Academic

Early Years (3-5 years old)

Focused on ensuring the development of the ‘whole child’, with exploration and practical learning forming a central part of the child’s experience. Indoor and outdoor learning are mixed throughout the days.

The 7 areas of focus for the programme are: literacy, mathematics, expressive arts & design, personal, social and emotional development, communication and language, understanding of the world and physical development.

KS1 (Key Stage 1) 5 - 7yrs and KS2 (Key Stage 2) 8 - 11yrs
 

A broad curriculum based on the English National Curriculum, with plenty of emphasis on the basics of literacy and numeracy. Children also study humanities and languages (French, Spanish, Mandarin and Bahasa Melayu).

The curriculum meets the requirements of top senior schools. Progress and attainment is matched against UK expectations, with parents receiving three reports annually along with three parent/teacher meetings.
 

Curriculum Map

EYFS
2018/19 Term 1
Personal and Social Development
Getting to know the new learning environment and new friends within the classroom. Areas that will be covered will include:
  • Understanding boundaries for behaviour (Understanding classroom rules and the traffic light system and sticker reward system.
  • Making Good Choices.
  • Listening and responding to friends, adults and people around the school.
  • Expressing opinions and sharing ideas.
  • Working/ playing with others (Pair/ group) and negotiating a variety of situations.
 

Literacy
The reception children will be following the Read Write Inc phonics programme. Along with this they will be exposed to reading and writing opportunities. Areas covered will include:
  • Phonic sounds introduced (Speed Sounds Set 1). Blending for reading and segmenting for spelling (R).
  • Name recognition and formation. Recognition of alphabet and sounds with attempts to form letters/ mark make (N).
  • Independent and emergent writing opportunities through role play and continuous provision linked to the topic.
  • Stories linked to topic along with familiar rhyming literature such as Julia Donaldson.
  • Develop an understanding of characters, story structure and events through daily reading and role play.
  • Factual books linked to the topic – All about me.


Mathematics
Mathematics will be taught as a stand-alone subject, but will be incorporated into the topic and classroom activities where appropriate.
  • Recognising numbers, counting to 30(R), 10(N), matching one to one.
  • Matching numerals to quantities, ordering numbers.
  • Describing and naming 2D shapes, using positional language.
  • Creating repeating Patterns.
  • Adding single digit numbers within 20 (R), Partitioning within 10, Number bonds to 10.
  • Counting fixed objects and actions, counting back, matching numerals.
  • Comparing lengths, measuring using non-standard units.
  • Comparing heights, using non-standard units, comparing numbers.
  • Describing 3D shapes, using them to print and make models.
  • Recognising money, comparing prices, using in role play.
  • Recognising and ordering days of the week.
 

Understanding the World
Children will gain an understanding of themselves and how they compare with others in various ways thought the topic ‘Marvellous Me’ and gain an understanding of peoples differing beliefs through the ‘Celebration’ topic. Areas covered will include:
  • Gaining an understanding of their body parts and how it compares to others (similarities and differences). Create puppets with facial features and self-portraits including individual body parts (2 arms, 2 legs, 5 fingers).
  • Understand things that make them unique and talk about similarities and differences in relation to others. Discuss likes and dislikes. Share favourite foods and toys.
 

MFL
Mandarin
  • Numbers: one to twenty
  • Greeting:Hello, Byebye, Thank you
  • Body parts
  • Colours
  • Family members
Greetings:
  • Good morning, thank you
  • Numbers : 1 -20
  • Greetings : Good morning, thank you
  • Morning routine
  • Malay Phonics
 

Expressive Arts and Design
The children will have access to creative art throughout the curriculum and will learn through a creative medium. Specific areas covered will include:
  • Exploring using a variety of medium; paint and collage to create texture and dimension.
  • Follow own creative ideas and thoughts;
  • Working together on collaborative projects, model making and printing.
  • Role play opportunities.
  • Access to musical instruments and son.
 

