Curriculum: Autumn Term 2017

  •  Recognise which numbers are divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 25 and identify multiples
  • Find factors; recording results systematically and finding all factors of a given number
  • Compare and place fractions on a line
  • Find equivalent fractions and reduce them to their simplest form Use mental strategies to multiply and divide multiples of 10 and 100
  • Use a written method to multiply 3-digit and 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers and estimate answers
  • Divide 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers using a written method and express remainders as a fraction and solve division word problems
  • Use a protractor to measure and draw angles in degrees
  • Recognise, use terms and classify angles as obtuse, acute and reflex
  • Recognise that angles on a line total 180° and angles round a point total 360°
  • Identify and name parts of a circle including diameter, radius and circumference
  • Draw circles to a given radius using a pair of compasses; relate angles to turns, and recognise that a 360° angle is a complete turn
  • Use angle facts to solve problems related to turn Place numbers to 100 000 and decimals up to two places on a line
  • Round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 and decimals up to two places to the nearest whole number
  • Compare and order numbers with up to two decimal places
  • Reduce fractions to their simplest form
  • Know and recognise equivalent fractions and decimals to half, tenths and fifth
  • Revise mental and written addition and subtraction strategies
  • Choose to use a mental strategy or written method to solve addition and subtraction
  • Choose to solve word problems involving multiplication and division questions including 2- and 3-digit by 1-digit and 2-digit by 2-digit using a mental or a written method
  • Use mathematical reasoning to work out a function
  • Identify the operation being used on numbers,
  • Understand that addition and subtraction are inverse operations multiplication and division,
  • Use function machines.

In this unit, the children explore the Big Question: Which animal makes the toughest migration? They read the interactive eBook, using the skills of skimming and scanning to find answers to questions and using the organisational features of the eBook to find information. They revise and develop using relative clauses to present information clearly. In their writing task, children plan and write a chronological report about a specific animal migration.

n this unit, the children explore narrative poems, focusing in depth on the work of two poets. They learn about information retrieval, answering questions that require literal comprehension, inference, deduction and imagination. They watch and enjoy a poet reading his work. They write the ‘back story’ to a poem in narrative form and compose an autobiographical narrative poem.

This half term we will be doing Ice-Skating

This term Art and Design is being taught as across-curricular subject. This means we will be undertaking different projects that are linked to core subject such as History but include elements of Art and Design e.g making Gas Masks linking in with the theme of WWII.

This ‘Forces’ unit will teach your class about balanced and unbalanced forces, gravity, friction and the use of mechanisms such as levers, gears and pulleys. The children will identify forces and complete force diagrams. They will find out about Isaac Newton and his discoveries about gravity, completing a comprehension about his life and his work. The children will look for patterns and links between the mass and weight of objects, using newton metres to measure the force of gravity. Furthermore, they will work collaboratively to investigate air and water resistance, participating in challenges to design the best parachute and boat. They will have the opportunity to work in a hands-on way to explore friction, developing their own brake pad for a tricycle. Finally, they will find out about different mechanisms, including levers, gears and pulleys, and will design their own marvellous machines.

 Ancient Egypt: This Ancient Egypt unit will teach your class in depth about the achievements of this ancient civilisation. They will learn about how and where the ancient Egyptians lived, what was important to the daily lives of ancient Egyptians, who Tutankhamun was and how mummies were made. The children will also learn about how Egyptian people used hieroglyphs to communicate.

This term pupils will be designing building their own 3D models using a new design software called TINKERCAD. Their designs will then be created using the schools 3D printer.

Curriculum: Spring Term 2017

Read, write and order numbers with up to 6 digits and understand the place value of each digit; place 6-digit numbers on a number line and find numbers between; solve place-value additions and subtractions with 6-digit numbers; understand place value in decimal numbers as tenths and hundredths; multiply and divide by 10/100/1000 using a place-value grid; understand place value in decimal numbers to 2-decimal places; place decimal numbers on a line; round two-place decimal numbers to nearest tenth and whole number; say the number a tenth or a hundredth more.

