Class 5 - Summer Term 1
History - Anglo Saxons and Vikings
We shall find out who the Vikings were, about the raids, the Danelaw and what life was like in Viking Britain. Using sources of evidence to deduce information about the past, we will investigate how England become a unified country.
Mathematics: We are continuing to work on decimals and then move onto Properties of Shape
Our English focus is: completing Holes, then analysing poems and identifying features of poetry. We will be reading Beowulf.
Geography - Energy and Sustainability
Our enquiry begins with the questions: What is sustainability? How do we produce energy?
We shall learn what is special about Curitiba; how Freiburg become more sustainable; and how we will produce and use energy differently in the future. Our fieldwork will focus on how sustainable my community is.
Science – Living things and animals – reproductive cycles. We shall explore why plants have flowers and investigate cloning a potato. We will compare the life cycles across the animal kingdom.
In Computing, we shall using Game Creator to review and analyse games by describing some of the elements that make a successful game. We shall create a game through the process of designing a setting, characters, and make our games unique by selecting the appropriate options to maximise the playability. After writing informative instructions for our games, so that other people can play it, we will evaluate our own and our peers’ games to help improve our design for the future.
RE - We shall be exploring the question - Values: What matters the most?
Exploring right and wrong with Christians and Muslims.
Art – We will look at form, texture, use recycled, natural and man-made materials to create sculptures. We shall observe shape, form, model and construct from observation or imagination. We shall deevelop skills in using Modroc or clay, produce detailed patterns and textures in a malleable media: armature and clay slab – learning about the work of artists such Degas, Barbara Hepworth, Alberto Giacometti and explore the work of Reza Ben Gajra.
DT - Cooking and nutrition: celebrating culture and seasonality: looking at where our food comes from; understanding the needs of a healthy and balanced diet; evaluating food products; making food and designing our own dish to reflect a culture or celebration.
Our PSHE is all about Healthy Me.
In Music, we are using Motown songs such as Dancing in the Street, sung by Martha and The Vandellas.
We will be Space Travellers in our Out of this World French lessons this half term.
PE is on Wednesdays (indoor) and Fridays (outdoor).
Class 5 Spring Term 2
Living in America
Our class novel is Holes. Our English tasks will include :a description of Camp Green Lake; creating a narrative describing an encounter with a yellow spotted lizard; redraft a piece of writing to ensure formal levels of grammar and vocabulary are used. Writing a non-chronological report about the yellow spotted lizard; writing a brief bulletin about the arrest and incarceration of Stanley; writing a brief bulletin; gathering ideas about the thoughts and feelings Stanley experiences at each age; writing a letter home.
Our Maths covers the following topics: Add fractions within 1; Add mixed numbers; Add mixed numbers; Subtract fractions; Subtract mixed numbers; Subtraction - breaking the whole; Subtract 2 mixed numbers; Multiply unit fractions by an integer; Multiply non-unit fractions by an integer; Multiply mixed numbers by integers; Calculate fractions of a quantity; Fraction of an amount; Using fractions as operators; Fraction problem solving; Decimals up to 2 d.p.;Decimals as fractions; Understand thousandths; Thousandths as decimals; Rounding decimals;Order and compare decimals; Understand percentages; Percentages as fractions and decimals; Equivalent F.D.P
Our Science is physical and chemical changes. We will find out what happens to the arrangement and behaviour of particles during a change of state. Learn about the properties of solids, liquids and gases and how to identify changes of state. Also, we will find out what happens during a physical change, look at examples of physical changes and complete our own investigation into the physical change that occurs when chocolate melts. We will investigate what happens during a chemical change, look at some examples of chemical changes and practise representing chemical changes using word equations. We shall compare the characteristics of chemical and physical changes and use our knowledge to categorise changes as either physical changes or chemical reactions - reactivity and how scientists investigate how reactive a substance is. We will conduct our own investigation into the reactivity of vinegar while looking at the variables we need to change, control and measure in our investigation. We will earn about what makes our results repeatable and reproducible. We will complete an investigation into the reactivity of metals and analyse our results to see if they are repeatable and reproducible.
Computing – Databases
We will understand the different ways to search a database and search a database to answer questions correctly. We shall design an avatar for a class database. We will be able to successfully enter information into a class database. We can create our own database on a chosen topic and add records to our databases. We will know what a database field is and can correctly add field information. We will understand how to word questions so that they can be effectively answered using a search of our databases.
We have completed most of our history work through a 2-day workshop on local history, but we shall explore: Why did Telford become the birthplace of industry? Why do things change? Why did changes occur in the order they did? What evidence exists today and how useful is it? Who are our local significant people? What impact have they had? How and why has X changed in recent times?
In Geography we shall be learning about the Earth’s biomes. We will know about the Earth's six major biomes and about their specific climates and how these climates are impacted by their proximity to the equator and the amount of rainfall they receive. We will know where the Earth's six major biomes are located and how their position on the Earth impacts their climates. We shall consider the huge variation that exists within continents. We will know the climatic factors and human activities that impact biomes and the ecosystems within them. We will know about the climatic factors and location of the tundra and know about the flora and fauna that are present there. We will know about the climatic factors and location of the taiga and the flora and fauna that are present there. We will know about the climatic factors and location of the grasslands and about the flora and fauna that are present there. We shall learn about the threats that the forest biomes across the globe are facing, and about the outcomes or consequences of these threats on the biomes' flora and fauna, as well as the impact on us as humans. We shall consider which of the three forest biomes is the most fragile and why.
