Class 7 is a mixed year 5 and year 6 class. In the morning, Literacy and Numeracy are taught taking objectives from these year groups alongside tailor made teaching to fit individual learning needs. Literacy is generally taught based on a class text or through Talk for Writing. In the autumn term, the text will be Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo. During the summer term we will be reading Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. Interventions take place using Rapid Reading, Rapid Maths and Phonics is taught using Letters and Sounds.
In the afternoon, lessons are taught using a topic approach. In autumn this will be World War Two and in the summer we will be studying ‘The Great Outdoors’. During spring term we will complete a mini history topic looking at leisure over time. This work will be carried out alongside a focus on improving Literacy and Numeracy skills before the forthcoming SATs tests. 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 Tuesday afternoon. Two half-terms a year, children attend swimming lessons on a Friday morning. This is done on a rota basis. On a Wednesday afternoon, we have a time slot in the school kitchen. Children cook a wide variety of sweet and savory dishes which they can then take home with them.
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, develop their team work and promote new experiences. Please click on our class blog to see what we have been up to.
Mr G. Barnes – Class Teacher
Mrs M. Smith – Support Assistant
For further information about our curriculum or long term plans please visit the curriculum section of our website.