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Years 5 & 6

Years 5 and 6 Curriculum Overview

Welcome back. We hope you had a lovely half-term and we our looking forward to our new topic: Scream Machine.

This half term we are going to soak up the unique sights, smells and sounds of the fair. We will learn about the science behind roller coasters and write poems that are shaped as a loop the loop. We will also have the chance to design our own theme park.

We will be doing some mini investigations and looking at cam mechanisms, pendulums, pulleys and prototypes. We will be seeing different forces at work. As our “Big Finish” we will be challenging the children to build a death-defying new drop ride for a theme park. They will be asked to make a working model and test it out with uncooked eggs!

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.

During this half-term we will start preparing the Year 6 pupils for their new secondary schools. Your child’s secondary school will have informed you when they their transitional visit will take place. Our focus in our PSHE lessons will be about ‘Moving On’ and we have the M.O.U.S.E.  team coming in to hold a workshop with the Year 6 children.

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!