Summer Term 2019 Curriculum Maps – The Great Outdoors

Class 1 (Reception- Y2) curriculum map

English (Y2/3)

Following the National Curriculum (recounts, adventure stories, newspaper articles, diary entries, scripts, poetry, non-chronological reports, posters).

Maths
(Y2/3)

Following the National Curriculum and the Convince Me Maths termly planner (recap of the four operations, shape, position and direction, measures, time).

 

Science

I can identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants

I can identify deciduous and evergreen trees.

I know that animals including humans have offspring which grow into adults.

I can describe the basic needs of animals and humans for survival (food, water and air).

I know the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.

Geography

I can name and locate the world’s 7 continents and 5 oceans.

I can name, locate and identify characteristics of the 4 countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas.

I can identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles.

I can use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage.

 

Art/ DT

 

I can explore the art of famous landscape artists and use their techniques in my own work.

Computing

The children will learn about uses of technology within and outside of school.

Music

 Joolz will be teaching the children music this term. This will include percussion and singing.

PE

This term’s PE will be led by coaches from Richmond School and will focus on athletics and rounders.   

PSHE

The children are following the North Yorkshire PSHE scheme, this term their topics are healthy bodies and healthy minds and looking forwards.

RE

The children are continuing to follow the North Yorkshire RE syllabus and their topics this term are sacred spaces and big questions.

Class 2 – Eggs with Joolz

On Tuesday afternoon, Joolz, to design, make and test a container that would protect a raw egg falling from height, challenged the children of class 3.   This EGGZAMPLE of science in action was CRACKING.  Really, when it comes to Scientific Enquiry the work the children carry out is no YOKE.  Indeed, initially the task SCRAMBLED the children’s brains but they all rose to the challenge.  It has to be said that all ideas were individual and none of them had been POACHED.  See the photos and video below.

Spring Term 2019 Curriculum Maps

Dear Parents and Carers

Happy New Year and welcome back to the Spring Term 2019.

Here is an overview of the exciting themes and topics to be covered between now and Easter. Our learning across the curriculum will be linked to our topic where appropriate. The attached topic homework grid will also be available online.  We look forward to your children’s ever-inspiring homework enhancing our classroom soon!  Thank you in advance for the help you provide with this.   

Literacy

Writing – What effect do you want your writing to have on the reader?

Non-fiction

Debating (one viewpoint)

Writing a balanced argument

Procedural reports

biographies

Fiction

Figurative language

Spring poetry

Story writing

Spelling, Grammar & Punctuation: precise use of punctuation; differences in register/tone/audience; knowing the class of words and their function in a sentence.; spelling hints and rules  Additional SATS practice in Reading Comprehension, Grammar and Spelling in Year 6.

Numeracy

Following National Curriculum Programme of Study, to include revision and expanding on Number to include expanding on decimal fractions, (percentages, algebra, ratio Y6); expanding work on all fractions, decimals and percentages (Y5); expanding work on all fractions, decimals; time; money (Y4)

All children:  reasoning and problem solving about maths..  Additional SATS practice in Year 6

History/Geography

Sir Isaac Newton (17th/18th Century significant British figures in history); his life, investigations, work and his legacy (cross reference with Science)

Art/Music

Seasonal observations

Wider Opportunities Provision – Thurs pm Year 3/4 Forest Schools; Friday pm – learning to play an instrument.; Shakespeare Workshop (at North Cowton with Melsonby Pr. Sch); Chinese New Year

PSHCE and Citizenship

Resolutions, School Charter, Chinese New Year, British Values

Science

Forces and Gravity

Can you feel the Force? Investigating forces, gravity, levers, pulleys, friction.  –  how these relate to everyday life

R.E.

12th Night(Epiphany), Lent, Easter

French

Je fais les courses: shopping, asking for items from a menu or in a shop, Easter in France,  Sequencing language, imperatives

P.E.

