Mr Dreher

Curriculum Overview 2018-2019

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 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 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 Science your child will study ‘Circuits and Conductors’ where your child will learn to investigate circuits and their different opponents; investigate the difference between mains and battery-powered electricity; recognise some common conductors and insulators and associate metals with good conductors; investigate the purpose of conducting and insulating materials; use knowledge of circuits and conductors to create switches to create a circuit and plan and carry out an experiment to see how to change the brightness of a bulb.

In RE your child will study the theme of ‘Caring’, through multi-faiths, where your child will learn to explore creation stories from around the world, including the Rainbow Snake from Aboriginal stories; ask questions about what messages different faiths have about looking after the world; decide up on an environmental project to improve part of their local area/school and art work based on the Rainbow Snake and Aboriginal Art.

In PE your child will study Dance, Gymnastics and Swimming.

In Dance they will learn to develop their knowledge of dance terminology and develop their ability to move with confidence to music.

In Gymnastics they will learn to develop their knowledge of gymnastic balances and travelling and develop their ability to hold a balance and travel effectively.

**On Friday mornings your child will have swimming lessons at Trentham High School Swimming Pool with qualified teachers.

Please send your child with swimming trunks (not shorts) and a towel. School can provide kit if needed. However, if they wish to wear goggles please complete and return to school the permission form at the bottom of this letter. Your child will not be able to swim with goggles, without this permission slip.**

In French your child will study the theme of ‘All About Me’ where they will learn to read and write classroom instructions, body parts, actions, colours and clothes in French.

Other subjects areas will be taught through the cross-curricular topic of ‘Ancient Romans’.

In History your child will learn the legend of how Rome was founded and investigate how it grew into the Roman Empire; find about the social structure and organisation of Ancient Rome; carry out historical research to find out what daily life was like in Ancient Rome; find out about Ancient Roman entertainment and to explore the life of the gladiator and find out what Romans believed and to investigate the gods and goddesses of Ancient Rome and compare the geography of Britain to Italy.

In Geography your child will learn to locate Italy and Rome on a map and to investigate what Italy is like and explore what Rome would be like as a holiday destination.

In Art your child will create a Roman mosaic; paint a scene from a Roman myth and to use clay to make a reproduction of an ancient Roman artefact.

In Computing your child will create a database; create a spreadsheet and corresponding bar graph and create a digital storybook using digital technology to tell the story of a Roman myth

In addition, Music is taught weekly by a specialist music teachers.

Please try to make a donation of £10:00 using Parent Pay towards the costs of the trips, to enhance your child’s education, as stated in another letter.

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

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I give permission for my child_________________________Class JDR

to wear goggles for swimming activities.

Signed: _____________________ Print: _______________________

          Person with parental responsibility

 

Trip Overview 2018-2019

Spring 1- Mr. Dreher

Wednesday 9th January 2019

Dear Parents/Carers                                                        

Re: Spring 1 Trips

To support your child’s learning this half-term they will be visiting the following venues:

Countryside/Religious Building and/or Playground (28/1/19);

Countryside/Religious Building and/or Playground (4/2/19);

The Grosvenor Museum, Chester for a Roman Soldier Tour (6/2/19); Countryside/Religious Building and/or Playground (11/2/19)

and Moorside High School, Stoke-on-Trent for a Dodgeball Festival (13/2/19).

On Countryside Trips dates please send your child with a bag of appropriate footwear and clothing for a day’s walking in cold wet conditions. A school packed lunch will be provided for children on school meals.

If you wish your child to attend these trips please complete and return the slip below and make a donation of £10:00 using Parent Pay towards the costs of the trips

Many thanks

 

Mr. J. Dreher

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I give permission for my child_________________________________ Class JDR

to visit the following venues:

Countryside/Religious Building and/or Playground (28/1/19);

Countryside/Religious Building and/or Playground (4/2/19);

The Grosvenor Museum, Chester for a Roman Soldier Tour (6/2/19); Countryside/Religious Building and/or Playground (11/2/19)

and Moorside High School, Stoke-on-Trent for a Dodgeball Festival (13/2/19)

and I have made a donation of £10.00 using ParentPay towards the costs of the trips.

Signed: _____________________ Print: _________________________

          Person with parental responsibility