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‘Building a Love of Life and Learning’
‘Building a Love of Life and Learning’

Class 5

Welcome to Class 5!


Welcome to Spring 1! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas break. Please find below all of the fabulous learning that we will cover during this half term.

British Monarchs Since 1066


English- Macbeth (Shakespeare study) Linking to both history and science


· Letter writing

· Biographies and autobiographies

· Narrative


Maths- number and place value


· Multiplying by 10, 100 and 1,000

· Dividing by 10, 100 and 1,000

· Multiplying decimals by integers

· Dividing decimals by integers

· Dividing to solve problems

· Recognising decimals as fractions

· Converting fractions to decimals and vice versa


Science- Earth and Space


· To be able to understand how theories on the shape of Earth have adapted through history

· To have an improved understanding of why modern astrologists believe the world is the way it is

· To describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system

· To describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth

· To describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies

· To use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.

‘Galileo Galilei needs your help to prove that the Earth moves round the sun; that the moon moves around the Earth; and that the seasons and day & night are all a consequence of these movements. He needs you to provide experimental evidence, not just current astrological thinking.’


History- British Monarchs Since 1066


· To have a greater understanding of chronology

· To understand how the British Monarchy has changed over time

· To understand the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements, for example, Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong


Art- Portraits of Monarchs


· To develop sketching skills and close observation work to produce final pieces.

· To focus on proportions of facial features.


PE- Basketball


· To have a greater understanding of different types of passes.

· To have a greater ability to receive the ball by making a target for the person passing to aim at.

· To be able to perform each type of passing with greater accuracy and confidence.

· To be able to perform these passes when working in a team to achieve an objective.





RE Sikh Worship and Community


· To find out what Sikhs believe and some of the features of Sikh worship.

· To explore the Sikh practice of sewa.

· To explore the Sikh tradition of the langar.


French- Visiting a French Town


· To understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English in the context of talking about where people live.

· I can show how verbs change depending on the subject.

· I can appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language in the context of finding out where people live.

· I can join in a song with familiar structure


Computing- Embedded across the curriculum


· To use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content

· Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information

· Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.


Music- Linking to our history topic


· Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory

· Use and understand staff and other musical notations

· Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

· Develop an understanding of the history of music


Homework and Spellings

This half term our homework activities each week will be based in our CGP SATs books, which will be handed out after the Christmas break. The children will be given a topic or page to complete for maths (either arithmetic or geometry, space, shape and measure) and English (either reading, grammar, punctuation or spelling) each week. The children should use their SATs books at home and bring them into school on a Wednesday with their homework books, so that the new pages to be completed can be recorded.


Spellings are individual and are from the Year 5/6 statutory spelling list. Once these are completed, the children will then move on to spellings, which broaden their vocabulary. As always, please make sure children ask an adult for help at school to complete the activities if needed.




PE will now be on a Monday and could be outside for the first half term. Please ensure correct PE kit is in school every week.