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Curriculum Guidance

Nursery

January 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to the new spring term at Woden Primary. We hope you had an enjoyable and restful holiday.

This term we are encouraging children to recognise their names without picture prompts and write their own names. Please can you support your child in finding their name and encouraging them to write their name in their book.

In English this term we will be focusing on Stories. We will be focusing on telling stories from picture books. We will also be looking at rhymes and songs and sharing them with our friends.

This term, children begin to take part in RWI. This is a program teaching children initial sounds. We will be learning sounds in school, please can you support your child at home by practicing to say and write them following the guides on the sheets provided.

In Mathematics our focus will continue to be number formation and recognition to 10. We will also continue to learn 2d shape names, patterns and language of more and less.

Our topic this term will be Dinosaurs. PE days for Nursery will be on a Friday.

We look forward to a very enjoyable new term full of learning and progress. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the year, please do not hesitate to speak to us at the end of the day.

Many thanks,

Miss Edwards

Reception

January 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back and a very Happy New Year.

We trust you had an enjoyable Christmas period.

As you are aware, the Year Group is made up of two classes:

Class 1Miss E. Crump/ Mrs D. Stokes

Class 2 – Mrs Rayet (EYFS Phase Leader)

Reception Teaching Assistants are Mrs G. Perediuha, Miss E. Jones, Mrs R Dosanjh and Miss C. Lee

Each day, we expect pupils to read their school book and discuss related questions given at the back of the book. In their school pack the children will have been given a white ‘Reading Profile’ – please feel free to record any reading you complete with your child.

Additionally, this term, children will also be given a homework book every Friday based on the learning during the week. Please send the completed homework task back each Monday.

Similar to the previous term, the doors will be open from 8.40am each morning and children should come straight into their class once a member of staff is on duty, to be ready for registration at 8.55am. Any late pupils MUST follow correct procedures. As always, we continue to expect high levels of behaviour and attainment.

In Literacy this term we will be focusing on phonics and on writing sentences, emphasizing on capital letters at the start of sentences, finger spaces between words and full stops at the end.

In Maths, we will be focusing on securing reading, writing and ordering numbers to 20 as well as addition and subtraction.

The topic this term will be Transport. We will be exploring different types of transport and different ways of moving.

Reception will have PE on Wednesdays. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school (including pumps) and a reminder that NO jewellery should be worn during PE sessions.  It would also be appreciated if all uniform (including PE kit and pumps) is labelled with your child’s full name and class.

We look forward to a very enjoyable year full of learning and progress. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the year please do not hesitate to speak to us, ensuring you go through the main entrance so that we can be aware who is on the premises.

Many thanks,

Reception Team

Year 1

January 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to the Spring term at Woden Primary. We trust you had an enjoyable and restful holiday! We also wish you a Happy New Year!

The Year Group is still made up of two classes:

Class 3Miss J. Matthews

Class 4 – Miss E. Rabone

Year 1 Teaching Assistants for our Year Group are Mrs V. Williams, Mrs A. Childs and Mrs M. Goodall.

As a part of the KS1 routine, pupils will continue to remain in their class for the majority of lessons, with the exception of phonics (including spelling and handwriting), for which they will be streamed and may change teacher/classrooms. They will be informed of their teacher for phonics in lessons later this week. Most children will receive a sound and letter formation practice sheet followed by these sessions. Each day, we also expect pupils to read their school book and discuss related questions given at the back of the book. In their school pack the children will have been given a white ‘Reading Profile’ – please feel free to record any reading you complete with your child. Additionally, they will also be given English and Maths homework every Friday based on the learning during the week.

The doors will continue to be open from 8.40am each morning and children should come straight into their class once a member of staff is on duty, to be ready for registration at 8.55am. Any late pupils MUST follow correct procedures. As always, we continue to expect high levels of behaviour and attainment.

In English this term we will be focusing on Traditional tales and rhymes, writing and reading instructions and writing a recount of a personal experience based on our topic in History. Throughout these units, we will also be focusing on Grammar and Punctuation.

In Maths, our focus will be on number and addition and subtraction. We will also learn to use money, read time, name shapes, use basic measurement units and simple fractions. Multiplication and division will be introduced to the children along with position and direction. It is important that, the children know and can quickly recall their number bonds to 20 – something which can be practiced at home regularly!

The topic this term is ‘Homes in the Past’ and ‘At the Farm’. The Science objectives concentrate on seasonal changes and identifying animals. During Art sessions children will learn how to create a mural and explore colours. During D&T sessions they will also design and then make their own model house. RE this term focuses on Questions that puzzle us about religion and Christianity. Children will also become Treasure Hunters and Collectors to develop their Computing skills. There will be additional directed sessions on laptops and iPads linked to the curriculum.

PE days for Year 1 will remain as Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school (including pumps) and a reminder that NO jewellery should be worn during PE sessions.  It would also be appreciated all uniform (including PE kit and pumps) is labelled with your child’s full name and class.

