Beech Class

Year Overview for Beech Class 2016-2017

Curriculum Letter for Parents Summer 2017  Year 6

Curriculum overview for parents Beech Summer 17

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Curriculum Letter for Parents Spring 2017

Beech Class Spring 2017

Curriculum letter Autumn 2016 for Year 6

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Curriculum News – Summer 2016

Class: Jupiter Year 6

Jupiter Summer 2016

 

Curriculum News — Spring 2016

Class: Jupiter Year 6

Please click on the link below to see the curriculum letter for Year 6

Jupiter Year 6

 

Curriculum News September 2015

Class: Jupiter

Teachers: Mrs A. Hanson, Miss R. John, Mrs C. Harding

LSAs: Mrs Wetherell and Mrs Hyde

Topic: Mountains & Rivers

 

 English

Spelling focus Topic words, exploration of words with the same beginnings and endings, dictionary skills and spelling games

Grammar focus Using verbs, adverbs, adjectives, nouns, use of active and passive voice, pronouns, determiners, prepositions

Reading /book study Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver The Island by Armin Greder

Promoting great reads!

Writing genre Poetry and figurative language, reports, diaries, recounts, descriptive writing, character study, sports commentary, narrative writing

Maths

  • Number work: four rules, problem solving, basic algebra, fractions, decimals and mental arithmetic strategies
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Properties of shape
  • Coordinates
  • Reflection and translation
  • Using and converting between units of measure

 Science

Living Things and their Habitats. As part of this topic, we will be studying living things including plants, animals and micro-organisms and will be finding out about a broad range of habitats, including comparing and contrasting the food chains and webs present within different habitats. The children will learn how to sort different living things using classification systems and will also be researching the significant work of Carl Linnaeus, a pioneer of scientific classification. There will be lots of opportunities for the children to plan and carry out their own ‘hands-on’ experiments, in which they will generate their own questions to investigate and plan their own fair tests, recognising and controlling variables where necessary.

Foundation subjects

  • Geography World environments/Mountains and Rivers
  • Art Observational still life drawing using graded pencils, studying shades and shapes
  • ICT Coding/computing – programing, word processing, use of publisher
  • Music Rhythm and dynamics. A study of Smetana’s Vltava, composition and performance
  • Design and Technology Designing and making slippers
  • R.E. The Holy Trinity, The Annunciation, study of different Gospel accounts
  • P.E.Netball, hockey, gymnastics and dance
  • French Self and family, numbers/shapes, colours, weather, culture of France, transport

Suggestions to support learning at home

  • Read daily from a wide range of fiction books
  • Learn all times tables – 12x
  • Complete spelling tasks every evening
  • Research information about world environments/mountains and rivers which is relevant for the class topic

 Events

  • BEAULIEU!!
  • Houses of Parliament/Westminster Abbey trip
  • Bikeability – safety course

 Messages:

  • Make sure that your homework diaries come into school every day
  • Make sure your yellow spelling books come into school every day
  • Always try to do your homework as soon as it is set to keep your weekends as free as possible

 

Class:  Jupiter 

Teaching team:Mrs Hanson, Miss John, Mrs Harding, Mrs Wetherell, Mrs Hyde

Curriculum News — Summer 2015    Topic: Britain since 1930s- WWII

EnglishSpelling focus: SATs spelling words, prefixes and suffixes, soft c sounds like s, silent letters

Grammar focus: revision of word classes, conditionals, phrases and clauses, articles, full range of punctuation marks, types of adverbs and verbs

Reading: The Silver Sword -Guided Reading text

Writing genre: writing using a picture book stimulus, descriptive writing, persuasive letters, letters of complaint, poetry, newspaper reports, information texts

SATs preparation

KS3 CATs test preparation

Speaking and Listening: preparations for the KS2 production

Maths

Revision of:

  • Continuation of 4 rules method
  • Number sequences and use of nth term
  • Properties of shape
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Problem solving across a range of topics
  • Probability
  • Mental arithmetic strategies
  • Converting units of measure
  • Interpreting data
  • Bodmas

SATs preparation

KS3 CATs test preparation

  • Transition work in preparation for KS3

 

 ScienceElectricity – constructing circuits, use of circuit components including switches.

Light – predictions and experimentation to explore how light travels, reflection, shadows and colour filter.

Revision of Sound.

 

Foundation subjectsHistory: The reasons for WWII, analysing artefacts from the war, looking at various key aspects of the war i.e. rationing, evacuation, shelters, The Blitz. Personal research into a chosen aspect of the war

Geography: looking at the countries involved in WWII

Art:   propaganda posters; an exciting project, using acrylics techniques onto canvas

ICT: research skills and use of control programs

PSHE: focus on transition to Secondary School

P.E.:    Dance – The Haka/show work. Gymnastics –   partnerwork

Games: Athletics, cricket, rounders, tennis with sports coaches and capture the flag!

Music: Rock and Roll songs with chord sequences

R.E:  prayer – contrasting religions, marriage – contrasting religions, School’s Day at Winchester Cathedral

French:   animals, parts of the body, shops, food, family

D.T.: Fairground rides

 

Events

  • informal SATs information drop in session 30thApril ( 3.45 – 5.00)
  • w/b 11th May SATs tests
  • 20th May trip to London
  • 5th June Fairthorne Manor day trip
  • Wednesday 1st July School’s day at Cathedral
  • Wednesday 15th and Thurs 16th KS2 End of year performances

 

Messages

  • Make sure that your homework diaries come into school every day
  • Trainers and kits in every day
  • Always try to do your homework as soon as it is set, to keep your weekends free
  • Lots of rest needed leading up to and during SATs

 

 

Suggestions to support learning at home

  • Encourage independence and responsibility with homework and routines
  • Ask your child to explain their understanding of homework tasks
  • Keep practising times tables
  • Keep reading to your child and let them read to you on a regular basis
  • Ensure they read for pleasure regularly and discuss their books