World Book Day
As we continue with our learning through this term, the following information will be useful.
Your class teaching team is
Miss Adkins – Class teacher
Mrs Lightfoot – Teaching Assistant
Mr Walker - Teaching Assistant
You will need to remember to bring your Dance kit on a Monday and your P.E. Kit on a Wednesday. .
On Tuesday you will be given homework and spellings, it should be returned to school by Friday. You should aim to read and learn your spellings on a daily basis. You will have a weekly spelling and multiplication quiz.
This is our theme overview for this year
At Kings Meadow ‘LEARNING MEANS THE WORLD’ and we are ‘ADVENTURERS’. Throughout this year we will learn how to become
I can take responsibility, showing confidence in myself and my contribution to the group.
I can adapt my ideas as circumstances change.
We will also learn how to support our learning by being
I trust my intuition and feeling
I can organise my time and resources, making sure I do the most important tasks first.
“Cry Freedom” is a thematic unit based around slavery. It looks at the history and origins of slavery around the world, before moving on to learning about some key figures involved in the abolition of slavery. Pupils will also learn about modern-day slavery, including child labour.
The other subjects included in this thematic unit are geography, art, dance, literacy, science, music and PSHE. Breadth comes, not only from the range of subjects offered, but also from their careful
integration, leading to more connected thinking. Global Dimensions help pupils develop a wider
perspective and understand the links between their own lives and those of people around the globe, as well as understanding their own place in the worldwide community.
Learning Means the World puts great emphasis on curriculum depth. We focus on common attributes that ensure provision of a deep curriculum and use them to underpin our thematic units. We consider these to be:- meaning and relevance; cohesion; opportunities for inquiry; development of critical, creative and high order thinking skills; integration of subjects; provision of access to information from a range of sources and viewpoints; authenticity of end products.
Through elements such as Catalyst Questions, Pupil-Led Activities and Essential
Learning Experiences (ELEs), teachers can thus ensure a greater depth of learning.
In this theme we will cover the following Learning Objectives
Hi23 Ask and answer a variety of perceptive historical question
Hi24 Investigate the characteristic features of, and changes within, periods of history that were of global significance
Hi25 Identify the impact of the movement and settlement of people in different periods of history Hi26 Identify how significant events, developments or individuals and groups have influenced the world in the recent and distant past
Hi28 Place events, people and changes into correct periods of time on a timeline
Hi29 Use dates and vocabulary relating to the passing of time, including AD/BC
Hi31 Communicate knowledge and understanding in a variety of ways
Ge35 Identify where significant places are located in the wider world
Ge38 Use appropriate geographical vocabulary in communicating findings
Ge40 Describe, compare and other reasons for their views
Ge41 Interpret information from different types of atlases, globes, maps and plans at a range of scales
This is our WHISK SHEET (Knowledge Organiser) – a summary of our learning for this theme