Invasion games – netball, rugby, team building skills

 

Homework Topics Spring 2019

Homework Notges and Dates Spring 2019

Spring Term 2019 Curriculum Maps – Where We Live

English (Y2/3)

Following the National Curriculum (character descriptions, non-chronological reports, newspaper articles, narratives, poetry and letter writing).

Maths
(Y2/3)

Following the National Curriculum and the Convince Me Maths termly planner (shape, fractions, statistics, measures and problem solving with the four operations).

 

Science

I can observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.
I know what plants need to grow and stay healthy
I can identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees.

I can identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.

History/ Geography

I can talk about local historical events.

I can describe the life and achievements of George Stephenson.

I can use geographical vocabulary to discuss how people have impacted on the environment.
I can use compass directions to describe the location of features and routes on a map.
I can use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.

 

Art

 

I can explore the art of famous Victorian painters and crafters and use their techniques in our own work.

Computing

Joolz will be teaching the children animation based around Jabberwocky

Music

 Joolz will be teaching the children music this term. This will include percussion and composition.

PE

This term’s PE will be led by coaches from Richmond School and will focus on multi-skills and hockey. 

PSHE

The children are following the North Yorkshire PSHE scheme, this term their topic is my friends and family.

RE

The children are continuing to follow the North Yorkshire RE syllabus and their topics this term are Epiphany, Chinese New Year, Lent and Easter.

Well done to all of the Key Stage 1 children who have settled back into school quickly. Congratulations to our new reception children who have had a fantastic first week at school! The children have enjoyed getting to know the new members of the class one team, Mrs Thompson and Mrs Morrice.

Reception:

We will be following the Early Years Foundation Stage throughout the year. The children will have a play-based curriculum which will include some adult-led activities. In a couple of weeks they will begin their phonics programme, starting with the sounds s, a, t, and p. A cursive writing scheme is used across the school and the children will be taught to form their letters in this way to assist with their presentation, spelling and the speed at which they write as they progress through school. In the next couple of weeks the reception children will start to take a reading book home. Initially they take books home without any words. These books will be useful in helping children to practise telling stories and using the pictures in a book as a reading aid. As children become more familiar with the sounds of some of the letters and blend them together to read, they will be given books with short words to share at home.

Children’s experiences in class one will be organised using topics. Whilst we are beginning the year with the topic, are our toys more fun than grandma and grandad’s old ones? The children’s interests will inform the planning and changes will be made to the learning environment to reflect them. The children will work towards early learning goals in seven areas: personal, social and emotional development; physical development; communication and language; literacy; mathematics; understanding the world and expressive arts and design.

Parents’ Information Sessions:

During the first half term, there will be an information session for reception parents. This will be an opportunity for us to share with you your child’s learning journey, introduce some of the resources which will be sent home to support your child and to discuss the phonics scheme we use to teach reading. If you are unable to attend, you can arrange to see me at an alternative time and a summary of the information covered will be sent home.

PE Kits

The children will need to bring their PE kit to school on Monday and leave it on their peg until Friday.

After School Clubs

Please tell us in the morning if your child is going to stay for an after school club or is going home with another family.

Reading Books

Children’s reading books will be changed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please sign in the comments box in your child’s reading record when they have read their book so that we know it needs to be changed.

My Maths

Children in years one and two will be set maths homework once a fortnight which they can complete on the My Maths website. Login details are attached to this newsletter.

Show and Tell

Children can bring something from home to share with the class on a Friday if they wish.

Thank you for your continued support, it is much appreciated.

The class one team

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Autumn Term 2018

 

Dear Parents and Carers

Here is an overview of the exciting themes and topics to be covered this Autumn Term.  As we welcome our new Year 3 children to our classroom in the afternoons, we are going to build on their knowledge in a previous topic of castles. Therefore, our main theme of history will cover the Norman Invasion. Our learning across the curriculum will be linked to our topic where appropriate. A topic homework grid will be sent out shortly and will be available online.  We look forward to your children’s ever-inspiring homework enhancing our classroom soon!  Thank you in advance for the help you provide with this.

