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Welcome to Year 5/6

 

Miss Causer, Miss Hancell

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Miss Smith

The topic for this term is

 

Lost Worlds

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Geography

 Children will explore the locations of North and Central America on a world map and identify the countries which make up these regions. Children will focus in particular on Canada, Mexico and The USA.

Children will explore the landscape of North America, its climate and identify key physical features, such as Niagara Falls, The Grand Canyon and The Rockies. They will also examine human geographical features, such as major cities and landmarks, in particular New York.

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We will also identify the Equator, Tropics, Northern and Southern Hemispheres and the lines of Longitude and Latitude on world maps, as well as naming Earth's continents, oceans and climate zones, including weather.

Children will also learn to make comparisons about life in Britain and life in North America; including comparisons of food and culture.

 

English


 This half term we will read Antony Browne's 'King Kong' and will explore the settings and characters in detail. They will also make predictions and inferences and will begin to justify these using evidence from the text. They will explore the author's language choices and use these as a model in their own writing.

Anthony Browne's King Kong - Anthony Browne

Some children will extend their learning to also read 'Queen of the Falls' by Chris Van Allsburg and will explore a range of genres linked to the text.

Queen of the Falls - Chris Van Allsburg

Later in the term, children will create non-fiction reports related to the texts. 

 

English Skills

On-going weekly English skills lessons, with a focus on spelling, grammar and reading comprehension.

 

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Maths

    Children will continue in their daily maths groups.

Securing number facts and calculating

Application of number / Problem solving

Geometry, measures and statistics

 

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Science

Year 5 will be learning about properties and changes of materials. We will compare and group everyday materials on the basis of their properties; know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution; use knowledge of solids, liquids and gasses to decide how mixtures might be separated; give reasons based on evidence from comparative and fair tests; and demonstrate and explain reversible and irreversible changes.

Year 6 will be learning about evolution and inheritance. They will be able to recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that once inhabited the earth. They will recognise that living things produce offspring which vary and are not identical to their parents. Finally, we will identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment and that adaptation may lead to evolution. Children will learn about the work of Darwin

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ART/DT

Children will look at the work of David Hockney and Edward Hopper and recreate a scene from King Kong in the style of these artists.

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Children will look at Native American society and will design, make and evaluate different artefacts using a range of materials.

Children will also taste food from North America and follow recipes to create our own dishes!

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P.E.

This half term children will take part in weekly gymnastics lessons every Tuesday.

                     

Games every Thursday - children will develop their skills and then apply these to competitive games, including basic principles for attacking and defending.

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MUSIC

Weekly wider opportunities instrument session on Fridays taught by Mr Norbury and Miss Wilde.

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French

Salut Scheme focusing on conversational French

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R.E. 

Children will learn how and where Christians worship. We will look at features of churches; different branches of Christianity; christian ceremonies, customs and celebrations; and the Bible and its stories.

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Computing

Using the learning library, children will learn about algorithms and how these work. Children will create their own algorithms using simple coding language.

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