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Phase 3 Spring Tern 2019 Curriculum

by Helen Farren on January 24, 2019 No comments

Curiouser  and Curiouser – Spring Term 2019.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick


  • compare different treatments of the same text (novel and film)
  • define and use new and ambitious vocabulary in context
  • explain the effects of literary techniques such as imagery, symbolism and metaphor
  • understand how writers organise their writing to link ideas and create impact
  • use moving images as a starting point for own writing
  • use graphics to enhance writing
  • reflect critically on their writing, edit and improve it


The Viewer by Gary Crew/Shaun Tan


  • build a picture of a fantasy world
  • write poetry inspired by the text
  • describe settings in some detail;
  • write in role, maintaining consistent tense and point of view throughout;
  • write a new episode or an alternative ending in the style of the text
  • use different sentence structures for effect, e.g. to create suspense;
  • link ideas within and between paragraphs
  • proof-read and edit writing to improve clarity, cohesion and accuracy
  • assess the effectiveness of own, and others’ writing


Following the programme of study through INSPIRE Maths for Key Stage 2 with emphasis on:

  • efficient written methods for calculation, e.g. multiply or divide   4-digit whole numbers by a 2-digit number using formal long multiplication or division
  • recall and use the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages
  • solve multi-step problems in context deciding which operations and methods to use
  • explain reasoning
  • work with negative numbers
  • solve missing number problems


  • explore how models work
  • design and make a moving mechanism using electricity, pivots, axles, camshafts, cam belts, cogs, or wheels
  • work to scale


  • keeping safe online.
  • Creating a phase website to include  eSafety and links to our topics.
  • prepare information for publication


Recorder sessions for Year 6 are to continue.

  • refine performances and suggest improvements.
  • develop own compositions inspired by Hugo and The Viewer


Year 5

  •  Gymnastics – Key steps – body management (Indoor)
  • Hockey (Outdoor)

Year 6

  • Gymnastics with coach (indoor)
  • Netball (outdoor)
  • developing, reviewing and refining of skills.
  • play team games


Year 5 Hinduism – How can Brahman be everywhere and in everything?

Year 6 Christianity – is anything ever eternal?


Year 5 Space

  • name the planets and their order
  • explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky
  • describe the movement of the moon relative to the Earth and the movement of the Earth and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system
  • Year 6 Electricity
  • 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.


Year 6 will be learning about drug, alcohol and tobacco education and how to manage risks

Year 5 will be learning about keeping safe and managing risk. Also about when things go wrong

All classes will have weekly Circle time lessons.


  • how different artists represent themselves
  • children will be drawings, paintings and using mixed media to represent themselves

History & Geography

  •  why people migrate and settle in new areas, changes in population, industry and wealth during the Victorian era (railways)
  • how the buildings and landscapes of an area can tell us things about the past






Helen FarrenPhase 3 Spring Tern 2019 Curriculum

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