The Federation of Abbey Infant & Junior School Curriculum Map for Year Nursery 2019-20 - Summer term For specific class information see https://abbey-federation.secure- primarysite.net/topic/class-pages For dates see https://abbey-federation.secure-primarysite.net/diary Our topic is Fantasy Island This t opic is spliƚ inƚo ͚Make Belieǀe͛ and ͚Beside ƚhe Seaside͛͘ During the first half term we will read lots of ͚ make believe ͛ stories and use our imaginations to make up our own monsters and characters. We will have a ͚ Gruffalo day ͛ and a ͚ Superhero day ͛ . During the second half term we will find out about the seaside, talk about the creatures that live in the sea and read lots of stories about Pirates. We will have a ͚ Pirate day ͛ and parents will be invited to our ͚ Beach party ͛
Personal, social and emotional development The children will be encouraged to continue to share and take turns, they will be asked to talk about how they think the characters are feeling in the books that we ƌead and decide if ƚheǇ aƌe ͚goodieƐ͛ oƌ ͚baddieƐ͛͘ We will be preparing the children for Reception through lots of group discussions, stories and transition days. Literacy We will continue to encourage the children to recognise and have a go at writing their own name. We will be starting the ͚ Talk 4 Writing ͛ approach which will encourage the children to learn a short story off by heart through actions. This will provide them with a visual and kinesthetic prompt for writing. We will be writing about the Gruffalo, writing recipes for the Gingerbread man and reading lots of fantasy stories. This will also include talking about the setting, characters and sequence of events of each of the stories. Physical Development We continue to have a weekly visit from Mrs Sanderson, who provides the children with a short Physical development session. She encourages movement to a simple story, this focuses on the basic gross movements such as stretching, marching, skipping, jumping and more complex movements such as cross-over marching and slithering. Good gross motor control has a positive impact on writing and fine motor skills. Children also practice holding a pencil correctly and develop the skills of using scissors. time in family groups. The children will be expected to use more complex sentences and questions, they will also be building on their vocabulary and making their needs clearly known. Communication and language Children will continue to talk about what they see, hear and feel. We will talk about our experiences and discuss the stories which we have read. Staff will encourage the children to develop listening skills through a range of opportunities such as games and circle
Phonics & early reading We ǁill bƵild on ƚhe childƌen͛Ɛ liƐƚening ƐkillƐ through listening and memory games to promote concentration. Children will begin to learn Phonics- the sound that the letters make and the alphabet name. Children will continue to build on their understanding of rhythm and rhyme through stories, nursery rhymes and activities. Children who show they are ready will begin to sound out and read simple cv and cvc words.
Life skills, soft skills and bucket list experiences
Mathematics We will continue to recognise 2D shapes, colours and numbers. We will provide opportunities for number recognition, counting and number rhymes daily. Children will be measuring, comparing length, weight and height and capacity. The children will be encouraged to start recording numbers and will practise number formation. We will introduce number of the week, during which we find different ways to represent a number ʹ using our fingers, numicon, counters and nƵmbeƌ fanƐ͙͘ Understanding the world Children will develop their ICT skills through appropriate activities using the computer and Ipads, such as creating their own superhero logos or characters on Paint. Children will be looking at special heroes, thinking about what makes people and different environments so special and how to care for them. The children will compare the seaside to where we live and talk about what they notice in pictures and videos of the seaside.
Characteristics of effective learning Children are encouraged to review their own progress and learning. Teachers talk in depth with children about what they are doing, what went well and what they would change next time. This gives children the opportunity to self-assess and think critically. All children are encouraged to have their own ideas, find ways to solve problems and not give up when faced with a challenge. a variety of materials and resources to make Gruffalo masks, puppets, superhero capes and Gruffalo crumble. The children will explore colour mixing and using colour for a purpose by using the self-serve paint station in the creative area. We will also explore musical instruments and see how the sounds can be changed. Expressive arts and design Children will continue to build a repertoire of songs and dances through opportunities for music and dance. They will develop their imagination through role play opportunities. Children will use
Children will explore cooking techniques and apparatus; they will then have the opportunity to learn how to make a sandwich independently. Children practise their leadership skills by taking the lead role in their play and taking charge of their learning. Children show an awareness of being a good team player, opportunities are provided through circle time, class games, group work and star of the week assemblies. Children will experience a ͚ Gruffalo Day ͛ , ͚ Pirate Day ͛ , a ͚ beach party ͛ and a ͚ superhero day ͛ , all amazing opportunities to tick off their bucket list!
The Federation of Abbey Infant & Junior School Curriculum Map for Reception. 2019-20 - Summer term For specific class information see https://abbey-federation.secure- primarysite.net/topic/class-pages For dates see https://abbey-federation.secure-primarysite.net/diary Our topic is Fantasy Island with a focus on Make Believe and Beside the Seaside ThroƵgh ƚhiƐ ƚopic ǁe ǁill be bƵilding on children͛Ɛ preǀioƵƐ knoǁledge of ƚhe seaside; developing vocabulary, imagination, stories and ideas with their peers. We will be having an exciting ͚ Beach party ͛ event in school where families will be invited to join us. Your children will also have the opportunity to dress up as a superhero, something pirate themed and take part in a ͚ Gruffalo Day ͛ . We will also be discussing changes and your child will take part in a transition day to meet their new teacher.
