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Curriculum Map: Summer Term

Curriculum Map - Summer Term

 

English

 

 

Golden Thread: Journeys: Windrush

Writing to recount events - journalistic recount of the arrival of the Windrush

 

Poetry: Free verse poem linked to the Windrush

 

Real experience: visit to Whitemoor Lakes

Persuasive leaflet about Whitemoor Lakes

 

Poetry: The Final year (Matt Goodfellow)

Writing to perform a playscript - playscript of a section of the text

 

Traditional Tale: The Purple Lady (Jamila Gavin)

Writing to narrate: alternative perspective - Retell section of the story in role as character

 

Reading

 

VIPERS skills: understand types of questions in reading comprehension papers (prep for SATs)

Summarise - link main ideas from more than one paragraph

Predict - what might happen from details stated and implied

Identify - how narrative content is related and contributes to meaning as a whole

Explain - how meaning is enhanced through choice of words and phrases

 

RE

Easter

Children study the story of Easter from the perspective of Thomas. The work contained in this unit will require them to think about reasons why Thomas did not believe in the Resurrection of Christ at first and why people today believe that Jesus is risen from the dead. Children will also learn about Easter and the promise of eternal life. They will be introduced to some associations with Baptism and the celebration of a Christian funeral.

 

Pentecost

Children will learn about two stories from the New Testament about the coming of the Holy Spirit. Through their study of the Sacrament of Confirmation they will learn about the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit and how they are important in the lives of Christians.

 

Belonging to the church community

Children will learn about the foundations of the life and teaching of the Catholic Church being rooted in the life and teaching of the Apostles. The children will learn about the role of the Pope and local Bishop in the life of the universal and local Church. They will also explore the life of the local parish community where the faith of God’s People is nourished and celebrated.

 

Celebrating the life of Mary & the saints

Children will explore some of the Church’s beliefs about the Blessed Virgin Mary and the feasts that are celebrated in her honour. The children will consider why her role in the life of Christ was so important. Children will also learn about Mary and the saints being united with Christ in heaven. They will explore devotions and prayers in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the saints.

 

 Other faith: Judaism

Golden Thread:

Geography focus

 

How our world impacts on humans

Pupils will learn about the physical features of a river. They will learn that many towns were built in order to cross a river or because the river flowed through it. While rivers bring many benefits to people, pupils will discover that rivers are also extremely dangerous and destructive to communities.

 

Science

 

Electricity:

Pupils build on their learning from Year 4 to learn more about circuits, including how to use recognised symbols to represent circuits.  They investigate how to change the amount of electricity flowing round a circuit, looking at how different components affect the flow of electricity and at the difference that the length and thickness of wires can make.  They learn about series and parallel circuits and they use their knowledge of electricity to build games that use electric circuits.

 

Investigations: 

Pupils will plan, design, investigate and write up experiments.

 

Consolidation of units taught throughout the year.

 

French

 

Plan A French holiday:

Use the near future tense in French to describe holiday plans. They will consolidate learning of the near future tense, distinguish between the present and near future tense and build sentences using both tenses. Children will create a short written composition explaining where and when they are going on an imaginary holiday, what they want to do on holiday and what they are packing in their suitcases. Children will read a simple story about a summer holiday and demonstrate understanding of the gist of the text by answering questions. Children will research and present where to go on holiday, what to do, how to travel and what clothes to pack.

 

Visit a French town:

Children will be able to describe routes to school using pictures and word cards, follow simple directions accurately and describe the relationship between places using a preposition. They will put modes of transport into a simple sentence, role-play buying tickets in French and use modes of transport to build sentences about going to places. They will begin constructing negative sentences correctly, learn to say and read places in a town and use a writing frame to give a reasoned opinion for visiting a place. Children will also learn to identify the grammatical elements of a text, understand the gist of a text and use a text to write their own description of a place.

 

Art/DT

 

 

 

Photography: Children will begin to develop photography skills – composition, colour, light, abstract image, underlying messages and capturing and presenting images in different ways.

Electrical systems - Steady hand game: Children will apply fit-for-purpose design to researching and evaluating the form and function of toys. They will create perspective drawings when designing a steady hand game and use nets to create and decorate the base blocks of a steady hand game in line with the design criteria. Children will make and test a circuit then incorporate it into the base of the game.

Textiles: design an animal, mark and cut fabric according to a design, assemble an animal and decorate it.

 

Computing

 

E-safety:

Continue learning how to navigate the internet in an informed, safe and respectful way. This includes understanding where to get help if children feel worried or uncomfortable or scared - 7 top tips. Sharing online, creating a positive online reputation, capturing evidence, think before you click and strong passwords.

 

Programming:

Children will explore the commands and capabilities of the program of the program Logo and create basic designs. They will explore how having loops within loops changes the look of designs created in Logo. Children will use decompositions to alter a picture with the text-based programming language, Python. They will use loops in Python to create Islamic art by tinkering with different values to create different shapes. Children will decompose a program and write and algorithm to create an original artwork.

 

Creatine media: History of computers

Children will explain how to record sounds and add in sound effects over the top. They will produce a simple radio play with some special effects and simple edits which demonstrate an understanding of how to use the software. They will learn how to create a document that includes correct date information and facts about the computers and how they made a difference. Children will also demonstrate a clear understanding of their device and how it affected modern computers, including well-researched information with an understanding of the reliability of their sources. They will be able to describe all of the features that we’d expect a computer to have including RAM, ROM, hard drive and processor, but of a higher specification than currently available

 

Music

Beat, Rhythm, Pitch:

Visiting teacher for the Schools Singing Programme

Mr. Victor Wong (Choral Director within the Archdiocese of Birmingham) 

PE

 

Indoor: Yoga

Outdoor: Tennis

Fitness: Athletics

 

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