Welcome to Year 5 and 6
Our topics this term are.........
History – How did World War Two impact our local area?
In this unit, children find out about World War II, reflecting on it's impact to everyday life. We will look at: air raids and air raid shelters; different forms of communications and WWII's impact upon trade. We will also visit Beaumanor Hall in our quest for knowledge on WWII.
Computing – Spreadsheets
This unit will teach the children how to collect, sort, interpret and present different sorts of data. We will use computer programs such as Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel.
Music – I'll be there - Michael Jackson
Through the song, I'll be there, by Michael Jackson children will work through the strands of musical learning. They will:
Science – Living things and their habitats - Classification
Throughout this unit, children build on their learning about grouping living things by looking at the classification system in more detail. The topic is divided into two units, Children first revisit their knowledge of classification and creating keys, before developing their knowledge by looking at fungi and bacteria. Children also look at the work of Carl Linnaeus, the scientist who first made important the function of naming and classifying to ‘identify’ organisms.
Homework will be set on a weekly basis and will be posted on our Class Dojo page. It will consist of: an English activity, a Maths Activity, reading, spelling and handwriting.
Home work may include activities from: Maths of the Day, TimeTable Rockstar, Diagnostic Questions, Prodigy Maths and/or SpellingFrame. Links to all of these can be found below.
Homework will be presented in the following format: