Organisation of the Curriculum
Pupils are organised into year groups with three classes in each year group. No class exceeds 30 pupils. Every class in Key Stage 1 (years one and two) and the Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) are provided with a Teaching Assistant to support learning. Every year group in Key Stage 2 (years three, four, five, six) has a Teaching Assistant. We also have additional teaching staff who work in partnership with year groups, to support those with English as an additional language.
Children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 follow the National Curriculum and are taught Mathematics and English every morning. In the afternoons we teach subjects included in the National Curriculum through a ‘Creative Curriculum’ approach, whereby opportunities for linking subjects and skills are identified and planned to enhance children’s learning. The subjects covered include: Science, Design Technology, Computing, Personal, Social, Emotional Development (PSED), History, Geography, Music, Physical Education (PE) and Art. We follow Newham’s Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education and Spanish is taught to all year groups by our specialist teacher Ms Martinez.
Children in the Foundation Stage follow the areas of learning set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. This includes the 3 prime areas which are: Communication and Language (CL), Physical Development (PD) and Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED).
And the 4 specific areas which are: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the world (UW) and Expressive Arts and Design (EAD).
The curriculum is adapted to meet the needs of all children and those who have a specific learning need are supported by our Learning Support Assistants.
Our Curriculum Overview for Year can be found here
Curriculum information for Parents
Autumn Term 2018
We hope that you find the following information helpful. It will be updated termly. Our aim is to work in closer partnership with parents so that every child in our school realises his/her full potential. Parents may wish to visit the library with their child or access the internet to research topics, which are taught in the classroom, and so support learning.
Parents Evening: Thursday 18th October 2018
Half Term: Monday 22nd to Friday 26th October
Last day of term: Friday 21st December
Maths: Counting, writing and recognising numbers to 20. naming and describing 2.D and 3.D shapes.
English: Begin to learn the alphabet sounds and using the sounds they have learnt in their writing. Taking an interest in books, looking at the pictures and retelling what is happening. Begin to ask questions about things that interest them.
Understanding of the World: Recognising significant festivals and events in their life. Talking about how their families celebrate special events. Begin to show an interest in computers and trying to complete a simple programme.
PSED: Begin to play in a group and take turns. Take part in role play situations as well as demonstrate friendly behaviour towards others in and around the school.
Creative: Begin to explore how sounds can be changed and play a variety of musical instruments. Explore colours and begin to use them with a particular object in mind.
Physical Development. Begin to use tools effectively and correctly. Trace vertical, clockwise and anticlockwise movements. Form recognisable letters and how to dress and undress for P.E without support.
P.E.Times: Reception have PE on Mondays and Thursdays. (Please ensure that they bring the correct change of clothes for these days).
Maths: Children will learn to read, write and recognise numbers to a 100. They will order numbers to a 100, adding and subtracting 2 digit to 1 digit numbers. They will learn the days of the week and months of the year, as well as naming 2.D shapes and their properties. They will double and half numbers to 20 and learn about fractions.
English: Children will be writing instructions about how to look after a fictional character, reading and writing a simple colour and fruit poem, retelling the story of the Princess and the Pea as well as writing their own stories and recounts.
Science: Children will compare the two seasons Autumn and Winter and talk about how it changes the environment, and they will also learn about different materials, their properties and their purpose. .
Geography: Children will talk about their local area, what they have in their local area and why it is important. They will talk about where their school is and where they live.
History: ‘Investigating toys past and present.’ Children will investigate their favourite toys. They will compare how and why old and new toys have changed.
R.E: Children will explore what it means to belong to family and friends and why Christians celebrate Christmas.
ICT: Children will investigate programmable toys and the importance of E-safety.
P.E.Times: Your child has PE on Mondays and Tuesdays (Please ensure that they bring the correct change of clothes for these days).
Maths: Children will learn how to order number, explain what each digit means in a number and count in 2’s, 3’s and 5’s. They will learn to add and take away two digit numbers. They will learn how to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes an d explain how time changes during the day. They will also learn how to compare numbers using the signs.
