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Brompton Community Primary School

Key Stage 2 Newsletter

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back to all our children. We are looking forward to an exciting Autumn Term with many opportunities both in and out of the classroom.

Last year we launched our school driver ‘Legacy’. Therefore the children will continue to be promoting fifteen principles in order to be the best that they can be.

The classes in Key Stage 2 this academic year are: Year 3 with Mr Macfarlane; Year 4 with Miss Craddock; Year 5 with Mr Simms and Year 6 with Mr Manning. On a Thursday afternoon, Mrs Massey will be working with Year 3 and Mr Mapp will be working with Year 4. On Tuesday afternoon Mrs Armstrong will be working with Year 6 and she will be working between Year 5 and 6 alongside Mr Windwood on a Thursday.

Please provide your child with a suitable PE kit (white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers) and ensure that your child’s name and year group are clearly labelled. They should remember to bring their PE kit to school every Monday and take it home on a Friday. Year 3 need to bring their swimming kit on a Friday.

Day set Subject Day to be handed in
Y3 Monday Maths, English, or Topic (when appropriate) Spelling (weekly) The following Friday
Y4 Monday Maths, English, or Topic (when appropriate)

Spelling (weekly)

The following Friday
Y5 Monday Maths, English, or Topic (when appropriate)

Spelling (weekly)

The following Friday
Y6 Monday Maths, English, or Topic (when appropriate)

Spelling (weekly)

The following Friday

Reading homework:

·         Independent reading books to be read and shared with an adult in school and at home. Your child should be encouraged to read every day.

·         Literature Circles will be done in the class with the teacher each week and some additional work at home will be required.

 

Year 3

Curriculum Theme

Our main theme for this term is based on the Romans and on our class reading book; ‘The Green Ship’, written and illustrated by Quentin Blake.

English, Communication and Language

Narrative Writing, Instructional Writing, Recount, Debate, Report Writing, Poetry

French – All About Me, Colours.

Mathematics

Throughout the term we will be developing our skills in: Number & place value, Operations, Fractions including Decimals, Measurement, Shape Position and direction, Statistics.

Expressive Arts and Design

Roman Shields – Painting Skills.

Roman Bread – Hygiene/Preparation.

Roman Temples – Structural Skills.

Scientific and Technological Understanding

Science – Plants, Animals Including Humans.

Computing – Researching with e-Safety, Algorithms/Programming.

RE

Bible Stories, Leadership, Christmas Story.

Physical Development/Personal, Social and Emotional Development

PE – Swimming/Ultimate Frisbee.

PSHE and C – Citizenship.

SEAL – New Beginnings.

ECM – Enjoying & Achieving/Achieving Economic Wellbeing.

RRSA- Linking UN convention articles into teaching.

Understanding the World

The Romans – Chronological development, studying main events, impact on life today, research, Roman Empire.

Year 4

Curriculum Theme

Our main theme for this term is based on our class book; ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’ by Kate DiCamillo.

English, Communication and Language

Narrative Writing – Diary entry, Autobiography, poetry, writing in role, setting and character description, poetry, writing in role and Narrative writing.

Non-Fiction Writing – Instructions.

French – Les Monstres-Body parts

Mathematics

Throughout the term we will be developing our skills in: Problem Solving and reasoning while focusing on fractions including decimals, Measurement, Statistics and Number and Place Value. Alongside this we will be developing our calculation methods including all 4 operations.

Expressive Arts and Design

Art/DT – Clay work Egyptian Cartouche/hieroglyphics Egyptian God painted portraits

Printing with Egyptian patterns and making traditional Egyptian basbousa cake.

Music – Weekly lessons with Mrs Rhodes working on music notation, performance and singing.

Scientific and Technological Understanding

Science – States of Matter.

Computing – Researching with e-safety and coding using Scratch.

RE

Creation stories and the Christmas story.

Physical Development/Personal, Social and Emotional Development

PE –Stamina training and Invasion games through tag rugby

(Thursday outdoor and Friday indoor).

Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning/PSHE and Citizenship- New beginnings, Enjoying & Achieving, Achieving Economic Well Being and Articles from the UN convention.

Understanding the World

Geography/History- Location study of Egypt and looking at the Pharaoh’s, Gods and Goddesses, Egyptian lifestyle and comparing them with our lives.

Year 5

Curriculum Theme

Our main theme for this term we will be based on studying the Greeks, centred around a new class book; ‘Varmints’ written by Helen Ward.

English, Communication and Language

Inference and deduction, Draft and Write Stories, Storyboard and Animate short film

Reports and Recounts, Persuasive writing.

Mathematics

Throughout the term we will be developing our skills in: Place Value and Number, Addition and Subtraction, Statistics, Multiplication and Division, Perimeter and Area.

Expressive Arts and Design

Music – Johann Johannson – when music tells a story.

Art – Light and dark, Shadows and highlights. Art work inspired by Marc Craste (Varmints).

DT – Cooking Chocolate, Building Mayan Pyramids.

Scientific and Technological Understanding

Science – Earth and Space.

Computing – Animation – Precious Planet, Code and test simple programmes.

RE

What do Christians believe about Jesus?

Physical Development/Personal, Social and Emotional Development

PE – Stamina and Tag Rugby.

PSHE and C – New Beginnings.

PSHE and C – Citizenship.

SEAL – New Beginnings.

ECM – Enjoying & Achieving/Achieving Economic Wellbeing.

RRSA- Linking UN convention articles into teaching.

Understanding the World

History – Mayan Civilisation, Why were the Mayans historically significant? When were the Mayans significant? The invention of chocolate.

Year 6

Curriculum Theme

Our main theme for this term is based on The Stone Age and on our class Power of Reading book; ‘The Princess’ Blankets’ by Carol Ann Duffy.

English, Communication and Language

Narrative – Extended Narrative including Dialogue;

Non-Fiction – Biographies; Journalistic Writing, Recount writing, Explanation, Persuasive

French – Animals

Mathematics

Throughout the term we will be developing our skills in: Number, Place Value and Calculations, Fractions, Arithmetic Practice, Using and Applying, Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving, Measurements, Decimals, Angles.

Expressive Arts and Design

Art and D.T. – observational drawing, light and shade and experimenting with different medians such as charcoal and pastels.

Cave drawings – Stone Age study.

Music – Exploring rhythmic patterns.

DT – build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable.

Scientific and Technological Understanding

Science – Animals including Humans.

Computing – Typing and word processing skills; using the internet; evaluate digital content in relation to safety.

RE

What can we learn from religious Christian buildings?

Physical Development/Personal, Social and Emotional Development

PE – Striking and Fielding; Stamina, Tag Rugby.

PSHE and C – Becoming an Active Citizen.

SEAL – New Beginnings.

ECM  Enjoying and Achieving, Achieving Economic Wellbeing.

Understanding the World

Geography – Where in the world did people live and settle? Map work – grid lines. Where did they travel and how did they get there? Locating their settlements across the world.

History – How has the Stone Age influenced us today? Inventions. Weaponry and tools.