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Summer Term

 

Religious Education

Our first topic in RE this term will be Transformation. We will be looking at how the Easter message is spread through the power of the Holy Spirit.

We will be moving onto the topic of Freedom & Responsibility. In this, we learn the importance of admitting wrongdoing and being reconciled with each other and with God. Finally, we will be learning, through Stewardship, how caring for God’s creation is part of caring for ourselves.

We will also be learning about Sikhism.

You can support your child by attending Mass on a regular basis and discussing your child’s learning with them.

 

English

This term our work in English will be linked to our IPC topic and will include the following:

  • Learning about and writing non-chronological reports
  • Performing and writing our own narrative poems, as well as reading some by famous authors
  •   Writing adventure stories based around our IPC work 

 

Mathematics

This term, our work in Numeracy will include the following:

  • Measurement (learning to measure length and mass accurately and converting between different units of measurement.)
  • Ratio and proportion (using our fraction knowledge to compare.)
  • Statistics (reading and interpreting graphs and tables.)

 

Information and Communication Technology

The children will be using a program called Scratch. This is an introduction to computer programming and will enable them to write simple programs of their own.

We will also be taking part in the Enabling Enterprise scheme, where the children will write and perform their own radio broadcast.

 

IPC

The children will be using a program called Scratch. This is an introduction to computer programming and will enable them to write simple programs of their own.

We will also be taking part in the Enabling Enterprise scheme, where the children will write and perform their own radio broadcast.

We are using the IPC (International Primary Curriculum) for our topic work; which includes Science, History, Geography and Art.

The IPC has been developed to:

• To help children learn the subject knowledge, skills and understandings they need to become aware of the world around them

• To help children develop the personal skills they need to take an active part in the world throughout their lives

• To help children develop an international mind-set alongside their awareness of their own nationality

• To do each of these in ways which take into account up-to-date research into how children learn and how they can be

   encouraged to be life-long learners.

 

This term, we will be Making New Materials. This includes work on solids, liquids, gases, magnetism, conductors and insulators. During Summer 2, the children will be 3D Designers, whereby they will create and manipulate 3D models using a range of tools. Moreover, they will design and write computer programs using sequences of instructions and variables, inputs and outputs.

 

Music

The children will continue to participate in hymn practice every fortnight, where they will continue to learn new and traditional songs. Mr Newton, our Music teacher, will continue to teach these sessions to the children and develop their musical knowledge and repertoire of new songs. Children will have the experience of creating a piece of music using a range of musical instruments and perform to their peers.

 

Physical Education

In PE, we will be learning a variety of skills and playing different ball games with Mr Burgess. The classes will also have a weekly gymnastics or dance session.

Class 5K will be having swimming lessons every Friday until the summer holidays.

 

 

Other important information…

 

Homework

The children are expected to complete their reading record daily. In order to develop their comprehension and inference skills, children should be writing a short paragraph about:

  • How the author used description to show how the character is feeling

  • What was the problem in the book and how was it solved?

We will continue to use the homework grids which includes English, Maths and various activities linked to our IPC topic for this term, ‘Making new materials (Summer 1) and 3D Designers (Summer 2)'. The activities are designed to encourage the children to carry out independent research, creative projects and to develop higher order thinking skills. All children are expected to have completed enough activities to have earned at least 30 homework points by the end of term. Late homework will not be marked and children will receive a negative on Class Dojo.

 

 

Dates for your diary and educational visits:

Friday 21st April:                   5K begin swimming lessons

Monday 1st May:                    Bank Holiday-School closed

Friday 12thMay:                     5M Class Assembly

Friday 26th May:                   5O Class Assembly

29th May-5th June:               Half term holiday

Tuesday 6th June:                 School Starts

Wednesday 21st June:           E-Safety Workshop in school

Monday 3rd July:                   Sports Day

Friday 8th July:                     5O Class Assembly

Wed 12th & Thurs 13th July: Parent Consultations

Wednesday 19th July:            Year 5 Theatre Trip

Friday 21st July:                    Break up for Summer Holidays 1pm

 

Equipment needed

  • Named PE kit

  • Plimsolls

  • Swimming kits for children in 5M

 

Please encourage your child to:

  • Learn all their multiplication tables and related division facts.

  • Learn how to read and spell the yr5 and 6 spelling words fluently.

  • Complete all written homework with handwriting that is joined and of constant size.

  • Read widely, enjoy and share books, and visit libraries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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