Physical Development
Physical development will include gross and fine motor development. These areas will be covered across the curriculum and within the playground. Areas covered will include:
  • Mark making with various instruments including crayons, pens and pencils. Writing using cursive script (R).
  • Drawing, tracing and using a variety of tools with playdough, plasticine and clay.
  • Manipulating playdough and other malleable materials in order to increase muscle strength.
  • Using magnets, cotton reels, threading beads to develop fine motor coordination.
  • Working on cutting skills through various activities.
  • Practising healthy eating, sun safety and building awareness of own body and changes during exercise. Developing an understanding of the need to hydrate.
In Physical Education children learn basic movement skills, co-ordination and body awareness through gymnastics and games activities. Swimming focuses on basic water confidence and moving across the pool with or without the use of an aid.

Music
Chitchats are developing an awareness of pulse by learning dancing songs and playing small percussion instruments. They also sing with actions to internalise rhythm. All activities help children to socialise, improve their self-body control and listen attentively to music.

Computing
Programming and very simple algorithms. How do we move our bodies and move from one place to another? How do arrows work and can we use them to get around the classroom/prep school? Can we ‘program’ each other? Play ‘Simon says’ to follow instructions. Children will be taught to use these skills to control a mouse and understand that a mouse movement controls a computer software program. Children will be given the opportunity to use online applications (through simple games) to control icons and familiar characters.

Communication and Language
We will touch on this across the curriculum, both within the classroom and through specialist lessons. Areas covered will include:
  • Following instructions with directional and positional language
  • Listening to stories and showing understanding through appropriate questioning and comments.
  • Listening to a stories without pictures (R).
  • Building vocabulary through stories, songs and using story language (particularly in the Celebration topic).
Year 1
2018/19 Term 1
Maths
Number
  • Place value – counting on from any given number within 20.
  • Begin to count in 2s and 5s.
  • Writing our numbers correctly as words and numerals within 20.
  • Reading number words within 20.
  • More/less, greater than/ less than.
  • Number bonds to 10.
  • Add and subtract 1 digit numbers within 10.
  • Recognise +, - and = symbols and complete calculations using them.
  • Learn to use number lines and number squares to help during calculations.
  • Complete 1 step problem solving activities.
  • Complete missing number calculations e.g. 1 + ? = 5.
Shape, Space and Measure
  • Recognise common 2 d and 3 d shape.
  • Complete whole turns, half turns and quarter turns.
 

English
Reading
  • Enjoy stories during story time, joining in with familiar phrases, predicting what happens next and offering opinions.
  • Read a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts.
  • Use phonics confidently to decode unfamiliar words.
  • Begin to read high frequency words.
  • Recognise common exception words.
  • Answer questions based on the text that they are reading.
Writing
  • Form caterpillar letters correctly (c, o, a, d, g, q, e, s, f).
  • Hold pencil correctly and comfortably.
  • Form number 0 - 9 correctly.
  • Copy captions accurately.
  • Begin to construct simple sentences.
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
  • Leave spaces between words.
  • Begin to use a capital letter, full stop and exclamation mark to demarc sentences.
  • Use a capital letter when writing the personal pronoun I.
  • Complete activities from their phonics stage.
  • Know what a noun is.
 

Science
Materials
  • Distinguish between an object and materials from which it was made.
  • Understand that materials can be used to make more than one thing.
  • Sort materials into groups based on their physical properties.
  • Think of creative ways to use everyday materials.
  • Find out about people who have developed useful new material, e.g. John Dunlop, Charles Macintosh or John McAdam.
  • Identify and compare different materials’ suitability for different uses, at a minimum: wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, rock, brick, paper, cardboard.
  • Describe how the shapes of some solids can be changed by applying a force.
Working scientifically
  • Begin to ask questions.
  • Make observations.
  • Gather data.
 

