This half term in Year Five, we will be concentrating on getting all children settled and back into their school routines. We have a particular focus upon PSHE, learning all about anti-racism and our identity. We will also spend one session a week outdoor learning, where we will be den building and working on our team building skills. PE is on a Monday, where games and key skills will be practised.
In English, Year Five are reading a picture book called ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers. During this unit, we will focus upon the world we live in and how to look after it and take care of it. In maths, we will be working on our fluency and number sense skills using short, daily sessions. In science, we will be concentrating on developing our ‘working scientifically’ skills, in particular observing and setting up fair tests. We will be comparing different brands of biscuits then investigating which brand is the best for dunking! Woodwork skills are our focus for Design Technology this half term; Year Five will be designing and making their own wooden pencils. In geography, the children will be testing their knowledge of maps and using their orienteering skills. In art, we will be analysing the painting of ‘Dido Belle and Lady Elizabeth’, then practising our drawing skills to produce our own portraits.
Don’t forget to send your child to school in PE kit on PE day! Theatre Royal class will swim every Tuesday, so please remember to send your child in with swimming kit.
Here’s the knowledge organiser for the work we’ll be doing this term: