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Terrington St Clement Community School

A traditional school with traditional values

5 GN

Welcome to 5 GN.  Our teacher is Miss Newell.

Summer Term

Our topic this term is ‘Our Wonderful World’

Writing

Over the course of this term, our lessons will target different areas of writing, including the effective description of characters and settings; building up a broad range of powerful vocabulary (such as adjectives, verbs, adverbs and expanded noun phrases); building on their skills in using the harder punctuation marks (parenthesis, colons and semicolons). We aim to cover many text types over summer term, including narrative, playscripts and instructions.

Reading

Four days a week, your child will be participating in our whole school reading scheme, ‘Bug Club’. This will see them either working as part of a guided reading group with Miss Newell, or building on their reading comprehension skills by working in a group to answer various types of questions (similar to SATs questions) about different books they’re reading. They will work through a different book every half term. Once a week, we will be having a whole class reading comprehension lesson on their class novel. In addition to this, they will also be given many opportunities, during the week, to independently read books that they have chosen and have shown an interest in. If the children are not enjoying a book, they are encouraged to look at others until they find one that they will engage with. It is expected that they keep logging their reading and answering questions in their Reading Diaries both at school and at home. This is a different system to year 4, and was explained to the children during the first week back.

Maths

Summer 1 Maths:

Week 1-3: Fractions, Percentages, Decimals, Ratio and Proportion, Reasoning and Mastery (Abacus/SAT questions)

Week 4-6: Measurement, Time, Converting Imperial and Metric, Volume, Perimeter and Area, Reasoning and Mastery (Abacus/SAT questions)

Summer 2 Maths:

Week 1-3: Geometry- 2D/3D, angles, missing angles, regular and irregular, drawing and constructing 2D/3D shapes, measuring angles, Reasoning and Mastery (Abacus/SAT questions)

Week 4-5: Statistics- constructing and interpreting graphs, coordinates, Reasoning and Mastery (Abacus/SAT questions)

Science

During this term, two science topics will be covered: Plants, and Animals, including humans. Not only will they build on their scientific knowledge, but there will be several lessons over the course of a topic that will be heavily focused on practical enquiry and investigation.

PE

Throughout all of summer term, the children will be going swimming every Wednesday, unless stated.

During summer 1, their additional PE lesson will be Striking and Fielding with Mrs Wassell (Mondays).

During summer 2, their additional PE lesson will be Athletics.

Art

Continuing from our spring topic, the children will be developing their portraiture skills. We will be introducing the idea of light and shade, along with the observational skills needed to create a portraits that resemble the person. At the end of the unit, the children will create a final piece, incorporating a mixture of media.

Geography

In summer 2, we will be focusing on the differences between human and physical geography around the world. This will lend itself to looks of practical enquiry and independent investigation.

Design Technology

Over the course of the summer term, we will be linking our DT lessons with Science. We shall be growing our own produce and preparing and cooking with them near the end of the academic year.

Computing

During summer, the focus will be on data handing and coding through such software as ‘Scratch’.

Music

5GN are having weekly  Xylophone lessons with Mr Taylor every Tuesday afternoon.

RE

RE will be covered blocks this term. We will be  studying two of the main world religions:Judaism and Buddhism. Links will be made across the curriculum.

Modern Foreign Languages (French)

Our focus in French lessons will be to cover such areas as ‘My Family’, along with developing their pronunciation and simple conversation skills.

Click here to see the Bollywood photographs

 Spring 2018:

You can find our spring 2018 timetable by opening the attachment at the bottom of the page and can also find out what your child will be learning about this term.

Autumn Term

Our topic this term is ‘Earth and Space’.

Writing

Over the course of this term, our lessons will target different areas of writing, including the effective description of characters and settings; building up a broad range of powerful vocabulary (such as adjectives, verbs, adverbs and expanded noun phrases); securing their use of the basic punctuation, as well as introducing them to more complex ones (parenthesis, colons and semicolons). We aim to cover many text types over autumn term, including narrative and balanced arguments, through the use of various stimuli, such as our class novel, pictures and videos.

Reading

Four days a week, your child will be participating in our whole school reading scheme, ‘Bug Club’. This will see them either working as part of a guided reading group with Miss Newell, or building on their reading comprehension skills by working in a group to answer various types of questions (similar to SATs questions) about different books they’re reading. They will work through a different book every half term. They will also be given many opportunities, during the week, to independently read books that they have chosen and have shown an interest in. If the children are not enjoying a book, they are encouraged to look at others until they find one that they will engage with. It is expected that they keep logging their reading and answering questions in their Reading Diaries both at school and at home. This is a different system to year 4, and was explained to the children during the first week back.

Maths

The main aim in maths this term is to secure the children in such things as:

  • The place value of numbers up to 1 million, including decimals.
  • Reading, writing, comparing and ordering numbers up to 1 million, including decimals
  • The four operations and the formal written methods required

We will also begin our journey to make them ready for Year 6 and SATS by working on important areas of arithmetic, particularly building on their knowledge of fractions and decimals, along with introducing them to the concept of percentages.

Science

During this term, two science topics will be covered: Earth and Space, and Light and Sound. Not only will they build on their scientific knowledge, but there will be several lessons over the course of a topic that will have a large focus on practical enquiry and investigation.

PE

The topic for PE during the first half of autumn term is Invasion Games.

5GN will be having weekly hockey lessons with Mrs Wassell every Thursday. Their second weekly PE lesson will be either netball with Miss Newell on a Monday afternoon, or Tag Rugby with Sam Loomes on a Friday morning (this will happen for 3 weeks starting from the week beginning the 18th September until the week beginning the 2nd October).

Geography

The children will learn all about the significance of the longitude, latitude and the prime meridian (and how it links in with time zones). Science links will be made when they learn about how the Earth’s position affects day and night, day length and the seasons. Map skills will also be covered this term. We will also be introducing them to Ordnance survey maps, along with learning about 4 and 6-figure grid references when studying various kinds of maps (world and local).

The second half of autumn term will be a large enquiry project all about a world issue, such as deforestation, land pollution and the pollution of our oceans. This is going to be an independent paired/small group project which will see them create their own question (line of enquiry), conduct extensive research on their question, and finally create an engaging presentation to share their findings and answer their question.

Design Technology

Over the course of the autumn term, the children will be working towards creating their very own light boxes! Links will be made with history (researching the history of electricity and lighting) and science (investigating which materials suit best in making a light box, and which wouldn’t).

Computing

During the first half of autumn term, the focus will be on E-Safety and being cyber smart and a good online citizen. In the second half, computing will be linked with Geography lessons, where they will be learning to use the internet effectively to conduct research.

Music

5GN are having weekly percussion lessons with Mr Judd every Monday afternoon.

RE

RE will be covered blocks this term. We will be answering Big Questions such as ‘Good or Bad – who decides?’ and ‘If God is real…?’ while studying two of the main world religions: Islam and Christianity. Links will be made with computing, PSHE, art and literacy.

Modern Foreign Languages (French)

Our focus in French lessons will be ‘All about ourselves’. We will be targeting their oral and written skills through such lessons on what they look like, clothing and the body.