Where possible, English content will be linked to our learning quest to develop the children's understanding of each topic. Over the year, we will cover a range of genres as well as spelling, punctuation and grammar rules.
Reading for at least 15 minutes a day has been shown to support the development of children's vocabulary which they can then apply to new texts. Therefore, each child should have a reading book and reading journal to track their progress in. Your child does not need to read aloud to you unless we speak to you personally or if you or your child would like to. If you would like to get involved with your child's reading development, I would suggest asking questions to develop children's comprehension (understanding of the text) skills.
More information about English:
For more information about spelling - see our spelling page.
We like to celebrate our writing in a range of competitions - see our Somerset Anne Frank Writing Awards page for more information!
In maths, we broadly follow the White Rose scheme of learning which is used to support children's mastery of mathematics. This is because we aim to develop children's mathematical fluency and their problem-solving skills. To build children's mastery of mathematical concepts, we build upon their understanding with manipulatives (mathematical apparatus, such as place value counters etc.), drawings and through more abstract work. We also complete a range of mathematical activities and investigations.
Although year 5 and year 6 have different national curriculum objectives, many are similar, which allows us to learn maths as a whole class and slightly alter the expectations for year 6. To see the national curriculum objectives for each year group, click on the links below:
Our Learning Quests
We learn the rest of the National Curriculum through our termly learning quests. The learning quests include a range of subjects, taught in a cross-curricular style to allow the children to explore the links between subjects.