Our English lessons will be linking some of our texts to the class books. We will begin looking at discussion texts, narratives, newspapers and poetry.
Our class books during Summer term will be: ‘ The Firework maker’s daughter’ by Phillip Pullman and ‘Little Women’ by Louisa May Alcott.
We will also be doing several book projects using our new learning platform ‘MyOn’ which coincides with the Accelerated Reader Programme. MyOn is an online platform that children will be able to access at home as well as in school.
The children will be learning new words through Mrs Wordsmith and they will have weekly spellings set through Spelling Shed.
In Maths we will continue working through Power Maths for year 5. We will be focussing on:
Year 5: Multiplication and Division up to four digits including division with remainders, Fractions (division, comparing, adding, subtracting and multiplying), measuring volume, mass and distance, statistics, shapes and angles
In Maths we will continue working through SATs preparation for year 6. We will be focusing on:
Year 6: Decimals, Percentages, Algebra, imperial and metric measure, the four operations, statistics, shapes and angles.
The children will be studying astronomy. In this unit, children will study astronomy. They will learn that the word astronomy comes from the Greek word astron meaning ‘star’. Therefore, astronomy is the science that studies the laws of the stars and everything in universe beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. The substantive concepts of this unit are motion, force, energy, matter and space. In this unit, the children will learn about the evolution of the universe, gravity, the solar system, lunar phases and about galaxies.
History / Geography
In History we will be learning about the Cold War the children will learn that the Cold War was a period of tension between the capitalist democracies of the west and the communist countries of the east. They had a race to see who could make the most deadly weapons. The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the world came to nuclear war during the Cold War. They will also learn during the Cold War the USA and USSR competed through the space race. The children will then be required to make link between previous wars (WWI and WWII) and more current warfare.
In Geography we will be study the continent of Africa looking at the following curriculum areas:
Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human, characteristics, countries, and major cities.
Describe and understand key aspects of:
⇒ physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle
⇒ human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.
In Art we will be looking at Impressionism and Post-impressionism
In DT we will be making an electrical circuit, designing an early civilisation artifact based on Africa.
In R.E. our focus will be on ‘salvation’ and the key question, ‘What difference Does the Resurrection make to Christians 2B.7?’
In PSHE our topics will be looking at Personal safety, SRE (Sexual Relations), drugs and managing change in order to prepare them for the following school year.
Our PE lessons will be taught by Premier Sport. The children will be developing their team building skills while working socially distanced outside.
Children will use physical computing to explore the concept of selection in programming through the use of the Crumble programming environment. Learners will be introduced to a microcontroller (Crumble controller) and learn how to connect and program components (including output devices — LEDs and motors) using previously learned programming knowledge.
The class will be studying MFL for the second half of the Summer Term. They will be learning Italian or Chinese (the children will get to vote on which language the class studies). They will be learning basic greetings, talking about themselves and writing to their partner class at Little Thetford Primary.
This term the children will be learning about rhythm – notation and doing some singing. The children will be learning the songs for the summer term production.