Year 5 / 6
Term 4 - Earth as an Island
Welcome back Years 5 and 6! We hope you had a lovely half-term and took the opportunity to relax and recharge your batteries. We are thrilled to have you back on the 8th March and cannot wait to have you all back in the classroom.
This term we will be focusing on our topic Earth as an Island! This is a geography based topic, where we will be: studying different biomes; locating different places around the world; understanding how human activity has influenced the climate and weather; and much more. Please do look at the Knowledge Organiser in detail to see an overview of the topic and all of the key vocabulary that we will be using. Check out the following website to get a feel for the different parts of our world: http://schools.geograph.org.uk - Geograph has links from OS maps around Britain, with photos of the locations taken by members of the public.
https://www.ducksters.com/science/earth_science/topography.php - Ducksters has this page on topography, to help developing your understanding of this Geographical concept.
https://www.earthcam.com/ – EarthCam provides images of specific locations around the world.
In Teaching of Reading, our focus text is The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. This is an exciting adventure story based in the Amazon rainforest and touches on many objective that we will be covering in our Geography topic. Explore more about the author through this website: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/superpage/welcome-to-the-world-of-katherine-rundell/
(There is a video where she eats a tarantula!!! Braver than us!)
Our PE days will continue to be on Monday and Wednesday, the pupils are able to wear their PE kit to school and stay in this all day - eliminating the need to change into uniform.
All homework will continue to be sent out digitally via Showbie, this will be set on a Monday. If your child is required to isolate, work will also be accessible on Showbie, mirroring what the children will be doing in class. Further ways to support your child's core subjects are through: TT Rockstars, Mathletics, ReadiWrite and GoRead. Please ask your class teacher if you need a reminder of your child's password and username.
Finally, n RE we will be looking at and learning about Sikhism. Here is a great website to introduce the faith and recognise some key facts: https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/sikhism
The Year 5/6 team
Term 3 - AD 900
Term 2 - Full Power
** Great news!
Marcus Sedgwick has recorded Floodland chapter by chapter and is available to watch on his website! marcussedgwick.com/floodland