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Terrington St Clement Community School

A traditional school with traditional values where

we aspire, succeed and thrive

5/6 S

Welcome to 5/6 S.  Our teacher is Mrs Simkins.

We have Mrs Jackson who is our teaching assistant working in our class.

Autumn 2

English (Writing)

Year 5 will be focusing on writing an information text (con-chronological reports) based on our STEM week and a discursive text on whether keeping animals in captivity is ethical or not.  If we have time, we will finish the term with writing and performing poetry.

Year 6 will be focusing on writing a discursive text linked to STEM week.  Around Remembrance Day, we will be writing letters from soldiers and to end the term, we will be doing some fictional writing linked to A Christmas Carol.

As ever, we will be factoring in time to develop their writing skills, teaching the children how to use more complex punctuation and writing techniques.

English (Reading)

Aside from planned Reading Comprehension lessons and DEAR (Drop Everything and Read sessions), three 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 or independently.  They will be 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 are reading.  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 explore others until they find one that they will engage with.  It is expected that they logging their reading, with comments, in their Reading Diaries both at school and at home.

Maths

Year 5 will be focusing on formal written methods for multiplication and division, followed by area and perimeter, statistics (line graphs) and time.

Year 6 will be continuing work on arithmetic and starting work on fractions.  

At the start of every lesson, we will be having mental/oral starters on different areas of arithmetic.

Science

Our topic for autumn 2 is materials.  Not only will they build on their scientific knowledge, but there will be some lessons over the course of a topic that will be heavily focused on practical enquiry and investigation.

The first week of term is STEM week and the children will be taking part in a workshop and learning about wind turbines and renewable energy.

History

Our main topic this half term is called 'Impressionism'. This is an art topic that we see the children understanding the Impressionist movement.  They will be learning about Impressionist painters such as Edgar Degas and Claude Monet, and then recreating their work.

PE

5/6B and 5/6S will be having weekly lessons on Dance.

On a Friday year 5 will be swimming.

RE

Like last year, RE will be covered in blocks.  We will be studying one of the main world religions this half term: Budhism.    Links will be made across the curriculum.

French

The children will be continuing with our scheme called, 'Salut'.

Music

Year 6 will be having weekly sessions with Mr Judd, developing their skills in samba/samba reggae performance.

Year 5 will be having weekly recorder sessions with Mr Bouskill - a continuation of last year.

Autumn 1

English (Writing)

Year 5 have begun autumn term 1 by writing a narrative based on a short mystery film called 'Road's End'.  This will be followed by a week of poetry before half term.

Year 6 have been focusing on diary entries/expedition logs and will continue to work on newspaper reports.  This will be followed by a week of poetry before half term.

As ever, we will be factoring in time to develop their writing skills, teaching the children how to use more complex punctuation and writing techniques.

Reading

Aside from planned reading comprehension lessons and DEAR (Drop Everything and Read sessions), three 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 or independently.  They will be 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 are reading.  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 explore others until they find one that they will engage with.  It is expected that they keep logging their reading, with comments, in their reading diaries both at school and home.

Maths

So far, all children in year 5/6 have been reviewing their place value of number, including decimals.  This will be followed by development the knowledge of the four operations, as well as their reasoning skills.

At the start of every lesson, we will be having mental/oral starters on different areas of arithmetic.

Science

Our topic for autumn 1 is plants.  Nor only will they build on their scientific knowledge, but there will be some lessons over the course of a topic that will be heavily focused on practical enquiry and investigation.

This topic will also be developing their botanical drawing skills.

History

Our main topic this term is called 'The Struggle for Power'.  Year 5/6 will be learning about how and why the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings settled in Britain and its impact.

PE

5/6 B and 5/6 S will be having weekly lessons on Invasion Games.  5/6 H will be doing fitness.

On a Friday, year 5 will be swimming and year 6 will be doing Invasion Games.

RE

Like last year, RE will be covered in blocks.  We will be studying one of the main world religions this term; Judaism.  Links will be made across the curriculum.

French

The children will be starting a new interactive scheme called, 'Salut'.

Music

Year 6 will be having weekly sessions with Mr Judd, developing their skills in samba/samba reggae performance.

Year 5 will be having weekly recorder sessions with Mr Bouskill - a continuation of last year.