We look forward to a very enjoyable term full of learning and progress. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the term please do not hesitate to speak to us, ensuring you go through the main entrance so that we can be aware who is on the premises.

Many thanks,

Year 1 Team

Year 2

January 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to the Spring term at Woden.  We trust you had an enjoyable and restful Christmas holiday.

The Year Group is made up of two classes:

Class 5 – Ms M.Chauhan (Year Group & Phase Leader)/Mrs S. Smith

Class 6 – Mrs W. Jones (Year 2 Teacher & PSHE Leader)

Year 2 Teaching Assistants are: Mrs J. Astbury (HLTA) and Mrs M. Jackson

Pupils will continue to remain in their class for the majority of lessons, with the exception of phonics (including spelling and handwriting), for which they will be streamed and may change teacher/classrooms.

Children will be given homework on every Friday to be completed and handed in by Wednesday. This will help children to practise Maths and English skills based on their learning during the week.  We also expect pupils to read their school book every day and discuss related questions given at the back of the book. In addition to this, children will also get their own personal username and a password for our on-line reading program to continue to practise reading and comprehension skills.

As usual, the doors will be open from 8.40am each morning and children should come straight into their class once a member of staff is on duty, to be ready for registration at 8.55am. Any late pupils MUST follow correct procedures. As always we continue to expect high levels of behaviour and attainment. However, as the children progress towards the end of Key Stage One we expect them to show a growing level of maturity.

In English this term we will be focusing on stories with historic (castles) settings. We will also be reading information texts and write reports about castles. Children will also learn to make leaflets and write recount of a visit. They will also explore stories by the same author and read/write poems using alliterations. Throughout the English units we will be focusing on Grammar and Punctuation.

In Maths our focus will be on the 4 rules; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Children will have regular opportunities to apply these skills to solve problems including time, money, shape and statistics. It is important that, the children know and can quickly recall their multiplication tables of 2’s, 3’s, 5’s and 10’s and number bonds as well as corresponding doubles and halves to 20 – something which can be practiced at home regularly!

The topics this term is: Castles

During Art & DT sessions children will explore work of different artists. They will also use junk modelling to create their own models of castles. History and Geography skills will help children to know the history of castles and learn about locations of famous castles in Great Britain. To support this, we will also be visiting Tamworth Castle during this term. Further details of the visit will be shared during the second half of the term.

During our Super Scientists science sessions children will learn about famous scientists and carry out simple experiments to investigate theories.  

In RE we will read and share stories from the Bible. Children will also become Photographers and Collectors to develop their Computing skills. There will be additional directed sessions on laptops and iPads linked to the curriculum.

PE days for Year 2 are Monday and Thursday. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school (White T-shirt, Blue Shorts and pumps) and a reminder that no jewellery should be worn during PE sessions.  It would also be appreciated if all uniform (including PE kit and pumps) is labelled with your child’s full name and class.

We look forward to another term full of learning and progress. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the year please do not hesitate to speak to us, ensuring you go through the main entrance so that we can be aware who is on the premises.

Many thanks,

Year 2 Team

Year 3

January 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,

Happy New Year to you all, we hope you enjoyed the Christmas holiday.

As you are aware there were some staff changes at the end of last term. Year 3 teachers are:

Miss Talbot, Mrs Godfrey, Mrs Chima, Mr Patel,

Mrs Warren and Mrs Bhambra

In English this term we will be focusing on myths, explanation texts and poetry. Throughout these units we will be using VCOP (Vocabulary, Conjunctions, Openers and Punctuation) and SPAG (Spelling and Grammar). Read Write Inc. will continue for some students. In Math’s our focus will be on place value, mental additions and subtraction, fractions and division, volume and capacity and multiplication.

Our topic this half-term ‘Romans’ and we will be learning all about life as a Roman soldier and your child will have opportunity to visit the Roman DEWA experience where they will learn all about ancient Rome.

PE days for Class 7 are Monday and Wednesday and Class 8 are on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school (including pumps) and a reminder that no jewellery should be worn during PE sessions.  It would also be appreciated if all uniform (including PE kit and pumps) is labelled with your child’s full name and class.

We look forward to a very enjoyable spring term full of learning and progress. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the year, please do not hesitate to speak to us at the end of the day.

Many thanks,

Year 3 Team

Year 4

January 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,

Happy New Year and welcome back to the spring term at Woden Primary. We trust you had an enjoyable and restful holiday.

The Year Group is split into two classes:

Class 9 – Mrs. Thomas

Class 10 – Miss Skidmore

Year 4 Teaching Assistants are Mrs. Thomas and Miss Green.

Year 4 pupils will stay in their classes for most of the subjects, except spellings and RWI, where children will be grouped according to academic ability.  Most children will receive spellings on a Tuesday, to be learnt for the following Tuesday. Children will be given a reading book each week to take home.  They will also have a white ‘Reading Profile’ to record down any reading they complete – we ask you to spend 5 to 10 minutes each night reading with your child.  Please feel free to record down any reading you complete with your child in their Reading Profile.  In addition, all children will be given homework covering all areas of the curriculum, fortnightly.