Communication and language
Children will participate in circle time discussions about preparing for Year One, children will freely speak and listen to each other͛s ideas, concerns and thoughts. Children will use the role-play areas to develop a narrative in their play and express themselves confidently.
Phonics & early reading Children will be blending sounds in words, including digraphs e.g. ng in r-i-ng (2 letters making one sound) and trigraphs (3 letters making one sound e.g. igh in n- igh-t). They will be reading short sentences including a range of tricky words from phase 2 (I, no, go, to, into) and phase 3 (you, me, was, they, all, are, we, my, her, be, she). Children will learn new vocabulary by reading a range of texts and begin to read 2 syllable words (e.g. rocket). They will be able to comprehend short texts and express their opinions of what will happen next etc.
Personal, social and emotional development Children will participate in circle time and will explore different scenarios of forming positive relationships with others e.g. sharing and playing nicely, fairness/unfairness. There will be opportunities to talk about feelings and making the right choices. They will learn about road safety, personal safety (e.g. not talking to strangers) and growing a strong awareness of the emergency services. They will also be given opportunities to about how changes make them feel. Physical Development In P.E. children will be using story to practise large and small movements to develop more advanced skills such as collecting, carrying and balancing objects. This includes moving safely in a variety of ways and changing direction with the objects. They will be developing fine motor skills through different activities to include practise of letter formation, pencil control and sewing.
Life skills, soft skills and bucket list experiences
Expressive arts and design
Mathematics Children will develop a strong number recognition (1- 20).They will double single digit numbers and halve amounts by sharing .They will use a range of mathematical resources to help add/subtract amounts, recognise one more/less of a given number and estimate. Children will be given opportunities to talk about size, weight, time, money, distance, position and capacity (e.g. this can be during role-play e.g. making superehero power and comparing amounts). They will develop their mathematical vocabulary in learning. Understanding the world Children will be given opportunities to role play characters special to them e.g. a superhero. They will be given opportunities for planting and discuss things they have observed including plants, animals, nature and found objects too. They will grow an awareness to care for the environment around us during Child Initiated Learning and Forest School and talk about decay and changes over time. They will have access to mobile phones, camera and Ipads (e.g. to capture moments of learning).
Characteristics of effective learning Children are encouraged to review their own progress and learning. Teachers talk in depth with children about what they are doing, what went well and what they would change next time. This gives children the opportunity to self-assess and think critically. In our music sessions the children will be listening to different types of music to identify a variety instruments, tempos and pitch and play instruments to a beat. Children will be exploring different textures, tools and colours in original ways to represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through music, art and design, role-play and story.
Children will explore cooking techniques and apparatus; they will then have the opportunity to learn how to make a sandwich independently. Children take part in Bikeability, a session where children use the balance bikes to complete activities. Children practise their leadership skills by taking the lead role in their play and taking charge of their learning. Children show an awareness of being a good team player, opportunities are provided in Reception through circle time, class games, group work and star of the week assemblies. Children will experience a Gruffalo Day, Pirate Day, a beach party and a superhero day, all amazing opportunities to tick off their bucket list!
Our ‘Talk for Writing͛ story ‘The Gruffalo͛ is fun, catchy and provides children with rhyme and alliteration awareness that can be used in their writing. ‘Pirates Love Underpants͟ is a funny adventure story which uses creative and imaginative adjectives for the children to discover.
Maths During the summer term the children will revisit the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and will use arrays and number lines to help them. They will move onto doubling single digit numbers e.g. double 4. This will lead them nicely onto division where the children will need to share an amount equally to find the answer. Fractions will follow after which we will support the children when learning position and direction as well as time. The children will be looking at halves and quarters in order to be able ƚo ͚moǀe a qƵarƚer ƚƵrn͛ or read a clock ƚo ͚ƚhe hoƵr͛ or ͚half an hoƵr͛͘ The ƚerm ǁill end ǁiƚh moneǇ ǁhere ƚhe children will learn about coins and notes, their appearance and value. They will be comparing the value of coins and notes as well as adding them together. Music Summer 1 focuses on children using their imagination. Each lesson begins with children appraising a variety of music Warm-up games help children to develop their ƵnderƐƚanding of ͚pƵlƐe͕͛ ͚rhǇƚhm͛ and ͚piƚch͛͘ Children pracƚiƐe and learn ƚhe Ɛong ͚YoƵr Imaginaƚion͛ oǀer ƚhe course of the half term ʹ dividing singing into parts, creating a class composition and adding glockenspiels to accompany the song. Summer 2 ͕ ͚Reflecƚ͕ Reǁind and ReplaǇ͕͛ conƐolidaƚeƐ ƚhe learning that has occurred during the year. Children will have the opportunity to perform all of their favourite songs, with a more in-depth understanding of the composition of music. Geography Children will learn the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom as well as the surrounding seas. They will use maps and atlases to support their learning and will look at how they can produce a simple key to provide information. Through the use of pictures and field work, the children will compare and contrast local landscapes with other areas of Britain, widening their geographical vocabulary of physical and human features. ThroƵgh oƵr ͚FƵr͕ Feaƚher and FinƐ͛ topic, the children will learn about animal habitats and how they provide for the animals that live there.
Science Summer 1- Children will be exploring the parts of the human body and the five different senses. Children will be able to identify which body part relates to which sense. Summer 2- In this half term, the children will be introduced to categorising animals into the groups they belong to as well as describing and comparing common animals. The children will have an understanding of scientific vocabulary surrounding the diet of the animals such as herbivore, omnivore and carnivores. In addition, children will be able to match the animal to their habitats. questioning them about what they have read. There are lots of useful links on our class page to ƐƵpporƚ ǇoƵr child͛Ɛ learning in phonics, and when they are writing words, do remember to quiz them on whether they have used the correct spelling e.g. Have they ƵƐed ƚhe correcƚ ͚ ie ͛ Ɛpelling in ͚ƚime͍͛ English OƵr UniƚƐ of Wriƚing ǁill be baƐed on ͚The Rainboǁ FiƐh͕͛ a ƐƚorǇ of friendship; an informaƚion ƚeǆƚ enƚiƚled ͚MǇ Dog Joe͛ and a ƚale called ͚LoƐƚ and FoƵnd͛͘ Toolkits for each unit will be created with the children so that they are familiar with the structure of each text type. We will continue including 2A sentences in our writing and ƐenƚenceƐ ƚhaƚ ƵƐe ͚becaƵƐe͕͛ ͚or͕͛ ͚bƵƚ͕͛ and ͚Ɛo͛͘ We will look at using more ambitious sentence starters and will revisit the punctuation associated with speech, question and exclamation sentences. In Summer 2 we will introduce the use of similes and the use of sub-headings when writing an information text. We will alƐo look aƚ adding ƚhe ƐƵffiǆeƐ ͚ed͕͛ ͚ing͕ ͚er͛ and ͚eƐƚ͛ ƚo ǁordƐ͕ and ͚Ɛ͛ and ͚eƐ͛ ǁhen Ɛpelling plƵralƐ͘ Please continue to keep up the spelling practise and try to read regularly with your child,
The Federation of Abbey Infant & Junior School Curriculum Map for Year 1 2019-20 - Summer term For specific class information see https://abbey-federation.secure- primarysite.net/topic/class-pages For dates see https://abbey-federation.secure-primarysite.net/diary Our topic for Summer ϭ is entitled ͚Home and Away͛͘ Summer Ϯ makes way for our topic of ͚Fur, Feather and Fins͛͘ Through these topics we will be linking our Science, Art and Geography. Our Summer 1 focus is about developing knowledge and understanding of the United Kingdom and the children͛s own locality͘ Through this they will also learn and use vocabulary related to human and physical features. ͚Fur, Feather and Fins͛, is all about knowing and understanding common animals͘ The children will be naming, identifying, grouping and classifying and through our Geography lessons, will learn about animal habitats. Our trip to Clent Hills will provide the children with valuable first hand observation which will enhance their geographical knowledge and understanding. A visit from the animal man will be a super kick- start to our ͚Fur, Feather and Fins͛ topic and a trip to ͚All Things Wild͛ near Evesham will be a great visit to boost and consolidate the children͛s learning͘ We will be holding a design inspired session for parents/carers to attend. In Summer 2, as part of our learning around animals we would like to invite parents to a creative sewing session. Children will work with their adult to sew and decorate a felt fish, using their own design.
PE In PE this term our areas of learning are athletics and games. They will be practising their throwing, catching and aiming skills, whilst also looking how to send and receive, with control, different equipment in different ways, such as rolling, hitting, throwing and kicking. The children will be playing small group and whole class games. Through these they will be developing their partner work and teamwork and will use them as an opportunity to implement and practise simple tactics. The children will be i n ƚrodƵced ƚo ƚhe ƚermƐ ͚opponenƚ͛ and ͚ƚeam - maƚe͛
History As our History skills have been taught through our Autumn and Spring topics, Geography will be our main focus for the summer term. Art & Design We will begin with a focus on further developing the children͛Ɛ draǁing ƐkillƐ͘ They will look at how using a grid can help them to draw from observation and through this will look at line, shape and adding tone, using graded pencils. They will experiment with applying different pressures to achieve bold or soft lines. Faƚher͛Ɛ DaǇ cardƐ ǁill be made ƵƐing pencil and crayon to create effects, along with tearing, scrunching and rolling of tissue/crepe paper for a mixed-media effect. We will move on to using wire and beads to create a fish sculpture. A clay stand will be made so that the children can proudly present their sculpture. To complete our art, the children will apply their painting, colour mixing and mark-making skills to painƚ an animal linked ƚo oƵr ͚FƵr͕ Feaƚher and FinƐ͛ ƚ opic. Throughout our art sessions, we will be encouraging the children to become independent artists, by being able to recall the equipment they will need, along with helping to prepare and clear away their area.
Computing Children will make comparisons between audio stories and paper-based books. They will choose a Traditional Tale as a focus for their work. Sound effects can often enhance an audio story, so children will work together to create and record their own sound effects using their voices, instruments and even their bodies! They will then explore how to use recording equipment and will learn top tips on how to make a good recording. Children will understand how to save and retrieve their sounds, to add to their traditional story. Finally, they will record themselves reading their chosen Traditional Tale, enhanced with their own sound effects. Religious Education We will start with a focus on learning about the Islamic faith. Children will understand the importance of the Prophet Muhammed for Muslims and how this guides their beliefs and actions. We will then move on to Christianity, learning aboƵƚ ƚhe GoƐpel of JeƐƵƐ meaning ͚good neǁƐ͛͘ Time will be spent looking at what some Bible stories mean to Christians and how forgiveness, peace and friendship are key values. Both studies will provide the children with opportunities to compare and make connections to stories and beliefs from other religions.