English: Children will be learning how to retell familiar stories using the correct punctuation and grammar, write a non-fiction report about carnivals and animals , write a diary about someone in the past, as well as write a recount of an event. Children will read stories and begin to answer questions on what they have understood of the story
Science: Children will be learning about plants and how they grow, as well as what effects their growth and they will also learn about different animals, humans and make comparisons between the two
Geography: Children will learn and discuss extreme weather patterns as well as compare weather between England and the North and South Pole
History: ‘Investigating famous people past and present. They will particularly learn about Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole and compare them to famous people now.
R.E: Children will explore why books are special for different people and learn about where the World came from and how we should look after it
P.E.Times: Your child has PE on Wednesdays and Fridays. (Please ensure that they bring the correct change of clothes for these days).
Maths: Place value, adding and subtracting using written methods, multiplication and division using the inverse operations to check the answers and applying knowledge to problem solving.
English: Children will be writing recounts and plays using ‘The Stone Age Boy’ as a stimulus. They will also write diary entries and stories with familiar settings by looking at the book Flat Stanley.
Science & Design Technology: Children will have the opportunity to explore the topics of Rocks and Forces and Magnets.
History: Children will look at the first Britons from the Stone Age to Roman Invasion.
Computing: This term the children will look at text and multimedia and websites.
RE: Year Three will be exploring the significance of light in religions and then how and why Hindus celebrate Holi.
P.E Times: Your child will alternate weekly between outdoor and indoor P.E. on Thursdays and will have outdoor P.E. every other Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure your child brings their P.E. kit to school every Monday, and then it will stay in school during the week and be brought home on Friday.
Maths: The children will be learning addition, subtraction and multiplication methods which they will use to solve two step word problems. They will explore Roman numerals and convert between different units of measure.
English: Year Four will look at the following books – Escape from Pompeii and Butterfly Lion. The children will be looking at the features of non-chronological reports, newspapers and diary entries. As well as working on grammar targets.
Science & Design Technology: Topics include Living things and their habitats and States of Matter – solids, liquids, gases. History: Children will investigate the Romans. Computing: Text and multimedia and websites will be studied.
RE: Children will look at the topics ‘What religions and world views are represented in our neighbourhood?’ and ‘What makes me the person I am?’
P.E Times: 4MM and 4CW: Your child will alternate weekly between outdoor and indoor P.E. on Wednesdays and will have outdoor P.E. every other Thursday and Friday. 4TP: Your child will go swimming every Friday and will alternate weekly between outdoor and indoor P.E. on Wednesdays Please ensure that they bring the correct change of clothes for these days.
Maths: The children will be learning about place value and mental and written methods for addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. Problem Solving, Fractions and Angles will also be covered.
English: We will look at the following books this term, Rose Blanche by Roberto Innocenti and Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian. Children will have the opportunity to write in a variety of styles including, descriptive writing, diary entries and informal letters.
Science & Design Technology: This terms topic is Materials and their properties.
History: The focus this term will be World War II.
Computing: Text and multimedia and websites will be studied, along with Blogging.
R.E: The children will have the opportunity to explore what different religions believe
about God and how Christmas is celebrated around the world.
P.E Times: Your child will alternate weekly between outdoor and indoor P.E. on Mondays and will have outdoor P.E. every other Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure that they bring the correct change of clothes for these days.
Maths: The children will be learning about: place value, mental and written methods for addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. Problem Solving, Fractions, Decimals, Angles and Properties of Shape will also be covered.
English: We will look at the following books this term, Skellig by David Almond and Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Children will have the opportunity to write in a variety of styles including: descriptive writing, character profiles, biographies and diary entries.
Science & Design Technology: Topics this term include Evolution and Inheritance and Light. History: Children will study The Vikings and The Victorians.
Computing: This term the children will look at text and multimedia and websites.
R.E: The children will explore how people express their faith through the arts, and what people believe about life after death.
P.E Times: Your child will have outdoor P.E. every Friday and every other Tuesday. They will have indoor P.E. every other Wednesday. Please ensure that they bring the correct change of clothes for these days
SMSC and British Values
At Southern Road we recognise that the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We therefore aim to provide an education that provides pupils with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures. For further information please see the policies section of our website.
Visit from London Fire Brigade
Culturally Inclusive Week
Garden Party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday