Willow Class

 

Willow Class Year 3 Year Overview for 2017-2018

Meet and Greet Yearly 2017-2018 Willow Y3

Willow Class  Year 3 Curriculum Information Autumn 17

Parent Curriculum Letter Autumn 2017 Willow Year 4

 

Willow Class Year 4 Overview for 2017-2018

Meet and Greet Yearly 2017-2018 Willow Y4

Willow Class  Year 4 Curriculum Information Autumn 17

Parent Curriculum Letter Autumn 2017 Willow Year 4

 

Willow Class Year Overview for Year 3 2016-2017

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Willow Class Year 3 Curriculum Letter  Summer Term 2017

Curriculum Overview – Summer 2017 Willow Y3

Willow Class Year 4 Curriculum Letter  Summer Term 2017

Curriculum Overview – Summer 2017 Willow Y4

Willow Class Year 3 Curriculum Letter  Spring Term 2017

Willow Year 3 Spring 2017

Willow Class Year 4 Curriculum Letter Spring Term 2017

Willow Year 4 Spring 2017

Willow Class Year 3 Curriculum Letter for Autumn Term 2016

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Willow Class Year Overview for Year 4 2016-2017

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Willow Class Curriculum letter for Autumn Term 2016

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Curriculum News – Summer 2016

Class: Mercury Year 3

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Curriculum News Summer 2016

Class: Mercury   Year 4

Year 4 Mercury Summer 16

 

Curriculum News — Spring 2016

Class: Mercury    Year 3

Please click on the link below to see the curriculum letter for Year 3

Year 3 Mercury Class

Curriculum News — Spring 2016 

Class: Mercury    Year 4

Please click on the link below to see the curriculum letter for Year 4

Year 4 Mercury Class

Curriculum News — Autumn 2015 

Class: Mercury    Year 3

Teachers: Miss Whiteman, Mrs Harding, Mrs Brannigan,

LSAs: Mrs Montgomery and Mrs Maundrell

 Topic: Titanic & Weather

English

Spelling focus: topic words, high frequency words, phonic recap, prefixes, suffixes, plurals, soft and hard ‘c’ & ‘g’, silent letters, -tion & -sure endings, double consonants, ‘le’ ‘el’ & ‘al’ endings, ‘c’ & ‘ck’ endings, red words.

Grammar focus: Sentence punctuation, verb tenses, prepositions, connectives, speech marks, comparative and superlative adverbs.

Reading: Guided reading linked to topics, class reading books, comprehension and fluency

Writing genre – Year 3 Performance poetry, Stories with familiar settings, Information texts, Iron Man book study

Poetry recital competition – Week 1

Maths

  • Developing quick recall of times tables (x2,5,10,3,4,8)
  • Developing written calculation skills with numbers up to 3 digits
  • Mental skills include doubling, halving, number bonds to 100 and adding two 2-digit numbers
  • Using inverse relationship to solve missing number problems
  • Measures including length, mass, capacity, money, time (digital and analogue) and fractions
  • Interpret and present data in bar charts & pictograms
  • Drawing 2D shapes and recognising right angles

Science

  • Plants
  • Identify and describe functions of parts of flowering plants
  • Explore requirements of plants for life
  • Investigate the way in which water is transported within plants
  • Explore pollination, seed dispersal and the life cycle of flowering plants
  • Explore the role of bees in pollination

 Foundation subjects

History: Topic – Titanic

Investigate the story of the Titanic tragedy and the events leading up to it using primary and secondary sources

Explore the relevance of the Titanic to our locality and its impact when first launched

Geography: Topic – Weather & Climate

Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns across the UK and abroad

Learn about the location of hot and cold areas in relation to Equator and North & Soles poles

Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present local weather

Art: Printing with plasticine

DT: Making pencil cases

RE: Stewardship, Signs and Symbols, The Son of God

PSHE: Settling in, Making friends, Conflict resolution

ICT: Programming using Scratch, producing digital music, using video software and collecting & analysing data.