 

Literacy

Writing to inform and/or amuse

Non-fiction

Instructions

Fact files

fiction

Writing a diary entry as a figure from history

Seasonal poetry

Play scripts (reading)

Numeracy

Following National Curriculum Programme of Study, to include revision and expanding on place value, calculating counting in steps of 10 – 10-100, 000; using and applying all 4 operations of +,-, x and ÷ in ‘real-life- reasoning and problem solving about maths.

History/Geography

The Normans – Who were they? Where did they come from and why did they invade England?  How can we recognise Norman castles and churches?

The Gun Powder Plot

Art/Music

Autumn inspiration – changing colours and textures/Fireworks

Wider Opportunities Provision – Friday pm – learning to play an instrument

PSHCE and Citizenship

New Beginnings, Settling in., Firework Safety Code. Anti-Bullying Week 12-16th November 2018

Science

Electricity

What would it be like without it for a day?

Safety, circuits, conductors.

R.E.

Harvest, Advent and Christmas

French

Moi! Les Couleurs.  Sequencing language, imperatives

P.E.

Invasion games – football, tag rugby, dance

 

 

Autumn Term 2018 Curriculum Map                     Houses and Homes

The reception-Y2 topic for this term is: Houses and Homes. This is the theme through which science, history, geography, music, art and DT will be taught. Computing, RE, PSHE and PE will be taught separately. As the children will be taught English and maths in three classes this year, these subjects will also be taught separately from the class topics.

Science I can distinguish between an object and the material used to make it.
I can identify and name a range of everyday materials (wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock)
I can describe the properties of everyday materials and group them based on their properties.
I can explore how the shapes of objects can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.
I can identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses
History I can identify changes in homes and lifestyles within the last 100 hundred years.
Geography I can use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the key human and physical features of my village surrounding environment.
I can use simple compass directions and locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map.
I can use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key
I can use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key human & physical features.
I can understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of my local area, and of a small area in a contrasting country.
I can use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the countries, continents and oceans of the world.
Art I can look carefully at the features of my house and the different kinds of homes found in the UK and explore ways to represent these.
I can discuss the work of Lowry and create my own art that reflects this style.
I can explore the features of art from different cultures and include them in my own work.
Computing I can use technology safely.
I can understand what an algorithm is and how they are used as programs on digital devices.
I know that programs need precise instructions.
DT Joolz will teach the children DT this term, following the theme of houses and homes.
Music Joolz will be teaching the children music this term. This will include percussion and singing.
PE This term’s PE will be led by coaches from Richmond School.
PSHE The children are following the North Yorkshire PSHE syllabus and their topic this term is Our Happy School
RE Our RE topic this year is entitled, Rules and Routines

 

Class Information

The children have adapted well to the new class structure and are enjoying learning in a different environment. Well done to Imogen and Mia who have settled in to school life so well.

 

Morning drop- off

All children arriving between 7.45 and 8.50 should be taken to North building (Juniors) every day for breakfast club. Children should not arrive at the South site before 8.50 as teaching staff will not be in the playground before then. A timetable is attached detailing where the year 3 children will be taught each day.
After school club will continue to be held in the South building.

 

Reception:

We will be following the Early Years Foundation Stage throughout the year. The children will have a play-based curriculum which will include some adult-led activities. Soon they will begin their phonics programme, starting with the sounds s, a, t, and p. A cursive writing scheme is used across the school and the children will be taught to form their letters in this way to assist with their presentation, spelling and the speed at which they write as they progress through school. In the next couple of weeks the reception children will start to take a reading book home. Initially they will take books home without any words. These books will help children to practise telling stories and using the pictures in a book as a reading aid. As they become more familiar with the sounds of some of the letters and begin to blend them together to read, they will be given books with short words to share at home. The children’s learning experiences in class one will be organised using topics. Whilst we are beginning the year with the topic, Houses and Homes, the children’s interests will inform the planning and changes will be made to the learning environment to reflect them. The children will work towards early learning goals in seven areas: personal, social and emotional development; physical development; communication and language; literacy; mathematics; understanding the world and expressive arts and design.

