the Tudors in our topic ” Battles, Boats and Beheadings.” Firstly, we will start with the Battle of Bosworth, then moving on to Henry VIII and his six wives before finishing with Tudor Explorers. This topic will also include a trip to see Henry’s ship, The Mary Rose. After half term, we will be studying the Stone Age, focusing on the creation of Stonehenge and cave paintings. In maths, we will be starting with a unit on Place Value, followed by a unit on Addition and Subtraction. After half term, we will be moving on to a unit on Multiplication and Division.
To see what the children will be learning, please click here to view the Year 5 English Curriculum, the Year 5 maths curriculum or the Year 5 science curriculum. Details regarding other subject lessons can be viewed in our Foundation Subjects document.
This term in year 6 our topic is based around a book called Manfish – a story of Jaques Cousteau by Jennifer Berne. For our Stunning Start we will be spending the morning with Rob, a diver, who is one of the few fortunate people to have dived down to the Titanic. We will also be looking at the life of Jaques Cousteau and his inventions. The children will be writing biographies, stories, diary entries and poetry based around Manfish. During swimming lessons, they will be learning how to snorkel.
This year we shall be learning French. We will begin with greetings, numbers and colours, before moving onto ‘All About Me’.
During maths lessons there will be a very high focus on learning times tables as it will be tested for the first time this year as part of SATS tests. Written and mental calculation methods will also be embedded.