Computing
Introduce Computer hardware
  • Explain difference between hardware and software.
Becoming familiar with applications starting with Paint
  • using mouse control to create ideas following instructions.
Use of Word Processing
  • Introduction to the key feature of Word. Demonstrate key formatting skills
  • Create a newspaper front page


Mandarin
Native:
Book Zhongwen 1 Lesson 1-3
  • Numbers with characters writings.
  • Body parts with characters writings.
  • Words about nature with characters writings.
Non native:
  • Numbers and greetings with characters.


Bahasa
Native:
  • Saying Hello and Goodbye.
  • Finding out how someone is and what their name is.
  • Numbers and Months to make dates.
  • Phonics.
 

Topic
Unit content - Pirates
  • Pirates –What are Pirates?
  • Where did they visit? (the 7 continents)
  • Famous Pirates.
  • Pirate vessels.
  • Pirate life on board.
Key Skills
  • Working with maps.
  • Reading a compass.
  • Naming the 7 different continents.
  • Name geographical features e.g. island, coast.
Year 2
2018/19 Term 1
Maths
Number
  • Place value – counting on from any given number within 100.
  • Begin to count in 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • Writing our numbers correctly as words and numerals within 20.
  • Reading  number words within 100.
  • Partition numbers into tens and units.
  • More/less, greater than/ less than.
  • Number bonds to 100.
  • Add and subtract using 2 digit numbers within.
  • Recognise +, - and = symbols and complete calculations using them.
  • Recognise the + and - are the inverse of each other.
  • Learn to use number lines and number squares to help during calculation.
  • Complete 1 step problem solving activities.
  • Complete missing number calculations e.g. 1 + ? = 5.
  • Recognise odd and even numbers.
Shape, Space and Measure
  • Recognise common 2 d and 3 d shape.
  • Investigate length.
  • Complete whole turns, half turns and quarter turns.
 

English
Reading
  • Enjoy stories during story time, joining in with familiar phrases, predicting what happens next and offering opinions.
  • Read a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts.
  • Use phonics confidently to decode unfamiliar words.
  • Read first 100 high frequency words and begin to know some of the next 200.
  • Recognise common exception words.
  • Answer questions based on the text that they are reading.
  • Read with greater fluency.
Writing
  • Form lower case letters correctly.
  • Form number 0 - 9 correctly.
  • Construct simple sentences independently.
  • Join sentences using and.
  • Write journal entries giving detail and a personal response.
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
  • Leave spaces between words.
  • Begin to use a capital letter, full stop and exclamation mark to demarc sentences.
  • List 4 types of sentences - statement, question, command and exclamation.
  • Use a capital letter when writing the personal pronoun I and days of the week.
  • Complete activities from their phonics stage.
  • Know what nouns and an adjectives are.
 

Science
Materials
  • Distinguish between an object and materials from which it was made.
  • Understand that materials can be used to make more than one thing.
  • Sort materials into groups based on their physical properties.
  • Think of creative ways to use everyday materials.
  • Find out about people who have developed useful new material, e.g. John Dunlop, Charles Macintosh or John McAdam.
  • Identify and compare different materials’ suitability for different uses, at a minimum: wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, rock, brick, paper, cardboard.
  • Describe how the shapes of some solids can be changed by applying a force.
Working scientifically
  • Begin to ask questions.
  • Make observations.
  • Gather data.
 

Computing
Introduce Computer hardware
  • Explain difference between hardware and software.
Becoming familiar with applications starting with Paint
  • using mouse control to create ideas following instructions.
Use of Word Processing
  • Introduction to the key feature of Word. Demonstrate key formatting skills
  • Create a newspaper front page


Mandarin
Native:
Book Zhongwen 1 Lesson 1-3
  • Numbers with characters writings.
  • Body parts with characters writings.
  • Words about nature with characters writings.
Non native:
  • Numbers and greetings with characters.


Bahasa
Native:
  • Saying Hello and Goodbye.
  • Finding out how someone is and what their name is.
  • Numbers and Months to make dates.
  • Phonics.
 