PE: Symmetry and Asymmetry, Weather dance

Games: Ball skills and ball games

Music: Singing, Rhythm and Percussion work

French: Self and Family, Numbers and Shapes, Colours, Weather, French culture and Transport

Suggestions to support learning at home

  • Try to keep the daily spelling routine going, completing 4 activities a week.
  • Read with your child often so they can practice their fluency and expression.
  • Keep practising times tablesHelp your child to tell the time on analogue and digital clocks.
  • Plant a seed and watch it grow, remembering what it needs to survive.

Events

  • Poetry recital competition
  • Class trip to Sea City Museum – Tuesday 6th October
  • Trip to SEARCH for Science unit

Messages

  • Please bring in a labelled art overall
  • Mercury PE/Games is on Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Spellings are now handed out on Monday and tested on Fridays.
  • The yellow spelling homework book lists different activities to complete each evening at home. Due in on Fridays.
  • Homework due back in on a Thursday

Any parental offers of help will be gratefully received. Please come in and chat with Miss Whiteman.

 

Class: Mercury Year 3 Teaching team: Miss Whiteman, Mrs Harding, Mrs Brannigan, Mrs Montgomery and Mrs Maundrell

Curriculum News — Summer 2015 Topic: Ancient Egypt

EnglishSpelling focus: topic words, high frequency words, prefixes and suffixes, word endings (-sion, -tion, -cian, -ture, -que, -gue)

Grammar focus: Paragraphs, speech, apostrophes, tense and punctuation editing

Reading: Guided reading linked to topics and literacy book studies

Writing genre – Year 3

  • Myths and Legends (book study)
  • Information articles (linked to A. Egypt)
  • Authors and Letters
  • Dialogue and Plays
Maths

  •  Developing quick recall of times tables through the times table challenge.
  • Being able to confidently apply mental and written calculation skills with numbers up to 3 digits (+ – x ÷) including the new formal written methods.
  • Solving problems involving adding, subtracting and equivalent fractions.
  • Learning how to tell the time on an analogue and a digital clock (12 hour and 24 hour).
  • Identifying vertical, horizontal, perpendicular and parallel lines.

 

ScienceRocks and Soils

  • Investigate different types of rock and their characteristics
  • Learn how rocks and soils are formed and the modern uses for rocks
  • Investigate how fossils are made

Animals including humans

  • Learning about an animal’s and human’s need for nutrition, provided through what they eat
  • Learning about how humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.

Forces and Magnets

  • Investigate how things move across different surfaces and the forces at action
  • Finding out how magnets can attract or repel each other and magnetic materials
  • Learning about the relevance of the two poles on a magnet

 

Foundation subjectsTopic: Ancient Egypt (History)

  • Locating Egypt and understanding the benefits of the River Nile
  • Learning about the importance of the Ancient Egyptian civilisation and their way of life.
  • Finding out about the social hierarchy in Ancient Egypt and the life of a Pharaoh
  • Exploring the religious beliefs and rituals
  • Learning about the life and discovery of Tutankhamun
  • Finding out what the Ancient Egyptians did for us

Art & DT: Egyptian masks, patterning, wooden chariots

RE: The concept of celebration focussing on Jewish festival of Shavuot.

PSHE: Keeping safe and keeping healthy

ICT: Coding using Espresso and Scratch, website design using Hamilton WebLearner

PE & Games: Cricket, athletics and swimming

Music: Recorder

French: weather, days of the week, parts of the body, French customs and culture

 

Suggestions to support learning at home

  • Try to keep the daily spelling routine going, completing 4 activities a week. New activities were sent home last term to give the children some more ideas!
  • Read with your child often so they can practice their fluency and expression. If your child particularly enjoys a book, why not encourage them to write a review for display in school?
  • Keep practising times tables as part of our times table challenge and telling the time often.
Messages

  • Please make sure your child has a named art overall at school for use during messy activities!
  • The yellow spelling book should be going home on Monday and returned at the end of the week on Friday.
  • Please send in any cardboard (not too thick) you accumulate over the next few weeks for use to make our Egyptian death masks!

