We will be learning about African culture in Swift class. This includes learning about the differences between our schooling system and theirs. This will give us a good opportunity to see how privileged we are in our country. Furthermore, we will be linking this in with our English book of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This includes learning about the manufacturing of chocolate the fair trade farming of cocoa plants. This gives us a great opportunity of following what the class would like to learn about. This further links with our science topic of ‘States of Matter’ and our understanding of solids, liquids and gasses. This gives us strong links to African Geography and the types of animals that live in Africa.
We will be learning about advancement of Britain throughout the years. Focusing on the governments of the past and present. We will be learning about the struggles that the suffragettes went through in order to secure women’s votes in 1929. We will be linking our Line of Enquiry in with Geography and looking at how Britain’s landscape and towns have changed over the years. Furthermore, we will be celebrating the diversity we have in the UK today and how this has helped to create the modern British values we have today.
We will be learning about the development of space exploration in Swift class. This includes learning about the important people in space theories and development, as well as planets. This will give us the chance to explore our solar system. We will be able to gain an insight into how past ages viewed space and the milestones humans have taken in exploring our galaxy. We will be reading a book about Stephen Hawking, which will show us how people can overcome adversities to achieve greatness and make a real impact on the world, linking to our PSHCE topic. We will also be researching people such as Tim Peake and important Women in space exploration. This will give us a view as to how we share our galaxy, and how we can continue to explore it further.
"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.”