St Marys Class Two

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Autumn Term September 2018 - December 2018

 

Class 4's Spring term begins with a short focus upon inventions, with our Key question: 'Would an Ancient Greek invention survive in Dragon's Den?' Pupils will also have the opportunity to follow their own lines of enquiry and interests in the preparation and delivery of a short presentation to the class, based upon an invention of their choice.

Within the classroom, our history lessons will focus on the inventiveness of the people of Ancient Greece, enabling the children to understand how the Ancient civilisation's influence has provided a lasting legacy, as well as generating some of the stepping stones for later inventions. Science will begin by asking: 'Light and electricity: invention or discovery?', so that, as well as learning how we see things, we will consider the importance of scientific thought in understanding and utilising everyday phenomena. Art and design will also provide links within our learning, as we consider the ways in which different artists use light and reflection in their works, using a range of media to create works inspired by their styles.

RE will focus on the concept of the Kingdom of God in the Bible, before moving on to consider the idea of Salvation in the context of Easter.

Later this term, the focus will change to include an investigation into why the Anglo Saxons and Celts settled here and the changes which they made. This will also give the opportunity to learn about Anglo Saxon design. Science will build upon the theme of change, enabling the children to identify a number of reversible and irreversible examples and discuss examples of both harmful and beneficial change.

For year 6, we will incorporate an English and Maths revision programme. I shall shortly be organising an informal opportunity for parents of year 6 children to view sample papers and ask any questions which they might have about the  SATS arrangements , such as the level of expectation, the inclusion of a formal grammar test and the extra emphasis given to spellings.

As in previous terms, where possible, English and Maths lessons will be topic linked. There are certain key areas:

Maths:-.

  • Conversion between fractions, decimals and percentages

  • Use of parts of the whole in answering word problems

  • Ratio and proportion

  • Use of secure method for calculation with all 4 operations, including decimals

  • Conversion between units of measurement

  • Use of graphs, tables and charts including selection of own levels of enquiry, including ICT

  • Perimeter and volume

  • Using and calculating angles

English: an ongoing focus on grammar and spelling, combined with textual units of:

  • Classic narrative
  • Story with flashback
  • Explanation ( Science linked)
  • Biography/ autobiography
  • Argument texts/ formal writing

English homework tasks will, where possible, relate to our topic. Reading with an adult regularly (3 times  per week), discussing plot, use of punctuation etc. is still much needed. Support with this and all homework tasks is much appreciated - given out on Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday. For year 6, this will increasingly include key revision topics as the term progresses.

 

 

This Year's Curriculum

 

Upper Key stage 2 cycle.

 

What would a journey through our body be like?

Would an Ancient Greek convince a dragon in

Dragons' Den? Is invention more important

      than discovery?

 

 

Why did the Anglo Saxons and Scots settle here?

What did they change?

 

Coast or forest: Would you rather live in a place like this?

 

Main focus: science

Main focus: History

 

Main focus: History

 

 

Main focus: Geography

Maths: Number -

-          Number and place  value (up to and above 6 digit numbers)

-          Addition and subtraction; multiplication and division

-          Fractions and decimals (relative size; fraction s of amounts; addition and subtraction

 

Measurement (perimeter)

Geometry - shapes and angles

Maths: Number - number and place value (negative numbers)

 

 

Maths:

Number - addition and subtraction

Fractions, decimals and percentages

Algebra

 

Measurement (volume; conversion between metric units)

Geometry- position and direction

Statistics

 

 

 

 

Maths:

Number - addition and subtraction (multistep problems)

Measurement (time; word problems)

Algebra

TIme

calculations- all 4 operations

Investigations

Focus as identified in assessment

 

 

 

Literacy:

Recount

Film v's novel: Fantastic Voyage (1966); Innerspace (1987)

Explanation

Instructions

 Literacy:

Persuasion

Classic narrative

Instructions

Poetic style

 

Literacy:

Story with flashback

Recount

Biography/ autobiography

Argument texts/ formal writing

 

 

 

Literacy:

Journalistic writing

Argument texts

Description

Playscripts

Poetry- the Sea. Learn: Sea is a Hungry Dog

Science: FORCES: The Human Body

Science: LIGHT AND ELECTRICITY:

Light & electricity: invention or discovery?

 

 

Science:REVERSIBLE AND IRREVERSIBLE CHANGES:  Are these changes reversible or not?

 

Science: Can you feel the force at work?

Art: How does your viewpoint effect what you see?

 Cookery: Can you prepare your own healthy diet?

 

Art: How do artists use light in their work?

 

Did being inventive make the Ancient Greeks creative too?

 

 

Art: What can we learn from the illuminated manuscripts? What would you illuminate?

 

 

Art: Did design matter to the Anglo Saxons?

 

 

Art: Who do you prefer Turner or Eliot o Hara?  

RE: religion family and community: what contributions do religions make to local life in Nottinghamshire

RE: Kingdom of God: What kind of king is Jesus?

Christmas peace

 

RE Creation and Fall: creation and science: conflicting or complementary?

 

RE Easter: Salvation: What did Jesus do to save human beings?

 

 

RE Teachings wisdom and authority: what can we learn from reflecting on words of wisdom from religions and world views?

RE: Religion and the individual: What is expected of a person in following a religion or a belief?

Gospel: what would Jesus do?

