Class 5 – Arc de Triomphe

English

In Class 5 we will be looking at story writing. We will start by looking at fantasy stories, including exploring The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. We will also study at the story The Snow Dragon. We will then write our own fantasy stories. Later in the term, we will continue our theme of story writing but will study historical stories, including the book ‘War Game’ which is based around World War 1. Then we will compose our own historical stories. Alongside this, we will be improving our use of vocabulary and knowledge of sentence structures, including looking at tenses and word classes, such as nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives. During the term, we will focus on a few aspects of sentence punctuation. We will also look at complex sentences and connectives. 

Mathematics

We will be improv our knowledge and application of the multiplication tables. We will also develop our use of the formal methods for longer multiplication and division. Later in the term, we will further improve and develop our knowledge of fractions. We will also improve our reasoning and application skills, as part of our maths learning this term.

Science

The focus for this term is ‘Materials.’ This topic covers describing and classifying materials. It also includes changing materials, which involves dissolving, melting, condensation and evaporation. We will also explore the Water Cycle as part of this topic.  

Theme

Our theme this term is ‘Pre-historical Britain.’  This is a history unit of work and explores Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. As part of this topic, we will also examine the important work of archaeologists and how they use artefacts to help them learn about the past.

RE

This term the children will be learning about Christianity. The unit covers Christian baptism, confirmation and weddings.

PE

PE, this term will be Gymnastics, with a focus on balances, rolls and bridges. PE will take place on a Tuesday afternoon. Occasionally, PE may have to be on a different day, so I should therefore be grateful if you would ensure that children have their kit in school every day. This term children will be provided with the opportunity to acquire, develop and refine skills taught alongside an external coach. As I am sure you are aware, PE kits need to be labelled, long hair tied back and all earrings removed for PE sessions.