Year 5 and 6
Happy New Year to you.
Our topic for this term will be ‘Travel’. The learners’ voice and
ideas are at the heart of the learning. We encourage you to
discuss the class activities with your child and to bring in any
relevant pictures, books, artefacts and ideas for guest speakers.
Here is an outline of what we will study in each subject:
Languages, Literacy and Communication: We study Welsh and
English in alternating blocks of a fortnight each. Our literacy
work will go hand in hand with our topic work as well as our class
novel ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell. The writing genres for
this term are: Descriptive writing, news paper report, diary, post
card and a script.
Read Write Inc: The children will have Read Write Inc sessions
for twenty minutes daily to learn English spelling skills. I will be
listening to the children read, so it is important that they bring
their reading bags to school every day.
Mathematics and Numeracy: The main aspects that we will study
this term will be: Fractions, functions and graphs, number
sequence, time, length, data, equations and inequalities, shape
and construction. In addition to this we will practice mental
maths, complete Mathematic mats and develop our ability to
Science and Technology: We will be looking at different forces
such as gravity and air resistance and their importance in the
context of travel. We will be conducting an experiment by
building an effective paper airplane. We will also be developing
our coding skills using Hwb and Scratch coding programs.
Humanities: This term, we’ll be looking at the change that has
taken place in transport over the years. We will learn about the
British Travel Revolution. We’ll also be looking at the Montgolfier
brothers and their role in flying the first hot air balloon. We’ll
also look at other significant people such as Amelia Earhart,
Katherine Johnson and the Wright brothers.
Expressive Arts: We will be using instruments and apps like
GarageBand to create a short melody to use for an imaginary
holiday advert. We’ll be creating an animation of a journey by
using vehicles, and practice our drama skills with the use of role-
playing. We’ll also be creating a piece of art based on the theme,
Health and Wellbeing: The pupils will receive swimming lessons
at Ruthin leisure centre every Friday morning. We will continue
to look at our mental health and emotional wellbeing by having
conversations and discussions with each other. We'll also look at
how developing the body's physical health and well-being has
Homework: The children will receive Maths homework every two
weeks and in the other weeks the children will be asked to
complete a themed task. Homework will be set on a Friday and is
due in on the following Friday.
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