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Curriculum

- We're Evolving -

Green Class are going to travel back in time to discover what life was like during the Stone Age. Finding out the answers to some of these questions...

  • What was Stone Age Britain like?
  • How did the Stone Age hunter-gatherers live?
  • Who were the first farmers?

 

Maths English

Mental addition and subtraction

Mental multiplication and division

Decimals, percentages and their equivalence to fractions

Problem solving, reasoning and algebra

Fractions, ratio and proportion

Written multiplication and division

Written addition and subtraction

Number and place value

Geometry: position and direction

Geometry: properties of shapes

Measurement

Statistics

 

 

Texts

Stig of the Dump (Clive King)

Ug / The Man (Raymond Briggs)

Cave Baby (Julia Donaldson)

Wolf Brother (Michelle Paver)

 

Writing Genres

Persuasion

Argument / Debate

Poetry

Reports

Explanation

Narrative

Recount

Letter

 

Educational Activity - Prehistoric Camp Out (night stop at school)

Science History Geography Computing Art

Evolution and Inheritance

Animals, including humans

Changes in Britain from Stone Age to Iron Age

Charles Darwin (Famous People)

Rivers

Settlements

 

E-Safety

 

Stone Age Art

Music Design & Tech PE RE PSHE MfL
Charanga

Global Foods

Stone Age Cooking

Athletics

Games

Swimming (Term 2)

Stonehenge and its Religious Importace

Beginnings (Christian/Sikh)

Believing and Belonging (Christian)

Growing Up

Relationships

French

 

Request for resources

If you have any resources at home that you would like to share with the class then they would be much appreciated.Please ensure that your items are clearly labelled. All resources will be returned at the end of the term.

  • Books
  • Models / Toys
  • Artefacts
  • Posters

 

Weekly Timetable

This is a small outline of some the aspects of the curriculum that happen on a particular day. These routines will stay the same throughout the term.

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

9:00 -

9:20am

      Hymn Practice

 

9:20 -

10:30am

Maths Maths Maths Maths

Sport

(Outdoor)

10:30 -

10:50am

BREAK BREAK BREAK BREAK BREAK

10:50 -

12:00pm

Grammar,Punctuation

and Spelling

English English English

Mental Maths

Guided Reading

12:00-12:30pm Guided Reading Guided Reading Guided Reading Guided Reading  

12:30 -

1:30pm

LUNCH LUNCH

LUNCH

Homework Club

LUNCH LUNCH

1:30 -

1:50pm

MfL Spelling Spelling Spelling  

1:30 -

3:30pm

 

PE

(Indoor)

 

Foundation

History/Geog

Foundation

Other

Foundation

Science

RE

 

 

 

Homework & Other Activities

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Maths Homework SET

Work at Home DUE

PE (indoor)

 

Work at Home SET

 

 

Maths DUE

PE (outdoor)

 

 

Work at Home

  • Year 5 and 6 pupils will continue to work through their current Schofield and Simms Maths Homework Book.

  • Weekly ‘Work at Home’ will be set on a Wednesday and is due in for the following Monday. ‘Work at Home’ is a task linked to the children’s learning that is currently taking place in school. A wide variety of tasks are presented and from one week to the next they will require the children to do use a range of skills. It is expected that the children spend between 30-60 minutes to complete the task. If the length of the task is bigger, more time will be given e.g. two weeks.

  • I am conscious that the children worry about completing tasks on time; therefore I have set up a ‘Homework Club’ on Wednesday lunchtime (12:45-1:30pm). This is optional and the children can attend as and when they would like to. They can use this time to make a start on ‘Work at Home’ or start ‘Mathletic’ tasks set. Mrs Alder or myself will be there to supervise the children however we will not be able to sit and help them through the task as we often have other classroom responsibilities to carry out. Nonetheless it gives the children a time to complete their homework if they need to.

If there is any reasons as to why homework cannot be completed please do not hesitate to contact me. If children do not complete homework then they will be required to use their lunch time to complete the necessary tasks.

 

Guided Reading

  • Guided reading will take place every day at 12 o’clock for 30 minutes; the children have been divided into 6 different reading groups and have a timetable of activities throughout the week. Each group will read with an adult twice a week. One session will be focused around a text and the other will be reading comprehension.

 

  • The reading groups are flexible and children may be moved around groups depending on the progress made throughout the year. Every child has been provided with a timetable and this is inside the cover of their reading diary. When you read at home with your child and discuss the text, could you please add comments to the reading diary.

 

  • It is expected that the children also read regularly at home. Every child will be provided with a reading diary. Parents and carers need to record the reading that is taking place at home in preparation for their weekly reading session with me. House points will be rewarded for the amount of reading completed outside of school.

 

 

Accelerated Reader

  • Letter about Accelerated Reader Programme

 

  • Click her to access the AR Book Find website. Here you can find out what level with book is (e.g. BL: 4.6)

 

Choosing a book...

It can be difficult to find a genre that grabs your attention. It is important that you read the back cover rather than looking at the front! Friends can also recommend good reads for girls and boys. Here is a list of books/authors that some of the children enjoyed reading last year...

  • Jeff Kinney - Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Funny)
  • Derek Landy - Skulduggery Pleasant
  • Rick Riordan - Percy Jackson
  • Rachel Renee Russell - Dork Diaries
  • Suzanne Collins - Hunger Games
  • Liz Pichon - Tim Gates
  • Jonathon Meres - The World of Norm
  • Dirk Lloyd - Dark Lord

  • Michael Grant
  • David Walliams (Funny)
  • Jacqueline Wilson
  • Chris Riddell
  • Grace Cavendish
  • Cressida Cowell

 

Club (Times Tables)

Click here to download the 'Club' sheets (blank and answers)

 

PE

The children will be required to have their PE kit in school all of the time. It is important that all items are clearly labelled with their name.

  • Indoor PE Kit (white t-shirt, red shorts and black pumps).
  • Outdoor PE kit (white t-shirt, red shorts and trainers). When the weather gets colder the children will be able to wear a plain hooded jumper and tracksuit bottoms in the following colours: red, grey or black.

Swimming

Green Class will be swimming from Friday 10th June for 6 weeks.

 

Important Dates

Here are a few diary dates and information for this term. More information about these events will be provided nearer the time.

  • Monday 8th May - SATs Week Begins

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Many thanks,

Hannah Thomas

(Class Teacher)

 

Testimonials

I think Dunnington is great because it small, which means the teachers know you personally. Also, we go on great trips that help us learn about our current topic. - Rhianna (Year 6)