Class Curriculum

Subjects taught:

English, Mathematics, Science, Religious Education, Computing, History, Geography, Music, Design Technology, Art, PE, PHSCE ( Personal, Health, Social Citizenship Education), Phonics


English & Mathematics

Talking to others:

  • Express feelings and ideas when speaking about matters of immediate interest
  • Talk in ways that are audible and intelligible to peers
  • Show some awareness of the listener by adjusting spoken language and using body language

Talking to others:

  • Express feelings and ideas when speaking about matters of immediate interest
  • Talk in ways that are audible and intelligible to peers
  • Show some awareness of the listener by adjusting spoken language and using body language

Reading

  • Secure at phase 5 phonics
  • Identify which words appear again and again
  • Relate reading to own experiences
  • Re-reads if reading does not make sense
  • Re-tell with considerable accuracy
  • Discuss significance of title and events
  • Make predictions on basis of what has been read
  • Make inferences on basis of what is being said and done
  • Reads with pace & expression, i.e. pause at full stop; raise voice for question
  • Knows difference between fiction and non-fiction texts.

Writing

  • Write clearly demarcated sentences
  • Use ‘and’ to join ideas
  • Use conjunctions to join sentences (e.g. so, but)
  • Use standard forms of verbs, e.g. go/went
  • Evidence of:
  • Capital letters
  • Full Stops
  • Question marks
  • Exclamation marks
  • Use capital letters for names & personal pronoun ‘I’
  • Write clearly sequenced sentences
  • Correct formation of lower case – finishing in the right place
  • Correct formation of capital letters
  • Correct formation of digits

Mathematics

  • Count to & across 100, forwards & backwards from any number
  • Read & write numbers to 20 in digits and words
  • Read & write numbers to 100 in digits
  • Say 1 more/1 less to 100
  • Count in multiples of 1, 2, 5 and 10
  • Know bonds to 10 by heart
  • Use bonds & subtraction facts to 20
  • Add & subtract:
  • 1 digit & 2 digit numbers to 20, including zero
  • Add any three 1-digit numbers with a total up to 20
  • Solve simple multiplication & division with apparatus & arrays
  • Recognise half and quarter of object, shape or quantity
  • Sequence events in order
  • Use language of day, week, month and year
  • Tell time to hour & half past

Learning Challenge Themes:

History & Geography

  • Are games consoles more fun than Grandma and Grandad’s old toys?
  • Where do the leaves go in winter?
  • Why can’t a meerkat live in the North Pole?
  • Where do and did the wheels on the bus go?
  • Why were Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong brave people?

Science

  • Which material should the Three Little Pigs have used to build their house?
  • Why isn’t everyone afraid of the dark?
  • Why is a tiger not like a human?
  • Which birds and plants would Little Red Riding Hood find in our park?

RE

  • What is important to you?
  • Why do Christians celebrate Christmas?
  • How do I know I’m being good?
  • What do Christians and Jews believe about creation?
  • How do religions welcome new members?
  • Reading Scheme:Oxford Reading Tree supplemented by a range of books from different publishers

Phonics Scheme: Letters and Sounds supplemented by Jolly Phonics

Subjects taught:

English, Mathematics, Science, Religious Education, Computing, History, Geography, Music, Design Technology, Art, PE, PHSCE ( Personal, Health, Social Citizenship Education), Philosophy for Children


English & Mathematics

Talking to others:

  • Recount experiences. giving some detail and using appropriate descriptive language
  • Think of a range of questions to ask a visitor when on a visit
  • Know how to vary talk to hold listeners’ attention
  • Make specific vocabulary choices and use non-verbal features to engage listener

Talking to others:

  • Help to organise group to take on different roles
  • Recognise the need to take equal turns in a group situation
  • Listen to and build on the contribution of the previous speaker
  • Make helpful contributions when speaking in turn
  • Try to hear and consider the different preferences and interests in the group

