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Nunsmere Autumn Topic 2017

Autumn Curriculum overview

Welcome to Nunsmere!

Literacy  

In literacy initially we will be working on the topic of Myths and Legends, where we will be exploring different mythical creatures and settings and then moving onto creating our own myths. We will also be looking at how to use both a dictionary and thesaurus properly to help enhance our writing. Linking to topic we will then try to create our very own dictionary to help us with our topic work. En 4/1.a/b/c/d / En4/3.3 / EN4/2.2a/b/c/d

In the second half term we will be looking at information texts- through this we will be creating our own newspaper reports and biographies looking at the Anglo Saxons and Vikings; linking this to our topic. We will also be looking at how we can determine what parts of information is useful and what is not. We will then look at using a thesaurus and a dictionary properly to enhance our writing skills. We will then learn how to write instructions accurately by learning how to paragraph and sequence appropriately. En 4/3.2/ 3.1 / En4/1.2a/b/c/d / En4/3.3 / En4/2.2a/b/c/d

Numeracy 

In Numeracy the first half term we will be focusing on number skills. To begin with we will be looking at place value with then moving onto looking at addition and subtraction and multiplication and division.

We will be looking at numbers with up to four digits and will be comparing, ordering, recognisng digits, rounding and solving problems including these. Ma4/2.2a/b/c / Ma4/2.1 /Ma4/2.1e/f/h/i

Science

In Science initially we will be using our knowledge and understanding of animals including humans learning all about the digestive system, teeth, food chains and animals. Sc4/2.2

Moving onto the second half term we will be looking at Electricity, by creating our own circuits. We will be learning about all about the different components in an electrical circuit and how to measure different parts of it. We will be carrying out investigations after planning them and we will also use tables to record and conclude our results. Sc4/4.2.

Topic

Our Autumn term topic is ‘How Did Britain Begn?’

The children will be learning all about the journey and invasion of the Anglo Saxons and Vikings into Britain and the effect that this created on lifestyle and Britain as we know it. The children will combine art/D&T skills throughout creating wood work pieces and paintings based on Saxons and Vikings. There will be a trip to explore the topic and we will be having an ‘Anglo Saxon/Viking day in school. Hi2/1.3 / Hi2/1.4 / Ge2/1.2/ 1.1 / Ar1.2 D&T2/1.1B / 2B/3B

We will be linking our topic to literacy using some skills we have learnt by creating our own newspaper reports, setting descriptions and dictionaries.

PE

Mr Freeman will continue to teach PE on a Tuesday and Friday.

Swimming will take place on Thursdays – please ensure your child brings their kit each week.

Homework

Homework will be given out on Tuesday to be returned the following Monday; this will usually be one piece of maths and one piece of literacy. Spellings and timetables will be given out on a Tuesday and the test will take place on the following Friday.

My Maths will be set weekly on a Tuesday and must be completed by the following Monday. 

Please remember

 Reading books, reading dairies must be in school on a daily basis.

Homework books in on Monday so they can be marked ready for new homework to be handed out the following day.            

Any questions please don’t hesitate to ask

Many thanks

Miss Walker

 

 

Summer topic web

 

Residential

Please remember that this half term is our residential (April 27th and 28th). On day one we will be leaving school just before 9am, from here we will be going straight to Conwy where we will Ma4/4.1 spend the day firstly at the castle and then Plas Mawr. Later we will be heading to Pen-y-pass where we will stay for the night.

On the second day we will leave Pen-y-pass after breakfast and head to The Great Orme in Llandudno where we will spend the day on the tram, an environmental walk and at the copper mines.

If you have any further questions about our residential then please don’t hesitate to ask. I will arrange a parents meeting for the first week back.

Maths


Initially we will be starting our new topic of measurement Ma4/3.1 with Mrs Burke. We will be looking at converting units of measure, including time, which will lead onto telling the time. We will also be learning about shapes Ma4/3.2 and the position and direction Ma4/3.3 of them leading onto looking at area and perimeter. After half term we will move onto Data Handling - reading and interpreting data in a variety of formats and then drawing different tables and charts to represent given data.

Literacy

This term we will be continuing our work on information texts by learning about different countries. We will also be linking lots of our residential work with literacy by writing thank you letters, persuasive leaflets, and diary entries. After half term we will be working on our poetry skills learning how to write different types of poems. En4/3.3

Alongside this we will be focusing on Sentence Level work, Spelling and Grammar and Sustained Writing. En4/3.3 The children will be experimenting with sentence structure, using punctuation effectively to signpost meaning in longer, more complex sentences. En4/3.4ai This will include using fronted adverbials properly. En4/3.4av They will also be identifying a good range of connectives to link phrases and paragraphs.

