Our first Theme this year is ‘If you go down to the woods…’ So we will be using our school environment to explore animals and their habitats and learning about the importance of looking after where we live and the impact this has on humans and animals. We will be exploring different cultures and traditions, particularly harvest festival and how this is celebrated around the world.
This term we are exploring celebrations and festivals from around the world. We have begun by learning the story of Guy Fawkes and are looking at why we celebrate ‘Bonfire night’ and how to stay safe around fireworks. We will be discussing how people in other cultures and countries celebrate festivals and making comparisons between our beliefs and those of others. We will be thinking about those that fought in wars so that we can be safe through ‘Remembrance’ day. We will be talking about ‘Diwali’ and ‘Hannukah’ and of course we will be having our own Christmas celebrations by expressing ourselves through singing, acting and creative activities.
This term we are going to infinity and beyond in our Topic about space. We will be exploring the planets and using our imagination to ‘Walk in the shoes of an astronaut’. We are going to be designing and making ‘pants’ for our Aliens. Thinking about patterns, shapes and fastenings. i.e. sewing. We will be exploring a variety of techniques. We will be exploring seasonal and daily weather patterns within the United Kingdom. We will be locating hot and cold areas of the world i.e. the north and South poles. We are learning to respect differences and similarities between people and to explain different ways family and friends should care for one another. We are learning to understand how algorithms (instructions) are used as programs on a variety of digital devices.
"The pupil premium funding and sports premium funding are used to good effect." Ofsted 2017
"Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities are supported well and make good progress." Ofsted 2017
"Safeguarding is effective. Systems to keep pupils safe are robust" Ofsted 2017
"The curriculum provides good opportunities for pupils to learn across a range of subjects. British values are promoted effectively." Ofsted 2017
"Good teaching in Year 5 and Year 6 ensures that most pupils catch up and make expected progress in a range of subjects by the end of key stage 2." Ofsted 2017
"Pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare are good. Pupils behave well and have good manners. They demonstrate a strong understanding of tolerance and respect." Ofsted 2017
"Leaders, governors and the trust have a strong understanding of the school’s effectiveness. Their recent actions are ensuring that the school is improving quickly." Ofsted 2017
“Pupils speak highly about the quality of education they receive. They are very loyal to the Academy, each other and the staff. They appreciate the support they receive to do their best. Pupils’ conduct around the Academy and in class is excellent.”
“Teachers provide highly detailed and effective feedback on a regular basis so that pupils know what they need to do to improve. Pupils regularly respond to marking to ensure they improve upon their understanding. Pupils are now given more opportunities to complete their work fluently and at greater length. Good progress is strongly evident across the books surveyed.”
“Books are well presented and demonstrate that pupils take pride in their work. They contain a varied number of tasks and activities for pupils.”
“Systems to keep pupils safe are rigorous. They feel safer because behaviour has improved and there are good opportunities to learn how to keep themselves safe in different situations.”
“As a result of the senior leaders’ determination and attention to detail, the quality of education has improved, aspirations have been raised and staff morale is high.”