Curriculum: Autumn 2017

In Maths the Children will use

  • Multiple of 5 and 10 bonds to 100 to solve additions and subtractions
  • Add and subtract 1-digit numbers to and from 2-digit numbers
  • Will Compare and order 2- and 3- digit numbers; count on and back in 10s and 1s
  • Add and subtract 2-digit numbers
  • Solve problems using place value
  • Know multiplication and division facts for the 5, 10, 2, 4 and 3 times-tables
  • Doubling and halving
  • Know and understand the calendar, including days, weeks, months, years
  • Tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes on analogue and digital clocks
  • know the properties of 3D shapes
  • Comparing, ordering and understanding place value of 2- and 3-digit numbers
  • Subtracting from 2-digit numbers
  • Using prediction to estimate calculations

Non-fiction Wanted: Space Explorer!
In this unit, the children select applicants to be trained as astronauts for a mission to Mars. They read about Neil Armstrong in the interactive eBook, using the eBook’s features to find out about Neil Armstrong’s personal qualities. They focus on effective use of pronouns and fronted adverbials, and use these in their writing tasks: to write a diary entry and a biography.

Fiction Christophe’s Story
The children start by listening to Christophe’s Story, responding to questions that stretch their comprehension and questioning skills. They use discussion, drama and role play to understand more about the characters. They look at the author’s use of language: her choice of memorable words and phrases. Children draw on their understanding of conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause to tell their own oral recounts, and then turn these into written recounts. Children use a letter as a model to write their own, applying their ability to write multi-clause sentences. Children repeat the same task for a book blurb, if required. In the main writing task, children write their own stories, drawing on their own personal experiences and a shared model text.

This unit on Water introduces children to the water cycle and allows them to explore the processes of evaporation and condensation through a range of practical activities. By considering water as a finite resource, they are introduced to the ideas of conservation and consider some of the issues surrounding supplying clean drinking water to a growing global population. The children will also have a chance to visit ‘Severn Trent Water’ to see how the water they use is supplied to our homes.

This unit focuses on the digestive system in humans and animals and the functions of teeth. Children will learn more about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores in the context of teeth, digestion and the food chain. Children will be experimenting and observing how different liquids affect our teeth by using the shell of boiled eggs to compare with the enamel on our teeth. In addition, they will extend their understanding of food chains to more complex chains and food webs

In PE, we are learning:

Tennis: This tennis unit provides the basic skills of tennis. Competition is not the main focus of the course, rather skill acquisition. Children will learn the name of the lines on a tennis court. They will also learn fundamental movement combinations such as run/catch; catch/throw and dribble pass. Children will follows rules and safety procedures while participating in a variety of physical activities.

Ice-skating: This ice-skating unit is about basic skills of ice-skating. Children will also learn the rules and safety procedures while doing so.

Basic simple sentence structure. Children will learn how to translate, write, spell and say simple sentences. Children will work from the Madinah Book 1 and learn vocabulary according to their work.

We are teaching Qaidah and concentrate on Arabic letters and their fluency, Quran surah and supplications.

Wudhu and Salah Practicals

Curriculum: Spring Term 2017

In maths, the children will be doing

  • NPV Number and place value
  • MAS Mental addition and subtraction
  • PRA Problem solving, reasoning and algebra
  • MMD Mental multiplication and division
  • STA Statistics
  • FRP Fractions, ratio and proportion
  • GPS Geometry: properties of shapes
  • GPD Geometry: position and direction
  • MEA Measurement
  • WAS Written addition and subtraction

Non-fiction

The Most Incredible Sport

In this unit, the children explore the Big Question: What is the world’s most incredible sport? They read the interactive eBook, finding information and distinguishing between fact and opinion. They answer the Big Question, planning and writing their own newspaper report.

Poetry

Exploring Poetic Form

In this unit, the children enjoy listening and responding to a range of poetry, exploring and comparing the work of two poets. They learn about poems including kennings and raps, exploring the meaning and form of poems written in a Caribbean dialect. They compose class and individual poems based on familiar fairy tales, editing and improving their work as part of the process.

Fiction

The Spiderwick Chronicles

In this unit, the children explore fantasy fiction. They read the interactive eBook, asking questions and developing understanding of inference. They use drama to explore characters and suspense. They develop editing and proof-reading skills. They plan, edit and write a new episode of the fantasy story they have studied.

Word Detectives

In this unit, children will take on the role of word detectives to investigate spelling patterns and generate their own spelling rules.

We are programmers – Programming an animation

In this unit, the children create an animated cartoon using characters they design. They use a paint tool to create characters and backgrounds. They then create an animation by translating a storyboard into a series of scripted instructions (program) for graphic objects.

 

Forces and Magnets

In this unit children will be learning about ‘Forces and Magnets’. This unit will teach children about forces, friction and magnetic attraction. They will learn about forces in the context of pushing and pulling, and will identify different actions as pushes or pulls. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate friction, by exploring the movement of a toy car over different surfaces. They will work in a hands on way to identify magnetic materials. Furthermore, they will conduct an investigation into the strength of different types of magnet. The children will have chance to explore the way magnetic poles can attract and repel in an exciting activity, making their own compass and using it to find hidden items. The children will use their understanding of magnetic attraction to design and create their own magnetic game. They will develop their scientific enquiry skills, making observations, predictions and conclusions.

Sikhism

In this unit children will be learning about the religion of Sikhism, focusing on its origins, core beliefs, festivals, special places. Further they will explore the different holy books and identify key Sikh symbols and understand their meanings.

This term we are concentrating on games. We will be looking at the following objectives:

  • Can choose the most appropriate throw to use within a game
  • Can call out for a catch in a game showing they know they are in the best place
  • Can hit a ball into a space to help increase the score within a game; can dribble a ball in different directions and avoid obstacles
  • Can help other members of the team to find space within the team game
  • Can use a range of attacking and defending skills when playing a team game.

Curriculum: Summer Term 2017

Class Teachers

Apa Parveen Akhtar
Class Teacher
Apa Maria Khan
Quran & Islamic Studies