Reading

  • Secure at phase 6
  • Reads ahead to help with fluency & expression
  • Comments on plot, setting & characters in familiar & unfamiliar stories
  • Recounts main themes & events
  • Comments on structure of the text
  • Use commas. question marks & exclamation marks to vary expression
  • Read aloud with expression & intonation
  • Recognise:
    • Speech marks
    • Contractions
  • ldentify post/present tense
  • Use content and index to local information

Writing

  • Write different kinds of sentence: statement. question, exclamation, command
  • Use expanded noun phrases to add description & specification
  • Write using subordination (when, if, that, because)
  • Correct & consistent use of present tense & post tense
  • Correct use of verb tenses
  • Correct & consistent use of:
    • Capital letters
    • Fullstops
    • Question marks
    • Exclamation marks Commas in a list
    • Apostrophe (omission)
  • Introduction of speech marks
  • Write under headings
  • Evidence of diagonal & horizontal strokes to join handwriting

Mathematics

  • Compare & order numbers up to 100
  • Read and Write all numbers to 100 in digits & words
  • Say 10 more/less than any number to 100
  • Count in multiples of 2, 3 & 5 & 10 from any number up to 100
  • Recall & use multiplication & division facts for 2, 5 & 10 tables
  • Recall & use +/- facts to 20.
  • Derive & use related facts to 100
  • Recognise PV of any 2-digit number
  • Add & subtract:
  • 2-digit nos & ones
  • 2-digit nos & tens
  • Two 2-digit nos
  • Three 1-digit nos
  • Recognise & use inverse (+/-)
  • Calculate & Write multiplication & division calculations using multiplication tables
  • Recognise & use inverse (x&/)
  • Recognise, find, name & write 1/3; 1/4: 2/4: 3/4
  • Recognise equivalence of simple fractions
  • Tell time to five minutes, including quarter past/to

Learning Challenge Themes:

History & Geography

  • Where would you prefer to live: England or Africa?
  • What was it like when the Queen came to the throne in 1953?
  • What would Dora the Explorer find exciting in out town?
  • Why do we love to be beside the seaside?
  • How have Martin Luther King & Nelson Mandela helped to make the world a better place?

Science

  • How will 5 a day help me to be healthy?
  • Where did that rocket come from?
  • What is our school made of?
  • Why would a dinosaur not make a good pet
  • How can we grow our own salad?

RE

  • How do Christians say thank you to God for the natural world?
  • Why is light important in religions?
  • What does it mean to be a Sikh?
  • What is a church?
  • Why are people happy at Easter?
  • What have I learned about different religions?

Reading Scheme:Oxford Reading Tree supplemented by a range of books from different publishers

Phonics Scheme: Letters and Sounds supplemented by Jolly Phonics

Subjects taught:

English, Mathematics, Science, Religious Education, Computing, History, Geography, Music, Design Technology, Art, PE, PHSCE ( Personal, Health, Social Citizenship Education)


English & Mathematics

Talking to others:

  • Develop ideas and feelings through sustained talk
  • Show good awareness of the listener and organise what is said accordingly
  • Understand the need to use a different style, tone and loudness of speech when speaking to a larger audience
  • Use special words linked to the topic being discussed

Talking to others:

  • Listen carefully and then make relevant comments in response to what has been said
  • Agree about what is the most difficult problem in the task and how to tackle it
  • Suggest different ideas related to a specific problem
  • Summarise the main issues associated with a talk they have listened to

Reading

  • Comments on the way characters relate to one another
  • Knows which words are essential in a sentence to retain meaning
  • Draw inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts & motives from their actions
  • Recognise how commas are used to give more meaning
  • Recognise
    • plurals
    • pronouns and how used
    • collective nouns
    • adverbs
  • Can explain the difference that adjectives and verbs make

