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
This half term our Learning Journey is called Sow, Grow and Farm and is a Geography based learning journey. We will learn about allotments in the United Kingdom and further build on our learning last term relating to the ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign during WW2. In Geography, will have the opportunity to learn about farming in the United Kingdom and the techniques used in modern farming, including the challenges that farmers face. We will learn about the benefits of eating seasonally and about the pros and cons of importing food as well as learning about world farming and how the different climate zones affect where different foods can be grown.
In English, we will be linking our learning to the topic and at the start of term we will be writing instructions for the vegetable soups that we made in the previous term. We will also be linking it to our learning this term. After this, we will be using the focus text Paradise Garden to write short stories following a home, voyage and return plot structure. During this term, we will also be completing a poetry week where we read, perform and compare a range of poems as well as share our favourite poems. We will also be taking part in a poetry workshop to help us celebrate World Book Day.
In Art this term, we will be looking at Still Life and looking to develop our painting and sketching skills. We will be taking inspiration from the greats to help inspire us to create a piece of art work. We will be looking at the still life art work of both Paul Cezanne and Vincent van Gogh.
In RE we will be looking at the topic Peace. In PSHE, we will be looking building healthy relationships and in computing we will be looking at the unit Text Adventures.
This term in Maths we will be learning about: Measure, Statistics, Algebra, Ratio and proportion and time.
Our PE days this term are Monday and Tuesday. Our lesson on Monday will be with the sports coach and on Tuesday will be with Miss Skidmore
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. Please don’t forget to take part in the Poetry competition we are running for World Book Day.