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Dunkirk Primary School

Dunkirk Primary School

Class and Curriculum Information

 

Hello and welcome to our class curriculum page. Here you will find useful information about the things your child is learning at school. 

Summer Term!

Hello! 

We hope you had a wonderful break over the holidays. Here you will find information regarding your child's learning this term. 

Important information: 

- Please can your child bring in their water bottle every day. 

- PE is on a Friday. Your child can come to school in the new relaxed dress code every day, however you may choose to only do this on a Friday. This means that your child does not have to change into PE kit. 

English

This term we will be writing an adventure story, it will be set wherever your child chooses. They will be exploring how to use inverted commas and adverbs of place. We will also be writing a biography about an explorer of their choice. 

Maths:

We continue to use the Powermaths scheme in all of our maths lessons. (Please see below for more information.) We adapt the scheme to meet the needs of our children and ensure that they are all progressing throughout the year. Lessons follow the same format of:

-Discover

-Share

-Think Together

-Practise

-Reflect

Science

We are learning about plants and how they grow. We will be growing our own plants this term. 

Spring term! 

Hello! 

We hope you had a wonderful break over the holidays. Here you will find information regarding your child's learning this term. 

Important information: 

- Please can your child bring in their water bottle every day. 

- PE is on a Tuesday. Your child can come to school in the new relaxed dress code every day, however you may choose to only do this on a Tuesday. This means that your child does not have to change into PE kit. 

-Homework will be set on Classdojo every Friday. This will include spellings, reading and maths. The homework sheet below provides some extra ideas!

 

- You may message me with questions on Classdojo. I will respond to these on a Tuesday and Friday. 

- Your child still has access to Times Tables Rockstars. I will be setting the first challenge for over half term. Please allow your child to use TTRS as it is a great way to improve their multiplicative fluency. 

- Your child has access to Edshed, I will be setting up some challenges over half term. Please allow your child to use Edshed as it is a great way to improve their spelling. 

English:

Our English lessons are driven by an exciting book. 

For Spring: 

We are looking at Arthur and the Golden Rope. We will be learning how to re-tell the story of Arthur, create a diary entry, write a fact-file about Vikings and write a persuasive letter to Thor, God of Storms! We will focus on use of correct punctuation, inverted commas, prepositions, powerful adjectives and adverbs and coherence.

In Big Read we will be reading Dragon's Hoard and How to train your dragon, focussing on learning new vocabulary, fluency, retrieval, inference and find and copy a word questions. 

Maths:

We continue to use the Powermaths scheme in all of our maths lessons. (Please see below for more information.) We adapt the scheme to meet the needs of our children and ensure that they are all progressing throughout the year. Lessons follow the same format of:

-Discover

-Share

-Think Together

-Practise

-Reflect

 

Science: 

This term we will be covering rocks and fossils and then we will move on to forces and magnets!

We will investigate the different types of rock and how they are made, learn about how fossils are created, discover the different forces on planet earth and the effect they have, then look more closely at magnetic forces. 

   

 

We also teach your child Spanish, ICT, PE, Art, DT, Music, Geography, History and RE as part of a broad and balanced curriculum. Where possible lessons are inspired by the text that we are reading in class. This term History and Geography will focus on Vikings, where they travelled, how they lived and the impact they had on today's world. 

If you have an questions please ask either myself or Ms Zvonic,

Mr Evans 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths:

We use the Powermaths scheme in all of our maths lessons. We adapt the scheme to meet the needs of our children and ensure that they are all progressing throughout the year. Lessons follow the same format of:

-Discover

-Share

-Think Together

-Practise

-Reflect

We also spend time every day becoming fluent in our additive and multiplication facts. We do this in lots of fun ways. 

 

 

English:

Our English lessons are driven by an exciting book. 

For Autumn 1: 

We are looking at George's Marvellous Medicine. We will be learning how to write an interesting poem and a set of instructions. We will focus on use of correct punctuation, adverbs of time and coherence. In Big Read we will be focussing on learning new vocabulary, fluency and retrieval and find and copy a word questions. 

For Autumn 2: 

We are looking at The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. We will be learning how to write an exciting story opener and a Newspaper report. We will focus on conjunctions, sentence length variety, organising writing into paragraphs and writing in the impersonal third person. In Big Read we will focus on inference and prediction questions. 

 

 

 

 

 

Spellings:

 

 

 

Science: 

This term we will be covering the human body and light and shadows. 

The human body: We will be investigating the nutrition necessary to keep your body healthy, skeletons and muscles: why we need them and how they work, and your diaphragm and lungs and how they help our muscles get the oxygen they need.  

Light and Shadow: We will be investigating everything to do with Light and Shadow, how it works, why they happen and experimenting with manipulating them. 

 

 

 

 

We also teach your child Spanish, ICT, PE, Art, DT, Music, Geography, History and RE as part of a broad and balanced curriculum. Where possible lessons are inspired by the text that we are reading in class. 

If you have an questions please ask either myself or Ms Zvonic,

Mr Evans