Science

Linking to our topic of ‘solids, liquids and gases’ Sc4/3.1 the children will explore how to change the state of water, and that states can be reversed; they will explain evaporation and condensation and how these processes are used in the water cycle. Ge2/1.3 They will devise their own experiments to test and explain the above and give detailed conclusions of their results.

We will also be looking at the local environment including habitats, which also links well with our environmental walk on the residential up the Great Orme. Sc4/2.2

Topic

We have lots of things to do this term in topic and we will be linking our residential with this, including making our own residential books where we will be completing mapping Ge2/1.4 as well as lots of different types of writing linked to what we have done.

For our main topic we will be looking at the local area including local industry and local history. Hi2/2.1 We will looking at the trade for the area and we are hoping to visit the Lion Salt works museum Ge2/1.3, including looking at local rivers and canals and how they help with industry. Ge2/1.3a

PE


PE will still be taught on a Tuesday and Friday, so please ensure you have your full PE kit. Swimming will continue to take place on Thursdays.

Homework

Homework will still be handed out on a Tuesday to be returned the following Monday. As all the children now know most of their timestables we will no longer be doing weekly timestable tests. The children will however still receive one piece of maths, one piece of literacy, my maths and spellings each week.

 

Many thanks


Miss Prince

 

Spring Topic web 16-17

 

Welcome back Nunsmere after a lovely Christmas break!

Literacy
In literacy initially we will be completing our topic of newspapers by moving on and writing our own.

We will then move on to looking at information texts- through this we will be looking at the ‘important’ parts of information and how we can determine what is useful, we will be linking this to our topic by looking at space and information texts on this and some astronauts that are there.

We will then look at using a thesaurus and a dictionary properly to enhance our writing skills.

During the second half of the term we will be looking at persuasive writing, looking particularly at sentence types and vocabulary used.

Numeracy
In numeracy our main focus in the first half term will be multiplication and division, and during the second half term we will be moving onto fractions where we will be looking at adding fractions, finding common fractions, and finding decimal equivalents.

Please continue to learn times tables at home, and even if you know them all you can still practice getting faster to help with your mental maths skills! (upto 12x12)

Science
Our first topic in science will be electricity. In science we will be using our knowledge an understanding of solids, liquids and gases; looking at similarities and differences to compare different materials. We will be carrying out investigations after planning them and we will also use tables to record and conclude our results.

Topic

For our topic we will be linking up mainly with geography, looking at both primary and secondary geography. For the second half term we will be looking more into planets, and renewable energy resources ready for our residential next half term.

PE

Mr Freeman will continue to teach PE on a Tuesday and Friday and swimming will still take place on Thursdays – please ensure your child brings their kit each week.

Homework

Homework will be given out on Tuesday to be returned the following Monday;

This will be one piece of maths and one piece of literacy.

Spellings and timetables will be given out on a Tuesday and the test will take place on the following Friday, however I will try to put them on the website on Monday.

My maths will be set weekly on a Monday and must be completed by the following Monday.

Reading books, reading dairies on a daily basis.

Homework books on Monday and Friday for tests.

Spelling book and times tables books on a Friday.

Please remember to bring

Many thanks

Miss Prince

Nunsmere Autumn term Topic web

Welcome to Nunsmere!

Literacy

In literacy initially we will be working on the topic of information texts- through this we will be creating our own newspaper reports and biographies looking at the Olympics and Paralympics and also linking this to our topic. We will also be looking at how we can determine what parts of information is useful and what is not.

In the second half term we will be looking at both myths and legends, where we will be exploring different mythical creatures and settings and then moving onto creating our own myths

We will also be looking at how to use both a dictionary and thesaurus properly to help enhance our writing. Linking to topic we will then try to create our very own dictionary to help us with our topic work.

Numeracy

In Numeracy the first half term we will be focusing on number skills. To begin with we will be looking at place value with then moving onto looking at addition and subtraction ad multiplication and division.

We will be looking at numbers with up to four digits and will be comparing, ordering, recognizing digits, rounding and solving problems including these.

Science

In Science initially we will be using our knowledge and understanding of animals including humans learning all about the digestive system, teeth, food chains and animals.

Moving onto the second half term we will be looking at electricity, by creating our own circuits. We will be learning about all about the different components in an electrical circuit and how to measure different parts of it. We will be carrying out investigations after planning them and we will also use tables to record and conclude our results. 

Topic

Our Summer term topic is ‘Where did it all begin?’.

The children will be learning all about the journey of mankind- linking to both iron age and stone age, and with some help from Mrs Campbell we will be creating some cave paintings and arrow heads during our Art Day.

