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Junior Curriculum Overview - Summer Term 2017

 

English

This term we will be writing stories based on our Romans topic, including stories based on the legend of the foundation of Rome and life in Roman Britain. We will be researching the Romans and how they changed Britain, then we will use this information to write be instructions and information texts.  Our poems will be Roman related.  Later in the term we will be performing a play.  

 

French

This term with year three we are going to learn the names of fruits and how to express likes and dislikes about them, with year four we will make use of the conditional tense to order fruits and vegetables. With year five we will use the perfect tense to describe what we have eaten for breakfast while with year six we will express opinion towards healthy and unhealthy food.

 

Maths

As mathematicians we shall be focusing on the four operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We shall be learning how to use formal methods to solve problems involving these operations.  We shall also be looking at equivalent fractions and how to convert fractions to decimals and percentages. We shall investigate angles and learn how to use a protractor.  We will be looking at shapes and the angles within shapes as well as 3D shapes and their nets.  We will work on measuring lengths and solving problems to do with measures.  We shall be collecting and analysing data using graphs.

 

Topic

This term we will be looking at the Romans and what they did for us.  We shall investigate their inventions and how life in Britain changed after they arrived.

 

Science

We will be investigating plants this term.  Looking at the structure of flowering plants and how they reproduce.  We will look at how plants are adapted to survive in different environments and plant identification.

 

Geography

As part of the Romans topic we will look at how the Roman Empire spread across Europe and North Africa.

 

R.E.

This term we will be looking at values - what matters most and friendship.  We will be thinking about how life is a journey and comparing Christian values.

 

Art and design.

We will be looking at Roman art including mosaic flooring and using this as a base for our own designs.

We will be learning how to cook and use equipment safely this term.

 

Music

The juniors will be using Charanga - Classroom Jazz 2 to help pupils learn to read notation, play and improvise jazz.  They are invited to bring in instruments for the music sessions. 

 

Computing

We will be looking at how to search for information and the benefits and problems of the internet. We will cover internet safety.  We will also look at the use of Excel in mathematics.

 

P.E.

We are at the cricket ground this term.  Athletics will be the focus for the first half of the term in preparation for Sports Day.  We also have a cricket coach coming to teach cricket and a dance coach.

 

PSHCE

This term pupils will be made aware about different learning choices and future options.  Pupils will be taught how people save and how the money we earn supports the community.  

 

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