Welcome to Year 5 and Year 6 Lion Class
For an overview of our curriculum, how we teach and what we teach, year by year and by subject, please see the Curriculum page.
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Spring Term 2020 – Topics
English – We will be studying literature linked to our topic including War Game by Michael Foreman, and War Horse by Michael Morpurgo. We will consider the historical information we can learn from these texts as well writing diaries and letters in the first person. We will use the short animation ‘The Piano’ to look at film narrative. Additionally, we will look at poetry linked to World War I.
Science – Our Science topics this term are: ‘Materials’ and ‘Evolution and Inheritance’. Initially we will explore and classify the different properties of materials, investigating if they act as good thermal insulators and/or electrical conductors. Later in the term we will look at how plants and animals are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and describe how evolution by means of natural selection occurs.
Maths – Our focus this term will initially be on fractions. First, we will learn to find equivalent fractions to help us to compare and order fractions. We will then add, subtract, multiply and divide by them. We will then move onto learning about decimals, percentages and algebra. Finally, we will learn about angles and the properties of 2D shapes.
DT – We will be cooking and evaluating some wartime recipes. In keeping with the ‘make do and mend’ approach needed during wartime we will also be practicing our darning skills.
RE – We will begin the term by looking at the Hindu festival of Holi. This festival is full of colour and we will explore the special meaning that different colours hold for many Hindus.
Art – In art we will be creating silhouette pictures linked to our topic, as well as exploring how to draw using charcoal.
Music – Our learning in music will be based around the pop ballad ‘Make You Feel My Love’ written by Bob Dylan and covered by Adele. As well as learning to sing, play, improvise and compose with this song, children will listen and appraise other pop ballads.
PE – PE lessons are currently on Mondays and Fridays. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school every day and remember that earrings must be removed for PE.