Writing

  • Use conjunctions (when, so, before, after, while, because)
  • Use adverbs (e.g, then, next, soon)
  • Use prepositions (e.g. before, after, during, in, because of)
  • Experiment with adjectives to create impact
  • Correctly use verbs in 1st, 2nd & 3rd person
  • Use perfect form of verbs to make relationships of time & cause
  • Correct use of speech marks for direct speech
  • Group ideas into paragraphs around a theme
  • Write under headings & sub-headings
  • Legible, joined handwriting

Mathematics

  • Compare & order numbers up to 1000
  • Read & write all numbers to 1000 in digits & words
  • Find 10 or 100 more/less than a given number
  • Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 & 100
  • Recall & use multiplication & division facts for 3, 4, 8 tables
  • Recognise PV of any 3-digit number
  • Add & subtract:
    • 3-digit nos & ones
    • 3-digit nos & tens
    • 3-digit nos & hundreds
  • Add & subtract:
    • Numbers with up to 3-digits using efficient written method (column)
  • Use inverse to check
  • Multiply:
    • 2-digit by 1-digit
  • Count up/down in tenths
  • Compare & order fractions with same denominator
  • +/-fractions with same denominator with whole
  • Know pairs of fractions that total 1
  • Tell time using 12 and 24 hour clocks; and using roman numerals
  • Tell time to nearest minute
  • Know number of days in each month

Learning Challenge Themes:

History & Geography

  • What makes the Earth angry?
  • Why has Greece always been in the news?
  • Why do so many people choose to go to the Mediterranean for their holidays?
  • Who first lived in Britain?
  • How did the Victorian period help to shape the Mexborough we know today?

Science

  • What can rocks tell us about how the Earth was formed?
  • How can Usain Bolt move so quickly?
  • How far can you throw your shadow?
  • How did that blossom become an apple?
  • Are you attractive enough?

RE

  • What are the rules?
  • What do people believe about God?
  • What really happened in Holy Week?
  • What is so special about places?
  • That’s not fair! Or is it?

Subjects taught:

English, Mathematics, Science, Religious Education, Computing, History, Geography, Music, Design Technology, Art, PE, PHSCE ( Personal, Health, Social Citizenship Education)


English & Mathematics

Talking to others:

  • Adapt talk to suit specific audience. e.g. younger children or adults
  • Give listeners/partners clear reasons or evidence for their views
  • Speak with good diction so that the audience can hear clearly what is said
  • Give listeners enough detail to communicate meaning clearly

Talking to others:

  • Happy to attempt different roles and responsibilities, according to what is needed
  • Discuss ways of making use of what they have learnt from a discussion, presentation or broadcast
  • Explain how the group discussion arrived at an agreed view in relation to the aim of the task
  • Make thoughtful use of the resources available to develop and illustrate ideas in discussion

Reading

  • Give a personal point of view on a text.
  • Can re-explain a text with confidence.
  • Justify inferences with evidence, predicting what might happen from details stated or implied
  • Use appropriate voices for characters within a story
  • Identify how sentence type can be changed by altering word order, tenses, adding/deleting words or amending punctuation.
  • Skims & scans to locate information and/or answer a question.

Writing

  • Write clearly demarcated sentences
  • Use ‘and’ to join ideas
  • Use conjunctions to join sentences (e.g. so, but)
  • Use standard forms of verbs, e.g. go/went
  • Evidence of:
    • Capital letters
    • Full Stops
    • Question marks
    • Exclamation marks
  • Use capital letters for names & personal pronoun ‘I’
  • Write clearly sequenced sentences
  • Correct formation of lower case – finishing in the right place
  • Correct formation of capital letters
  • Correct formation of digits

Mathematics

  • Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers.
  • Compare & order numbers beyond 1000
  • Compare & order numbers with 2 decimal places.
  • Read Roman numerals to 100
  • Find 1000 more/less than a given number.
  • Count in multiples at 6, 7, 9, 25 & 1000.
  • Recall & use multiplication & division facts all tables to 12×12.
  • Recognise PV of any 4-digit number.
  • Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000.
  • Round decimals with 1dp to nearest whole number.
  • Add & subtract:
    • Numbers with up to 4-digits using efficient written method (column).
    • Numbers with up to 1 dp.
    • Multiply:
    • 2-digit by 1-digit
    • 3-digit by 1-digit
  • Divide:
    • 3-digit by 1-digit
  • Count up/down in hundredths.
  • Write equivalent fractions
  • +/- fractions with some denominator.
  • Read, write & convert time between analogue & digital 12 & 24 hour clocks.

