Class 8 is a Year 5/6 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. This autumn our class novel is The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo. Interventions take place using Rapid Reading, Rapid Maths and Phonics where appropriate.
In the afternoon, lessons are taught using a topic approach. This autumn our topic is linked to our class novel and we will be investigating The First World War. In the first half of the spring term and the second half of the summer term our topic will be Crime and Punishment. 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. During the second half of the spring term and the first half of the summer term the focus will be on improving Literacy and Numeracy skills before the forthcoming SATs tests.
P.E. is on a Monday afternoon. We will be swimming on a Friday morning from September until the end of December. We will also arrange more adventurous offsite visits and these will be arranged throughout the year to match the strengths and interests off the class. We also have a time slot in the school kitchen. Children cook a wide variety of dishes which we encourage them to taste in class.
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 gallery to see what we have been up to.
Mrs Bennison and Miss Cliff
For further information about our curriculum or long term plans please visit the curriculum section of our website.