Miss Fitzpatrick's Class 2020/21
Welcome to Class 5
Miss Fitzpatrick's Class 2020/21
Welcome to Class 5
Autumn Term 1 2020
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 Materials, where we will be investigating the best insulators for keeping the White Witch warm and our lunchboxes cold.
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.
We are looking at art in nature and studying classical artists, such as Gainsborough; comparing these with modern artists such as Andy Goldsworthy. In particular, we will be studying trees and creating our fantasy tree pictures.
We are using Garageband to compose music with a fantasy theme for Narnia.
This half term’s PE is playing team-building games and Class 5 need to come in PE on Tuesdays.
We will be able to talk about clothes in French.
Autumn 2 - Class 5
Design & Technology/ Science
The Sky’s the Limit!
It’s all about flying in Class 5 in the second half of autumn term!
At the start of this term we shall be finishing our work on Narnia and Materials.
Class Novel: FArTHER by Grahame Barker-Smith and Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden
Our class novel is FArTHER by Grahame Barker-Smith, which explores the themes of dreams and aspirations; grief and loss. Class 5 will be exploring the history of flying, including crazy ideas behind flying machines; the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and the first attempts at flying by the Wright brothers.
Our Science theme is Forces.
We shall be identifying forces and exploring the effects of gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction. We will focus on the scientist Isaac Newton and his role in developing the theory of gravity.
Let’s Go Fly a Kite! In Design Technology, we will be looking at the history of kites and be able to name different structures. We shall be designing, making and testing our kites.
We are learning about World Wars as part of our History topic. We will be asking the enquiry question: Why do we have war memorials? This will take us on a walk to local war memorials where we will explore what information we can find out about the people who fought in a war.
Class 5 Spring Term 1
Fly Me to the Moon!
We shall be learning about Earth and Space.
Class 5 will be making rockets and/or sewing the constellations in Design Technology.
Our class novel is Cosmic.
As geographers we will explore the range of maps and develop our understanding of the key features of maps and fieldwork.
We shall be looking at Brazilian street music in Music.
Let’s see if we can describe the planets in French!
PE is on Fridays.
Class 5 Spring Term 2
Who Let The Gods Out?
History Focus: The Ancient Greeks
Our class novel is Who Let The Gods Out? is the debut novel in a quadrilogy. It is written by the utterly brilliant, yet utterly bonkers, Maz Evans. The story centres around Elliot, a young boy who is struggling in school due to his secret second life as young carer to his dementia-suffering mother.
We will try our hand at creating clay pots and decorating them with Greek patterns, learn all about Greek architecture and create Greek style masks featuring some of our favourite mythical creatures.
History- Ancient Greeks
In History, we will use sources of evidence to deduce information about the Ancient Greeks, asking enquiry questions such as: ‘How was Ancient Greece organised?’, ‘How do we know so much about the Ancient Greeks? ‘and ‘What were the achievements of the Ancient Greeks?’. We shall select suitable sources of evidence, give reasons for our choices and use sources of information to form testable hypotheses about the past.
PE- Athletics – please bring outdoor kit on Tuesdays.
Can you compete like an Olympian athlete?
Science- Marvellous Mechanisms
We shall learn how unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object. We will identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction that act between moving surfaces, and recognise that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.
French – C’est moi!
We shall revisit how we talk about ourselves. We will introduce and describe ourselves, be able to say our age along with when our birthday is.
Music - Timbre
We will be classifying instruments, understand the role of music in programmatic music, compose call and respond patterns and structure a piece of music.
Living in America
Class 5 Summer Term
Our class novel is Holes. Some of our activities linked to the story are: growing onions, learning about lizards and desert survival.
The book is set in North America and this will be our geography work.
Our American artist is Andy Warhol and we will be creating our own Pop Art.
Our Science is Living Things – we shall be asking why plants have flowers, looking at how you clone a potato, how the lifecycle of an amphibian compares to an insect and whether life cycles of mammals are all the same.
Class 5 Summer Term 2
History - Vikings vs Anglo-Saxons: 1066
We are going to be learning about a period in British history when many different groups of people were invading Britain and then settling in Britain. These people were the Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Scots and Vikings.
Our English focus is analysing poems and identifying features of poetry. We will be looking at Beowulf.
Science – Food Chains
We shall recap our knowledge of plants, animals and habitats and learn about ecosystems. We will understand about producers and consumers and think carefully about where plants get their energy from. We will draw a food chain and discuss the different organisms that make up food chains.
RE - What is temptation?
This unit enables pupils to engage thoughtfully with questions of good and evil, right and wrong through thinking about temptation. The focus is on Islamic and Christian understandings of good and evil and provides for dramatic, musical and personal ways of learning.
PE is on Fridays