Reception Parents’ Information Sessions:

During the first half term, there will be an information session for reception parents. This will be an opportunity for us to share with you your child’s learning journey, introduce some of the resources which will be sent home to support your child and to discuss the phonics scheme we use to teach reading.

PE Kits

All children will need to wear their PE kit for school on Wednesday mornings. Year 3 children will need to bring their uniform with them to change into before their afternoon lessons begin. Reception- Year 2 children can stay in their PE kit all day.
All children will need PE shoes in school for lunchtime clubs on Thursdays and Fridays.
If your child is attending an afterschool sports club they will need to bring their PE kit on those days (Monday and Tuesday).

After School Clubs

Please tell us in the morning if your child is going to stay for an after school club or is going home with another family.

Reading Books

Children’s reading books will be changed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please sign in the comments box in your child’s reading record when they have read their book so that we know it needs to be changed.

Show and Tell

Children in years 2 and 3 have been told they will no longer have show and tell at school. Children in reception and year 1 may bring something from home to share with the group on Fridays if they wish.

 

Thank you for your continued support, it is much appreciated.

 

Year 3 timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning session South South North South South
Afternoon session North North South North North

 

Year 3 children should be dropped off at South building and collected from North building every day apart from Wednesday.

Autumn Term 2018

Dear Parents and Carers

Here is an overview of the exciting themes and topics to be covered this Autumn Term. As we welcome our new Year 3 children to our classroom in the afternoons, we are going to build on their knowledge in a previous topic of castles. Therefore, our main theme of history will cover the Norman Invasion. Our learning across the curriculum will be linked to our topic where appropriate. A topic homework grid will be sent out shortly and will be available online. We look forward to your children’s ever-inspiring homework enhancing our classroom soon! Thank you in advance for the help you provide with this.

Literacy
Writing to inform and/or amuse
Non-fiction
Instructions
Fact files
fiction
Writing a diary entry as a figure from history
Seasonal poetry
Playscripts (reading)
Numeracy
Following National Curriculum Programme of Study, to include revision and expanding on place value, calculating counting in steps of 10 – 10-100, 000; using and applying all 4 operations of +,-, x and ÷ in ‘real-life- reasoning and problem solving about maths.
History/Geography
The Normans – Who were they? Where did they come from and why did they invade England? How can we recognise Norman castles and churches?
The Gun Powder Plot
Art/Music
Autumn inspiration – changing colours and textures/Fireworks
Wider Opportunities Provision – Friday pm – learning to play an instrument
PSHCE and Citizenship
New Beginnings, Settling in., Firework Safety Code. Anti-Bullying Week 12-16th November 2018
Science
Electricity
What would it be like without it for a day?
Safety, circuits, conductors.
R.E.
Harvest, Advent and Christmas
French
Moi! Les Couleurs. Sequencing language, imperatives
P.E.
Invasion games – football, tag rugby, dance

 

Autumn Term 2018 Curriculum Map Houses and Homes

The reception-Y2 topic for this term is: Houses and Homes. This is the theme through which science, history, geography, music, art and DT will be taught. Computing, RE, PSHE and PE will be taught separately. As the children will be taught English and maths in three classes this year, these subjects will also be taught separately from the class topics.

 

Science

I can distinguish between an object and the material used to make it.

I can identify and name a range of everyday materials (wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock)

I can describe the properties of everyday materials and group them based on their properties.

I can explore how the shapes of objects can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

I can identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses

History

I can identify changes in homes and lifestyles within the last 100 hundred years.

