Years 3 – 6 Curriculum

Year 3

   

Aspen Class

Teacher: Miss Merritt

HLTA: Miss Goff

   

Hawthorn Class

Unqualified Teacher: Mrs Perry

Teaching Support Assistant: Miss Saunders

   

Maple Class

Teachers: Miss Friend/Mrs Norris

Teaching Support Assistant: Mrs Hill

Year 3 Learning Narrative – Autumn 2021

During the first half of the Autumn Term, Year 3 will be travelling to South 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 country, beginning with reading ‘Been there! South Africa’. We will learn all about different animals that live in South Africa, the climate, geographical features and the culture.

During the second half of the term, our topic will be The Victorians. The children will explore what it would have been like to live as a child in the Victorian times. We will compare toys that would have been played with to the toys children play with today. We will then 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. Towards the end of the half term, 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 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. In the second half of the Autumn term, the children will be focusing on multiplication, division and measurement.

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 Masi 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 touch typing to become aware of where the keys are on a keyboard.

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 Porter

HLTA: Mrs Stewart

Teaching Support Assistant: Mrs Copp

  

Elm Class

Unqualified Teacher: Ms Hayes

Teacher: Mrs Matthews

  

Larch Class

Teacher: Miss Thom

Teaching Support Assistant: Mrs Holmes

Year 4 Learning Narrative – Autumn Term 2021

During the first week of the term, we will be settling the children by completing a PSHE unit based around the book ‘What we’ll build’ by Oliver Jeffers. We will then get stuck into our topic for the term which is The Ancient Egyptians. We will start by finding out when the Ancient Egyptians lived and what they are famous for. We will find out all about mummification and carry out a real life mummification (don’t worry – no children will be hurt in this process!)

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 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

Teacher: Mrs Bishop

Teaching Support Assistant: Mrs Cameron

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Cherry Class

Teacher: Mr Manners

Teaching Support Assistant: Mrs Charlotte

Year 5 Learning Narrative – Autumn Term 2021

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 writing descriptions of 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.

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.

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

Additional Year 6 Teacher: Mrs Clarke

HLTA: Mrs Hayward-Barnes

Teaching Support Assistant: Miss Harding

   

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

HLTA: Mr Burden

Teaching Support Assistant: Mrs Woodroffe

Year 6 Learning Narrative – Autumn Term 2021

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.

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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