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Curriculum Guidance

Nursery

 

 

Reception

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to our last but most important term of an academic year before children move up to the next year group.

Year Group organisation stays the same as before. Pupils will continue to follow Reception routine – remaining in class for their English, Maths and Topic lessons each day, moving in to different groups only for their daily Phonics sessions. Your child will read twice a week within school, once with the Class Teacher during a guided reading session and once with a Teaching Assistant as an individual read. Please ensure that your child has their school reading book and reading diary in school daily so this can be updated appropriately.

School 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. We encourage children to walk to class independently and cannot allow any family members to go take children in to class. Any late pupils MUST follow correct procedures. As always, we continue to expect high levels of behavior and attainment. At the end of the school day, please be patient as we call your child to the door, although we aim to get them to you as quickly as possible their safety is our priority at all times.

School fund is payable each half term and we ask for a donation of £2.50. School Fund pays for a wide variety of resources and activities that it is not possible to fund out of our delegated budget. We are very grateful for these contributions that help us to keep our standards so high and our lessons so much fun.

Homework will continue to be given each Friday, so please ensure that Homework Books are returned to school by the following Thursday to be shared with the class and for new homework to be stuck in.

In English this term we will be focusing on word building and sentence level work, using our phonic knowledge to build words and write sentences based around our topic of Farms and Mini beasts.

In Maths, our focus will be on securing our knowledge of numbers 1-20 and building on our addition and subtraction work as well as problem solving including doubling, halving and sharing. We will also build on our learning about money and time.

The topic this term will be Farms Mini beasts. During our topic lessons in the afternoon we will be learning all about different animals looking at different life cycles, habitats and their environments.

PE day for Reception will continue to be on a 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 all uniform (including PE kit and pumps) is labelled with your child’s full name and class. We encourage children to keep their PE kit in school during term time to ensure it is available each week.

In each classroom we have a water cooler with fresh water for your child to access. If you would like to provide your child with their own water bottle, this can be left in school for your child to drink from throughout the day. Please ensure that any water bottles are clearly labelled with your child’s full name and class.

We look forward to an exciting Summer Term full of learning and progress. If you have any concerns or queries now or at any point throughout the term, please do not hesitate to speak to a class teacher.

Kind Regards,

The Early Years Team

Year 1

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to our last but most important term of an academic year before children move up to the next year group.

Year Group organisation stays the same as before:

Class 3 – Miss J Matthews

Class 4 – Miss E Rabone

Year 1 Teaching Assistants are Mrs A Childs and Miss M Goodall.

As in Spring term, pupils will remain in their class for the majority of lessons, with the exception of Phonics, for which they will be streamed and may change teacher/classrooms. They will be informed of their teacher in lessons this week.

Children will be given homework on a Friday to be completed and handed in by Wednesday. This will focus on either Maths, English or Topic work.

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. Throughout this academic year, we continue to expect high levels of behaviour and attainment.

In English this term we will be focusing on Stories with Repetitive Patterns or Structures, Instructions, Experiential writing, Fantasy world settings and poetry. Throughout these units we will be reinforcing the correct use of spellings, grammar and punctuation.

In Maths our focus will be on all four calculations using numbers to 100. Children will also continue to learn about measures, 2D and 3D shapes, position and direction, time and fractions.

The topics this term will be Seasons and then Seasides from the past. During Science sessions we will be learning about Materials and Plants. In RE this term we are focusing on Christianity in Wolverhampton. Pupils will continue to access Computing and will have additional directed sessions on laptops and iPads linked to the curriculum. Our focus this term will be We are storytellers.

PE days for Year 1 are 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 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 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,

Your Year 1 Team

Year 2

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to our last but most important term of an academic year before the children move up to the next year group.

Year Group organisation stays the same as before:

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

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

English and Maths sessions are also supported by Miss L. Withycombe

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

During this term, pupils will be streamed for Maths, English and Phonics (including spelling and handwriting) each morning and may change teacher/classrooms. They will be informed of their teacher for these lessons this week.

Children will be given homework on a Friday to be completed and handed in by Wednesday. This will include a piece of Maths, English and Reading with cross-curricular links.

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. Throughout this academic year, 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 and independence.

In English this term we will be focusing on Explanation Texts, Classic Poetry as well as Extended stories. Throughout these units we will be reinforcing the correct use of spellings, grammar and punctuation.

In Maths our focus will be on all four calculations using numbers to 1000. Children will also continue to learn to use money, read time, name shapes, use basic measurement units and simple fractions. It is important that, the children use this knowledge to solve simple word problems to show understanding.

The topics this term will be Florence Nightingale (History) and then My World and Me (Geography). During Science sessions we will be learning about Plants and Animals. Children will explore habitats for different animals and will be the young gardeners to learn how plants grow. RE this term focuses on Special stories. Pupils will continue to access Computing and will have additional directed sessions on laptops and iPads linked to the curriculum. Our focus this term will be We are Detectives.

