Maple Class

Maple Class Year Overview for 2017-2018

Maple Year overview 2017

Maple Class Year 4 Curriculum Information Autumn 2017

Curriculum overview for parents Y4 Maple

Maple Class Year 5 Curriculum Information Autumn 2017

Curriculum overview for parents Y5

 

 

Maple Year Overview for 2016-2017

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Summer 2017 Curriculum Letter for Parents Year 4

Curriculum overview for parents Y4 Maple

Summer 2017 Curriculum Letter for Parents Year 5

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Spring 2017 Curriculum Letter for Parents Year 4

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Spring 2017 Curriculum Letter for Parents Year 5

Maple Class Year 5 2017

Autumn 2016 Curriculum Letter for Year  4

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Autumn 2016 Curriculum Letter for Year 5 

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Curriculum News – Summer 2016

Class: Saturn Year 4

Year 4 Saturn Summer 2016

Curriculum News – Summer 2016

Class: Saturn Year 5

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Curriculum News — Spring 2016

Class: Saturn Year 4

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

Saturn Year 4

Curriculum News — Spring 2016

Class: Saturn Year 5

Please click on the link below to see the curriculum letter for Year 5

Saturn Year 5

 

Curriculum News Autumn 2015

Class: Saturn Year 5

Teachers: Mrs Landen, Mrs Harding, Mrs Wetherell, Mrs Brannigan

LSAs Mrs Norton, Mrs Maundrell

Topic: Rule Britannia

English

Spelling focus: topic words, patterns for word endings, spelling games

Grammar focus: Homophones (there, are)I SPACED sentences, paragraphs

Reading: guided reading linked to topics,, comprehension skills cards, Class story: The Accidental Prime Minister (Tom McLaughlin)

Author study: Framed by Frank Cotrell-Boyce

Writing genre:Non-fiction – information texts Fiction – Film Narrative

Poetry Competition Week 2 figurative language

Maths

  • Developing place value skills with large whole numbers (including millions) and decimals up to 3 places
  • Developing written calculation methods with larger numbers
  • Factors, multiple and prime numbers
  • Perimeters
  • Identifying 3-d shapes
  • Understanding relationships between decimals, fractions and perentages
  • Mental skills including x/÷ 10, 100, 1000 and times tables with related division facts
  • Reading scales and converting larger units to smaller units using decimal (e.g. change 2.6 kg to 2600 g)

Science

  • Living things and their habitats
  • Describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird
  • Describe the life porcess of reproduction in some plants and animals
  • Properties and changes of materials
  • Sort materials based on their properties
  • Use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures can be separated
  • Give reasons, using fair testing, for uses of everyday materials like wood, metals and plastics
  • Understand how some changes to materials are reversible and others are more permanent

Foundation subjects

  • History: Rule Britannia – study of the changing role of monarchy and Parliament
  • Art: Portrait study – comparing styles of portraiture
  • DT: Door stops (Textiles)
  • RE:Trinity, Holy, John the Baptist,
  • PSHE: Who decides? Rights and Responsibilities
  • ICT: Coding/computing – programing, word processing,
  • PE:, Gym (bridges) Circus Dance
  • Games: Netball and Hockey
  • Music: Rhythm work with Fives and Sevens, Percussion performance skills
  • French: self and family, numbers and shapes,colours, weather, France(geography and culture) transport

Suggestions to support learning at home

  • Try to keep the daily spelling routine going
  • Keep practising times tables. Regular testing starting on Friday 18th September
  • Visit art galleries to look at different portraits
  • Keep an eye out for Royal an parliamentary articles in newspapers and bring them in
  • Bring in a favourite photo of yourself to use in art
  • Find out about insects you discover in your garden

 Events

  • Poetry Competition Thursday 3rd /Friday 4th September
  • Trip to Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey November 9th

 Messages

  • Please bring in an art overall
  • Saturn PE/Games is Thursdays and Fridays
  • Any parental offers of help will be gratefully recieved. Please come in and chat with Mrs Landen.

 

Class: Saturn Year 4 Teaching team: Mrs Landen, Mrs Choules, Mrs

Harding, Mrs Johnson, Mrs Maundrell

Curriculum News — Summer 2015 Topic: Exploration

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, improve sentences by adding adjectives, adverbs and powerful verbs.  Use the past tense accurately, including irregular verbs.  Continue to organise writing with paragraphs and a range of connectives.  Revise clauses and use fronted adverbials (e.g. Later that day, …). Use direct speech in stories and check writing with a dictionary.  Use apostrophe for possession and contraction.

