Welcome to Class 5
We are the oldest children in the school and we are made up of children in Year 5 and Year 6.
Our Learning Journey
Bienvenido a Mexico! This Term our Learning journey is called ‘Hola Mexico’ and we’re going to explore this unique country, from its towering temples to its fun-packed festivals. In Geography, we will be using maps, to locate Mexico and explore its natural features such as the Chihuahuan Desert. We’ll discover what daily life is like and how it has changed over time. In History, we will be looking at the Mayan Civilization and exploring aspects of life during this time.
Our English will link to the topic and our writing will be linked to our focus text for this term which is Holes by Louis Sacher. We will begin by writing diary entries as if we are the main character in Holes. We will then look an formal and informal letter writing and again write some examples of letters in role as Stanley from the text.
In DT, we will be working looking a food and nutrition and we will be researching, designing and making our own Mexican Dish.
In Science this term, our topic is Light. The children will be covering the following objectives in Mrs Bulgin’s science lessons this term.
- recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines
- use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye
- explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes
- use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them
In Maths this term, we will be covering: Multiplying and dividing fractions, Fractions decimals and percentages and Algebra.
In PSHE, the children will consider what it means to take responsibility for their own safety, including the decisions they make and how they can stand up to peer pressure in a range of situations.
In French, we will be looking at food and Drink.
Our PE days this term are Wednesday and Friday so please make sure your PE kit is in school. This term our units are based around Tennis and cricket.
In RE, the children will read a range of stories, from different world religions, examining the concepts of justice and freedom. They will learn how key figures in history, such as Martin Luther King, were informed and influenced by their own religious beliefs.
In Music we will be completing a unit based around the song ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel -Air’
Next term our learning journey will be Scream Machine
Help your child prepare for their project
Mexico is a fascinating land full of music and celebration. Why not work together and use non-fiction books or online research to find out about the impressive landmarks of Mexico? You could also look at holiday brochures or websites to plan an imaginary trip to Mexico. Alternatively, you could sample Mexican food in a restaurant or at home
Here is a useful website you could use to find out more:https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zq6svcw
Homework will be set on Wednesdays although, on occasion, the children may also be given additional homework. The children will be given a new set of spellings on Friday of each week and will then be tested on these the following Friday.
Our Class Gallery
In Art during Term 1 we created our own Egyptian masks. We researched different masks designs and identified different features of a mask and then used this research to design and make our own masks. Here are our finished masks: