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Junior Curriculum Overview - Spring 2018



This term we will be writing Winter inspired poems using our observations over the Christmas holiday.  We will be investigating the history of the school and producing an information booklet about the school. We will also be looking at biographies and how they are written before producing a biography about the architect of this school.  Later in the term we will be working with the Stephen Joseph Theatre to produce a play.



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.



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 look at addition and subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions.  We will work on measuring lengths and solving problems to do with measures.  We shall be collecting and analysing data using graphs.



Our school and the village of Wykeham will be the focus this term as part of our Heritage schools project.  The children will be looking at the school's log book, exploring the village and recording memories.  To help with this if anyone has any photos, memories or stories to tell that would be much appreciated.



We will be investigating sound in the first half term and then looking at electricity.  The children will be looking at how sounds are produced, the pitch and the volume.  They will also look at how the ear works.

We will be making circuits and investigating the components of a circuit.



As part of the topic we will be investigating the local area and how it has changed over time.  We shall be studying old maps and investigating the jobs in the area.



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.

As part of the topic, the children will be designing and making a Victorian inspired school bag.



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. 



We will be looking at a variety of programmes to help us produce a school history booklet, including publisher.



We are using the gym in Scarborough this term where we will be investigating movement through gymnastic routines and through dance style routines. We will be working on ball skills, through basketball and tennis.  



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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