Years 3 – 6 Curriculum

Year 3

   

Aspen Class

Teacher: Miss Merritt

HLTA: Miss Goff

   

Hawthorn Class

Teacher: Mrs Young

Teaching Support Assistant: Mrs Holmes

   

Maple Class

Teachers: Miss Pannell

Teaching Support Assistant: Mrs Wadey

Year 3 Learning Narrative – Autumn Term 2022

During the first half of the Autumn Term, Year 3 will be travelling to Africa. In English, we will be developing our descriptive writing skills, using the book ‘Gorilla’ by Anthony Browne as our inspiration. We will discover lots of new and interesting facts about the continent including the different animals that live in Africa, the climate, geographical features, and the culture.

During the second half of the term, our topic will be The Victorians. We will spend time exploring what it would have been like to live as a child in the Victorian times as well as researching about Queen Victoria. The children will learn about what school was like for the children in Victorian times and about the different jobs they would have had. Excitingly, the children will be invited to dress up as Victorian school child and spend the day learning all about the Victoria Era.

In Maths, the children will be re-establishing their understanding of place value as well as learning new important skills. After this, the children will then concentrate on developing their addition and subtraction methods.

We start our science year looking at the environment around as before studying Light and Shadows. The children will learn all about different light sources and about how shadows are formed.

In other curriculum areas, the children will secure their knowledge about colour and create their very own Maasi warrior art as well as start their journey in learning French. The children will also spend time developing their understanding of how important it is to stay safe online and begin learning about the input and output of a computer system.

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 wider curriculum progression documents.

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.

Parents are welcome to approach class teachers to find out more about the curriculum at White Meadows. The following links give more details of the Early Years and National Curriculum.
https://www.gov.uk/early-years-foundation-stage
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum

Year 4

  

Ash Class

Teacher: Mrs Porter

HLTA: Mrs Packham

Teaching Support Assistant: Miss McGregor

  

Elm Class

Unqualified Teacher: Ms Hayes

Teacher: Mrs Matthews

Teaching Support Assistant: Miss Saunders

  

Larch Class

Teachers: Miss Friend/Mrs Norris

Teaching Support Assistant: Miss Spooner

Year 4 Learning Narrative – Autumn Term 2022

During the first week of the term, we will be settling the children by completing a PSHE unit based around the book ‘Super Duper You’ by Sophy Henn. We will then get stuck into our topic for the term which is all about the Romans. We will find out when they lived, how they lived and what they did that was so amazing. We will end the half term with a trip to Fishbourne Roman Palace where the children will get a hands on experience of what live was like in Roman times.

During the second half of the term, we will be studying Volcanoes, with a focus on the volcano in Pompeii and what happened when this erupted many years ago. The children will make their own volcanoes which we will make erupt!

In Maths lessons, we will continue learning about place value and number, moving on to using the four operations to solve calculations and learning more about length and perimeter. Throughout the year there will be a strong focus on timetables so that we are ready for our multiplication tables check later in the year.

In Science, we will learn all about teeth and digestion, finding out what happens to the food in our bodies. We will find out about the types of teeth we have and how to keep our teeth clean and healthy.

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 wider curriculum progression documents.

Parents are welcome to approach class teachers to find out more about the curriculum at White Meadows. The following link gives more details of the National Curriculum.
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum

Year 5

   

Beech Class

Teacher: Mrs McCarthy

HLTA: Mrs Stewart

   

Sycamore Class

Teacher: Mrs Bishop

Teaching Support Assistants: Mrs Charlotte/Mrs Cunningham

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Cherry Class

Teacher: Mrs Fenton

Teaching Support Assistant: Mrs Meredith

Year 5 Learning Narrative – Autumn Term 2022

During the first half 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 creating fact files about them. During music, we shall be listening to The Planet Suite by Holst and composing our own space music. In English, we will be using our creative writing skills to describe an unknown planet and writing a diary entry for a famous Space explorer.

During the second half term, we shall be learning about life, pre-history, in a topic called Flint, 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. Our sketching and drawing skills will be refined during our art lessons, when we will sketch Stonehenge and create cave paintings.

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 wider curriculum progression documents.

Parents are welcome to approach class teachers to find out more about the curriculum at White Meadows. The following link gives more details of the National Curriculum.
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum

Year 6

   

Chestnut Class

Teacher: Mr Manners

Additional Year 6 Teacher: Mrs Clarke

HLTA: Mrs Hayward-Barnes

Teaching Support Assistant: Mrs Cameron

   

Oak Class

Teacher: Miss Tilbrook

Additional Year 6 Teacher: Mrs Clark

Teaching Support Assistant: Mrs Anderson

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Elder Class

Teacher: Mrs Baker

Teaching Support Assistant: Mrs Woodroffe

Year 6 Learning Narrative – Autumn Term 2022

This half term in Year 6 we will be looking at play scripts, narrative writing and rhyming couplet poetry, focusing in particular on the works of William Shakespeare. Combining drama and art, we hope the children will be inspired to write some wonderful pieces of work, while learning the key skills needed for writing in Year 6. In maths, we will be working on place value, addition and subtraction and multiplication and division. In science, we will be looking at classifying animals and micro-organisms. We are very excited to be designing and producing mobile phone covers in DT!

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 wider curriculum progression documents.

Parents are welcome to approach class teachers to find out more about the curriculum at White Meadows. The following link gives more details of the National Curriculum.
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum

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