PE days for Year 2 are Tuesday and Thursday. 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 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 2 Team

Year 3

Dear Parents/Carers,

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

As in Spring term, children will stay in class for majority of lessons, with the exception of English, Mathematics, Spellings and Read, Write, Inc, for which they will be streamed and may change teacher/classrooms.

Children will be given homework on Friday, to be completed over a fortnightly period. We expect homework to be of a high standard and neatly presented in their homework book. If there are any problems regarding homework, or if your child does not understand their homework, please speak to a member of the Year 3 team at the end of the day. In addition to homework, children are expected to read at home regularly, please record this in your child’s reading diary.

In English this term we will be focusing on authors and letters, adventure and mystery, report writing and language play. 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 four calculations and applying these into problem solving as well as 2d and 3d shapes, decimals including money, place value, mental calculation, fractions, measures 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!

Our humanities topic this term will be ‘Our European Neighbours’ and ‘Invaders and Settlers’. In Science we will be learning about ‘Plants’ and ‘Forces’. Additionally, pupils will learn French in their Modern Foreign Language and RE this term focus on Places of Worship and God and Church. Pupils will continue to have weekly Computing lessons with a focus on opinion polls.

PE days for Year 3 remain on a Monday (class 7), Tuesday (8) and Wednesday (both classes). This term they will be focusing on Kwik Cricket and Athletics. 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. Please ensure all uniform (including PE kit and pumps) is labelled with your child’s full name.

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, ensuring you go through the main entrance so that we can be aware who is on the premises.

Many thanks,

Miss Talbot, Mrs Godfrey, Mrs Chima & Mr Patel

Year 4

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to our last but most important term of an academic year before children move up to the next year group.

As in the Spring term, pupils will remain in their class for the majority of lessons, with the exception of spellings and phonics, for which they will be streamed and may change teacher/classrooms.

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. 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 term, 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 newspaper reports, persuasive writing, issues and dilemmas, film and play scripts. 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; statistics, fractions, decimals and volume. 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 Earning a Living and The Mayans. In Science we will be learning about Electricity and Teeth and Eating. Additionally, pupils will continue to learn French in their Modern Foreign Language lessons across the year and RE this term focuses on Christianity. 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

Dear Parents/Carers,

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

As year 5 continues, pupils will be grouped according to their academic ability for the majority of lessons, whilst being taught by their class teacher. Each week, we expect pupils to read their school book and they will be given fortnightly English, Maths and humanities homework. Children should continue to record down any reading they complete in their ‘Reading Profile’ – please feel free to record down any reading you complete with your child.

Similar to last year, 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. We continue to expect high levels of behaviour and attainment. Furthermore, as the children progress through year 5 we expect them to show a growing level of maturity.

In English this term we will be looking at narrative poems, Shakespeare, reports, magazine articles and the novel ‘Stig of the Dump’ by Clive King. Pupils will explore a number of writing styles throughout the course of the term, such as newspaper reports, scripts and diary entries. 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!

This term, humanities will focus on Britain since 1948 and science will focus on The Solar System and Forces. Additionally, pupils will learn French in their Modern Foreign Language lessons across the year and RE this term focuses on the theme of temptation in religions. Pupils will continue to have weekly computing lessons and will have directed sessions on laptops, which cover the topics of blogging and digital architecture.

PE days for Year 5 are Thursday (Class 11 &12) and on Friday Class 12 will have PE and Class 11 will continue swimming. Pupils going swimming should bring a swimming costume and a towel. 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 that all uniform (including PE kit and pumps) be labelled with your child’s full name and class – there was much lost property left in school at the end of the autumn 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.

Many thanks,

Mr. Edwards and Mrs. Rush

Year 6

Dear Parents,

Welcome to a new term which as we are all aware is very busy and could possibly be the most important one of your child’s educational life so far!

Year 6 will very shortly be taking their SATs tests, any revision or support that can be given at home now will be of great benefit. Also, don’t forget that, before assembly each day from 8.30am, there will be breakfast being provided during the test week.

After the SATs the children can look forward to their residential trip to Conwy in Wales, which will be thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. Let’s hope the weather is as lovely as it has been over Easter!

Of course, the children will soon begin rehearsals for their Leavers’ assembly as well, and over the final half term children will be given the opportunity to visit their secondary school as part of their transition program. Information and details will be given to you from your secondary school choice.

In lessons, children will continue with preparation for the SATs, after which, structured lessons will continue. In Maths, we will be focusing on problem solving using all mathematical areas and in English we will be writing in both narrative and non-narrative styles. Our topic focus for this half term will be Coasts.

Finally, thank you for your continued support and we wish all of Year 6 luck in their tests!

Kind regards,

Year 6 Teachers