Mr Dreher

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW 2019-2020

 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 usually due back the following day.

 **PLEASE LISTEN TO YOUR CHILD READ AT HOME AND SHARE A BOOK WITH THEM DAILY FOR 5-10 MINUTES**

 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 usually due back Tuesday.

 **PLEASE HELP YOUR CHILD TO LEARN THEIR TIMES TABLES AT HOME DAILY FOR 5-10 MINUTES**

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button and https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/7/multiplication-and-division are good website to do this! The children should know their times tables targets, but if they don’t please contact me.

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 ‘Properties and Changes of Materials’ where your child will understand the differences between a variety of materials, and how materials can be mixed and dissolved, and reversibly and irreversibly changed.

 In RE your child will study the Hindu religious festival of Divali and the Christian festival of Christmas. For Divali we will create shadow puppet plays of the story of Rama & Sita and consider the origins of the story, consider worship rituals and celebrations at Divali across the world, compare Hindu & Sikh approaches to Divali, ask questions about Divali and make Rangoli mathematical patterns with two axis of symmetry. For Christmas we will group share the story of Christmas from a child’s bible, explore the theme of Peace and its meaning, ask questions about world peace and the effects of war and compare different symbols of peace.

 In PE your child will cover Health-related Fitness, Gymnastics, multi-sports and swimming. It is timetabled on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. We will continue to swim at Trentham High School on Friday mornings. Please supply your child with swimming trunks (not shorts), a towel and goggles (if parental/carer permission has been given).

 In French your child will continue to study through the topics: family and friends, our school and time. Mr. Timmis will lead this, as he is fluent in French.

 In History and Geography your child will continue to learn through our ‘Ancient Greek’ topic. They will discover the people, the inventions, the art, the technology and the mythology of the ancient Greeks. Also, Music, Art and DT will link to our ‘Ancient Greek’ topic, but will be taught by other 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