Blue 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Blue Class
We are a Year 5 class who are taught by Miss Griffiths, supported by Mrs Chadwick.
This is what we will be learning about in the Summer term:
In maths we will be focusing on decimals, measuring angles, geometry and mass. We continue to work hard to rehearse mental maths skills through daily fluency tasks. The children complete timetable sessions 4xper week checking their understanding and rapid recall of multiplication and division facts.
We will develop our reading and writing skills across a range of genres and text types . The children will write a survival narrative and survival guide inspired by The Lost Book of Adventures. We will then look closely at Anthony Browne’s version of KingKong to inspire our writing of a balanced argument and dilemma narrative.
History: Stone Age to the Iron Age
The class will learn about how early man survived in a harsh environment, why Skara Brae was important for understanding life in the Stone Age, how copper mining was crucial to the Bronze Age and why Stonehenge was built. The children will also learn about why Iron Age people developed hillforts and how important Druids were in Iron Age Britain.
Geography: Marvellous Maps
The children will study a range of maps and atlases, including digital maps, and compare their features.
The children will use Scratch to help develop coding skills and work to improve their word processing and computer skills through using Office, Audacity, Sketch Up and Flowol.
Forces The children learn about types of forces such as gravity, friction, water resistance and air resistance. The children will also learn about the use of mechanisms such as levers, gears and pulleys.
Animals including humans The children will learn about the life cycle of a human being. They will investigate the development of babies and compare the gestation period of humans and other animals. They will learn about the changes experienced during puberty and why these occur.
Art: Ancient Egypt
The class will have the opportunity to explore sculpture, drawing and modelling. They will also be creating pieces inspired by the works of
Louise Bourgeois and Jennifer Angus
Design Technology: Global Food
The children will cook a range of foods from around the world developing basic and advanced cooking skill.
The children will work to understand the 5 Pillars of Islam and the Worldwide community of Muslims (Ummah). They will also learn about the Muslim celebration of Id-ul Adha.
The children will be looking at music from the movies to inspire their composition of music on both tuned and untuned instruments.
Swimming (Mondays) Children will be attending swimming lessons at Alsager Leisure Centre where they will work to swim 25m confidently and improve swimming technique and stamina.
Outdoor PE lessons will be taught on a Friday. These lessons will include sports-hall athletics and multi -sports skills.
Children will need to come to school on Fridays dressed in their PE kits
Maths: Maths homework will be set via Class DoJo on a Thursday to be completed by the following Wednesday. We ask for all children to continue to access Times Table Rockstars online to practice and improve instant recall of key multiplication and related division facts.
English: English homework will be set via Class DoJo on a Thursday to be completed by the following Wednesday. We ask that the children also engage frequently with Spelling Shed to practise their spellings.
Reading: At Weston, we encourage children to develop a life long love for reading. We ask for children to read regularly at home to adults and to themselves. Reading is fundamental to the wider academic and personal development of children and the need for children to read widely from a broad and challenging range of texts is even more crucial this term, due to the protracted absence from school. Children will be provided with quality texts appropriate for their age and ability. Furthermore, Bug Club will regularly be updated with ebooks and accompanying comprehension tasks to help extend learning and reading skills further.
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