Blue 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Blue class
We are a Year 5 class taught by Mrs Loveland (Monday - Wednesday) and Miss Griffiths (Thursday - Friday).
This is what we will be learning 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. Children complete times table sessions 4 x per 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. Summer term starts with Blue class learning about persuasive writing techniques. Our fiction focus will be fantasy stories. Children will explore stories written by Shaun Tann. Our poetry unit will focus on poems about the sea, we will explore poetic language and devices.
History: Stone Age to the Iron Age
Children 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. Children will also learn about why Iron Age people developed hillforts and how important Druids were in Iron Age Britain.
Geography: Exploring Eastern Europe
Children will explore the contrasting areas of Eastern Europe’s landscape, climate and locations.
Children will be looking at the computer program ‘Scratch’. They will be working towards creating their own game and continuing to improve their basic computer skills, by consolidating knowledge of all of the computer programs they have looked at over the year.
Science: Animals including humans
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
Children will be looking at art from Ancient Egypt. They will be looking at artist Jennifer Angus and Louise Bourgeois. The children will also be creating their own mosaic.
D&T: Marbulous Structures
Children will create a complex and free-standing marble run and show how it can be strengthened and reinforced.
Children will be looking at the life and teachings of Buddha. They will also be exploring the teachings of the Buddhist faith and how Buddhists worship.
Children will be looking at music from the movies to inspire their composition of music on both tuned, and untuned instruments.
Outdoor PE will be taught on a Monday in Summer Term. Children will be working on their track and field skills through athletics coaching. Indoor PE lessons will be taught on a Wednesday Lessons will include sports-hall athletics and multi -sports skills. Children will need to come to school on Mondays and Wednesdays dressed in their PE kits.
Maths: Maths homework will be set via Class DoJo on a Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday. We ask for all children to continue to access Times Table Rockstars online to practise and improve instant recall of key multiplication and related division facts.
English: English homework will be set via Class DoJo on a Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday.
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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