Reading: Book Study – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.  Reading a range of poetry with a variety of structures.  Reading a range of real life persuasive texts,including letters, posters and adverts.

Writing Genre: Fiction – Book Study: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, exploring stories in imaginary worlds with issues and dilemmas.

 MathsLearning 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 subjectsGeography and History : Exploration

  • Mapwork skills including historical maps, longitude and latitude, timezones
  • Finding out about historical explorers of land sea and space
  • Detailed study of Shackleton’s Antartic Exploration

Art: Paul Klee – patterning and colour

DT: Food technology (savoury dishes)

RE: Concept of stones as symbols in religion

PSHE: Friendships

ICT:  Computer mapping programmes,  Coding, Internet maps linked to geography work.

PE: Swimming

Games:  striking and fielding, athletics

Music: African drumming

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

Suggestions to support learning at home

  •  It would be very beneficial if you can practise telling the time on analogue and digital clocks with your child in preparation for this maths topic.
  • Try to keep the daily spelling routine going
  • Keep practising times tables and related division facts for a quick response
  • Research explorers of land, sea and space. Look out for interesting newspaper articles.
Events

  • 13th May – Trip to the London Maritime Museum and Cutty Sark. See separate letter.
  • 1st-5th June DT theme week – Food
  • Sports Day 26th June
  • Hat Fayre 3rd July
  Messages

  •      Swimming starts Wednesday 22nd April
  • Please bring in an art overall
  • Saturn PE/Games is Thursdays and Fridays
  • Any parental offers of help will be gratefully recieved. Please come in and chat with Mrs Landen.

 

Class: Saturn Year 5

Teaching team: Mrs Landen, Mrs Harding, Mrs Wetherell   Mrs Norton

Curriculum News — Summer 2015 Topic: Exploration

EnglishSpelling focus: topic words, patterns for word endings, spelling games, spellings from Year 5 list

Grammar focus: I SPACED sentences, phrases and relative clauses, developing sentence punctuation (brackets and dashes), revision of apostrophes

Paragraph writing skills,

Reading: guided reading linked to topics, class reading books, comprehension skills, especially poetry

Author study: Ice Boy by Patricia Elliot

Writing genre:

Non-fiction – persuasive writing (preparing a persuasive argument

Fiction – narrative, descriptive and diary writing

(All linked to Exploration study)

Maths

  • Developing  multi-step problems solving skills in four rules of calculation
  • Adding, subtracting and multiplying  mixed numbers and proper fractions
  • Solving problems with volume and capacity
  • Convert between measures of time
  • Read and solve problems using timetables
  • Identifying 3-d shapes
  • Calculate percentages
  • Continue work with mental skills including halving, doubling, times tables, rounding and estimating
  • Reading scales
  • Drawing and measuring angles with increased accuracy

 

 ScienceAnimals including humans

  • Understanding reproduction in plants and animals
  • Identifying the changes that happen during the human cycle

Earth and Space

  • Describing how the Earth, moon and other planets move within our solar system
  • Using the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night

Sound

  • Identifying how sound is made and heard associating it with vibrations
  • Finding patterns between pitch/volume and the object production the sound
 Foundation subjectsGeography and History: Exploration

  • Map work skills including historical maps, longitude and latitude, time zones
  • Finding out about historical explorers of land sea and space
  • Detailed study of Shackleton’s Antartic Exploration

Art: Paul Klee – patterning and colour

DT: Food technology (savoury dishes)

RE: Concept of stones as symbols in religion

PSHE:Changing and growing, philosophy skills

ICT:  Computer mapping programmes, Coding, Internet maps linked to geography work.

PE:  Aerobics

Games: striking and fielding, athletics

Music: Musical structures (performing and composing)

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
  • Keep practising times tables and related facts
  • Research explorers of land, sea and space. Look out for interesting newspaper articles.
  • Practise reading time using 12 and 24 hour clocks.  Try to work out journey times using bus and train timetables
Events

 

  • 13th May – Trip to the London Maritime Museum and Cutty Sark. See separate letter.
  • 1st-5th June DT theme week – Food
  • Sports Day 26th June
  • Hat Fayre 3rd July

 

Messages

  •  Please bring in an art overall
  • Saturn PE/Games is Thursdays and Fridays
  • Any parental offers of help will be gratefully received. Please come in and chat with Mrs Landen.