Class 6 is composed of 7 boys aged 9-10 and 1 girl (Y4/ Y5). In the morning, differentiated Literacy and Numeracy objectives are taught as well as individual activities to support individual learning needs, where appropriate. Interventions include Rapid Reading, Rapid Maths as well as individualised phonic programmes as nescessary
Literacy is generally taught based on a class text. In the afternoon, lessons are taught using a topic approach.
In autumn term, the focus has been on narrative including Classic Fiction – the Iron Man and instruction texts, using a variety of media as a stimulus. The focus in Science with be on by Earth and Space (which will include a visit to LIFE), and in History the Anglo Saxons. Design and Technology will involve the making and evaluation of food – Burgers. Geography covers Our European Neighbours and the UK. Children learn to code using Scratch.
In the spring the focus is on poetry and journalistic writing in literacy, Forces in Science, the Vikings and struggle for Britain in History. The children will investigate maps and coastlines and be involved with E safety activities as well as studying Leonardo Da Vinci and studying fairgrounds. Geography will cover coastlines
In the summer we will be studying Properties and Changes in Materials (Get the lab coats on), and then All Living Things/Life Cycles, study Monet and databases in Computing. Geography will cover Our Local Area.
History, Geography, Art, Design Technology, Science and Computing are taught through these topics. Where links cannot be made to the topic, for example programming in Computing, these are taught discretely. For more information on this, click on the curriculum link.
P.E. is taught on a Wednesday. Two half terms a year, children attend swimming lessons on a Friday morning. This is done on a rota basis. On a Thursday morning we have a time slot in the school kitchen. Children cook a wide variety of sweet and savory dishes as part of D/T.
RE and Music follow the Durham scheme. A visiting tutor develops the children’s musical skills. French is taught throughout the year.
Every effort is made to make the curriculum as creative and hands on as possible. To support this, a variety of school trips are planned which are designed to stimulate children’s learning (e.g. visits to Life in order to develop scientific enquiry skills), develop their team work and promote new experiences. Please click on our gallery to see what we have been up to.
Mrs. C. Sweeney
For further information about our curriculum or long term plans please visit the curriculum section of our website.