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Chaffinches Class 3 2022 - 2023

Miss Porter

Welcome to Chaffinches - Year 5 and Year 6

Hello and welcome to our class page! This is where you will find all the information you need to know about what we will be doing in Year 5 and 6 this term.

In English, we are beginning with the text Star of Fear, Star of Hope. A high quailty text set in France during World War ll. In Shared Reading sessions we will be looking at When we were Warriors in Year 6 and Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls in Year 5. 

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In Maths, we will be begin our learning looking at number and place value before we move onto looking at the four operations and fractions before Christmas. 

In Religious Education, we will use questions like - How do Christians believe that God speaks good news to people through the life of Jesus? To guide our learning through Autumn 1.


Our Science focus for Autumn 1 is Forces, where we build on our prior learning of forces in Lower Key Stage 2 to identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, recognise that some mechanisms allow a smaller force to have a greater effect and explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object! 



Upper Key Stage 2 Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact


The uniqueness of every child is recognised and valued in Upper KS2. We constantly adapt our learning journey and goals to meet the needs and interests of our children, offering an excellent education underpinned by a broad, culturally rich and powerful curriculum to ensure that all pupils are well equipped for the next stages in their education. 

Our curriculum is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values however, creativity and fun is at the heart of UKS2 at Crowton. Topic days, themes and memorable activities are utilised each term to embed learning.  We aim to provide an environment that encourages lifelong education.

Community involvement is also an essential part of our curriculum as we celebrate local traditions, learning new skills to enable children to take an active role in event throughout the year. Children leave Crowton with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.


Skills and knowledge are taught discreetly in subject areas so that our children gain a broad understanding of each subject and know which subject or topic they are studying. However, the curriculum is designed to embed transferable skills throughout, without weakening essential skills based learning.  The high quality of our classroom environments serves to stimulate and engage higher order thinking. At Crowton Primary School, we also recognise the importance of feedback, both adult and peer, as an integral part of the teaching and learning cycle, and aim to maximise the effectiveness of its use in practice. Planning is flexible and responsive to pupils’ needs. Lively and engaging sessions are seen each week to deliver engaging objectives. Children take pride in their work and make sure they have demonstrated their very best efforts. 


We plan our lessons with clear learning objectives. We base these upon the teacher’s detailed knowledge of each child and the curriculum, striving to ensure that all tasks set are appropriate to each child’s level of ability. Our long term plans make clear the expected outcomes for each subject. We make a note of those individual children who do not achieve at the expected level for the lesson, and we use this information when planning for the next lesson. We also keep this information as a record of the progress made by the class and use assessment for learning grids to track individual progress. 

Day‐to‐day, on-going assessment is a crucial method of assessment which provides instant feedback to the teacher and ensures progress within every lesson. AfL strategies are used in all lessons. These strategies provide a clear picture of a child’s level of understanding and, ensure that teachers can quickly assess when a child does not understand and needs greater support. Lessons are flexible enough to allow teachers to adapt to the needs of the class. 

Progress is assessed regularly. At the end of each term, assessment data is gathered and progress is checked by subject coordinators and the Senior Leadership Team. Children are expected to make good or better progress in all subjects and this individual progress is tracked. In cases where children are identified as needing additional support in English or Maths, short interventions are put in place to address gaps in learning.



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Crowton Christ Church C.E. Primary

Kingsley Road, Crowton,

Cheshire, CW8 2RW

Main Contact: Heather Bettley (Head Teacher)

Tel: 01928 788230