From Year 3 to Year 6 pupils follow a topic based curriculum which incorporates all National Curriculum subjects. Core texts and topic books (e.g. books related to the Romans) are used in reading and writing lessons. Generally maths is taught discretely.
Maths is taught through 'Power Maths’, a programme which supports a teaching for mastery approach. Lessons and activities are designed to be taught using problem-solving approaches to encourage pupils’ higher-level thinking. The focus is on working with pupils’ core competencies, building on what they know to develop their relational understanding.
Writing is taught through a range of exciting stimuli which includes books, film clips, artefacts, and real life experiences. We strive to equip children to develop a rich vocabulary which can help them bring their writing to life. Basic skills and non - negotiables underpin writing in all areas of the curriculum. Teachers model the writing process and demonstrate the ambitious high standards expected of all children.
Below are some information sheets for parents and carers outlining English and maths expectations for each year group.
Year 3 are very proud of their amazing non-chronological reports. They were able to share them with year 2 and even take a copy home. They have worked incredibly hard, showing off all of their amazing Ancient Egyptian knowledge.
Year 3 Egyptian Trip
8th February 2024
Year 3 went on a brilliant trip to Norwich Castle this week. They consolidated and deepened their learning on the Ancient Egyptians. All children represented the school well and were safe, ready and respectful. The Year 3 team were very proud of everyone!
Year 3 Music
30th January 2024
Year 3 have been exploring different musical notes and vocabulary this term. They even had a go at writing their own this week. They now know what a crotchet, minim and quaver is and are working hard on remembering the note values too. As part of computing, year 3 were able to code and create their own bands on scratch! What a musical week!
Year 3 Computing
25th January 2024
Year 3 have been exploring programming as part of their latest computing unit. Today they were able to explain that programming requires a start point and recognise that a sequence of commands can have an order. They had great fun using scratch to support!
18th January 2024
Year 3 had fun learning about hieroglyphics. They wrote their own names in cartouches and cannot wait to show them in their assembly tomorrow!
Year 3 Egyptians
12th January 2024
Year 3 explored artefacts and asked brilliant questions today! They are having so much fun learning about Ancient Egypt!
Year 3 Egyptians
11th January 2024
Year 3 have started their new topic 'Ancient Egypt.' As part of one of our key texts (Marcy and the riddle of the Sphinx), the children decided what they would need to take with them on an expedition. They created a diamond nine with their key items. Soon we will be exploring hieroglyphics too!
School Council Christmas Bauble Project
19th December 2023
Back in November, the School Council decided to buy every child a clear bauble to design and decorate ready for Christmas. Each year group chose their own designs and have been busy over the last few weeks creating them. In Year 1, children filled their baubles with Christmas sequins and they decorated the outside. In Year 2, children turned their baubles into reindeer and used them to decorate the Christmas trees in their classrooms! In Year 3, the children turned their baubles into snow globes, complete with snowmen inside. In Year 4, the children used lots of glitter and glue to decorate the outside of their baubles. In Year 5, they used tissue paper and glue to create a textured bauble which they filled with yummy treats! And finally, in Year 6, the children filled the inside of the baubles with glitter, then used white pen to create patters on the outside. We think they all look amazing! A great big thank you to the School Council for organising this for everyone.
Year 3 Cathedral Trip
8th December 2023
Year 3 enjoyed learning all about advent at Norwich Cathedral this week. They were able to hear the Christmas story as well as complete craft activities! Thank you for having us!
Year 3 Mechanisms
30th November 2023
Year 3 have started their latest DT project on mechanisms. Today they explored different mechanisms ahead of creating their own pop-up cards.