Docking Golden Eagles

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Happy New Year - Spring 2022

Topic - Geography - Water

  • the water cycle

  • Rivers in the UK and the world

  • Flooding - climate change

  • Hydro-power - natural and man-made features


Science - Electricity

  • voltage

  • symbols used in a circuit

  • variations of components functions


RWV - What is Wisdom?

Children will investigate links between Christians and Jews, who believe the wisdom in the Bible comes from God, through different channels, and is given to help people know how to live.

Computing

  • Binary code

  • Text-based programming

Art

Natural art – use of skills: colour mixing and layer, paint washes

Ocean sea scapes


PSHE / RSE

Relationships

Reading

Class Text: Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

Guided reading Text: Varjak Paw by SF Said

It cannot be stressed enough the importance of reading and its effect on all subjects within the curriculum.

Please ensure children have time to read at home as often as possible.



November 2021

These are some daily suggestions of activities you could do from home if you are unable to attend school - I'm not expecting you to do all of this -


Remember to read as much as possible

Practice times tables - all ways - multiplying and division facts

Look at the key maths facts for Autumn term 2 in the year 5 and 6 maths classrooms


Create a scratch project - you should be able to login at home

https://scratch.mit.edu/


Practice your touch typing - use BBC Dance Mat to improve your keyboard skills -https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr


Autumn art - draw, colour or shade different shaped leaves and create a collage.


Don't worry if there is something you cannot do - we'll sort it out on your return to school. If you are feeling ill, only do small amounts of learning, if you can. Rest a lot and get better soon.


Autumn Term - November 2021

Welcome back to school for the busy half-term ahead.


Topic- Keeping Healthy

We will be looking at how we can stay healthy, studying the effects of exercise and the different food types which make up our diet.

The topic will link with science, where we will study bones and muscles, blood and its circulation around the body. We will also look at where our food comes from and its impact on the environment. We have been fortunate to team-up with Tesco and although we cannot go into the store, we will study healthy food choices with resources from Tesco.

This topic will link to D.T. and creating healthy menus for cooking and creating meals.

Music

Ukulele lessons will continue this half term with Mr Hall on Friday mornings.

R.W.V.

What might Jesus think of Christmas?

This is the opening question to our topic. We will study the relevance of the Christmas celebrations within our modern world and look at how other faiths celebrate this time of year.

P.E.

Well done to the year 5s who excelled in the swimming pool last term. Now that swimming has stopped, the class will have sessions together.

Tim Marrison, our P.E. specialist, will take sessions on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Please ensure all kit is in school.


Reading

It cannot be stressed enough the importance of reading and its effect on all subjects within the curriculum. Please ensure your child has time to read at home as often as possible.



OCTOBER 2021

Please practice your times tables regularly - Times Tables Rockstars.

Get in touch if you cannot remember your sign in details.

Autumn Term - September 2021

We hope you have all had an exciting and adventurous summer holiday and are ready to return to school.

I have been busy during the holidays, preparing a full, fun packed curriculum - we will be reviewing what we know, learning lots of new facts and skills, and return to having breaks and assemblies together again as a whole school.

Topic: History/Science: Famous Engineers - from Isambard Kingdom Brunel to Sir James Dyson

Maths: Place value, negative numbers, Roman numerals to start the term

Writing: The Present by Jacob Frey- story writing based on a short animated film

Science: Properties and Changes of Materials - this will link to engineering investigations

Religious and World Views: Islam - How can a mosque help us understand the Muslim faith?


Our class read this term is an adventure story; The Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray


The Night Bus Hero by Onjali Q Rauf will be our whole class guided reading text.

P.E. Year 6 on Monday and Tuesday afternoons: please ensure your child has their kit in school on these days.

Year 5 will go swimming on Tuesday mornings at Alderman Peel High School and have a class PE session on Tuesday afternoon. The first swimming session will be on Tuesday 7th September: remember your kit.


We will also do art, computing and spelling to name a few of our other lessons: it's a busy term ahead!

There will be lots of information and new routines to establish on Monday as the new term begins, but do not worry, we will work together and be the fabulous Golden Eagle class.

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Riley and Mrs Chamberlain