Topic
Unit content - Pirates
  • Pirates –What are Pirates?
  • Where did they visit? (the 7 continents)
  • Famous Pirates.
  • Pirate vessels.
  • Pirate life on board.
Key Skills
  • Working with maps.
  • Reading a compass.
  • Naming the 7 different continents.
  • Name geographical features e.g. island, coast.
Year 3
2018/19 Term 1
Maths
Number
Place value up to 1000:
  • Estimate
  • Find 10 and 100 more and less.
  • Compare and order numbers to 1000.
  • Read and write in digits and words numbers to 1000.
  • Count from 0 in multiples of 50 and 100.
Addition and subtraction:
  • Add and subtract mentally.
  • Add and subtract using formal written methods (column method).
  • Estimate answers and use the inverse to check.
  • Add and subtract money (pounds and pence, ringgit and sen).
Multiplication and division:
  • Recall and use multiplication facts and division facts for 3, 4 and 8.
  • Use symbols x, ÷ and =
  • Show that multiplication is commutative and division is not.
Measurement:
  • Measure, compare, add and subtract lengths (mm, cm, m).
  • Measure perimeter


English
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
  • Using full stops, capital letters, question marks, exclamation marks and commas in lists.
  • Correct use of the apostrophe for possession and omission.
  • Correct use of ‘a’ or ‘an’.
  • Use phonics to spell regular words.
  • Know the first 300 high frequency words.
  • Use words from the year 3 spelling curriculum.
Writing
  • Fairy Tales.
  • Information texts.
  • Myths and Legends.
  • Contemporary and Classic Poetry.
Reading
  • Read further exception words with unusual spellings of sounds.
  • Retell stories orally.
  • Prepare poems to recite and perform using intonation, tone, volume and action.
  • Use dictionaries to check the meaning of words.
  • Drawing inferences. Justify inferences with evidence.
 

Science
Changes of state – solids, liquids and gases
Unit objectives:
  • Learn the characteristic properties of solids, liquids and gases.
  • Explore through senses.
  • Classify materials into groups.
  • Learn names of common gases.
  • Understand thermometers, the water cycle and other reversible changes.
Key skills:
  • Make observations and explain what they show including changes over time.
  • Classify and sort using Venn diagrams.
  • Plan and carry out fair tests.
  • Draw and interpret tables, bar graphs and bar line graphs.
  • Identify patterns.
  • Make predictions.
  • Take measurements accurately using thermometer, ruler, scales etc.
Sound
Unit objectives:
  • Develop vocabulary for describing sounds sources.
  • Understand that sounds are made with vibrations.
  • Learn that sounds get fainter as distance from the source increases.
  • Investigate how to change the pitch and volume of sounds.
Key skills:
  • Look for patterns and relationships.
  • Investigate how things change.
  • Plan and carry out comparative and fair tests.
  • Use data loggers.
  • Take measurements.


Computing
Multimedia and Word Processing
  • Ensure that the children are familiar with Word and formatting.
  • Ensure children can use column/text boxes/import/insert and template. Create a newspaper front and secondary page.
  • Create an online article that could be published.
  • Consider audience and medium to be used. Topic is child chosen.
  • Introduce PowerPoint. Show how to use key features and create slides correctly. 6 slide presentation to be created based on a robot.
  • Handling data through Excel.
  • Spreadsheets and their use in the school environment.


Mandarin
Non native students will learn:
  • Numbers one to ten.
  • Greetings: hello; good morning; sorry; goodbye.
  • What is your name...my name is….
  • My family.
  • I am... years old.
Native speakers will:
Book Zhongwen 2 Lesson 4-7
  • Practise Good manners.
  • Going shopping.
  • Things I can do.
Bahasa
  • Describing ourselves.
  • Talking about our families.
Spanish
  • Introduction to Spain and the Spanish language.
  • Saying Hello and Goodbye.
  • Finding out how someone is and what their name is.
  • Numbers and Months to make dates.
  • Colours and fruits.
  • Christmas in Spanish speaking countries.
 