Life skills, soft skills and bucket list experiences Life Skills Fasten buttons Holding and using a knife and fork properly Knowing first line of address Making toast Bucket List Walk up a hill to have a picnic. Visit from animal man Trip to a zoo Soft Skills Creativity, problem solving, teamwork, making decisions, leadership skills, communication, accepting responsibility
Design Technology DeƐign and ƚechnologǇ ƐkillƐ ǁill be addreƐƐed ƚhroƵgh Ɛome of oƵr arƚ acƚiǀiƚieƐ͘ ThiƐ inclƵdeƐ ƚhe rolling͕ folding and ƚearing of paper ƚo creaƚe effecƚ͕ and making ƐƚrƵcƚƵreƐ more Ɛƚable Ɛo ƚheǇ are freeƐƚanding͕ ƐƵch aƐ ƚhe ƵƐe of a claǇ baƐe for ƚheir fiƐh ƐcƵlpƚƵreƐ͘ Children ǁill creaƚe ƚheir oǁn fiƐh deƐign on paper͘ ThiƐ deƐign ǁill ƚhen be ƵƐed dƵring ƚhe ͚inƐpire daǇ͕͛ ǁhere adƵlƚƐ ǁill be ǁorking ǁiƚh ƚheir child ƚo Ɛeǁ and decoraƚe a felƚ fiƐh͘
The Federation of Abbey Infant & Junior School Curriculum Map for Year 2 2019-20 - Summer term For specific class information see https://abbey-federation.secure- primarysite.net/topic/class-pages For dates see https://abbey-federation.secure-primarysite.net/diary Our topic is Healthy Living Through this topic we will be linking our Science, History, Art and Design and Technology This topic is about knowing and understanding how to live a healthy lifestyle and how people throughout our history have helped us develop this healthy living. Our end of year celebration visit will be to the cinema and bowling alley, as this will provide children with the opportunity to celebrate completing their journey in the Infant School and a lovely send off to the Junior School. We will be holding a ‘ Picnic in the playground ’ for parents/carers to attend where children will have prepared a selection of healthy treats for parents to purchase and enjoy.
Computing Children will learn how to enter data into a spreadsheet using a program in Purple Mash called 2Calculate. This will enable them to create bar graphs from data collected within the class. This will consolidate their learning about data handling studied in Maths earlier in the year. Children will then continue to develop their skills in coding, following on from the Autumn term. They will be able to create a program using simple algorithms. The SMART message will be reinforced throughout the term. Religious Education Children will be learning about how and why some books are holy. They will be understanding the importance of these books through stories from the Qur ’ an, the Bible and the Guru Granth Sahib. Children will begin to find and understand the ‘hidden’ messages in these stories. Following on from this the children will then look at Questions that puzzle us: what can we learn from deep thinking? They will b uild on the ‘hidden messages’ found in faith stories and identify a religious story that answers a ‘big life question’ . Science During the first half term the children will identify the different food groups, give examples of food that fit the different food groups and explain why these are important. This will lead on to the children learning about what makes a healthy diet as well as learning why exercise and hygiene is important for humans. Over the second half term, the children will learn about the basic needs humans require in order to survive. The children will look at the changes humans go through as they grow up. They will also compare similarities and differences of a baby to a child. They then move on to comparing an adult to child and how a child may resemble their parents in many features. English The children will begin the term by writing a ‘folk tale’ using the story called ‘Baba Yaga’ as a text model. The children will discuss the features of the story and the different sentence types that are included in the story. They will also create a toolkit to organise their ideas to help them write their own ‘folk tale.’ The children will then move on to a unit of poetry where they will use their knowledge of adverbs to create their own adverb poem. In the second half term, the children will look at the features that make an effective adventure story to help them write their own. The spelling focus for the term will involve the common suffixes and homophones.
Maths During the Summer term we will start with a focus on simple fractions, finding halves and quarters of shapes and amounts. The children will then move on to revising their written methods, now being able to choose the most efficient method to solve word problems. This will be followed by learning how to tell the time to the hour, half hour, quarter to, quarter past and some will look at telling the time to five minutes. They will learn how to read a timetable and how long an event lasts, using these timetables. Following on from this, children will be looking at position and direction. Children will be prepared for their SATs assessment throughout the term, with practice papers, to ensure they are not daunted by the process. Music All musical learning will happen around The Friendship Song by Joanna Mangona and Pete Readman. The children will also have the opportunity to listen to and appraise other friendship related songs: Count On Me by Bruno Mars and We Go Together (from Grease soundtrack). The children will continue to develop their ability to play the glockenspiel and other percussion instruments whilst beginning to compose and improvise. Life skills, soft skills and bucket list experiences Life Skills Map reading, budgeting, cooking, computer skills, making an emergency call, folding clothes, making a bed and performing. Bucket List Hold an event Perform in an end of year production Class trip to the cinema and bowling Frank Chapman residential Soft Skills Decision making, communication, accepting responsibility, teamwork, leadership and creativity. Design technology Throughout this term, the children will be learning all of the skills in order to put on an event – Picnic in the Playground. They will learn how to choose the correct tool to grate, chop and peel, as well as using and reading weighing scales to measure out ingredients accurately.
