Welcome to Class 5
We are the oldest children in the school and we are made up of children in Year 5 and Year 6.
Our Learning Journey
We’re off on an exciting journey with Charles Darwin and his crew on the HMS Beagle. This term the children will be looking at the topic ‘Darwin’s Delights’. This Learning Journey will have a particular focus on both Science and Geography.
In Science, we will be looking at the work of Charles Darwin and exploring the topic of evolution and inheritance; learning how animals have adapted to survive the changing environment around them. We’ll collect natural items and discover what plants live around our school. In Geography we’ll retrace Darwin’s steps and using maps and globes, we’ll plan an expedition. What will the weather be like and what physical and man-made features might we encounter? We will also be looking at the location of the Galapagos Islands where Darwin conducted some of his research. We will be looking at how the islands were formed and then identifying physical features of the islands using a range of geographical language to describe the islands and they will then apply their skills to create a tourist leaflet for the area.
This term in DT we will be developing our construction skills to make wooden CAM toys which include our chosen animal from research during our Science sessions.
In RE we will be learning about Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur and in PSHE we will be focusing on our Rights and responsibilities.
This term in Maths we will be learning about: place value, properties of number, addition ,subtraction, multiplication, division and 2D shape.
Our PE days this term are Tuesday and Thursday and these will be with our sports coach.
Homework will continue to be set on Wednesdays although, on occasion, the children may also be given additional homework. The children will be given a new set of spelling on Monday of each week and will then be tested on these the following Monday.
You can support your learning on our project on Charles Darwin who was a world-renowned naturalist, geologist and physicist. You could even try some of these things. Why not collect samples of plant life from your garden and see if you can identify them? You could make detailed sketches of the plants you find, just like Darwin. Alternatively, visit a museum that has fossils on display. What can you learn about the animals from which they were formed?