Our English lessons will be linked to the texts The water tower by Gary Crew, The adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, Wolf brother by Michelle Paver and a selection of Greek Myths. We will have a focus on descriptive writing, information texts and adventure stories. The children will be learning new words through Mrs Wordsmith and they will have weekly spellings set through Spelling Shed.
Year 6 pupils will have a mixture of half hour spelling and grammar sessions run by Mrs Lomax.
Year 5 will have four half hour spelling sessions a week following the Sounds Write programme.
Year 5 will be focusing on the following topics:
● Decimals and percentages
● Geometry of shapes
● volume and capacity
Year 6 will be focusing on the following topics:
● Area of triangles
● Geometry of shapes
● Maths projects
In Science, our topics will be :
Astronomy The Big Bang theory, gravity, the Universe, our Solar System, the moon and our galactic neighbourhood.
Meteorology Weather and climate, the atmosphere, the Ozone layer, air movement and wind direction, cold and warm fronts, thunder and lightning.
History / Geography
In History we will be learning about World War I ,the Causes of World War , how it was fought on land, at sea and in the air, what life was like on the Western Front, The Home Front and the consequences of the War.
In the second half of the term we will be learning about The Suffragettes Democracy in the 19th Century, The National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies, Emmeline Pankhurst and the WSPU, The Anti-Suffrage Campaign 5 and World War I and the Representation of the People Act.In Geography we will be learning about New Zealand and the South Pacific, the location and physical geography ,The history of New Zealand- The Maori , Earthquakes, Climate and the South Pacific Islands.
In the second half of the term we will complete a local geographical study, studying maps,looking at local issues, collecting data and presenting data.
In Art the children will be learning about Print Making they will look at work from the Artists : Rembrandt, Hogarth, Hokusai and Warhol . They will find out about the different ways of making a print and create their own mono print and screen print. In the second half of the term the children will complete an extended study inspired by the Take one Picture scheme run by the National Gallery.
In DT we will be constructing bird houses!
In R.E. we will be looking at what Jesus did to save Human beings and in the second half of the term we will be thinking about Creation and The Fall.
In PSHE our topic is managing safety and risk.
They will learn about the benefits and consequences of taking risks, in familiar and unfamiliar contexts and discuss how their levels of responsibility are changing. They will learn about different strategies for getting help from known and unknown adults, even when this is difficult.describe . The children will complete their cycling proficiency training and learn strategies for staying safer on the roads when using them independently, as a cyclist or pedestrian. They will also learn about keeping safe in the sun and receive some simple first aid training.
Our PE lessons will be taught by Premier Sport and KICK. The children will be developing skills in swimming, cricket and athletics.
The children will be working with TWENTY 20 on STEM activities involving programming
The children will be focusing on French in the first part of the term and learning about the future – using the future tense and anticipating secondary education and the future (some fun with exaggerated future plans etc!). We will learn about the French education system and learn to compare as well – longer sentences and comparatives.
In the second half of the term the children will learn Italian and write to their penpals at Little Thetford School to show off their new knowledge!
The children will be working with Twenty 20 productions to put together their end of year play which will be based around Shakespeare this year.