History During the first half term, the children will be comparing nursing from the past to the current day and how this has evolved over time. The children will look at the impact of positive female role models, such as Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole, and how these women changed the views of females in society. They will show their understanding by writing the events of their lives in chronological order and in a fact file. The children will learn about how and why these people are still seen as model examples today. The children will also get the opportunity to interview a modern nurse, using the knowledge they have gathered about nurses through a variety of sources to inform their questioning. This will enable them to recognise the similarities and differences between life during a time in the past and life today. Art & Design The children will start the term by completing observational drawings of fruit using graded pencils. They will also experiment with using gridding technique to help with proportion and accuracy. They will then start to study the cross sections of fruit, using printing, mark making and pastels. Leading up to the end of year performances, the children will also be making a range of props, using and applying various skills from throughout the year.
Geography Children will complete a short Geography unit looking at creating their own maps, using objects initially, then develop these skills by transferring this onto paper, with the addition of a key. Children will need to create symbols to represent places and objects within their map. PE In preparation for Sports Day children will focus on their running skills. They will develop skills in short burst sprinting and also learn how to conserve their energy to be able to complete a long distance run. Children will then develop a range of throwing techniques, including under arm and over arm and throwing with accuracy to hit a target or cover a distance. They will also look at the technique needed to complete jumping in a number of ways: the standing long jump and the speed bounce. In the Games Unit of PE, the children will then develop their tactical skills when using rolling, hitting, running, jumping, catching and kicking skills in combination. ͻ Lead others when appropriate.
The Federation of Abbey Infant & Junior School Curriculum Map for Year 3. 2019-20 - Summer term For specific class information see https://abbey-federation.secure- primarysite.net/topic/class-pages For dates see https://abbey-federation.secure-primarysite.net/diary Ancient Greece ThroƵgh ƚhiƐ ƚopic ǁe ǁill be linking ƚo Greek ƐƚƵdǇ͘ ThiƐ ƚopic iƐ aboƵƚ knoǁing and ƵnderƐƚanding ƚhe impacƚ of Ancienƚ GreekƐ on ƵƐ ƚodaǇ aƐ ǁell aƐ eǀerǇdaǇ life from Ancienƚ Greece͘ To inƐpire ƚhe children aƚ ƚhe Ɛƚarƚ of ƚhe ƚopic ǁe ǁill ƵƐe ͚Noǁ PreƐƐ PlaǇ͛͘ OƵr edƵcaƚional ǀiƐiƚ ǁill be ƚo Zorba͛Ɛ Greek ReƐƚaƵranƚ in CoǀenƚrǇ aƐ ƚhiƐ ǁill proǀide ƚhe children ǁiƚh ƚhe opporƚƵniƚǇ ƚo ƚaƐƚe Ɛome aƵƚhenƚic Greek food͕ ƚake parƚ in Ɛome Greek dancing͕ comparing Ancienƚ and Modern Greece and ǁriƚe ƚheir nameƐ ƵƐing ƚhe Greek alphabeƚ͘ We ǁill be holding a Greek DaǇ aƚ ƚhe end of ƚhe ƚerm aƐ a celebraƚion of ƚheir learning in ǁhich parenƚƐ ǁill be inǀiƚed in ƚo ƚaƐƚe ƚhe delicioƵƐ Greek food prepared bǇ ƚheir children͘ BƵckeƚ liƐƚ opporƚƵniƚieƐ inclƵde cooking a Greek meal and ǀiƐiƚing a reƐƚaƵranƚ͘ Life ƐkillƐ prepping raǁ food ƚo folloǁ a recipe͕ Ɛeƚƚing a ƚable and Ɛerǀing food ƚo oƚherƐ͘ Sofƚ ƐkillƐ conƚinƵe ǁiƚh deciƐion making͕ creaƚiǀe ƚhinking and ƚeamǁork͘
Science Building on from previous knowledge, children will explore and sort a range of leaves. The children are introduced to the different parts of a plant focussing on the role and function of the leaf, stem, root and the flower through investigations and observing changes over time. The children will investigate how water is transported through a plant. They will be looking at how flowers enable a plant to reproduce, and how seeds are dispersed. They will also be looking at how plants, like animals, have adapted to their environment. We will be investigating the important role of bees in plant reproduction. descriptions, emotive sentences and time conjunctions. Poetry features include looking at different types of poetry rhythm, rhyme metaphor and similes. The features of suspense will include how to build suspense and tension through different sentence types. English English in Year 3 is based around the topics we are studying. We will continue to use the Talk for Writing (T4W) strategy which is based on children͛s speaking and listening͘ They are delivered through 3 wee k blocks͘ ͚Ancient Greeks͛ is the topic which will inspire this term͛s texts͘ The genres to be covered are: Myths and Legends, Poetry and Suspense. In Myths and Legends we will focus on character
Music This unit focuses on children using the correct pitch, beat and tune of music. The children will learn to sing a song based upon friendship. Children will use their recorders and/or glockenspiels to play along with the song. (this is a good opportunity to introduce the glockenspiel to children, especially whose who have found controlling their breathing with the recorder difficult). French This term, the children will gain an understanding of key French words relating to instruments, fruits and vegetables. Children will have a scaffold to help them to read and write simple phrases about each area. The children will have the opportunity to write using a close procedure activity, progressing onto writing their own simple sentence about each of these areas. We will also be looking at Little Red Riding Hood. Through this story we will be looking at the masculine, feminine and plural categories.
