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 – Summer Term 2018
Throughout the Summer term, the Year 4 theme will be the Romans. To kick-start our topic, we will immerse the children in a selection of activities based on the Roman era. Each class will experience a variety of workshops to inspire their learning, and to become authors of our own Roman story. We will use our investigative skills to research Roman Britain and write a newspaper article. So that we are prepared for the ‘battle on the beach’, we will design and make a Roman shield. To consolidate their learning, we hope to visit Fishbourne Roman Palace where the children will participate in various workshops.
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 term after Easter, we will be studying a Geography based topic about the Amazon Rainforest. We study the climate and geographical features of the rainforest while looking at the plants and animals found there in our Science topic. In English we will be focusing on the issues of conservation and deforestation. In Music, we will be using our voices and hands to create rainforest music and in Art we will be looking at Henri Rousseau’s jungle art. This topic will culminate in a trip to Drusillas Park where we will get the chance to see many of the rainforest animals we have studied.
After half term, we will be completing an English topic based on the myth Beowulf, which will involve descriptive writing and comparing the works of different authors.
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.
During the first half of the summer term, the children will continue preparing for SATs and continue to improve writing for a variety of audiences. After that, the focus will be on preparing for the end of term performance. During ICT, the children will use their skills to prepare programs, posters and backdrop presentations. They will be learning a host of songs, developing their singing skills and learning about stage presence. In art and DT, the children will be focusing on creating props to enhance our performance. During their PE lessons, the focus will be on improving athletics skills.
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.