Silver Birch Curriculum Provision –Autumn Term 2019

Welcome back for the summer term! This term’s theme is Britain in the World.

In English, we will be using extracts from a variety of classic and modern children’s literature to explore how people’s experiences and attitudes to the rest of the world have changed over time, and how context influences the way authors write. We will also be writing and producing our end-of-year show.

Maths will continue to follow the Inspire scheme of work; for Y6 this will include securing percentages using a calculator, parallel line rules for finding missing angles and advanced ratio work. Y5 will cover all four operations with fractions, mean average and converting measures.

In History we will be studying local history and geography, including making a visit to Waltham Abbey to carry out fieldwork and see the museum. We will then move on to the history of the British Empire and Commonwealth, focusing on concepts of government, democracy and civilisation, where British values came from, and how relationships between countries have changed. We also have a trip booked on 11th June when we will go down to the River Thames by Bankside and work with some archaeologists from the Museum of London to learn about how historians make new discoveries (and make some of our own, if we’re lucky!)

In R.E., we will be learning about how being Jewish affects life in the home, and learning some basic facts about Buddhism.

In Art, we will be working on realistic, abstract and surreal depictions of subjects and working on our drawing skills. In Design and Technology we will make bags.

PE – PE will be on Tuesdays and Fridays. The Tuesday lessons will be biking in the forest, and it is fine to send different clothes for this lesson, as long as they are mud-proof! Please make sure your child has the correct PE kit for Friday’s lessons.

Computing will include learning about cryptography and its applications in cybersecurity.

In music we will be learning songs for the end-of-year show, and developing our ukulele technique.


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

  • Read at home 5 times a week and record in your reading record
  • A maths task
  • A topic-related task
  • Times Tables Rock stars if they are still scoring below 20 on Sound Check.

Thanks for your ongoing support.