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Years 5 & 6

Years 5 and 6 Curriculum Overview

Welcome back. We hope you had a great Easter break and we are looking forward to our new topic: Allotment.

This half-term the children will be learning about growing food. We will learn about farming and where food comes from. We will be investigating where our local allotments are and learning how to write arguments. Furthermore, we will be investigating the life cycle of potatoes and having a competition to see which class can grow the most potatoes this term. We shall be writing our own garden poetry, as well as learning about plant reproduction and pollination. Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings will provide the inspiration for our art work – look out for some large 3-D blooms!

In maths, 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 ability to apply the mathematics they have been taught when problem solving.

Some important dates for this half term are:

Monday 14th May – Thursday 17th May Year 6 SATs

Monday 21st May – Friday 25th May Year 6 residential

In the Year 5 and 6 team we have the following teachers: Mrs Koszykowsha, Mrs Harris, Mrs McGarragh, Mr Hoten and Miss Pollendine. Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Brown, Mrs Launn, Miss Murphy and Mrs Donald.

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