Music

Owls are working on rhythm patterns and upbeat notes. Singing songs and improvising on percussion instruments help them to understand the whole idea of syncopation . Both classes practice dancing to improve spacial awareness and to improve social skills.



PE

Students are introduced to concepts that underpin much sporting performance before learning the core skills in each sport.

The movement skills module looks at timing, co-ordination, balance and agility before these aspects are transferred in the sport.

Students are also tested on their athletic ability where results are recorded for 7 years to map progress and identify areas of strength and weakness.

Swimming
In the pool the students are introduced to good practise and work in small groups on stroke development, with initial timings recorded for future use.



Drama

Using the class topic to explore drama techniques including hot seating, forum theatre and split stage.

Skills developed:
  • Linking movement and dialogue to storytelling;
  • Using questioning to develop in depth understanding;
  • How to develop a character in detail;
  • Effective presenting to an audience using vocal and physical control.

The Mynahs will also experience a wide range of appropriately levelled poetry to help them select a poem for the option of the English Speaking Board challenge later in the year.

Warm up drama games reinforce phonics learning and group work skills.



Topic
Ancient Egyptians
Learning outcomes:
  • Understand what was important to people during ancient Egyptian times
  • Compare the powers of different Egyptian gods
  • Find Egypt on a map.
  • Ask questions and suggest plausible answers when looking at artefacts.
Key Skills:
  • Continue to develop a chronologically secure understanding of world History.
  • Address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference and significance.
  • Select and present information.
  • Understand the importance of sources as information about the past and critically evaluate their validity.
  • Note connections, contrasts and trends over time.
Egyptian inspired art
  • Re-create and design own patterns using close observation of historical artefacts from ancient Egypt.
  • Manipulate, shape and carve clay using a range of tools to create an Egyptian inspired cartouche.
  • Use modelling skills to mould and make a mask, decorating it with knowledge learned about Egyptian painting techniques and applique.
Year 4
2018/19 Term 1
Maths
Number
  • Counting in 6,7,9,25 and 1000.
  • Finding 1000 more/less than.
  • Counting backwards through negative numbers.
  • Recognising place value in 4 digit numbers.
  • Order and compare numbers.
  • Representing and estimating numbers.
  • Rounding up or down to nearest 10, 100, 1000.
  • Solving word problems.
  • Read Roman numerals to 100.
  • Add and subtract 4 digit numbers using column methods.
  • Estimate and use inverse operations to check an answer.
  • Recall and multiply/divide up to 12 x12.
  • Multiply 2 and 3 digit numbers by a 1 digit number using correct layout.
Space Shape and Measure
  • Areas of shapes by counting squares.


English
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
  • Using full stops, capital letters, question marks, exclamation marks and commas in lists.
  • Correct use of the apostrophe for possession and omission.
  • Correct use of ‘a’ or ‘an’.
  • Use phonics to spell regular words.
  • Know the first 300 high frequency words.
Writing
  • Fables (Aesop’s Fables).
  • Stories in a familiar setting (Horrid Henry).
  • Fantasy Stories (How to train your dragon).
  • Imaginative stories (The Hole).
  • Instructions and Explanations (Cookbooks or Art Ideas books).
  • Information Texts.
  • Biography (Leonardo da Vinci).
  • Poetry and Image Poems (It’s raining Cats and Dogs).
Reading
  • Read further exception words.
  • Retell stories orally.
  • Use dictionaries to check the meaning of words.
  • Drawing inferences.
 