Rehearse mental addition strategies for decimals and whole numbers; use counting on as a strategy to perform mental addition of 2-place decimals to the next whole number; solve missing number sentences; use mental strategies to solve multi-step word problems; use counting up as a strategy to perform written subtraction (Frog)

Use rules of divisibility to find if numbers are divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 10; identity prime numbers; revise finding factors of numbers; find squares and square roots of square numbers; finding patterns and making and testing rules; use mental multiplication and division strategies; relate mental division strategies to multiples of ten of the divisor

Know properties of equilateral, isosceles, scalene and right-angled triangles; find that angles in a triangle have a total of 180°; sort triangles according to their properties; use scales to weigh amounts to the nearest half interval; convert from grams to kilograms and vice versa, from millilitres to litres and vice versa, and from metres to kilometres and vice versa; read scales to the nearest half division; understand that we measure distance in kilometres and miles; use ready reckoning to give approximate values of miles in kilometres and vice versa; draw line conversion graphs

Use a written column method to add amounts of money in pounds and pence; add 2-place decimals using written column addition; subtract decimal numbers using counting up (Frog)

In this unit, the children explore a fiction set in Lebanon. They read the interactive eBook, asking questions and developing understanding of inference and the author’s use of language. They use discussion and role-play to explore characters and the impact of civil war. They develop editing, proof-reading and peer-review skills. They plan, edit and write a story from a different character’s point of view.

It’s Word Detectives week! Children take on the role of word detectives to investigate spelling patterns and generate their own spelling rules.


Marvellous Maps allows children to further explore the range of maps available to geographers and to develop their understanding of the key features of maps. They will study a range of maps and atlases, including digital maps, and compare their features. The will learn to use the eight compass points to give directions and give grid references to locate places on a map. By comparing maps of the same place, children will learn about the way that places have changed over time.

This ‘Properties and Changes of Materials’ unit will teach children about different materials, their uses and their properties, as well as dissolving, separating mixtures and irreversible changes. The children will sort and classify objects according to their properties. They will explore the properties of materials to find the most suitable material for different purposes. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate the best thermal insulator to make a lunch box, making predictions and forming conclusions. Furthermore, they will have chance to find the best electrical conductor, in the context of making floodlights brighter. They will have the opportunity to work in a hands-on way to explore dissolving, identifying the different variables in their own investigations. They will find out about different ways to separate mixtures of materials, using filtering, sieving and evaporating. Finally, they will learn about irreversible changes, and participate in two exciting investigations to create new materials, including casein plastic and carbon dioxide.

In this term, we will be learning about:

  • Prophet Ayyub AS
  • Wudu: fard, sunnah and makruh acts
  • Ghusl: fard, sunnah and makruh acts
  • Prophet Yunus AS
  • Times of Salah
  • |Forbidden and disliked prayer times
  • Dawud and Jalut
  • Sunnah muakkadah and ghayr muakkadah
  • Islamic dress code
  • Breakers of  Salah
  • Prophet Dawud AS

Essential Duas

  • When in financial difficulty
  • When seeing someone in distress
  • Dua for fever
  • When visiting a sick
  • At the time of death
  • Thanaa in Janazah salaah
  • Dua in Janaazah salah for an adult
  • Janazah dua for a boy
  • Janazah dua for a girl
  • When entering the graveyard
  • When laying the dead into the qabar
  • When filling the qabar with soil
  • Dua for parents


Please check surah chart for your child.

This term we will be learning to use Microsoft 365 and using the different applications within that platform e.g. Powerpoint, Onenote and Teams.

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

  • Add mentally 2-place decimal numbers in the context of money using rounding
  • Add several small amounts of money using mental methods; mentally subtract amounts of money including giving change
  • Calculate the difference between two amounts using counting up
  • Solve word problems, including 2-step problems, choosing an appropriate method 
  • Multiply fractions less than 1 by whole numbers, convert improper fractions to whole numbers
  • Use short multiplication to multiply 3-digit and 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers
  • Use long multiplication to multiply 2-digit and 3-digit numbers by teens numbers 
  • Read, write and compare decimals to three decimal places, understanding that the third decimal place represents thousandths
  • Multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 using 3-place decimal numbers in the calculations; place 2-place decimals on a number line and round them to the nearest tenth and whole number
  • Read, write, order and compare 3-place decimal numbers
  • Understand and use negative numbers in the context of temperature 
  • Read and mark co-ordinates in the first two quadrants
  • Draw simple polygons using co-ordinates
  • Translate simple polygons by adding to and subtracting from the co-ordinates
  • Reflect simple shapes in the y axis or in a line, noting the effect on the co-ordinates;
  • Translate simple shapes and note what happens to the co-ordinates
  • Draw regular and irregular 2D shapes using given dimensions and angles
  • Use the properties of 2D shapes, including rectangles, to derive related facts
  • Identify 3D shapes from 2D representations
  • Create 3D shapes using 2D nets and draw 3D shapes 
  • Add 5-digit numbers using written column addition
  • Subtract 5-digit numbers using written method (decomposition)
  • Check answers to subtractions using written column addition
  • Solve subtractions of 4- and 5-digit numbers using written column subtraction or number line counting up 

Class Teachers

Apa Amaal
Class Teacher