To begin the term we will be focusing on a book called 'The Promise' by Nicola Davies, the whole school will explore this text for the first 2 weeks. We focus on reviewing the grammar we learnt, and any we missed, from Year 4 in this time too. We will then be applying these skills to a descriptive piece of writing. We will then move on to create newspaper articles and a piece of persuasive writing relating to the legend of Robin Hood.We have spent the first 3 or 4 weeks identifying gaps in children's learning and recapping key objectives. Now we will focus on story writing by looking at Beowolf and producing some writing based around this. We will share some of our final pieces on our class dojo pages. In reading, we are exploring a range of texts using VIPERS.
Again, we have spent the first few weeks recapping key objectives. For the remainder of this half-term we will be concentrating on our place value knowledge of numbers to a million, the four operations, statistics and area and perimeter. As always, we will provide children with time to crack their times table knowledge. The more fluent they are, the easier they will find other areas of the maths curriculum. Please encourage children to practice using TTrockstars.
Our topic in Science for this half term is 'Properties of materials'. We have lots of hands on learning activities for the children to explore, which also allows us to develop our scientific enquiry skills.
We are learning about the Anglo-Saxon including where they came from and exploring their way of life in Britain. Later on in the term, we will learn about the invasion of the Vikings and how this changed how people lived their lives during this period.
We have looked at how we can be SMART online and are now focusing on our coding skills using purple mash. Later on in the term, we will begin to explore spreadsheets.
In art, we are investigating and exploring Saxon brooches which we will then attempt to create ourselves.
PSHE is focusing on being healthy by investigating the impact of food choices and exercise
As a school (taking on board the voice of our children) our MFL subject is now Spanish. This half term we are covering numbers to 10, greetings and saying our names.
This half term our focus has been on tag rugby, we will also participate in a weekly swimming lesson.
Our enquiry question for this half term is: why do people believe god exists?