Class 5M 2021 - 2022

Mrs Massam

 

 


Welcome to 5M!

 

Welcome back!

 

 

 

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 Mrs Massam                       Mrs Jankow 

                                                 Teacher                       Teaching Assistant

 

ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE

 

SPRING TERM 2022 - LONDON

 

How we help children learn

We help children to learn by helping the children to retrieve their prior learning.  We add our new learning and sticky knowledge to this so that we develop a strong and meaningful schema - this is shown on our schema walls in the classroom.  It means that the children are able to know more and remember more of their learning. We help them to ignite their schema by interconnecting the curriculum and by using what is familiar to them within their locality. 

 

Our topic for the first half of the spring term is LONDON. During this topic, we will develop our geographical skills making comparisons and contrasts to our local area, Ellesmere Port. We will look at similarities and differences between the two locations.

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English

In Years 5 and 6, we will be continuing to focus on the following things:

  • Developing our comprehension skills.
  • Improving our vocabulary.
  • Understanding what we read by: 
    • checking that the book makes sense, discussing our understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context
    • asking questions to improve our understanding
    • drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence
    • predicting what might happen from details stated and implied
    • summarising the main ideas drawn from more than 1 paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas
    • identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning
    • discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader
    • distinguish between statements of fact and opinion
    • retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction
    • participate in discussions about books that are read to them and those they can read for themselves, building on their own and others’ ideas and challenging views courteously
  • Continuing to develop our love of reading. 5M LOVE reading! (We will update you weekly in our Achievers' Assembly about our class word count.)
  • Being introduced to and inspired by different authors. We will study the texts: Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens ( adapted by Benjamin Hulmes-Pearson), A walk in London - Salvatore Rubbino and The London Eye Mystery - Siobhan Dowd.
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  • Planning, drafting, writing, editing, evaluating and proofreading our work.
  • Writing narratives,setting descriptions, playscripts, instructional texts and persuasive brochures 

Spellings - Below are the spelling words for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. Children need to be working on these at home. Weekly spelling tests will take place. Please support your child with learning words sent home.

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Maths

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  • In Maths, we will be continuing to look at the 4 mathematical operations and mathematical reasoning. We will be focussing on developing our fluency, problem-solving and reasoning. We will also be working on …time, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio and proportion, measure, statistics and shape.

It would be really helpful if you could: 

  • Practise all of the times tables and challenge yourself on TT Rockstars.
  • Let your child explain what they have done in Maths that day.
  • Explore topics on Mathletics.

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Science

Science

This term we will be exploring: Electiricity building on our prior learning .

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During our topic of: Electicity, we will construct simple circuits and investigate what happens when we try different components, for example, switches, bulbs, buzzers and motors. We will associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit.We will compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches and we will use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.

 

Geography

Comparing and contrasting London with our locality of Ellesmere Port

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This topic will allow us to develop our geographical enquiry skills. We will look at differences between natural and manmade waterways in London and Ellesmere Port; we will focus on human and physical features; we will use compass points to locate Ellesmere Port and London on a map of the UK and continue to develop our map skills. We will use an ordnance survey map to identify populated areas of Ellesmere Port. During this topic, we will compare the use of the major waterways in London and Ellesmere Port - The River Thames and The Manchester Ship Canal. ( Looking at:trade and tourism). We will compare and contrast a density map of Ellesmere Port with London.  We will look at the population in both areas and investigate reasons for numbers falling or rising.

 

Art 

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Our focus for this term will be: Amazed by Architecture and we will be studying the work of Zaha Hadid.

In Art, we will look at a range of skills and media, focussing on drawing and sculpture.We will draw and sketch using a variety of techniques to add effects. We will show lifelike qualities and real life proportions or provoke different interpretations. We will use tools to carve and add shapes, texture and pattern, combining visual and tactile qualities. We will use frameworks such as wire or moulds to provide stability and form.

                     

Computing

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In Computing, we will focus on how computers impact our lives. We will look at the positives and negatives of computing in our daily lives. We will work independently to create a presentation that includes graphics, and images        using digital tools.

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

 

PSHE

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In PSHE, we will look at Caring and Responsibility. We will look at how our care needs change and the effects of loneliness and isolation. We will look at ways in which we can show care in the community.

We will also look at empathy and children’s rights linked with our English text: Oliver Twist.

RE

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In RE, we will be looking at the religion of Christianity. We will be discussing and investigating:What is the Kingdom of God and what do Christians believe about the afterlife? We will explore and make personal informed responses to ultimate questions.  

 

Music

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In Music, we will look at Changes in Pitch and Dynamics. We will play accompaniments with control and accuracy and we will experiment with creating different effects using combinations of pitched sounds. 

 

 

PE Days

Y5/6 Spring term’s focus: Target Games, Gymnastics and Swimming

We have P.E. on Wednesdays and Thursdays so please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school, (t-shirt, shorts and pumps) all earrings must be removed, or covered up. If your child needs a new PE kit, they are available to buy at the school office. 