Learning Challenge Themes:

History & Geography

  • Where would you choose to build a city?
  • Why were the Romans so powerful and what did we learn from them?
  • What would you have done after school 100 years ago?
  • Why were the Norman castles not bouncy?
  • Why is Sheffield such a cool place to live?

Science

  • Which wild animals and plants live in our locality?
  • How would we survive without water?
  • How would we cope without electricity for a day?
  • What happens to the food we eat?
  • Why is the sound made by One Direction enjoyed by so many people?

RE

  • What does worship mean?
  • How is Christmas celebrated in other countries?
  • What do we mean by commitment?
  • Why did Jesus tell stories?
  • What is pilgrimage?
  • What is Sikhism?

Subjects taught:

English, Mathematics, Science, Religious Education, Computing, History, Geography, Music, Design Technology, Art, PE, PHSCE ( Personal, Health, Social Citizenship Education), Philosophy for Children, French


English & Mathematics

Talking to others:

  • Talk in extended turns to express straightforward ideas and feelings
  • Capture listeners interest with intriguing situation, setting and character when telling story or recalling event
  • Describe situation, creature or character in such clear detail and language that others identify it easily and confidently
  • Present conflicting views of an argument and reach a considered conclusion

Talking to others:

  • Show good understanding of what has been said and are able to introduce new ideas that are valid.
  • Listen to others responsively in discussion and link own ideas clearly to others views, even when these views are different
  • Know as group leader what to do to help the discussion to develop well
  • Reflect on the contributions of different members of the group and consider the effect of each role.

Reading

  • Summarises main points of an argument or discussion within their reading & makes up own mind about issues.
  • Can compare between two texts.
  • Appreciates that people use bias in persuasive writing
  • Appreciates how two people may have a different view on the same event
  • Draw inferences and justify with evidence from the text.
  • Varies voice for direct or indirect speech.
  • Recognise: Clauses within sentences
  • Uses more than one source when carrying out research.
  • Creates set of notes to summarise what has been read

Writing

  • Add phrases to make sentences more precise & detailed.
  • Use range of sentence openers-judging the impact or effect needed.
  • Begin to adopt sentence structure to text type.
  • Use pronouns to avoid repetition.
  • Use:
    • Brackets.
    • Dashes.
    • Commas.
  • Use commas to clarify meaning or ovoid ambiguity.
  • Link clauses in sentences using a range of subordinating & coordinating conjunctions.
  • Use verb phrases to create subtle differences (e.g, she began to run).
  • Consistently organise into paragraphs.
  • Link ideas across paragraphs using adverbials of time (e.g. later), place (e.g. nearby) and number (e.g. secondly)
  • Legible and fluent handwriting style

Mathematics

  • Count forwards & backward with positive & negative numbers through zero.
  • Count forwards/backwards in steps or powers of 10 for any given number up to 1000000.
  • Compare & order numbers with 3 decimal places, read Roman numerals to 1000.
  • Identify all multiples & factors, including finding all factor pairs.
  • Use known tables to derive other number facts.
  • Recall prime numbers up to 19
  • Recognise PV of any number up to 1000000.
  • Round any number up to 1000000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10000 or 100000.
  • Round decimals with 2dp to nearest whole number & 1dp.
  • Add & Subtract
    • Numbers with more than 4-digits using efficient written method (column).
    • Numbers with up to 2dp.
    • Multiply
    • 4-digits by 1-digit/2-digit
    • Divide
    • 4-digits by 1-digit
    • Multiply and Divide
    • Whole numbers & decimals by 10, 100 & 1000
  • Count up/down in thousandths.
  • Recognise mixed numbers & fractions & convert from one to another.
  • Multiply proper fractions by whole numbers.
  • Solve time problems using timetables and converting between different units of time.

