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We are a class of 30 children made up of people from all around the world. Between us we speak more than 10 different languages. We are extremely proud of our diversity and celebrate all of our differences. 

 

We begin our school day with some quiet reading time and finish by sharing a class book. Our days are full of exciting learning right across the curriculum. 

 

Our homework and spelling day is Thursday and we have PE every Friday. 

 

Please do not hesitate to come and see us at the beginning/ end of the day if you have any questions. 

 

Miss Owen and Mrs Kewin 

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Maths

 

During Autumn term, we will be covering place value, the four calculations, fractions and decimals.

 

During Spring term, we will be covering percentages, algebra, ratio, measure and misconceptions.

 

During Summer term, we will be covering shape, statistics, coordinates and problem solving.

 

Reasoning is embedded with in our maths lessons throughout the whole year and children are taught to explain their methods in words and through modelled calculations.a

English

We embed our English skills in to every aspect of the curriculum, every day.

 

Each day we also do Reading Mastery, Reading Plus and an English lesson where we focus on our writing, grammar and punctuation skills.

 

Reading Mastery is a format that we use over five days to explore one text in depth. The format is the same each week but we explore fiction, non-fiction and poetry in rotation. The children are involved in class discussions and work in partners to complete the tasks.

Monday: Understanding the text

Tuesday: Vocabulary

Wednesday: Retrieval

Thursday: Inference

Friday: Independent Task

 

Reading Plus is an online reading program which not only assesses children's efficiency and accuracy in reading, but also measures and increases motivation and comprehension. Students are given choice and control to practice at their own pace with a program that uses adaptive technology in a truly meaningful way. All children have their own log-in details and are encouraged to continue this at home.

Science

This year in science lessons, we will explore:

 

Animals, including humans 

Impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way bodies function.

Circulatory system

 

Light

Light travels in straight lines

See light because light is reflected into our eyes or given out by objects 

The eye and how we see

Light travels from light sources

Shadows change

 

Living things and their habitats

Classification in groups according to characteristics microorganisms, plants, animals

 

Evolution and Inheritance

Fossils provide information about living things millions of years ago

Offspring are not identical to parents

Adaptation may lead to evolution

DNA

 

Electricity 

Identify and name parts of a circuit

Associate e.g. brightness bulb etc with voltage

Compare and give reasons variations in component functions

Foundation Subjects

 

We explore the foundation subjects during the afternoon, and love finding links between our topics, current events and other subjects where we can!

 

Our areas of exploration this year are:

 

Religious Education

  • Why is Diwali celebrated by both Hindus and Sikhs?
  • Should you always do what feels right?
  • Where should you get married?
  • Should you always forgive and forget?
  • Why can life be described as a journey?
  • What happened after someone dies?

 

Geography

  • Fairtrade

Where is the best chocolate made?

  • Settlements

What would it be like to live in a 3 rd World country?

  • Passport around the World

What makes a country appealing to live in?

 

History

  • Leisure and entertainment in the 20th Century

Was Fred Astaire the best dancer of the 20th Century or Ginger Rogers?

  • Crime and Punishment

What was it like to be a prisoner in a Victorian jail?

  • Benin (West Africa ) AD 900- 1300

Why were masks, pictures and symbols important in the Ancient African Kingdom of Benin?

 

Art

  • Could Art have been used as a weapon in WW1?

The children will recreate one of Nash’s artworks to show what the landscape might have looked like prior to the war.

  • Can art play tricks with your mind?

The children will look at a variety of ways in which optical art can be created before using what they have learnt to create their own optical artwork.

  • Do objects have meanings?

The children will have the chance to explore colour, composition, control, form and style as they study a variety of different still life paintings and create their own.

 

Design and Technology

  • Construction: How can you make your toy move?
  • Textiles: Which African symbol/story would you portray on your wall hanging?
  • Food Technology: Can you create a healthy menu for a Year 6 leaver’s party? /Bread

 

Computing

  • (MGL- Mr Triggs) Making an app
  • My Online Life- How can people be kind online?
  • Can you create your own Virtual World?
  • Online Safety Dilemmas- How can you help make the internet a better place?
  • Crossy Roads –Will the chicken cross the road?

 

Music

  • What impact has music had on popular dance styles through history? Can you create a performance combining music and dance?
  • How do the songs, rhythms and instruments of West Africa reflect their cultural origins? How could you tell a traditional African story musically? 
  • Can you create a musical performance to reflect your memories of school and hopes for the future?

 

MFL

In MFL we study Spanish.

This prepares us for assessments in listening, speaking, reading and writing:

  • Family and occupations
  • Feelings (hot, cold, thirsty etc)
  • At the doctors (dialogue)
  • Time (all) and school routine.

  • Justifications for opinions (because)

  • Christmas.

  • Places in town and directions.

  • Prepositions

  • Café (transition project)

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