Science
Changes of state – solids, liquids and gases
Unit objectives:
  • Learn the characteristic properties of solids, liquids and gases.
  • Explore through senses.
  • Classify materials into groups.
  • Learn names of common gases.
  • Understand thermometers, the water cycle and other reversible changes.
Key skills:
  • Make observations and explain what they show including changes over time.
  • Classify and sort using Venn diagrams.
  • Plan and carry out fair tests.
  • Draw and interpret tables, bar graphs and bar line graphs.
  • Identify patterns.
  • Make predictions.
  • Take measurements accurately using thermometer, ruler, scales etc.
Sound
Unit objectives:
  • Develop vocabulary for describing sounds sources.
  • Understand that sounds are made with vibrations.
  • Learn that sounds get fainter as distance from the source increases.
  • Investigate how to change the pitch and volume of sounds.
Key skills:
  • Look for patterns and relationships.
  • Investigate how things change.
  • Plan and carry out comparative and fair tests.
  • Use data loggers.
  • Take measurements.


Computing
Multimedia and Word Processing
  • Ensure that the children are familiar with Word and formatting.
  • Ensure children can use column/text boxes/import/insert and template. Create a newspaper front and secondary page.
  • Create an online article that could be published.
  • Consider audience and medium to be used. Topic is child chosen.
  • Introduce PowerPoint. Show how to use key features and create slides correctly. 6 slide presentation to be created based on a robot.
  • Handling data through Excel.
  • Spreadsheets and their use in the school environment.


Mandarin
Non native students will learn:
  • Numbers one to ten.
  • Greetings: hello; good morning; sorry; goodbye.
  • What is your name...my name is….
  • My family.
  • I am... years old.
Native speakers will:
Book Zhongwen 2 Lesson 4-7
  • Practise Good manners.
  • Going shopping.
  • Things I can do.
Bahasa
  • Describing ourselves.
  • Talking about our families.
Spanish
  • Introduction to Spain and the Spanish language.
  • Saying Hello and Goodbye.
  • Finding out how someone is and what their name is.
  • Numbers and Months to make dates.
  • Colours and fruits.
  • Christmas in Spanish speaking countries.
 

Music

Mynahs are working on rhythm patterns and upbeat notes. Singing songs and improvising on percussion instruments help them to understand the whole idea of syncopation . Both classes practice dancing to improve spacial awareness and to improve social skills.



PE

Students are introduced to concepts that underpin much sporting performance before learning the core skills in each sport.

The movement skills module looks at timing, co-ordination, balance and agility before these aspects are transferred in the sport.

Students are also tested on their athletic ability where results are recorded for 7 years to map progress and identify areas of strength and weakness.

Swimming
In the pool the students are introduced to good practise and work in small groups on stroke development, with initial timings recorded for future use.



Drama

Using the class topic to explore drama techniques including hot seating, forum theatre and split stage.

Skills developed:
  • Linking movement and dialogue to storytelling;
  • Using questioning to develop in depth understanding;
  • How to develop a character in detail;
  • Effective presenting to an audience using vocal and physical control.

The Mynahs will also experience a wide range of appropriately levelled poetry to help them select a poem for the option of the English Speaking Board challenge later in the year.

Warm up drama games reinforce phonics learning and group work skills.



Topic
Ancient Egyptians
Learning outcomes:
  • Understand what was important to people during ancient Egyptian times
  • Compare the powers of different Egyptian gods
  • Find Egypt on a map.
  • Ask questions and suggest plausible answers when looking at artefacts.
Key Skills:
  • Continue to develop a chronologically secure understanding of world History.
  • Address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference and significance.
  • Select and present information.
  • Understand the importance of sources as information about the past and critically evaluate their validity.
  • Note connections, contrasts and trends over time.
Egyptian inspired art
  • Re-create and design own patterns using close observation of historical artefacts from ancient Egypt.
  • Manipulate, shape and carve clay using a range of tools to create an Egyptian inspired cartouche.
  • Use modelling skills to mould and make a mask, decorating it with knowledge learned about Egyptian painting techniques and applique.
Year 5
2018/19 Term 1
Maths
  • Number and place value of 5 and 6 digit numbers.
  • Rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1000.
  • Negative numbers.
  • Roman numerals.
  • Addition and subtraction with larger numbers.
  • Problem solving multi-step addition and subtraction problems.
  • Times tables practice.
  • Problem solving homework.


