Class 5 – Spring Term

Explorers

English

This term, will be reading “Phoenix” by SF Said, “Shackleton’s Journey” by William Grill and The Polar Bear’s Explorers’ Club. If you would like your child to have their own copies in school, then they are easily available to buy.

In writing, the children will be using the mentioned books as stimulus to write a variety of genres. There will also be stand-alone spelling, grammar and handwriting lessons during the week.

Maths

This term Maths’ lessons will consist of: multiplication and division, area and perimeter, fractions, decimals and percentages. Arithmetic skills including times tables will be a clear focus throughout the year.

The website diagnosticquestions.com has problem solving questions which will help your child apply the skills that they are learning in class. These will be part of our homework they are designed to revise previously taught concepts as well as recently taught.

Science

Last term I had a late change of Science topic to Changes in materials therefore this term we will be focusing on Space and forces. We will look at the planets, how night and day is formed and the phases of the moon. Following this we will look at gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction.

History/Geography

Our theme this term is ‘Explorers’. We will be using maps of the UK and World to study: time zones, longitude and latitude, hemispheres, mountains and rivers, biomes and different explorers. Hopefully, we will get the chance to go geocaching in the local area.

Art/Design & Technology

Art will link to maps where the children will use textiles to create a piece collaboratively.

Computing

I will be introducing the children to coding this term.

Music:

We will be involved in the Sing Up event ran by Love Music Trust.

RE

This term’s focus will be Judaism – Places of Worship and Jesus’ teaching & its impact on people.