Years 5 & 6 Razorbills
Welcome to our class page! Our teachers are Miss Jackson (Monday, and Tuesday mornings) and Mr Cross (Tuesday afternoons - Friday).
This page will outline what our curriculum looks like. If you have any questions about this or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
In Literacy, we start by exploring The Princess’ Blankets by Carol Ann Duffy. The children will learn how writers create vivid characters and powerful descriptions, and will end up creating their own traditional-style story or fairy tale. We will then move on to non-fiction writing as part of our history work on the Stone Age and Bronze Age.
The year 5 and year 6 pupils will be taught in separate maths groups so that each year group can benefit from having focussed teacher time. The children will work on more independent maths work alongside this to develop and revise their knowledge and skills.
The year 6 children will also have focussed sessions on preparing them for the SATs tests later in the year.
The children continuing to learn their times tables is key. All areas of maths are much easier to learn as that knowledge is already secure.
We will be learning about the cardiovascular system and how to keep healthy. Later in the term we will be looking at what electricity is and how we can record electrical circuits.
Our Geography work this term will be based around mapping skills and the children will explore the local area using online mapping, OS maps and through field work around the village. The children will learn to read maps and will also create their own.
The Stone Age and Bronze Age is our focus this term in history and will explore important sites such as Stonehenge, as well as sites closer to home. The children will explore how people lived in these long-ago times as well as using their own archaeological skills to answer questions about the past.
The children will start their art journey this year looking at different artists working in painting and drawing.
Our topics for this term are: cricket, dance, gymnastics and handball.
The class’ computing work will start this year with coding. The children will learn how to decompose a problem in order to create a logarithm, debug their work as necessary, and then code it using different platforms. Later in the term we will continue our program of online safety.
We have a specialist language teacher coming in from Dawlish Community College to do our French currently.
The class will work in music lessons using their voices and a range of instruments. They will develop skills in performing, composing and listening to music.
We will be looking at religious creation stories and if they conflict or agree with scientists understanding of creation. Later in the term we will be looking at why Jesus is so important to Christians.