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Owls Class 4 2021 - 2022

Miss Webb

Miss Webb is our current Class 4 teacher. She is also a Foundation Governor of our school.

Welcome to Class 4.

Upper Key Stage 2 Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact

Intent

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.

Implementation

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. 

Impact 

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.

 

 

The Autumn term- Our topics for the term include ‘The Titanic’ and ‘Christmas.’

We will also hopefully have a ‘Science week’ during the Summer term. This will include a week of investigation and experimentation.

Spellings- Weekly spellings will be given to year 5/6 to learn for homework. These will be given out on a Monday and tested the following Monday. Please also make every effort to support your child in learning their times tables up to 12 x 12 also. Quick recall will make other aspects of maths much easier! We will have a mini times tables test on a Friday morning.

Reading- All children should be bringing home a reading book on a regular basis. For homework, every child should be aiming to read for 15/20 minutes (average) per night. Children have the opportunity to change their books regularly in school. At school, children take part in guided reading activities every day. These involve answering comprehension questions, taking part in discussions about a text and reading out loud with intonation. Discussing a book with your child assists with the understanding of a text and can be valuable in raising levels of achievement. A note/signature in your child’s reading record is much appreciated to help us keep track of reading at home.

Strategies to help your child with reading-

  • Read aloud with your child
  • Discuss the story
  • Discuss any words or phrases that they have not understood
  • Visualise the story
  • Predict what will happen next

Maths- Children in year 5/6 will focus upon developing the following skills throughout the school year.

  • Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers.
  • Compare and order numbers beyond 1,000.
  • Compare and order numbers with up to 2 decimal places.
  • Read Roman numerals to 100 and beyond.
  • Find 1,000 more/less than a given number.
  • Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000.
  • Recall and use multiplication and division facts all tables to 12x12.
  • Recognise PV of any 4-digit number.
  • Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1,000.
  • Round decimals with 1dp to nearest whole number.
  • Add and subtract: Numbers with up to 4-digits using written columnar method.
  • Multiply:2-digit by 1-digit, 3-digit by 1-digit
  • Count up/down in hundredths.
  • Recognise and write equivalent fractions
  • Add and subtract fractions with same denominator.
  • Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12 and 24 hour clocks.

PE- PE will be taught on a Monday (George Waring) and Tuesday (Margi) in Class 4. Please ensure that your child is in the correct kit. Later in the year, Mr Finney will also be doing a PE session once a week.

Homework- Each week, alongside spellings and reading, children will be given maths or English homework to complete via the school website. This will be set on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday.  

If you have any questions/queries then please feel free to call in to school to see me. I will always reply to emails as soon as possible and encourage parents to chat to me at the school gate.

I look forward to another busy school year with your children.

Kind regards,

Miss Webb

 

 

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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

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