Geography

I can use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the key human and physical features of my village surrounding environment.

I can use simple compass directions and locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map.

I can use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key

I can use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key human & physical features.

I can understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of my local area, and of a small area in a contrasting country.

I can use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the countries, continents and oceans of the world.

 

Art

I can look carefully at the features of my house and the different kinds of homes found in the UK and explore ways to represent these.

I can discuss the work of Lowry and create my own art that reflects this style.

I can explore the features of art from different cultures and include them in my own work.

Computing

I can use technology safely.

I can understand what an algorithm is and how they are used as programs on digital devices.

I know that programs need precise instructions.

DT

Joolz will teach the children DT this term, following the theme of houses and homes.

Music

 Joolz will be teaching the children music this term. This will include percussion and singing.

 PE

This term’s PE will be led by coaches from Richmond School.

PSHE

The children are following the North Yorkshire PSHE syllabus and their topic this term is Our Happy School

         RE

Our RE topic this year is entitled, Rules and Routines

 

 

Class Information

The children have adapted well to the new class structure and are enjoying learning in a different environment. Well done to Imogen and Mia who have settled in to school life so well.

Morning drop- off

All children arriving between 7.45 and 8.50 should be taken to North building (Juniors) every day for breakfast club.

Children should not arrive at the South site before 8.50 as teaching staff will not be in the playground before then.

A timetable is attached detailing where the year 3 children will be taught each day.

After school club will continue to be held in the South building.

Reception:

We will be following the Early Years Foundation Stage throughout the year. The children will have a play-based curriculum which will include some adult-led activities. Soon they will begin their phonics programme, starting with the sounds s, a, t, and p. A cursive writing scheme is used across the school and the children will be taught to form their letters in this way to assist with their presentation, spelling and the speed at which they write as they progress through school.

In the next couple of weeks the reception children will start to take a reading book home. Initially they will take books home without any words. These books will help children to practise telling stories and using the pictures in a book as a reading aid. As they become more familiar with the sounds of some of the letters and begin to blend them together to read, they will be given books with short words to share at home. The children’s learning experiences in class one will be organised using topics.

Whilst we are beginning the year with the topic, Houses and Homes, the children’s interests will inform the planning and changes will be made to the learning environment to reflect them. The children will work towards early learning goals in seven areas: personal, social and emotional development; physical development; communication and language; literacy; mathematics; understanding the world and expressive arts and design.

Reception Parents’ Information Sessions:

During the first half term, there will be an information session for reception parents. This will be an opportunity for us to share with you your child’s learning journey, introduce some of the resources which will be sent home to support your child and to discuss the phonics scheme we use to teach reading.

PE Kits

All children will need to wear their PE kit for school on Wednesday mornings.

Year 3 children will need to bring their uniform with them to change into before their afternoon lessons begin
.  Reception- Year 2 children can stay in their PE kit all day.

All children will need PE shoes in school for lunchtime clubs on Thursdays and Fridays.

If your child is attending an afterschool sports club they will need to bring their PE kit on those days (Monday and Tuesday).

After School Clubs
Please tell us in the morning if your child is going to stay for an after school club or is going home with another family.

Reading Books
Children’s reading books will be changed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please sign in the comments box in your child’s reading record when they have read their book so that we know it needs to be changed.

Show and Tell Children in years 2 and 3 have been told they will no longer have show and tell at school.  Children in reception and year 1 may bring something from home to share with the group on Fridays if they wish.

Thank you for your continued support, it is much appreciated.

Year 3 timetable

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Morning session

 South

 South

North

South

South

Afternoon session

North

North

South

North

North

Year 3 children should be dropped off at South building and collected from North building every day apart from Wednesday.

Shapes

On Tuesday the pupils of Class 1 looked at the properties of 2d and 3d shapes.  They also correctly spotted the different 2d shapes which make up the faces of 3d shapes.  The children then went on to deciding whether shapes will stack securely.