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In all areas of the curriculum, we aim to engage, motivate and stretch each child.  We do this by providing stimulating lessons that are purposeful, enjoyable and responsive to each child.  Whenever possible, the children are active in their learning and we aim to give a wide range of real experiences to broaden the children’s thinking.
Sharing ideas is a core part of the learning process for all ages and the children are involved in questioning, explaining their observations and discussions with their peers and teachers.  We encourage our pupils to use their imaginations and to ‘have a go’.  We believe that being self-reliant and flexible in their thinking will be a lifelong asset. 
 
We are following the 2014 National Curriculum Programme of Study on a two-year rolling programme which can be found in our 1. Teaching and Learning Policy WORKING.pdf1. Teaching and Learning Policy WORKING.pdf.  The academic year 2017 - 2018 falls into cycle 2.  Below are details of what each class will be covering during the First Autumn Term

Class 1

Maths

We will start the half term deepening our understanding of place value before moving on to addition and subtraction.  We will encourage children to visualise, practically show,
 

English

 To begin with we will be learning about Labels, Posters, Lists and Signs before moving onto Stories with Familiar Settings.  We will end the half term looking at poetry, focussing on List Poems.

Science

 This half term we will learning about Animals, including Humans.

 

Computing

 This year we are following the ActivBYTE and ELIM planning written by Somerset where the children work towards whole school awards.  This half term we will cover online safety, basic promgramming using Fix my Factory and Data Handling.

 

RE

 As Church schools we will be continuing to listen and discuss Christian Bible stories but in addition to this Mrs Jacksom will be introducing the chilren to Hinduism.  This will include features of Hindu worship and their special building, recognising the Aum symbol and learning about the special festival of Diwali.  Throughout the children will reflect and make links with their own lives. 
 

Topic - History/Geography/Art/Design and Technology

 Our topic this term is 'We are Britain'.  We will be exploring British values, locating the countries of Great Britain and identifying significant landmarks.  In addition we will be learning about Family Trees.

 

PE

 

 

Music

 

Class 2

Maths

We follow the White Rose Hub scheme and as a class we wil build and deepen our understanding of place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in the autumn term. The children will not only have opportumities to increase their fluency of  maths but also opportunities to reason and explain their thinking. 

The childen have weekly times table tests and are encouraged to know all their timrs tables up to 12x by the end of year 4.

English

Whereever possible we link our English to our topic work or R.E. so this term we will be writing newpaper reports based on the Blitz and evacuee letters home. 
We also will be focussing on settings in a story and the importance of adding detail and using the correct grammar.
We have weekly spelling tests based on spelling patterns and the key words relevant for their age group. highfrequencywords_1and2.pdfhighfrequencywords_1and2.pdf

Science

This term we will learning about Animals, including Humans. Animals Humans Science.docxAnimals Humans Science.docx

Computing

We will continue to consider how to keep ourselves safe on-line following the ActivBYTE and ELIM planning but we will also be learning how to use technology when handling data, using graphs and branching databases as well as create presentations.

RE 

As Church schools we will continue listening and discussing stories from the Bible throughout the week. However, in our RE lessons the children will gain new knowledge about Hinduism and the culture behind its name as well as their special celebrations.

Topic - History/Geography/Art/Design and Technology

Our topic this term is​ World War 2 and as well as learning the major facts we will be looking at the impact and links to the local area.

PE

This is taught twice a week, one session following the Real PE​ scheme and the other will be either gymnastics or dance. 

The children also have t​he opportunity to represent the school in Friday football this term which is a weekly friendly indoor tournament against local schools.

French

The children will have the opportunity to become familiar with the basics of French, counting, meeting and greeting as well as learning colours, phrases when on holiday, eating, shopping throughout their two years in class 2.

Music

 The children continue to have a ukulele lesson on a Tuesday.   In addition to learning an instrument the children learn to read music, identify rhyme and beat as well as discuss tempo and pitch.