Silver Birch Curriculum Provision – Autumn Term 2018

Silver Birch Class Curriculum Provision – Autumn Term 2018

Our main topic this term will be Living Things.  We have a visiting organization called “Funtrition” who will be covering most of our human body content with weekly workshops about how to keep your body physically healthy. Additionally we will be studying classification of living things, plants and microorganisms and life cycles, including the human life cycle. In English, we will produce a variety of information texts linked to our topic. We will read “The Lost Words”, “Botanicum”, “Animalium” and some of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories, and sections of the “Jungle Book”. We will also read “A Christmas Carol” in the run-up to Christmas. We will continue to learn grammar and spellings as part of our daily routine.

We will also be studying our local geography, including the living things that surround us, how land is used in the local area and map reading. PSHE will cover financial awareness, culminating in our Enterprise Week at the end of November.

Art will include painting and textiles and DT will involve a lot of cooking. Watch this space for further details.

In R.E. the children will be learning some of the key stories from the Bible and how they work together to show a longer narrative.

PESwimming will take place on a Thursday afternoon as confirmed in the letter you have already received. Please note you do NOT need to take or collect your children from the pool this year. In Friday PE lessons we will be developing our skills in invasion games. We are developing our mile-a-day run to include a greater variety of exercise types, but children will still need their trainers EVERY DAY please. If your child is sick or injured, please could you write me a quick note to explain exactly what they are allowed to do and for how long, so that I can be fair to them!

 Maths will be taught by Mrs Roffey to Y5 and Ms Humphrey to Y6. The smaller class sizes will allow us to give your child more individual attention. We continue to follow the Inspire scheme 4 days a week, with one day together as a class doing investigations, arithmetic or cross-curricular work.


Homework will still be given out on a Friday for the following Friday. Your child will receive the following:

  • A maths task
  • Either a grammar or topic-based homework to learn
  • Times tables activity if they do not yet know them securely.

Thanks for your ongoing support.