All of our Year 4 children and half of our Year 5 children are taught in Wysdom Class in our Upper School (Wysdom and Priory Class).
Upper School have access to a full class set of Chrome Books as well as a number of iPads. They have the same break and lunchtimes and will also all go on the same trips. Topics are planned on a 3 year cycle so that whichever route your child takes through Upper School, they will always be offered the same educational experiences.
If you would like more information on how we split our Year 5 children between Wysdom and Priory Class, please watch this explanation video.
To see what our children are learning, please click here: Wysdom Class – Terms 3 to 6
Parent information for this term:
In the Frozen Kingdoms project, your child will learn about the regions of the Arctic and Antarctic. They will learn about the similarities and differences between these two regions, including the climate, landscape and natural resources. They will learn how to use grid references, lines of latitude and longitude, contour lines and symbols to identify the geographical locations of the Arctic and Antarctic, and how these, along with the tilt of the Earth, affect day length and warmth. They will investigate polar oceans to learn how they differ from other oceans on Earth and how climate change increases Earth’s temperature and leads to rising sea levels. They will learn about the indigenous people of the Arctic, including how their lives have changed over time, and about the positives and negatives of tourism in Antarctica. They will also learn about classifying animals, animal adaptations and evolution, and polar exploration and discovery.
Parents are encouraged to spend time looking through the knowledge organiser prior to beginning the topic, which can be found here.
Long term plans.
To ensure children do not repeat curriculum content, we follow a rolling programme (please note, this was introduced in term 3 2022/2023).
Upper School Rolling Programme A (2022/2023)
Upper School Rolling Programme B (2023/2024)
Upper School Rolling Programme C (2024/2025)
Full details of our curriculum can be found on our curriculum pages here.
- Term 3 and 4 – swimming on a Thursday
Reading books and homework are handed out on a Thursday and should be returned the following Tuesday. If you would like any further information on how you can support your child at home, please do read help at home.
Wysdom Class Information
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