This term our topic will be all about food. We will be growing our own radishes and thinking about the journey of an avocado. We will be thinking about how we compare to countries where people go hungry and look at how food affects our bodies.
Our topic this term is ‘Stone Age Adventures’. We will be focusing on learning about life in the Stone Age and making links to other curriculum areas. In Science our topic is Rocks and Soil. We will look at the different types of rocks and their properties. In Art this term we will focus on nature and materials with our visit to the Tate Modern enhancing this work. Our English and Reading will also feature the Stone Age this term.
Our topic this term is ‘Robots’. We will be focusing on learning all about Robots, linking this to our Science topic of Forces and Magnets. During Design and Technology this term we will design and build a robot using recycled materials. Our English and Reading will also feature Robots this term, with our class book being the Iron Man by Ted Hughes.
We will be learning about the ancient Egyptian civilization and how things they did then have had an impact on what we know and do in modern times. We will discover how archaeologists have found out about Egyptians and how we continue to learn more about their lives with modern technology. We will learn about the roles of pharaohs and how that compares to how our country is run today. We will investigate hieroglyphics and early mathematics which links to our own learning in English and Maths. We will find out about the Egyptian Gods and stories related to them.
We will be learning about Africa and the differences across the continent. We will look at African art, music, and food to see how this may have influenced others in expressing themselves and how it might help us express ourselves. We will explore African folk tales in English and compare these to other folk tales. We will investigate the different physical features of the continent and how children live in different parts of Africa.
"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.”