Years 3 – 6 Curriculum

Year 3

   

Aspen Class

Teacher: Miss Merritt

Teaching Assistant: Miss Turner

   

Hawthorn Class

Teacher: Miss Thom

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Cole

   

Maple Class

Teacher: Mrs Porter

HLTA: Miss Goff

Year 3 Learning Narrative – Spring Term 2020

During the Spring Term Year 3 will be going back 1200 years to the time of the Vikings. We will find out where the Vikings came from and why they invaded Britain. To bring this area of history to life, we will visit Butser Ancient Farm, where children will get a hand on experience of what life would have been like during the time of the Anglo Saxons and Vikings.
In Maths, during the first half of the Spring term we will focus on multiplication and division written methods. We will also be learning about statistics and money. After half term we will be learning about length and perimeter and fractions.
During the first half term in Science, we will begin learning about our amazing bodies and then revisit the Our Changing World topic. After half term, we will complete a topic on Forces.
In other areas of the curriculum children will design and make a Viking shield, learn a dance, continue to develop the ability to speak French, and sing songs about the Vikings.

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.

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 Bishop

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Copp

  

Elm Class

Teacher: Mrs Young

HLTA: Mrs Packham

  

Larch Class

Teacher: Miss Hart

Year 4 Learning Narrative – Spring Term 2020

Our topic, in the first half of the term is, “Dahl’s World.” We will be studying Roald Dahl’s characters through a number of his texts, including George’s Marvellous Medicine and The Witches. The children will produce a character description and a newspaper report. In science, we will be learning about solids, liquids and gases, which will provide plenty of opportunity for practical work. In maths, we will focus on multiplication and then move onto fractions. In Art we will study Quentin Blake and learn to use water colour paints to create our own illustrations. Our topic will culminate with a Dahl Day, where the children may dress as a Dahl character.
In the second half of the spring term, our topic will be, “Gods and Monsters!” We will be studying Beowulf, devising drama and creating music to accompany our dramatic re-telling of this epic poem. This term, we will also be studying French. In our lessons, we will create short conversations using the vocabulary taught. In P.E. the children will continue to develop striking and fielding skills and build on their swimming technique. Our topic will conclude with the children sharing their Beowulf performances.

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.

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 Turk

   

Sycamore Class

Teachers: Miss Friend / Mrs Norris

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Herbert

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Cherry Class

Teacher: Mr Manners

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Charlotte

Year 5 Learning Narrative – Spring Term 2020

During this term, Year 5 will be learning about rainforests of the world and the issues that have led to their demise. We will be writing stories based on a chosen issue and learning about its climate, locations, animals and flora and fauna. Also, we will be creating a fact file about rainforests and what we can do to protect what is left. During our DT lessons, we will be evaluating, designing and making a re-usable lunch bag.

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.

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: Mrs Fenton

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Cameron

Additional Year 6 Teacher: Mrs Clarke

   

Oak Class

Teacher: Miss Tilbrook

Additional Year 6 Teacher: Mrs Clark

Unqualified Teacher: Ms Hayes

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Elder Class

Teacher: Mrs Baker

HLTA: Mrs Woodroffe

Year 6 Learning Narrative – Spring Term 2020

Over the Spring Term, children in Year 6 will be working very hard, getting ready to take their SATS. Our topic this term is called “The Fight for Freedom”, and in it will first be learning about the Suffragist and the Suffragette movements, comparing the two. Then we will be looking at the lives of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, and their impact on the black civil rights movement in the 1960s. In maths, we will focus on problems involving decimals and percentages, while building on our fraction work. We will also learn about algebra, ratio and revise our mental arithmetic strategies. In music, we will listen to songs inspired by civil rights movements, both current and historical.
After half term, we will continue with our topic “The Fight for Freedom”, this time looking at more recent civil rights battle. First, we study the Paralympics. After this, we will look at the LGBTQ+ battle for equality, in particular the fight for equal marriage, before moving on to look specifically at the current movement supporting Trans Rights and people. In maths, we will focus on area, perimeter and other shape and space work. In science, we will learn about light, how a rainbow is created and the work of Issac Newton. In art, we will design and create our own “Pop Art” print.

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.

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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