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Years 5 & 6

Years 5 and 6 Curriculum Overview

Welcome back and we would like to wish you a happy New Year. The children really enjoyed creating a pop-up gallery last half-term and sharing their work from our Gallery Rebels topic.

This half term our topic is called Stargazers and the children will be learning all about space. They will be learning about the eight planets, the Sun and the Moon. We have a STEM Ambassador, from the Open University, coming in to show the children a Planetarium and to help them create rockets and learn about craters. The children will continue to develop their scientific skills by investigating gravity. We will also learn about the 1960’s Space Race and significant individuals such as Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton.

In our writing we will be producing mnemonics; looking at myths and legends, newspaper reports, biographies, persuasive writing and poetry.

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.

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!