ICT- database Religion;

Promotional video - St Marys church

 

ICT: Algorithms and control Search tools

 

ICT- independent  research

Powerpoint presentations

 

ICT- powerpoint

database  tourist information

piccollage

PE- Gymnastics

Tag rugby

Gymnastics

Hockey

 

 

Indoor Athletics

Outdoor Adventurous Activity

Handball

Pop Lacrosse

 

Net/wall games

Striking  and fielding (cricket)

Athletics

Striking  and fielding (Baseball)

Music- Play and perform

Musical notation

Listen and recall

History of music

Range of composers

 

 

 Play and perform

Musical notation

Listen and recall

History of music

Range of composers

 

 

Improvise and compose

Play and perform

Musical notation

Listen and recall

 

Family link: popup cafe

Family link: Christmas celebrations

 

Family link: Easter celebrations

 

Family link: end of year production; information evening re. residential

Community link: collaboration with St Mary's church

Community link: blog postings

 

Community link blog postings

 

Community link- Summer fair

Enrichment: Sports' week

Enrichment: class visit

 

Enrichment: class visit

 

Enrichment: class visit residential


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rainforest or Sherwood Forest? What's special

about Brazil?

 

 

How did the Mayans survive that climate? Why did they disappear?

 

 

 

Were the Vikings victorious and always so vicious?

 

Have we learnt through history that crime doesn't pay?

Main focus: Geography- rainforest and trade links.

 

 

Main focus: History and Geography

 

 

Main focus:

History

 

Main focus:

History

Maths: Number - number and place value (ordering and rounding)

addition and subtraction

Measurement (perimeter)

Geometry - position and direction  (reflection and translation)

multiplication and division

Maths: Number - number and place value (negative numbers)

Number - addition and subtraction

fractions and decimals (relative size; equivalents; fractions of amounts; addition and subtraction)

 

Measurement (area; conversion between metric units)

 

 

Maths:

Number - number and place value (Roman numerals)

 

Number - fractions (including decimals and percentages)multiplication and division

multiplication and division (problems including scaling by different fractions)

calculations- all 4 operations

Measurement -volume; metric and imperial

Ratio and proportion

Geometry - properties of shapes- angles

 

 

Maths:

Number - addition and subtraction (multistep problems)

Measurement (time; word problems)

Statistics (line graphs, pie charts)

Algebra

calculations- all 4 operations

Focus as identified in assessment

 

Literacy:

Author and texts: chd favourite and classic authors

Explanation

Persuasive playscripts

Classic poetry- Jabberwock

Stories other cultures

 

Literacy:

Explanation

Science fiction

Argument and Discussion text

Biography

Poetry on a theme: Space

 

 

 

 

 

Literacy:

persuasion

Adventure/ historical story

Information text: formal impersonal writing

 

 

 

Literacy:

Crime fiction

Film narrative: the piano

Formal/ impersonal writing

Topic related to end of year production

 

 

 

 

Science: HABITATS: Which animals live in a place like this?

 

 

 

Science:EARTH AND BEYOND: Has the space race been won?

 

 

 

Science: MATERIALS AND CHANGE; Dissolving and evaporation- opposites?

 

 

Science:LIFECYCLES AND EVOLUTION: Why do we call it a lifecycle?' what came first; the chicken or the egg?

Art Colour mixing: can you create the carnival atmosphere? The art of Brazil

 

 

Art of Robert McCall

Moon buggies

 

Art Andy Goldsworthy

Landscape: Gaugin or Constable?

construct longboat

 

Art: Zoom: can you guess what it is? Can you see the full picture?

Photography Montage photo + picture: 7 ages of man

religious Art

 

 

RE: Beliefs in action in the world: How do religions and beliefs respond  to global issues of human rights, fairness social justice and the importance of the environment?

Christmas RE: incarnation

 

RE Symbols and religious expression: how do people express their religious and spiritual ideas on pilgrimages?

 

Easter: failure and forgiveness

 

RE: how do people's beliefs about God, the world and others have impact on their lives?

 

RE: Beliefs in action in the world: what was the Holocaust?

 ICT: Algorithms and control Search tools

iMovie

 

 

 ICT simulations

Augmented reality

 

ICT control; programming

Powerpoint presentations

ICT online database

spreadsheets

PE- hockey

Dodgeball

Tag rugby

Indoor Athletics

 

Gymnastics

Outdoor Adventurous Activity

Netball

Golf

 

Striking  and fielding (cricket)

Net/wall games

Striking  and fielding (rounders)

Athletics

Music- Play and perform

Musical notation

Listen and recall

History of music

Range of composers

 

Music- Play and perform

Musical notation

Listen and recall

History of music

Range of composers

 

Music- Play and perform

Improvise and compose

Musical notation

Listen and recall

 

 

Family link: Christmas celebrations

 

 

Family link: Easter celebrations.

 

Family link: Creation of texts for younger children

Family link: end of year productions

Community link: fairtrade/ charity involvement

 

Community link: blog postings

 

 

Community link: blog posting

Community link: local police

Enrichment: use of forest

 

Enrichment: visit to space museum

 

Enrichment: residential

 

 

 

 

 


Class 4 homework

English homework tasks will, where possible, relate to our topic.

Reading with an adult regularly, discussing plot, use of punctuation etc. is still much needed, with recording in the Upper Key stage 2 Reading Diaries.

Support with this and all homework tasks is much appreciated- given out on Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday.

 

 

 

 

Class 4 Gallery