Years 3 – 6 Curriculum

Year 3

   

Aspen Class

Teacher: Miss Merritt

Teaching Assistant: Miss Turner

   

Hawthorn Class

Teacher: Miss Pearce

HLTA: Miss Goff

   

Maple Class

Teacher: Mrs Porter

Teaching Assistant: Miss Saunders

Year 3 Learning Narrative – Autumn Term 2020

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.

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

  

Larch Class

Teacher: Miss Thom

Teaching Assistant: Miss Cole

Year 4 Learning Narrative – Autumn Term 2020

In the first half of term, after a settling in period where we will study the text, Here We Are- Notes for Living on Planet Earth, we will then study Ancient Egypt in our topic “Tomb Raiders”. We will write play scripts and act them out using a real green screen! We will also create Egyptian death masks in Art and learn about Teeth and Digestion in science. In the second half of the term, we will step into fictional lands in our topic, “Magical Mayhem”. We will study The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe as well as excerpts from Harry Potter and create our own descriptions. In science, we will study electricity and make our own circuits.

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 Packham

   

Sycamore Class

Teachers: Miss Friend / Mrs Norris

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Cherry Class

Teacher: Mr Manners

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Charlotte

Year 5 Learning Narrative – Autumn Term 2020

During this 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.

After 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 writing descriptions of them. During music, we shall be listening to The Planet Suite by Holst and composing our own space music.

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

HLTA: Mr Field

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Elder Class

Teacher: Mrs Baker

HLTA: Mrs Woodroffe

Year 6 Learning Narrative – Autumn Term 2020

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. In Art, we will be learning how to use complimentary, contrasting, warm and hot colours to create emotive landscape water colour paintings.

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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