CURRICULUM OVERVIEW 2019-2020
SPRING 1 – 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, although I am happy for children in my group to return it on Friday.
**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, although I am happy for children in my group to return it on Friday.
**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.
Your child’s new topic is ‘Mountains’ where they will learn through Art, DT, Geography, RE and Science. They will explore some of the highest and most famous mountains in the world; find out about mountain animals, mountain climates and a mountainous range and of other aspects of the highest peaks in the world. The Art and DT elements of the topic will be taught by Mrs. Stubbs. This will be in preparation for our residential trip to The Lake District 25-26th March 2020. If you have not yet done so please return your permission slip and make payment. More information regarding the trip will be sent out soon.
In PSHE your child will study ‘Health and Wellbeing’ where your child will learn about managing change, including puberty, transition and loss; how to make informed choices about health and wellbeing and to recognise sources of help with this; how to respond in an emergency; to identify different influences on health and wellbeing and ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe.
In RE your child will study a multi-faith ‘Caring’ Topic, where they will consider equality and diversity in the world and ask questions about fairness; share faith stories in which looking after the outsider/treating others fairly is emphasised; explore the lives of those inspired by faith to make life fair for all: Martin Luther King, Desmond Tutu, Ghandi and complete art work based on different skin colours.
In PE your child will cover Health-related Fitness, Gymnastics and basketball. It is timetabled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
In French your child will continue to study through the topics: ‘Our School’ and ‘Time’, which will be taught by Mr. Timmis, a fluent French-speaker.
To enhance the curriculum please can you pay by ParentPay, £1 a week or £6 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. More information regarding these trip will be sent out soon.
Monday 6th January 2020
Re: Spring 1 Trips
To support your child’s learning this half-term they will be visiting the Peak District and/or local parks on the following dates: January 15th, 29th and February 12th.
Please send your child with a bag of appropriate footwear and clothing for a day out in the countryside in cold wet conditions. A school packed lunch will be provided for children on school meals.
They may bring up to £5:00 spending money, as will be stopping-off at http://flashbarstores.co.uk/ on the way back to school, for a drink and a snack.
Please message me on Class Dojo to give your permission for your child to attend the trips and make a donation of £6:00 using ParentPay towards. This should be set-up by the end of the week.
More information regarding our residential trip to The Lake District 25-26th March 2020 will be sent out soon. If you have not yet done so please return your permission slip and make payment.
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I give permission for my child _________________________________________________ Class JDR
to visit the Peak District and/or parks on the following dates: January 15th, 29th and February 12th and I have made a donation of £6:00 using ParentPay towards the costs of the trips.
Signed: ____________________________________ Print: ________________________________
Person with parental responsibility