Curriculum Information 

Term: Autumn

Home Learning:

Maths home learning is set on Monday and must be completed by Thursday. Every other week children either complete a task on ‘my maths’ or focus on learning their rapid recall target. Children must remember to bring their maths folders back in on Thursdays so we can change their rapid recall targets when achieved. Children will also be sent home a review of each chapter we complete in maths, to consolidate their learning with parental support.

English home learning is sent out on Thursdays and is due back on the following Monday. On alternate weeks, the home learning is a task from the CGP spelling book. 

 Tasks are designed to support the learning taking place in class. Please work with your child to complete the activities, but please don’t do it for them! We encourage the children to try their best, even if they might make mistakes.

 Learn at home- click on the links below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z826n39

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zv48q6f

 

PE Days and Swimming days:

In the Autumn Term Y5C will be going  swimming every Monday afternoon until the end of this term. Please make sure they bring their swimming kit to school. Children must have a swimming cap, towel and streamlined (not baggy) swimming costumes. No flip flops please.

 

Y5C have PE on a Wednesday and Y5M on a Monday and Friday, where they focus on gymnastics and dance with their class teacher and net games with Sean and Tommy. Children must have a full PE kit. Please make sure all items are labelled. PE kits are sent home to be washed every half term.

 

RE:

We follow the ‘Come and See’ scheme of work. Each topic usually lasts for four weeks. We begin by exploring what each topic means to us before moving on to how it relates to religion and the gospels. During the year we also learn about other faiths. At OLM we focus on Judaism and Islam. This is a brilliant way to teach respect for our community as a whole, regardless of cultures and beliefs. 

 

Throughout the year, OLM focuses on different elements of Catholic Social Teaching (CST). Each month we look at a different value and discuss what each one means:

 

September- We are Called to Live as Family and Community

October- Rights and Responsibilities

November- Promotion of Peace

December- No CST- focus on Advent

January- Solidarity

February- An Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

March- The Dignity of the Human Person

April- No CST- focus on Lent

May- The Dignity and Rights of Workers

June- We are Called to Stewardship

July- Recap

 

For our first topic we are studying ‘ourselves’ and our place within the domestic church. We will go on to consider ‘life choices’, followed by ‘hope’ and ‘mission’ – all the while relating our experiences to the gospel.

 

English:

At OLM we use the Wordsmith teaching scheme. This scheme focuses on a variety of different texts.

We will be looking at poems by Charles Causley and Michael Rosen. The children will be learning about the features of poetry and creating ones of their own. 

We will then be moving on to reading historical novel 'Friend or Foe' by Michael Morpurgo. The children will be writing their own stories in a historical setting. 

 

Maths:

At OLM we use the Maths No Problem teaching scheme. This scheme focuses on mastery of different mathematical concepts.

 

This term we will be focusing on:

Numbers and place value to 1,000,000

In this chapter, pupils will be looking at numbers and their place value to 1 000 000. 

Addition and subtraction

In this unit, pupils will be exploring addition and subtraction of numbers to 1 000 000. Pupils will use multiple key methods, such as the column method and number bonds to add and subtract numbers. 

Multiplication and division

In this unit, pupils are multiplying and dividing 3- and 4-digit numbers by single- and double-digit numbers. The unit begins by finding and defining multiples and factors and common factors. Pupils begin to work with prime numbers and determine what makes a number prime or composite. After this, they work with square and cube numbers before moving on to multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000.

Word problems

In this chapter, pupils are solving word problems that involve multiple steps and a variety of operations. 

 

Science:

In the Autumn term term we will be exploring animals including humans. By the end of this topic we will be able to:

  • Describe the changes as humans develop to old age
  • Describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird
  • Describe how some animals and plants reproduce

Use this link to help support your child’s learning:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/

 

Computing:

In the Autumn term, we will be learning to code using Espresso Coding.

 

E-Safety

At Our Lady of Muswell we believe children need to be digitally literate, resilient and safe online. This term we will consider how to make ourselves SMART online.

SAFE - keep safe, do not give out personal information 

MEET - don't meet someone you have met/spoken to online

ACCEPTING - don't accept messages from people you don't know

RELIABLE - information may not always be true

TELL - tell your parent/carer if something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried

 

We also had a visit from the police to speak to us about e -safety. They informed us about social media and how to use it safely.  

 

A useful website for e-safety:

http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/

 

History:

In the autumn term, we will be learning all about the Anglo-Saxons. By the end of the term we will be able to:

 

  • Explain some key features of life in Anglo-Saxon Britain.
  • Say who the Anglo-Saxons and Scots were, and when and why they invaded Britain.
  • Describe some artefacts that have been discovered.

A useful site for more information:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zq2m6sg 

 

Art and DT:

In the Autumn Term, we will be answering the question, 'How will we make our Anglo - Saxon Helmets?'. We will be using modelling skills to build a 3D helmet. 

 

Music:

This term, children will be continuing to learn about the key concepts of music.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01vs08w