PE During Summer 1 children will be focusing on Athletics. They will be using running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination. They will be developing flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance through Athletics. In Summer 2 we will be concentrating on striking and fielding games in particular Rounders. The children will be playing competitive games and applying basic principles suitable for attacking and defending. There will be opportunities during the term to use and apply the children͛s learning in a range of different contexts and representations͘ Mathematics We will continue to work on developing the recall of x tables͘ The expectation is that, by the end of Year ϯ pupils should be able to recall Ϯ,ϱ,ϭϬ x tables as well as ϰ,ϴ,ϯ x tables and their division facts quickly͘ Other topics to be covered will be fractions, time, shape, mass and capacity, length and perimeter and number which will be consolidating mental strategies and written methods͘
History Children will conduct a study of the Ancient Greeks. They will develop their historical enquiry skills through examining a range of sources choosing sources to support their ideas (now press play, internet searches and book work). The children will use their knowledge to give reasons as to why they think things have happened. The children will gain an understanding of the impact of Ancient Greeks on us to-day as well as everyday life from Ancient Greece through studying the culture of the ancient Greeks cumulating in a Greek day celebration where the children prepare traditional meals for parents and showcase their knowledge of the period. Art & Design Year ϯ move on from year Ϯ͛s sculpting, by using clay to create a Greek pot using the coil technique, involving using the score and slip methods. They explore examples, study appropriate colours and patterns before designing their own. They will be studying Greek mosaics and creating their own mosaic pictures and patterns. They will be creating their own Greek masks and looking at the importance and influence of Greek theatre.
Design Technology Within Science lessons, year 3 have looked at where food comes from and what a healthy, balanced meal looks like. They will then use this to look, design and make food for Greek day which they will serve to their parents. This food includes: tzatziki, moussaka, houmous, Greek salad etc. See also the links to Art and Design, creating Greek pots and theatre masks. area has changed compared to modern maps. The children will have a first look at how land use affects trades and how settlements interact sometimes harmoniously and sometimes resulting in conflict and suggest geographical reasons for these i.e benefits of different lands. The children will look at modern Greece and infer based on the geographical locational knowledge why people may want to visit this area and routes they may take. The children will also examine and draw relief maps of ancient Greece. Geography This unit will further develop their understanding of another European country and how the mapping of this
Children will be building on their skill of recording a video from Year 1. Children will collaborate in a group to record an activity which will then be edited using iMovie for the first time. Children will record an athletic activity, then edit by adding sound. This further develops the audio recording skills from Year 1 Religious Education During Summer 1, the children will be looking at what it is like to be Jewish. They will identify and explain Jewish beliefs about family, Synagogue celebrations and the Torah. Children will explore the links between the story of the Exodus and Jewish beliefs about God and his relationship with the Jewish people. In Summer 2, the children will be learning about the Trinity and why it is important for Christians. Children already have an understanding of what a Gospel is and will look in more detail at stories from the Gospels, their meaning and what they mean to Christians today.
Computing Children will be learning how to be weather reporters. They are going to gather and collect the information using equipment and data sheets, then using this information, the children will create a weather report using computer software, they will then report this to each other and we will video the report too. Sound: The children identify how sound travels through the air and different objects. They move on to the pitch and volume of sound and how this can be changed and affected, Part of this unit is linked through the use of musical instruments. Teeth: The children identify different types of teeth and their functions. There is a focus on how to keep the teeth healthy and investigate decay and enamel through practical work. There is also an introduction to the digestive system, the names of the different parts and their functions. English The Units of Writing will be newspaper, persuasive writing, explanation text and poetry. We will focus on the following sentence types: de:de, superlatives, 2A sentence, verbing (-ing and ʹlǇͿ͕ ͚when͛ sentence, adverbs, similes, alliteration, metaphors, personification, onomatopoeia, rhyme, many questions sentence and a dash sentence. We will develop ͚writers͛ toolkits͛ to enable us to bring about these aspects ;e͘g͘ personification) in our writing. Our reading comprehension, we be looking at a range of text types to improve inference and deducing skills. SPAG: Imperative verbs, powerful adjectives, identifying superlatives, pronouns, compound adjectives, apostrophes for possession and contraction. Science
The Federation of Abbey Infant & Junior School Curriculum Map for Year 4. 2019-20 - Summer term For specific class information see https://abbey-federation.secure- primarysite.net/topic/class-pages For dates see https://abbey-federation.secure-primarysite.net/diary Our topic is Italy Through this topic we will be linking our history knowledge of the Romans, to our art work and DT work. We will be creating Roman shields in art and making and designing Roman catapults. Children will be developing their knowledge of the Romans by performing in a Roman assembly, this links to soft skills of communication, empathy, decision making and working with others, through good co- operation and teamwork. Children will also be participating in a Italian day where they will experience Italian food. This topic is about knowing and understanding what it was like in Roman Britain. How it felt for the Roman soldiers and British tribes. How the Romans fitted into the British history time line. What the Romans legacy was and how we still use some of their ideas today. Our educational visit will be to ‘The Lunt͛ a Roman Fort, from our Bucket List. This will provide children with the opportunity to recognise and understand what life was like for a Roman soldier. They will have opportunity to explore the Roman Fort and do drills. We will be holding a sewing session for parents/carers to attend, linked to life skills. The children have explored different stitches and will be sharing their expertise to make a book mark.
