Teacher – Mrs Newbury/ Mrs Porter
Teaching Assistants – Mrs F Stone / Mrs L Hayward / Mrs Greening
What’s happening in Term 1:
Here is our curriculum map for 2017-18.
To start the school year, we have an exciting topic focused around Antarctica.
The children will have the opportunity to explore key texts with an Antarctic theme and use non fiction books to find out more about penguins and Polar explorers. We will use some of these stories to inspire music making to create mood and atmosphere.
Our focus for History, is key events and individuals, and we will be finding out about Polar explorers Shackleton, Scott and Amundsen, including what life was like on their expedition. This links nicely with Geography, where children will have the opportunity to use maps and globes to locate continents and countries such as Antarctica.
Through RE, the children will be learning about stories from the bible including Christmas.
Our Science focus is Animals including humans and plants. We will be finding out about the life cycle of penguins and humans. The children will also be thinking about the importance of exercise, rest and hygiene.
The children will be making new friends and meeting new people. They will be encouraged to ask enquiring questions and explore their own learning potential. Above all, they will be having fun.
National Curriculum Information:
With the introduction of a new National Curriculum, Westbury Leigh CE Primary School has created an engaging, challenging and stimulating curriculum which provides a range of immersive opportunities to learn for all of its children. It is underpinned by our School's vision and has our School values at its core. Children use a wide range of ICT, laptops and devices alongside interactive whiteboards in each classroom. Our exciting topics have entry and exit points to begin and finish the topics being taught together with establishing links within our community.
Connections are made between curriculum areas making the learning more relevant and meaningful for our children.
Use this link to access overviews of the curriculum for all the National Curriculum subjects at Westbury Leigh Primary School, broken down by year groups.
Reading and Writing:
View our age related expectations below:
Here is some further information to help with Maths at home: