During the first half of the Autumn Term Year 3 will be travelling to Africa. We will be learning about the different animals found there, climate, geographical features, culture and comparing it to living in England. Our English focus will be based on books by Anthony Browne, in particular ‘Gorilla’ and ‘Zoo’.
During the second half of the term our topic will be The Victorians. We will be comparing the toys that the Victorian children played with to the toys children play with today. We will find out about Queen Victoria and write a biography of her life. The children will learn about what school was like for the children in Victorian times and about the different jobs they would have done. The children will be invited to dress up as Victorian school children and will spend a day being taught the three r’s.
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 2018
The first half of the Autumn term Year 4 will be exploring the Egyptian civilisation. We will look at their lifestyle and the importance of the River Nile. The children will research and create an Ancient Egyptian fact file. They will also investigate the important discoveries of Howard Carter. We will visit Brighton Museum’s Egyptian exhibit where the children will take part in workshops. During the second half term we will be exploring the topic ‘Magical Mayhem’, which will include descriptive writing, instructions and persuasive text through classical texts.
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.
During this term, Year 5 will be learning about Space, with a focus on the planets. The children will be thinking about how each planet is different and writing descriptions of them. During music, we shall be listening to The Planet Suite by Holst and composing our own space music.
After half term, we shall be learning about life pre-history in a topic called Flints, Fire and Foraging. We will explore the different phases of pre-history and discover the changes that happened during the longest period of human history.
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.
In the second half of the Autumn Term, we will be looking at the history of liberation and civil rights, in our topic called “The Fight for Freedom”, focusing this time on non-fiction writing and poetry. We will also be participating in UK Parliament Week, through which we will be learning about how democracy works in this country. We will also be celebrating the fact that it is 100 years since women won the vote. In Art, we will be looking at the work of Andy Warhol and creating our own Pop Art, inspired by his style. In maths, we will be focusing on fractions, extending our knowledge from Year 5. In science, we will be studying evolution and the way animals have adapted to their surroundings.
To see what the children will be learning, please click here to view the Year 6 English Curriculum, the Year 6 maths curriculum or the Year 6 science curriculum. Details regarding other subject lessons can be viewed in our Foundation Subjects document.