Mathematics During the summer term children will be developing their reasoning, thinking, explaining and problem solving. Areas of coverage are: Decimals/Money - comparing, ordering and rounding decimals. Dividing by 10 and a 100.Knowing what 0.1 and 0.01 mean. Understand fraction and decimal equivalence. Know pounds and pence. Time- convert units of time. Able to tell the time in 24hr to nearest minute. Can convert different digital and analogue times. Statistics -Can understand a variety of graphs and scales. Geometry- Identify, compare and order different angles. Recognise regular and irregular shapes. Classify triangles, quadrilaterals and identify lines of symmetry.Understand quadrants and coordinates. French During this term, the children will continue to develop their understanding of the French language, through a unit called ͚Les Romains͛ all about The Romans͕ theǇ will be exposed to short texts and they will continue to develop their key vocabulary. The children will be provided with opportunities to copy and repeat phrases and to write sentences from memory. The children will progress onto writing full sentences independently using key vocabulary that has been learnt.
History Children develop through their
understanding of the Romans, British history. The chronology of where the Romans fit into the bigger picture. The children will know which countries were part of the Roman Empire and how this impacted on British people. The children will learn about Boudicca and her influence on the world today. Through their study of the Romans the children see the legacy of the Romans on Britain today.
PE Children will continue to swim weekly in order to swim at least 25m. on their front or back confidently. The children will have developed water safety skills, and how to be safe near canals and rivers. Children will also be developing their athletic skills in running and throwing. The children will develop their sprinting techniques and aiming for effective 60m sprints and more sustained running technique over longer distances. Children will explore different throwing techniques to improve shot, discus and javelin distances. Art & Design Children will explore brush and paint techniques. The children will use inspiration from Roman shields, Gods and Goddesses symbols and colours to design and create a Roman shield for their personality. The children will experiment with different paint types and brushes to create a Roman shield.
Geography Through the topic of Romans Children explore the historic land use of Britain and the impact that Roman roads have on the land in Britain today. Children build on their map making skills by mapping out Roman roads. They examine the Roman invasion path looking at wider Europe and how this has changed over time. The children will discover different settlements and why the Romans settled where they did. The children will also develop an understanding of volcanoes which will be linked to Pompeii.
In this unit, the children will look at the history of The Beatles and learn one of their songs about civil rights called ͚Blackbird͛ . The children will listen to and appreciate other music by The Beatles. Use the music explorer composition tool for the children to create some of their own musical compositions. Use some of these and play them, using a 3 note set (C, D and E)
For Christians, what was the impact of Pentecost? Recall learning from Unit LϮ about belief in Jesus͛ death and resurrection of Jesus. Make links between the story of Pentecost and Christian beliefs about the ͚Kingdom of God͛ on earth͘ Values: What matters most to Christians and Humanists? Links are made to previous learning about Christian beliefs that we are made in the image of God and also sinful . Reflect on the question ͚whǇ do people do good things and bad things͍͛
By this point in the year, the children should be reasonably confident when sewing and will make their own bookmark applying their skills. This term the children will be focussing on cooking. As their topic is the Romans, the food will be mainly Italian ʹ pasta dishes and pizza (including making the base). Children will also be designing and making a Roman catapult.
Our topic is Rainforests. Through this Topic we will be linking our History, Geography, Art & Design, D&T and Computing to our Topic. This topic is about knowing and understanding the different Rainforests around the world and their locations as well as a look into what species of animals and tribes live there. We will discuss the current issues that surround Rainforests such as: deforestation, endangered species and Palm oil. Our educational visit will be to Chester Zoo as this will provide children with the opportunity to take part in a Rainforest workshop with zookeepers. This will include discussions and activities based on the major threats to the Rainforests, how the Rainforests help us survive and what it would feel like to be in a Rainforest. Children will also get the opportunity to see animals and plant species in the Rainforest enclosure at Chester zoo as well as other animals from around the world. Later on in the term, we will have our annual visit from ͚RainfoƌeƐƚ Daǀe͕͛ ǁho ǁill bƌing along aƌƚefacƚƐ͕ ƉhoƚoƐ and eǀen his own animals from the Rainforests, for the children to hold and experience. We will be holding a Rainforest Inspire workshop for parents/carers to attend which involves an Art & Design activity. The soft skills we will be promoting throughout this term are: communication, leadership, team work and creativity. Our bucket list opportunities this term are: the visit to Chester Zoo and RainfoƌeƐƚ Daǀe͛Ɛ Road Ɛhoǁ͘ Particularly in D&T this term we are working on the following life skills: Awareness of health and safety, DIY and tackling a project. The Federation of Abbey Infant & Junior School Curriculum Map for Year 5. 2019-20 - Summer term For specific class information see https://abbey-federation.secure- primarysite.net/topic/class-pages For dates see https://abbey-federation.secure-primarysite.net/diary
Computing The children will be developing their basic computing skills when they are given the opportunity to create a word document on the Rainforest. They will be able to use the keyboard to complete processes such as: print, copy and paste and use basic tools to insert features onto their document. The children will then create a website linked to their topic of Rainforests. In each lesson, we will continue to understand the importance of internet safety. They will be able to distinguish between reliable and unreliable sources and looking at the impact of false information. Religious Education This term we are learning how prayer is important in different faiths and why prayers are important to different religions. We question whether all prayers follow the same theme and explore the similarities and differences across a range of prayers. We also look closely into different prayers and interpret what they mean. After half term, we then look at what happens inside places of worship in different faiths. We explore further into the similarities and differences between each place of worship. Science This term, the children will learn how to measure the level of friction using scientific equipment (Newton meters) and what materials affect the