English
Reading
  • Checking that the book makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context.
  • Asking questions to improve their understanding.
  • Drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence.
  • Predicting what might happen from details stated and implied.
  • Summarising the main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas.
Writing
  • Composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures.
  • Discussing and recording ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary.
  • Organising paragraphs around a theme.
  • In narratives, creating settings, characters and plot .
  • Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors.
  • Assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing.
  • Biography (Leonardo da Vinci).
  • Poetry and Image Poems (It’s raining Cats and Dogs).
Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary:
  • Extending the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although.
  • Using expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely.
  • Using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause.
  • Using fronted adverbials.
  • Using commas after fronted adverbials.
  • Use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words.
  • Use a thesaurus.
 

Science
Properties and changes in materials
  • Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties.
  • Know the terminology: hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), dissolve, solution, mixture, filter, melting.
  • Know that some materials dissolve in liquids.
  • Describe how to recover a substance from a solution.
  • Use prior knowledge to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating.
  • Give reasons, based on evidence, for the particular uses of everyday materials.
  • Explain reversible and irreversible changes.
  • Demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes.
  • Explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials.
  • Change state using heat.
  • Change state using acid on bicarbonate soda.
  • Explain the difference between melting and dissolving.
Scientific investigations
  • Testing various materials to explore their properties.
  • Design and build an umbrella.
Earth, Moon and Space
  • Know that the Sun is a star.
  • Name the  planets in our solar system (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune).
  • Explain why Pluto is no longer considered a planet.
  • Describe the movement of the Earth relative to the Sun in the solar system.
  • Describe the movement of other planets to the Sun in the solar systemr.
  • Describe the movement of the Moon relative to Earth.
  • Explain day and night using the Earth’s rotation.
  • Can explain the work of famous names in Space science and exploration.
 

Computing
  • Create a cartoon character based on two characters that already exist.
  • Use of software for image manipulation and formatting. Evaluation skills.
  • Working with text through Word and creating a booklet for a particular audience.
  • Digital photography and editing/importing.
 

Mandarin
Non native students will learn:
  • ESC Lesson 3.
Native:
Book Zhongwen 3 Lesson 1-3
  • Traffic lights.
  • Going to the bookstore.
  • In the hospital.
Bahasa
  • Describing Myself.
  • My ambitions.
  • Using of Malay Pronouns( I, You, He/She,......)
Spanish
  • Introduction to Spain and Spanish.
  • Introductions and asking questions.
  • Describing ourselves and our families.
  • Christmas in Spanish Speaking countries.
 

Music

Kingfishers are working on metre and subdivision. Based on a Ravel’s “bolero” activity, they will be learning about texture, rhythm and ostinato patterns. They will have a holistic experience in music as they use everything they have learned and incorporate the skills into dancing, improvising and performance.



PE

During PE classes athletic ability is developed through the movement skills module. The movement skills module aims to develop the many components that underpin sporting performance, including balance, agility, co-ordination and timing. Swimming is individualistic depending on a child’s ability with all students concentrating on stroke technique but at differentiated levels. All students from Year 3 - 9 are tested at the start and end of the year on their athletic and swimming ability. This allows us to map progress   and identify areas of strength and weakness.
 



Drama

Using the book the class are studying in English to explore drama techniques such as improvisation, developing backstory, direct address and script writing. Skills developed: effective vocal expression; in depth understanding of character creation in drama and literature; listening & responding and Reader’s theatre The Kingfishers  will also experience a wide range of appropriately levelled poetry to help them select a poem for the option of the English Speaking Board challenge later in the year.

Warm up drama games reinforce punctuation learning and group work skills.
 