We will be linking our topic to literacy using some skills we have learnt by creating our own newspaper reports, setting descriptions and dictionaries.

PE

Mr Freeman will continue to teach PE on a Tuesday and Friday.

Swimming will take place on Thursdays – please ensure your child brings their kit each week.

Homework

Homework will be given out on Tuesday to be returned the following Monday; this will usually be one piece of maths and one piece of literacy. Spellings and timetables will be given out on a Tuesday and the test will take place on the following Friday.

My maths will be set weekly on a Tuesday and must be completed by the following Monday. 

Please remember

                  Reading books, reading dairies must be in school on a daily basis.

                  Homework books in on Monday so they can be marked ready for new homework to be handed out the following day.

                 

Any questions please don’t hesitate to ask

Many thanks

Welcome back after a lovely Easter break.


Residential

Please remember that this half term is our residential (May 5th and 6th). On Day one we will be leaving school around 8.45am and going straight to Portmeirion where we will spend the day. Later on in the afternoon we will be leaving Portmeirion and heading to Pen-y-pass where we will stay for the night. On Day 2 we will leave Pen-y-pass after breakfast and head to electric mountain and then the national welsh slate museum.

If you have any further questions about our residential then please don’t hesitate to ask. I will arrange a parents meeting for the first week back.

 

Maths
Initially we will continue with our topic of fractions and decimals then moving onto time, changing analogue time to digital time and working out intervals of time. We will also be looking at shape including position and direction.
Then, we will move onto Data Handling - reading and interpreting data in a variety of formats and then drawing different tables and charts to represent given data.

 

Literacy
This term we will be continuing Persuasive Writing, alongside focussing on Sentence Level work, Spelling and Grammar and Sustained Writing. The children will be experimenting with sentence structure, using punctuation effectively to signpost meaning in longer, more complex sentences. They will also be identifying a good range of connectives to link phrases and paragraphs.

 

Science

Linking to our topic of ‘solids, liquids and gases’ the children will explore how to change the state of water, and that states can be reversed; they will explain evaporation and condensation and how these processes are used in the water cycle. They will devise their own experiments to test and explain the above and give detailed conclusions of their results

 

Topic
Our theme this term in topic is ‘Where next?' We have lots of things to do and we will be linking our residential with this, including making our own residential books where we will be completing mapping as well as lots of different types of writing linked to what we have done.
Our topic this time will link well with the Olympics, we will be looking at many aspects of this including the history of the Olympics, maps of places taking part and researching flags related to this.

 

PE
PE will still be taught on a Tuesday and Friday, so please ensure you have your full PE kit. Swimming will continue to take place on Thursdays.

 

Many thanks
Miss Prince

Spring term topic web

Welcome back Nunsmere after a lovely Christmas break!

Literacy
In literacy initially we will be completing our topic of newspapers by moving on and writing our own.

We will then move on to looking at information texts- through this we will be looking at the ‘important’ parts of information and how we can determine what is useful, we will be linking this to our topic by looking at space and information texts on this and some astronauts that are there.

We will then look at using a thesaurus and a dictionary properly to enhance our writing skills.

During the second half of the term we will be looking at persuasive writing, looking particularly at sentence types and vocabulary used.

Numeracy
In numeracy our main focus in the first half term will be multiplication and division, and during the second half term we will be moving onto fractions where we will be looking at adding fractions, finding common fractions, and finding decimal equivalents.

Please continue to learn times tables at home, and even if you know them all you can still practice getting faster to help with your mental maths skills! (upto 12x12)

Science
In science we will be using our knowledge an understanding of solids, liquids and gases; looking at similarities and differences to compare different materials. We will be carrying out investigations after planning them and we will also use tables to record and conclude our results.

Topic

Our Spring term topic is ‘How does it work?’ we will be mostly looking at space, space travel and inventions and looking at British Astronaut Tim Peake, keeping up to date with his journey so far and looking at the things he does day to day.

For the second half term we will be looking more into planets, and renewable energy resources ready for our residential next half term.

PE

Mr Freeman will continue to teach PE on a Tuesday and Friday and swimming will still take place on Thursdays – please ensure your child brings their kit each week.

Homework

Homework will be given out on Tuesday to be returned the following Monday;

This will be one piece of maths and one piece of literacy.

Spellings and timetables will be given out on a Tuesday and the test will take place on the following Friday, however I will try to put them on the website on Monday.

My maths will be set weekly on a Monday and must be completed by the following Monday.

Reading books, reading dairies on a daily basis.

Homework books on Monday and Friday for tests.

Spelling book and times tables books on a Friday.

Please remember to bring

Any questions please don’t hesitate to ask

Many thanks

Miss Prince

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