amount of friction, through practical investigations. There is also a focus on gravity and how particular objects fall through the air. The children will be able to carry out their own experiments exploring the drag forces such as air resistance, water resistance and up thrust. We will discuss and explore the importance of levers, gears and pulleys. We will find out how force can be transferred through these devices and how they allow a smaller force to have a greater effect. In another practical investigation, we will find out how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating. will learn how to make their writing appropriate to their target audience by using the correct style e.g. formal language, first person and appropriate layout. Throughout each writing unit we will focus on certain sentence types and features including: figurative language, parenthesis, short sentences to create tension and direct speech along with a range of Alan Peat sentence types. Reading will be promoted through daily Guided Reading sessions and Story time as well as weekly comprehension lessons, which focus on inference and using evidence from the text to support their answers. English The units of writing will be: narrative, alternative fairy tales, letter writing for a purpose and poetry. The narrative will focus on creating tension through setting and character descriptions. The alternative fairy tales will be based on the children altering existing fairy tales and being creative with their ideas and writing. At the end of this unit, they will have the opportunity to read their fairy tale to the Infant children. The formal letter of complaint will be based on the current issues of Palm Oil and deforestation. During this unit, children Spelling if appropriate
Mathematics We will continue to develop the children͛s knowledge of decimals by adding, subtracting and multiplying/dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. We will look at the properties of 2d and ϯd shapes and strengthen the children͛s reasoning on shape, including regular and irregular polygons. The children will be using protractors to measure angles, in shapes and around a point. They will be able to draw and identify parallel and perpendicular lines and then move on to reflecting and translating shapes with co-ordinates. We will also be converting between imperial and metric units of measurements. The children will continue to develop their fluency with daily fluency sessions, regular access to TT Rock stars, and weekly arithmetic tests and 100 club tests. Reasoning skills will continue to develop during every Maths lesson, through written responses and mathematical (White Rose) challenges. French Our topic is ͚Les Jeux OlǇmpiques͛ ;The OlǇmpicsͿ͘ The children will be able to say the nouns for the Sports in the current OlǇmpics and what theǇ likeͬ don͛t like to plaǇ͘ They will also be able to tell somebody about the key facts of the history of the Olympics. When reading longer extracts of texts, they will be able to look out for cognates (a word that resembles the equivalent English word) and highlight key words to show an understanding of the texts. They will also continue to develop their knowledge of adjectival agreement and understand the concept of de la͕ de l͛ and du͘ P.E In athletics, the children will be able to sprint and combine hurdles up to 60m. When throwing, they will be able to analyse their technique and body positions to improve their performance and when jumping the children will know how to show control when taking off and landing. The children will be encouraged to compete with others and keep track of their personal best performances while also setting targets for improvement. After half term, we will be playing Rounders where the children will be able to field, bat and use tactical awareness when fielding. They will learn the rules of the game and be able to communicate and work cooperatively in teams. Music Our Music focus is ͚Dancing in the Street͛ bǇ Martha and the Vandellas. We will be learning how to sing and play instruments alongside this song. The children will also be looking into the cultural context of Motown music and listening to and appraising a variety of Motown songs. During this unit, children will be given the opportunity to split up into groups and sing the song with backing vocals. They will develop their knowledge of musical notation and will be reading and composing their own music to play along with the track. Children will be encouraged to bring in their own instruments to play alongside their singing and their final group performance.
History This term, our focus will be on the Ancient Maya civilisation. The children will develop their understanding of who they were, where they lived and what their life was like. They will be researching and learning about the culture, rituals and symbolic beliefs of this early civilisation. We will discuss what caused the Mayan civilisation to end, making links to deforestation, war and droughts. The children will be given the opportunity to discuss each area and form their own opinions and conclusions. Throughout the topic, we will also take a look at how different Tribes have survived over time and what dangers they have faced over the years. Within this lesson, we make comparisons across various tribes. Art & Design The children will be researching Henri Rousseau and using his work as inspiration to create a Rainforest scene, which involves using water colours and oil pastels. The children will learn how to use soft and hard lines to create depth using background, mid-ground and a foreground whilst also focusing on shadows. In another unit of work, we will be using the gridding method to create detailed observational drawings and working co- operatively as a class to produce a large scale drawing.
Design Technology This term, we will be designing, making and evaluating bird boxes. We will begin by evaluating existing designs and researching the species of local birds, their habitats and the logistics of a bird box. The children will use a range of tools and equipment such as: saws, hammers, screwdrivers and different types of wood. They will learn how to make an effective join, measure equipment accurately and cut to a specific angle/measurement. They will then appropriately decorate their bird box to suit the bi rd͛s habitat and surroundings. focus on North and South America and identify the features of these lands, in particular the Amazon rain forest. The children will develop an understanding of the structure of the rainforest examining the layers within. They also will examine the tribes that live within the area and gain an understanding of their lifestyles and culture. Geography Through the study of the rainforest, the children will look at the human impact on the land discussing deforestation and the use of palm oil. They will explore the importance of Amazo n͛s tribes͕ animals and companies͘ TheǇ will further solidify the skills of using longitude and latitude to locate areas within the world ensuring an understanding of the key geographical language they have encountered so far͘ The children͛s locational knowledge will have aPage 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9
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