Years 3 – 6 Curriculum

Year 3

   

Aspen Class

Teacher: Miss Merritt

   

Hawthorn Class

Teacher: Mrs Young

   

Maple Class

Teachers: Miss Pannell

Support staff for Year 3: Mrs Goff (HLTA), Mrs Holmes (TSA), Mrs Robertson (TSA)

Year 3 Learning Narrative – Spring Term 2024

During the Spring Term Year 3 will be going back 1200 years to the time of the Vikings. We will find out who they were, where they came from and why they invaded Britain. The children will learn all about their way of life and belief system. Did you know that although Vikings were known for their fierce, ferocious fighting, most were calm explorers who navigated the seas for new land to settle and farm.

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 continue our learning about our amazing bodies and then revisit the Our Changing World topic. After half term, we will complete a topic on Rocks.

In other areas of the curriculum children will design and make a Viking shield, 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 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 Bishop

  

Elm Class

Teacher: Mrs Clifton-Bowley

  

Larch Class

Teacher: Mrs McCarthy

Support staff for Year 4: Mrs Hayes (UQT), Miss Spooner (TSA), Miss Cheesman (TSA), Mrs Charlotte (TSA)

Year 4 Learning Narrative – Spring Term 2024

This term, our topic is Magical Worlds. We will be delving into the Magical Worlds of Harry Potter and Narnia during our English and reading lessons. Some of our writing will include writing instructions of how to make magic potions and a setting description of our own invented magical world. In maths we will be learning new methods for multiplication and division and understanding more about fractions and decimals. We will also be looking at ancient and modern Greece in our Geography lessons and learning how to create and record music in Computing.

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 Norris / Miss Clark

Sycamore Class

Teacher: Mrs Porter

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Cherry Class

Teacher: Mrs Fenton

Support staff for Year 5: Mrs Stewart (HLTA), Miss Saunders (TSA), Miss Rocha Da Luz

Year 5 Learning Narrative – Spring Term 2024

During the Spring Term, Year 5 step out to the Rainforest. We will find out where rainforests are located in the world, learn about the climate there, find out what type of animals are found in rainforests, and understand more about what is meant by deforestation and what we can do to help the environment and world we live in. Our writing in English will all be about this topic; we will create a non-chronological report, write a biography of a famous environmental activist and create a campaign and speech about deforestation.

In Maths, we will revisit multiplication and division, learning more about written methods of calculation. We will continue to learn more about fractions, decimals and percentages, perimeter and area and statistics.

Our work in foundation subjects will include gymnastics in PE, programming in computing, Materials and their properties in Science and sewing in Art and DT.

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

Oak Class

Teacher: Miss Tilbrook

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Elder Class

Teacher: Mrs Newell

Support staff for Year 6: Mrs Clarke (Additional Teacher), Miss Hayward-Barns (HLTA), Mrs Woodruffe (TSA), Mrs Cameron (TSA), Mrs Anderson (TSA)

Year 6 Learning Narrative – Spring Term 2024

After Christmas, we will be continuing with our topic “The Fight for Freedom” but we will be travelling forward in history to look at more modern civil rights battles. First, we will be looking at the Disability act and the Paralympics. After this, we will be looking at the LGBTQ+ battle for equality, in particular the fight for equal marriage. In maths, we will be focusing on problems involving decimals and percentages, while building on our fraction work for this half term. In RE, we will be looking at “The Golden Rule”, comparing the key beliefs of many different religions while in music we will be looking at songs inspired by civil rights movements, both current and historical. In science, we will be learning about light, how a rainbow is created and the work of Issac Newton.

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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