Similar to last year, the doors will be open from 8.40am each morning and children should come straight into their class to be ready for registration at 8.55am. Any late pupils MUST report to the Office.

In English this term we will be focusing on explanation texts, fairy tales and poetry. Throughout these units we will be using VCOP (Vocabulary, Conjunctions, Openers and Punctuation) and SPAG (Spelling and Grammar).

In Maths, our focus will be on the 4 rules and applying these into problem solving; position and direction, fractions, decimals and area. It is important the children know and can quickly recall their multiplication tables and number bonds – something which can be practiced at home regularly!

Year 4’s topics this term are Early Civilisations and Village Settlers.  In Science we will be learning about sound. Additionally, pupils will learn French in their Modern Foreign Language lessons across the year and RE this term focuses on Judaism and Islam. Pupils will continue to have weekly Computing lessons and will have directed sessions on laptops, linked to the curriculum.

PE days for Year 4 are Monday and Friday (both classes). Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school (including pumps) and a reminder that no jewellery should be worn during PE sessions.  It would also be appreciated if all uniform (including PE kit and pumps) is labelled with your child’s full name.

We look forward to a very enjoyable year full of learning and progress. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the year, please do not hesitate to speak to us.

Many thanks,

Year 4 Team

Year 5

January 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back the spring term at Woden Primary. Now beginning our second term, there is a lot more progress ahead of us. We trust you had an enjoyable and restful holiday.

The Year Group is split into two classes:

Class 11 – Mr Edwards

Class 12 – Mrs Rush

Year 5 Teaching Assistants are Mrs L Jones and Mrs M Sandhu.

Year 5 pupils will be grouped according to their academic ability for the majority of lessons. Each week, we expect pupils to read their school book and they will be given homework every two weeks. In their school pack the children will have been given a white ‘Reading Profile’ to record down any reading they complete – please record down any reading you complete with your child.

Similar to last term, the doors will be open from 8.40am each morning and children should come straight into their class once a member of staff is on duty, to be ready for registration at 8.55am. Any late pupils MUST follow correct procedures. As last term, we continue to expect high levels of behaviour and attainment. Furthermore, as the children progress towards the end of Key Stage Two we expect them to show a growing level of maturity.

In English this term we will be focusing on stories from other cultures, historical narrative, discussion (formal debates) and information texts. Throughout these units we will be using VCOP (Vocabulary, Conjunctions, Openers and Punctuation) and SPAG (Spelling and Grammar).

In Maths our focus will be on the 4 rules and applying these into place value, problem solving; fractions, shape and statistics. It is important the children know and can quickly recall their multiplication tables and number bonds – something which can be practiced at home regularly!

The topic this term is World War II and science objectives living things and forces. Additionally, pupils will learn French in their modern foreign language lessons across the year and R.E this term focuses on Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Islamic prayer. Pupils will continue to have weekly computing lessons and will have directed sessions on laptops, linked to the curriculum.

P.E days for Year 5 are Thursday and Friday for both classes (on Friday Class 12 will be going swimming, from week two). After the February half-term break, Class 11 will be going swimming and Class 12 will be doing Dance in PE. Pupils going swimming should bring a swimming costume and a towel. Please ensure your child has the correct P.E kit in school (including pumps) and a reminder that no jewellery should be worn during P.E sessions.  It would also be appreciated if all uniform (including P.E kit and pumps) is labelled with your child’s full name and class – there was much lost property left in school at the end of the summer term and we realise how expensive it is!

We look forward to a very enjoyable year full of learning and progress. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the year please do not hesitate to speak to us, ensuring you go through the main entrance so that we can be aware who is on the premises. For a more detailed overview of the curriculum this term, consult the termly curriculum overview.

Many thanks,

Mr. Edwards and Mrs Rush

Year 6

January 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,

Happy New Year! We trust you had an enjoyable and restful holiday. This term is very important as we build up towards the End of Key Stage SATS Tests in May. Please ensure your child is in school for week beginning 8th May 2017 as these tests inform both yourself and your child’s secondary school of their performance.

The topics this term are Greeks (first half term) and North America (second half term). Science objectives will concentrate on Light and Staying Alive. Additionally, pupils will continue to learn French in their Modern Foreign Language lessons and Religious Education will focus on ‘How religion can change the world.’ Pupils will also have additional directed sessions on laptops, linked to the curriculum.

Just a reminder, pupils will be expected to read their school book and complete and return their homework on time. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school (blue shorts, white t-shirt and pumps) and a reminder that no jewellery should be worn during PE sessions. There has been a slight change to the PE timetable, Class 13 will now have PE on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s and Class 14 will now have PE on Tuesday’s and Friday’s.

It would also be appreciated if all uniform (including PE kit and pumps) is labelled with your child’s full name and class – there was much lost property left in school at the end of the Christmas term and we realise how expensive it is!

We look forward to a very enjoyable term full of learning and progress.

Many thanks,

Mr. G. Darby, Miss. A. Corns and Mrs. S. Walmsley.