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Years 5 & 6

Years 5 and 6 Curriculum Overview

Welcome back after the break. Our new topic next half term is Gallery Rebels.

This term the children will be learning about different 19th and 20th century artists. They will be discussing artistic features such as composition, colour, form and meaning. They will draw self-portraits, and create paintings and sculptures in the style of an artist. In our writing we will be producing a short narrative about an artist, creating a guidebook about Paris, describing a setting and writing poems. We will be learning about the science of colour and investigating how light changes the appearance of objects and how shadows affect objects over the course of the day.

We will continue to ensure that the children have a good understanding of the non-negotiables – the building blocks that support their maths learning. We will be developing the children’s reasoning skills and their ability to use and apply the mathematics they have been taught when problem solving. Please encourage them to learn their multiplication tables and their division facts as these are used in many areas of the maths curriculum. All pupils have access to Times Table Rockstars and this is a fun way to learn the multiplication tables.

The children will be set some project homework do this half term along with their regular maths homework. Homework will be set on a Thursday and the children will receive spellings to learn each week.

Ideas for home learning

  • Visit a gallery and record notes and drawings in a sketch book.
  • Practise drawing from observation.
  • Make a collection of natural objects and photograph them.
  • Collect old tester pots and make an abstract painting.

I love this class because there is always something exciting to do!