 

  Events

  • Swimming lessons on Wednesdays @ Kings (7 weeks)
  • Trip to SEARCH centre in Gosport – Monday 11th May
  • Egyptian exhibition at Highclere Castle – 9thJune
  • Sports Day – Friday 26th June am

 

 

 

Class: Mercury Year 4 Teaching team: Miss Whiteman, Mrs Choules, Mrs Johnson, Mrs Harding, Mrs Brannigan, Mrs Montgomery, Mr Walker and Mrs Maundrell

Curriculum News — Summer 2015 Topic: Ancient Egypt

EnglishSpelling focus: topic words, suffixes, plural words and possessive apostrophe with plural words

Grammar focus: Continue to use the ed-ing-ly strategy to start sentences in a variety of ways and improving sentences by adding adjectives, adverbs and powerful verbs. Using the past tense accurately, including irregular verbs, paragraphs and connectives, revise clauses and use fronted adverbials (e.g. Later that day, …), using speech, apostrophes, self-checking and editing.

Reading: Guided reading, book study, reading a range of poetry and real life persuasive texts

Writing genre – Year 4

  • Fiction book study – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl exploring stories in imaginary worlds with issues and dilemmas
  • Poetry – exploring form
  • Non-Fiction – persuasive texts

 

 Maths

  • Learning all times tables with a quick response and use with corresponding division facts
  • Recap rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000
  • Using a range of mental methods to solve problems with increasingly large numbers, including missing number problems
  • Using written methods for the 4 rules of number to answer a range of worded problems, including measures and money
  • Solving a variety of questions involving fractions and decimals to 2 decimal places
  • Telling the time to the nearest minute on analogue and digital clocks. Solving problems involving the passage of time (timetables) and conversion between 12 and 24 hour clocks
  • Revising the properties of shapes and using the terms horizontal, vertical, parallel and perpendicular
  • Interpreting and presenting data in a variety of ways.

 

ScienceSound: Identify how sounds are made associating some of them with vibration and that these travel through a medium to the ear. Identify patterns between pitch of a sound and features of the object(s) that made it and volume of sound and strength of vibrations. Know that sounds get fainter the as the distance from the source increases.

States Of Matter: Group materials according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases. Observe that some materials can change state when heated or cooled, measure and research the temperature at which this happens in Celsius. Identify the role of evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate rate of evaporation with temperature.

 

Foundation subjectsTopic: Ancient Egypt (History)

  • Locating Egypt and understanding the benefits of the River Nile
  • Learning about the importance of the Ancient Egyptian civilisation and their way of life.
  • Finding out about the social hierarchy in Ancient Egypt and the life of a Pharaoh
  • Exploring the religious beliefs and rituals
  • Learning about the life and discovery of Tutankhamun
  • Finding out what the Ancient Egyptians did for us

Art & DT: Egyptian masks, patterning, wooden chariots

RE: The concept of celebration focussing on Jewish festival of Shavuot.

PSHE: Keeping safe and keeping healthy

ICT: Coding using Espresso and Scratch, website design using Hamilton WebLearner

PE & Games: Cricket, athletics and swimming

Music: African Drumming

French: weather, days of the week, parts of the body, French customs and culture

 

 

Suggestions to support learning at home

  • Try to keep the daily spelling routine going, completing 4 activities a week. New activities were sent home last term to give the children some more ideas!
  • Read with your child often so they can practice their fluency and expression. If your child particularly enjoys a book, why not encourage them to write a review for display in school?
  • Keep practising times tables and telling the time on analogue and digital clocks in preparation for maths unit.

 

 

 Messages

  • Please make sure your child has a named art overall at school for use during messy activities!
  • The yellow spelling book should be going home on Monday and returned at the end of the week on Friday.
  • Please send in any cardboard (not too thick) you accumulate over the next few weeks for use to make our Egyptian death masks!

 

  Events

Swimming lessons on Wednesdays @ Kings (7 weeks)

Egyptian exhibition at Highclere Castle – 9thJune

Sports Day – Friday 26th June am