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Years 5 & 6

Years 5 and 6 Curriculum Overview

Welcome back. We hope you had a great half term and we are looking forward to our new topic: Frozen Kingdom.

During this topic we will be looking at the Artic and Antartic landscapes. We will research the plants and animals that can be found in both of these locations and about Antartic food chains and food webs. We will be learning how icebergs are formed and using the sinking of the Titanic as a focus for our writing. We will research Robert Falcon Scott and the Northern Lights will be an inspiration for our Computing and artwork.

In maths we want the children to understand how they can use their maths skills in the world around them. 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 help them to learn their multiplication tables and their division facts as these are used in many areas of the maths curriculum.

Year 5 and 6 will be set homework on a Thursday and it will be handed in on a Monday.

In the Year 5 and 6 team we have the following teachers: Mrs Koszykowska, Mrs Harris, Mrs McGarragh, Miss Stankowski and Miss Pollendine. To help the children with their learning we have: Mrs Brown, Mrs Launn, Mrs Donald, Mrs Briggs, Mrs Smith and Miss Holman.

Ideas for home learning

• Use a range of snowy images to create a polar collage.

• Make a model of your favourite Arctic animal using clay, dough or recycled materials.

• Create a poster or brochure for a new travel company which arranges visits to the Arctic or Antarctic.

• Design a pair of snow boots for an Arctic explorer. What materials would you use? What features could they have?

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