Our RE is Temptation: what’s that? We shall look at reacting to temptation: how do people deal with it? What are the consequences: what happens if you give in to temptation? We shall explore forgiveness: can it help people to be good Christians and Muslims?
We ask, what are my intentions? Do I want to be a good person? Do I want to be able to resist temptation?
For our DT we shall learn about electrical systems by exploring what electrical systems are and revisit simple circuits. electrical system. We will know that electrical systems have an input, process and output and how electrical products meet the needs of users. We will develop design criteria, design an electric circuit diagram and know how to construct simple series circuits generate ideas for electrical systems using different materials and components. We will use learning from science to help design and make working electrical products and evaluate how well products meet user needs and wants.
Our French topic is Carnival, Clowns and Clothes! We shall ask a question, understand response and tell someone else a simple sentence; follow, understand and join in with a story and games about a pirate’s lost treasure. We will use parts of the verb ‘avoir’ in the present tense and describe a wizard’s cloak. We will write a descriptive sentence about an outfit, and then be able to draft, write accurately and read aloud a sequence of descriptive sentences using adjectives and nouns to describe clothes.
This half term’s PSHE is to explore culture and cultural differences. They link this to racism, debating what it is and how to be aware of their own feelings towards people from different cultures.
Our Music is the exciting topic of Old-School Hip-Hop The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air rapped by Will Smith.
PE is Weds (indoor) and Friday (outdoor).
Autumn Term 2021
What’s in the Wardrobe?
Welcome back to school! We have lots of exciting learning ahead this term. Our class text is The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, and we will be writing diaries, instructions, narratives and biographies.
Our Science is separating mixtures and we will be looking at how particles are arranged in solids, liquids and gases, pure and impure substances, investigating formulation and different methods of separating materials.
In History we are studying 20th century conflict asking the question: What caused the First World War to break out? We shall be learning about factors such as: militarism, imperialism, alliances and nationalism.
In Geography, we are learning all about rivers. We will be able to name the main events in the water cycle, use the index in an atlas to find rivers and describe the place in which the source of a river is found. We will be able to list some features of a river's course and some ways that rivers are used.
We shall be making, tasting and evaluating some tempting Turkish delight as a mini Design Technology project and practising our sewing skills in the lead up to Christmas.
Along with improving our sketchbook skills, we are looking at art in nature and studying classical artists, such as Gainsborough; comparing these with modern artists. In particular, we will be studying trees and creating our fantasy tree pictures.
We are now using Purple Mash for our computing lessons. We start with coding Designing and writing a program that accomplishes a specific goal; simulating a physical system; introducing text variables; creating and improving a game and internet safety.
This half term’s PE is playing team-building games on Fridays (outdoors), and swimming on Tuesdays. PE (indoors) will return to Wednesdays from October 20th and children will need to be in kits on Weds and Fridays.
We will be able to talk about ourselves (C’est moi!) in French.
Autumn Term 2 2021
What’s in the Wardrobe?
We shall continue our journey into Narnia this half term.
Our Science is forces. We shall be measuring forces and we will know the difference between contact forces and non-contact forces.
In History we are continuing our study of 20th century conflict asking the question: What caused the First World War to break out? We shall be learning about factors such as: militarism, imperialism, alliances and nationalism.
In Geography, we are continuing to learn all about rivers. We will be able to name the main events in the water cycle, use the index in an atlas to find rivers and describe the place in which the source of a river is found. We will be able to list some features of a river's course and some ways that rivers are used.
In Design Technology, we shall be learning how to sew a running, back and cross-stitch. We shall apply these when we design and make our phone cases.
We are focusing on internet safety in this half term’s computing and learn to using the SMART code.
This half term’s PE is playing team-building games on Fridays (outdoors), and swimming on Tuesdays. PE (indoors) is Wednesdays and we shall be learning how to dance like rock n’ rollers by learning the electric slide move, how to hand-jive and a variety of lifts with a partner. We shall put all the moves into a sequence and hold a Strictly Rock n’ Roll competition.
We will be able to say where we are from and what languages we and do not speak in French lessons.
Class 5 Spring Term
Fly Me to the Moon!
We shall be learning about Earth and Space in our science work. We will explore solar and lunar eclipses; the solar system and how the planets differ; stars and constellations; what the universe is made from and the job of an astronaut.
Class 5 will be focussing on Number in Maths – multiplication and division, and Fractions.
Our class novel is Cosmic.
As geographers, we will explore North America and its countries and physical features; a look at the most important human characteristics and what the climate is like in different parts.
As historians, we shall be studying the local area, looking at a significant local history event beyond living memory or a significant turning point in British history / Industrial Revolution – asking the overarching question: how did Telford become the birthplace of industry?
We shall be learning all about Pop Ballads in our Music unit: To make you feel my love (Adele)
Let us see what happens when we ask a question, Qu’est-ce que c’est? in French!
PE is indoor gymnastics on Wednesdays and outdoor hockey on Fridays.