Mr Dreher

Curriculum Overview 2018-2019

Autumn 2 - Mr. Dreher


In English your child will learn to change the way they speak and write to suit different situations, purposes and audiences; read a range of texts and respond to different layers and meaning in them; explore the use of language in texts and learn how language works. It is taught in differentiated groups, so your child could be taught by me or by another teacher. English homework is set on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and is due back completed on Fridays.


In Maths your child will learn to improve your child’s understanding of number; addition and subtraction; multiplication and division; measurement; fractions; geometry and statistics. Maths homework is set on Mondays and is due back completed on Fridays.


In PSHE your child will study ‘Health and Wellbeing’ where your child will learn what is meant by a healthy lifestyle; how to maintain physical, mental and emotional wellbeing; how to manage risks to physical and emotional wellbeing and ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe.


In Science your child will study ‘States of Matter’ where your child will learn the differences between solids, liquids and gases and how different materials can change state; understand the processes of evaporation and condensation.


In RE your child will study the Christian festival of ‘Christmas’ where your child will learn the Christmas Story in terms of Mary’s Journey’s; the theme of journey’s in life; ask questions about facing change and challenge, key moments in life; compare to Hindu journey of life and consider Holy places and ask questions about how they feature in modern life. In addition we will study the Hindu festival of ‘Diwali’ where the children will learn how the Diwali celebrations express Hindu ideas of community, remembering, sharing and light winning over darkness; rank what matters at Diwali thoughtfully and make links to my own experience and ask ‘what matters to me?’


In PE your child will cover the training discipline of ‘Parkour’ where they will learn to develop their ability to balance when moving and their knowledge of Parkour. In addition, they will study the sport of Gymnastics where they will learn to develop their knowledge of gymnastics balances and travelling and their ability to hold a balance and travel effectively in Gymnastics.


In French your child will study ‘Getting to Know You’ where they will learn how to say hello, ask a person’s name, ask how someone is, say goodbye, numbers 1-10 and how old they are. In addition they will study ‘All about me’ where the children will learn classroom instructions, about their body, actions, colours and clothes.


In History, Art, Geography and Computing your child will continue to study ‘Ancient Egyptians’. They will find out about the pyramids, baking Egyptian bread, creating Egyptian artefacts and finding out where Egypt is and what it is like.


The subjects of Music and DT are taught by other specialist teachers.


To enhance the curriculum please can you pay by Parental Pal, £1 a week or £7 every half-term. If you have any queries about what your child is being taught this half-term, please do not hesitate to contact me at school.


Many thanks


Mr. Dreher