Autumn 2021 Theme
Maafa - This project teaches children about Africa past and present and the development of the slave trade. It also explores Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade, the causes and consequences of the European colonisation of Africa and the worldwide communities that make up the African diaspora.
Art and Design Link - Trailblazers, Barrier Breakers
Autumn 1 Year 5 Science
Forces - We will learn about types of forces such as gravity, friction, water resistance and air resistance. Children will also learn about the use of mechanisms such as levers, gears and pulleys. The children will identify forces and find out about Isaac Newton and his discoveries about gravity.
Autumn 1 Year 6 Science
Living Things and Their Habitats - We will learn about the classification of living things, including micro-organisms, by conducting an investigation into the growth of mould on bread. They will sort animals intro groups based on their similarities and differences.
Autumn 1 Music
Autumn 2 Year 5 and Year 6 Science
Earth and Space - This unit is the only Astronomy related science unit in the primary science curriculum. The aim is to give children a basic overview of Earth and its place in our Solar System
Autumn 2 Music
Make You Feel My Love
Spring 2022 Theme
Frozen Kingdom - Vast wilds and hostile territories; incredibly beautiful, yet often deadly. Take shelter from the elements or fall prey to icy winds and the deepest chill. Trek bravely and valiantly across treacherous terrain to the ends of the Earth, treading deep in snow or being pulled by a team of mighty sled dogs.
Art and Design Link - Inuit
Spring 1 Year 5 and 6 Science
Properties and Changes of Materials - We will learn about different materials, their uses and their properties, as well as dissolving, separating mixtures and irreversible changes. We will sort and classify objects according to their properties and explore the properties of materials to find the most suitable material for different purposes.
Spring 1 Music
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Spring 2 Year 5 Science
Living Things and Their Habitats 5 - We will learn about the process of reproduction and the life cycles of plants, mammals, amphibians, insects and birds. The children will explore reproduction in different plants, including different methods of pollination and asexual reproduction.
Spring 2 Year 6 Science
Evolution and Inheritance - We will learn about variation and adaptation. They will be able to explore how both Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace separately developed their theories of evolution. They will examine the scientific evidence from plants and animals that has been gathered to support the theory of evolution
Spring 2 Music
Dancing in the Street
Summer 2022 Theme
Groundbreaking Greeks - This project teaches children about developments and changes over six periods of ancient Greek history, focusing on the city state of Athens in the Classical age, and exploring the lasting legacy of ancient Greece.
Design and Technology Link - Architecture
Summer 1 Year 5 Science
Animals Including Humans 5 - Children will learn about the life cycle of a human being. They will investigate the development of babies and compare the gestation period of humans and other animals. They will learn about the changes experienced during puberty and why these occur. The final investigation will be about the changes to the body as humans get older, as well as comparing the life expectancy of different animals
Summer 1 Year 6 Science
Electricity - Children will learn to represent circuits using symbols in a diagram. They will learn about two of the most important scientific inventors in the field of electricity – Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. Children will get the opportunity to develop their understanding of what electricity is and how to measure it.
Summer 1 Music
Reflect, Rewind and Replay 5
Summer 2 Year 5 Science
Significant Scientists - We will learn about the famous scientists and inventors linked to the Year 5 science curriculum, including: David Attenborough, Margaret Hamilton, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eva Crane, Stephanie Kwolek and Leonardo da Vinci.
Summer 2 Year 6 Science
Animals Including Humans 6 - Children will research the parts and functions of the circulatory system. They will focus on how nutrients are transported around the human body. Children will explore how a healthy lifestyle supports the body to function and how different types of drugs affect the body.
Summer 2 Music
Reflect, Rewind and Replay 6
Each week, your child will be set:
Please upload a picture of completed homework to ClassDojo.
Spellings and Phonics: It is expected that in Year 6, all the Year 3/4 words and Year 5/6 list of spellings are are known. Please practise these and USE these words in your writing.
Remember to use some of our Spelling strategies!
Times Tables: Still vitally important!!
End of Year 4 expectations is to know multiplication and division facts for ALL times tables up to 12 x. It is extremely important to keep those skills sharp! Keep practising - with TTRS and Sumdog!
PE is on Monday and Thursday. Please ensure your child wears their named, correct PE kit in school on these days, that earrings are not worn and long hair is tied up.
The children have access to their water bottles in the classroom during the day. Please ensure that your child has a named water bottle in school which is taken home regularly to be washed.
Your child is welcome to bring in a snack of fruit or vegetables each day.
Reading books are your child's responsibility and they will be responsible for changing their own book. Please record the date and title of the book that they have chosen in their reading record and make sure that your child’s reading record is signed to say they have finished their book and read as regularly as you can with them at home.
Please note that our timetable is flexible and may be subject to change!