Learning Challenge Themes:

History & Geography

  • How could Hitler have convinced a country like Germany to follow him?
  • Were the Anglo-Saxons really smashing?
  • How can we re-discover the wonders of Ancient Egypt?
  • Why is Brazil in the news again?
  • Why should the rainforests be important to us all?

Science

  • How different will you be when you are old as your grandparents?
  • Do all animals and plants start life as an egg?
  • Could you be the next CSI investigator?
  • Will we ever send another human to the moon?
  • Can you feel the force?

RE

  • How did it all start?
  • What can we learn from religious texts?
  • Why is Diwali celbrated by both Hindus and Sikhs?
  • What do we believe in, in Mexborough?

Subjects taught:

English, Mathematics, Science, Religious Education, Computing, History, Geography, Music, Design Technology, Art, PE,PHSCE ( Personal, Health, Social Citizenship Education), Philosophy for Children, French


English & Mathematics

Talking to others:

  • Vary vocabulary. grammar and non-verbal features to suit the needs of audience
  • Shape folk very deliberately for effect and clarity
  • Present a strong argument in a formal debate on an issue, using the language and procedures of debating
  • Agree some good ways for opening and closing an interview
  • Present a spoken argument that develops coherently and logically and supports its points with evidence and persuasive language

Talking to others:

  • Recognise significant detail and implicit meanings in others contributions
  • Comfortable in developing others’ ideas in different ways
  • Show a growing ability to shape the direction of the talk
  • Listen to the debate with an open mind, recall the main arguments and decide, for clear reasons, which one was the most convincing
  • Work together as a group to prepare an argument against or for the motion in a debate

Reading

  • Refers to text to support opinions and predictions
  • Gives a view about choice of vocabulary, structure etc
  • Distinguish between fact & opinion
  • Appreciates how a set of sentences has been arranged to create maximum effect
  • Recognise: Complex sentences
  • Skims and scans to aide note-taking.

Writing

  • Use subordinate clauses to write complex sentences.
  • Use passive voice where appropriate
  • Use expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely (e.g. the fact that it was raining meant the end of sports day).
  • Evidence of sentence structure and layout matched to requirements of text type.
  • Use
    • Semi-colon, colon, dash to mark the boundary between independent clauses
    • Correct punctuation of bullet points.
    • Hyphens to avoid ambiguity.
    • Full range of punctuation matched to requirements of text type.
  • Use wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs.
  • Use paragraphs to signal change in time, scene, action, mood or person.
  • Legible, fluent and personal handwriting style.

Mathematics

  • Compare & order numbers up to 10000000.
  • ldentify common factors, common multiples & prime numbers.
  • Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy.
  • Multiply:
  • 4-digit by 2-digit
  • Divide
  • 4-digits by 2-digit
  • Add & subtract fractions with different denominators & mixed numbers.
  • Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in the simplest form.
  • Divide proper fractions by whole numbers.
  • Calculate % of whole number.

Learning Challenge Themes:

History & Geography

  • How could Hitler have convinced a country like Germany to follow him?
  • Were the Anglo-Saxons really smashing?
  • How can we re-discover the wonders of Ancient Egypt?
  • Why is Brazil in the news again?
  • Why should the rainforests be important to us all?

Science

  • How different will you be when you are old as your grandparents?
  • Do all animals and plants start life as an egg?
  • Could you be the next CSI investigator?
  • Will we ever send another human to the moon?
  • Can you feel the force?

RE

  • How did it all start?
  • What can we learn from religious texts?
  • Why is Diwali celbrated by both Hindus and Sikhs?
  • What do we believe in, in Mexborough?