Lightmoor Village Primary School

 

 

Autumn Term   2021

Class 5

Miss Fitzpatrick

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

Class 5

Miss Fitzpatrick

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.