During the summer term, Year 3 will be learning about the Victorian Era and Queen Victoria. 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, the focus will be Fractions. The children will learn about fractions of shapes and numbers and will complete simple addition and subtraction calculations of fractions. They will then be learning more about telling the time and reading timetables.
In other areas of the curriculum, the children will be learning about plants, playing the recorder, French, the artist William Morris, swimming, striking and fielding games and much more.
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.