Geography
  • Name and locate the 7 continents and know the names of some countries in each.
  • Use, interpret and create maps using compass points and grid reference.
  • Locate countries and continents using world maps.
  • Focus on a country of choice and make a presentation to the class.
  • Write a postcard to a Year 5 student in Englan.
Year 6
2018/19 Term 1
Maths
Number and Place-Value:
  • Read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10,000,000 and determine the value of each digit.
  • Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy.
  • Use negative numbers in context and calculate intervals across zero.
Addition and Subtraction:
  • Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits using formal written methods.
  • Use rounding to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy.
  • Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.
Multiplication and Division:
  • Multiply multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long multiplication.
  • Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long division, and interpret remainders as whole number remainders, fractions, or by rounding, as appropriate for the context.
  • Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers.
  • Use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the 4 operations.
  • Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy.
  • Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12.


English
Reading
  • Checking that the book makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context.
  • Asking questions to improve their understanding.
  • Drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence.
  • Predicting what might happen from details stated and implied.
  • Summarising the main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas.
Writing
  • Composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures.
  • Discussing and recording ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary.
  • Organising paragraphs around a theme.
  • In narratives, creating settings, characters and plot .
  • In narratives, creating settings, characters and plot.
  • Précising longer passages.
  • Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors.
  • Assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing.
Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary:
  • Extending the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although.
  • Using expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely.
  • Using fronted adverbials.
  • Using commas after fronted adverbials.
  • Use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words.
  • Use a thesaurus.
 

Science
Scientific Understanding
  • Associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit.
  • Compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches.
  • Use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.
  • Recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines.
  • Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye.
  • Explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes.
  • Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them.
Working Scientifically
  • Planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary.
  • Taking measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings when appropriate.
  • Recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs.
  • Using test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests.
  • Reporting and presenting findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations.


Computing
  • Create a cartoon character based on two characters that already exist.
  • Use of software for image manipulation and formatting. Evaluation skills.
  • Create a booklet for a younger audience that has to cover a number of set instructions (Working with text).
  • New skills taught on formatting.
  • Multimedia and Movie making. Looking at the perfect movie and trailer. Introduce concepts of editing own movie footage.


Mandarin
Mandarin native:
  • 中文小学 2 lesson 1- At a Chinese school 在中文学校.
Non native:
Primary School Chinese Book 3
  • Big or Small? Opposite words.
  • Weather.
  • How much?
  • My Birthday
Bahasa
  • Describing Myself.
  • My ambitions.
  • Using of Malay Pronouns( I, You, He/She,......)
Spanish
  • Introduction to Spain and Spanish.
  • Introductions and asking questions.
  • Describing ourselves and our families.
  • Christmas in Spanish Speaking countries.
 

Music

Orioles are working on metre and subdivision. Based on a Ravel’s “bolero” activity, they will be learning about texture, rhythm and ostinato patterns. They will have a holistic experience in music as they use everything they have learned and incorporate the skills into dancing, improvising and performance.



PE

During PE classes athletic ability is developed through the movement skills module. The movement skills module aims to develop the many components that underpin sporting performance, including balance, agility, co-ordination and timing. Swimming is individualistic depending on a child’s ability with all students concentrating on stroke technique but at differentiated levels. All students from Year 3 - 9 are tested at the start and end of the year on their athletic and swimming ability. This allows us to map progress   and identify areas of strength and weakness.



Drama

Using class topics, we explore devising theatre from a stimulus, looking at how to create an impact on an audience using our bodies, faces and voices effectively. Students begin to take ownership of  the devising process and channel their creative ideas. Skills developed: Collaborative devising; physicality; dialogue improvising; vocal expression and projection; listening & responding; applied understanding of non-naturalistic theatre.

The Orioles  will also experience a wide range of appropriately levelled poetry to help them select a poem for the option of the English Speaking Board challenge later in the year

Warm up drama games reinforce punctuation learning and group work skills.



Art and D&T
  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, oil pastel, paint, clay].
Topic
History and Geography:
  • Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study.
  • Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
  • Undertake an in-depth study of a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history - The Maya civilisation.
  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate the world’s counties, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, and major cities.