Class 5 – Pay de la Loire
In Class 5 we will start by investigating instruction writing. We will link this to our DT work this term, which involves designing and making fairground rides.
Later in the term, we will be writing a biography about the scientist Thomas Edison and his discoveries. This piece of writing will link to our science work on electricity.
Finally, we will finish the term by writing a narrative piece based around story ‘The Giant’s Necklace.’
Alongside this, we will be learning to improve our use of vocabulary and knowledge of sentence structures, punctuation and grammar.
We will start the term be developing our knowledge of fractions, decimals and percentages and how these link to each other.
Later in the term, we will learn more about shapes and shape vocabulary. We will be increasing the amount of time spent looking at the application of maths and will be explaining our answers and solving real- life problems.
The focus for this term is ‘Electricity.’ This topic explores how to make various electrical circuits and how to solve problems when a circuit doesn’t light. It also includes looking at electrical conductors and insulators. It involves lots of investigative work and opportunities to develop scientific enquiry.
Our theme this term is a Design Technology theme and we will be making our own fairground rides. This topic will include evaluating existing products, designing our own rides and then making these rides. We will then use electrical circuits to enable our rides to move. Finally, we will evaluate our designs and reflect on how effective they are.
This term the children will be learning about Christianity. We will be looking at the New Testament and the Gospels about the life of Jesus. We will explore how Christians see Jesus through these Gospels.
PE, this term will be gymnastics, with a focus on developing and refining sequences. PE will take place on a Wednesday 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.
Year 5 - Homework will be set every Friday. I would appreciate it if the homework could be completed and returned to school on Monday. It will consist of Mathematics and English. The Mathematics and English will be targeted at giving pupils a chance to practice what they have learnt in class or introducing them to a forthcoming topic.
Year 6 - There will be a short piece of maths or grammar homework set every night for Year 6 (Monday- Thursday). This will be collected in and marked every Thursday. An additional piece of reading comprehension homework will be set each Friday, which will need to be completed over the weekend and returned by Monday.