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 Term 2 2022.

The topic this half term is – The World Beyond the Wardrobe. This topic has an English and History focus. We will be reading - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. This book provides many opportunities and lends itself well to History. The book is set in World War 2 and this will form the topic lessons.

                                                                

                                                                   

 

In Topic lessons the children  will find out:

  • When the war started;
  • The countries and key individuals involved;
  • Recall details about key events;
  • What evacuation and rationing were, explain how they worked and how different people were affected;
  • The jobs women did during the war;
  • What the Holocaust was and who suffered as a result.
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In English, the children will be using The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The focus will be narrative and will end with the children writing an imagined world story. Children will also look at poetry, learning features they can use in poetry and writing their own.

 

                                                                

 

Throughout Maths the main theme is:  Fractions. Please continue to use TT Rock stars, as this really helps with times tables.

 

 In RE we will be asking the question: What does it mean to be Muslim in Britain today?

 

 In Science the topic is, Seeing Light. These lessons will include: how shadows are formed, how shadows can change, how our eyes allow us to see, how we see objects, reflection, refraction and colour.

 

Computing is Film Making. The children will use the book they are reading in English, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, to create  animations.

 

Art/Dt lessons will be based around Narnia and World War 2. The children be designing a view from the wardrobe, drawing Aslan, a landscape of Narnia, a Blitz landscape and propaganda posters. Different skills will be used throughout.

 

PSHE lessons will cover the theme – Celebrating Differences.

 

In Music the children will continue to learn the clarinet. This will take still take place on a Tuesday.

 

PE will be on a Tuesday and children must come to school in their PE kit. PE should consist of a plain white t shirt, plain black shorts and trainers.

 

The children will bring a list of spellings to learn every Monday and they will be tested the following Monday. Spelling shed is still being used and updated every Monday.

 

Homework is handed out on a Monday and is due back the following Monday. They will have Maths homework related to the maths in class. The English homework will be a comprehension activity related to the topics in class.

 

 If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate in asking myself or Mrs Taylor.

Best Regards

Teresa Sutton

 

 

Welcome back to Term 1 2022!

 

The topic this half term is – Ancient Greece. During this topic the children will be learning many interesting facts about Ancient Greece. Lessons will include:

  •  Find out who the ancient Greeks were and locate their civilisation on a timeline.
  • Explore and discuss the three main types of government in ancient Greece: monarchy, oligarchy and democracy.
  • Compare and contrast the two city states of Athens and Sparta.
  • Use primary and secondary sources to find out about daily life in ancient Greece.
  • Find out about gods, goddesses and religious beliefs in ancient Greece. 6 Investigate the lives and teachings of the ancient Greek scholars and philosophers.
  • Explore how modern life has been influenced by the ancient Greeks.

 

 

In English, the children will be using two books. The first book is called, The Corinthian Girl and the second book is called, The Odyssey. They will be looking at newspaper reports and narrative writing. They will learn the skills needed for the type of genre and use them in their writing.

 

                         

 

Throughout Maths the main themes are:  Place Value and Four Operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Please continue to use TT Rock stars, as this really helps with times tables.

 

 

 In RE we will be asking the question: If God is everywhere, why go to a place of worship?

 

 In Science the topic is Earth in Space. These lessons will include: movements of the sun, earth and moon, day and night, seasons and lots of other interesting information.

 

Computing is internet safety. This is very important as the children need to be safe online.

Art/DT lessons will be based Ancient Greece. The children be designing vases, creating theatre masks, making a Trojan horse paper and much more! Different skills will be used throughout.

 

PSHE lessons will cover the theme – Being Me.

 

In Music the children will be learning the clarinet. This will be new for the year 5 children and a continuation for the year 6 children. This will take place on a Tuesday.

PE will be on a Tuesday and children must come to school in their PE kit. PE should consist of a plain white t shirt, plain black shorts and trainers.

 

The children will bring a list of spellings to learn every Monday and they will be tested the following Monday. Spelling shed is still being used and updated every Monday.

 

Homework is handed out on a Monday and is due back the following Monday. They will have Maths homework related to the maths in class. The English homework will be a comprehension activity related to the topics in class.

 

 If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate in asking myself or Mrs Taylor.

Best Regards

Teresa Sutton

 

 

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