What we are learning about this term in Cholmondeley Class.
During this term, we will be studying WW2. This will involve lots of drama activities to enable the children to ‘get into character’ and gain a better understanding of how their choice of vocabulary can affect the reader. Children will also have classroom discussions about the historic events and write a recount from personal perspectives. To support this, a range of fiction and non-fiction reading around this subject will take place.
Reading and written work will include a study of the story ‘Macbeth’ by Shakespeare. We will have the opportunity to work with Becky on our drama and performance skills as we work towards an end of year performance.
Maths will continue to have a focus on pupils’ mental methods and number work based on place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. We will apply a lot of fraction work across many areas of maths. The children will revise and apply skills across a range of areas that they have developed in the classroom. Weather dependant, pupils will have several opportunities to take part in outdoor learning for this subject. Learning and practising times tables at home will help during these lessons. We will continue to practise these each week in school.
We will continue a study of ‘Living things and their habitat’. As part of this, we will learn about life cycles of animals and plants. There will be a strong focus on investigative work and the children will be called upon to work within a group to set up tests and draw conclusions and evaluations. In maths, we will represent the data that supports their findings. Further on in the term, we will focus on ‘Animals including humans’. As part of this, children will understand how our bodies physically change.
Wider Curriculum – History and Geography
Our focus for the first half term is ‘World War 2’. Children will learn about how WW2 shaped the world that we live in today and how it affected our country, as well as our local area. Children will use a range of sources to question their understanding and build on prior knowledge.
During the second part of the term, we will begin our study with Tudors, particularly focusing on William Shakespeare. This will cover geographical and historical skills where pupils will be able to locate the home town of William Shakespeare and how his plays have stood the test of time and are still performed today. Children will also study the chronological order of English Monarchs and legends as well as significant events and ways of life around this time.
Wider Curriculum – Physical Education
Please bring PE kits into school every day in the summer term as there will be more opportunity to work on our striking and fielding techniques and net/wall skills in competitive sports. We will hold a school’s sports day which we will also work towards.
Wider Curriculum – Art & Design Technology
A range of art and craft/design activities may be linked to our drama performance. We will study portraiture which will then enable us to draw our own portraits. Much artwork will be used to enhance our end of year performance as scenery, costumes and other visuals will be required. There will support the children with their confidence, precision and accuracy when painting 3D forms.
Wider Curriculum – Music
Mrs Shakspeare will teach music on Wednesday. Children will also join the choir on Fridays. Some Year six children will continue to learn to play the violin.
Wider Curriculum – PSHE
PSHE lessons will continue to be taught through assemblies and class discussions. The children will be focusing on money and work, and learning about the values for out school, which are ambition, resilience, respect and creativity.
Wider Curriculum – RE
During RE lessons this term, children will be studying Hinduism. The children will be learning stories about Krishna.
Wider Curriculum – Computing
Children will continue to experiment with ‘Excel’ where they will input information and create useful formulas to calculate numbers quickly. There will also be opportunities to use iMovie and Green Screen to develop their creative computing skills.
Wider Curriculum – Spanish
Children will continue to broaden their knowledge of Spanish vocabulary including basic phrases. They will also learn about pets. Children will build both Spanish speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. reason for them to be absent.
General Class Reminders
- Full school P.E. kit is needed on Friday for (PE lessons).
- READING BOOKS need to be brought into school Children will change their home reader and Library book in school on a Tuesday.
- HOMEWORK will be set every Friday and will be due back in school the following This will need to be well-presented and written into their homework books neatly.
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