Homework

Your child will receive English (SPaG/ Reading or Writing), spellings and Maths homework every Friday.

Maths and English / Spelling homework needs to be returned on Friday.

Children will have a spelling test every Friday.

We expect children to read daily for at least 20 minutes and to continue to learn their times tables.

If you have been absent look below for catch up activities, you can do at home! 

In Year 5/6 you will be expected to do the following at home:

  • Read every night to an adult
  • Quiz at home using the Accelerated Reader / myON Programme
  • Practise your spellings
  • Literacy Homework – SPAG
  • TT Rockstars

 

AUTUMN TERM

HISTORY OF PROTEST

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How we help children learn

We help children to learn by helping the children to retrieve their prior learning.  We add our new learning and sticky knowledge to this so that we develop a strong and meaningful schema - this is shown on our schema walls in the classroom.  It means that the children are able to know more and remember more of their learning. We help them to ignite their schema by interconnecting the curriculum and by using what is familiar to them within their locality. 

 

Our topic for the autumn term is The History of Protest. During this topic, we will develop our historical enquiry skills. We will look at protests throughout history, and discover what they are and why people take part in them.

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English

In Years 5 and 6, we will be continuing to focus on the following things:

  • Developing our comprehension skills.
  • Improving our vocabulary.
  • Understanding what we read by: 
    • checking that the book makes sense, discussing our understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context
    • asking questions to improve our understanding
    • drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence
    • predicting what might happen from details stated and implied
    • summarising the main ideas drawn from more than 1 paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas
    • identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning
    • discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader
    • distinguish between statements of fact and opinion
    • retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction
    • participate in discussions about books that are read to them and those they can read for themselves, building on their own and others’ ideas and challenging views courteously
  • Continuing to develop our love of reading. 5M LOVE reading! (We will update you weekly about our class word count.)
  • Being introduced to and inspired by different authors. We will study the texts: Brave Girl – Michelle Markel, Greta and the Giants – Zoe Tucker, Pride – Rob Sanders, Suffragettes – the Battle for Equality – David Roberts.

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  • Planning, drafting, writing, editing, evaluating and proofreading our work.
  • Writing narratives, biographies, recounts, explanation and persuasive texts to inform and explain. 

Spellings - Below are the spelling words for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. Children need to be working on these at home. Weekly spelling tests will take place. Please support your child with learning words sent home.

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 Maths

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  • In Maths, we will be continuing to look at the 4 mathematical operations and mathematical reasoning. We will be focussing on developing our fluency, problem-solving and reasoning using APE. (Answer it, Prove it, Explain it!) We will also be working on …time, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio and proportion, measure, statistics and shape.

It would be really helpful if you could: 

  • Practise all of the times tables and challenge yourself on TT Rockstars.
  • Let your child explain what they have done in Maths that day.
  • Explore topics on Mathletics.

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Science

This term we will be exploring: Properties and changes to materials and Animals including Humans.

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  • During our topic of: Properties and changes to materials, we will compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets. We will know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution; use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating. We will give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic. We will demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes and explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda.

 

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During our topic on Animals, including humans, we will describe the changes as humans develop to old age.

 

History – The History of Protest

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This topic will allow us to develop our Historical enquiry skills. We will look at protests throughout history, and discover what they are and why people start them. 

Art and DT

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In Art, we will look at a range of skills and media, focussing on drawing and painting. We will look at the artist, Andy Warhol and become familiar with the explosion of Pop Art.

 

In DT, we will build on our previous electricity work and design and create electronic motors.  We will create innovative designs and make products through stages of prototypes making continual refinements.                           

Computing

  

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In Computing, we will become junior website developers. We will explore designing and building our own websites.

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

We will also be creating spreadsheets using Purple Mash's 2Calculate. We will  create a formula in a spreadsheet and create simple formulae using
different variables.

PSHE

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In PSHE, we will look at happy and healthy friendships. We will look at peer pressure: both positive and negative. We will also focus on positive emotional health and wellbeing. We will look at our similarities and differences and the importance of being respectful.

RE

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In RE, we will be looking at the religion of Christianity. We will be discussing and investigating Christian concepts which people find hard to understand. 

We will also be looking at the religion of Hinduism and how Hindus worship.

Music

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In Music, we will look at musical theatre focussing on protest songs. We will sing songs in tune with an awareness of other parts and develop harmonies.

PE Days

Autumn term’s focus: Target Games, Dance and Swimming

We have PE on Wednesday and Thursday so please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school, (t-shirt, shorts and pumps) all earrings must be removed, or covered up. If your child needs a new PE kit, they are available to buy at the school office. 

Homework

Your child will receive homework every Friday.

Maths and English / Spelling homework needs to be returned by the following Friday.

Children will have a spelling test every Friday.

We expect children to read daily for at least 20 - 30 minutes and to continue to learn their times tables.

 

In Year 5/6 you will be expected to do the following at home:

  • Read every night to an adult
  • Quiz at home using the Accelerated Reader / myON Programme
  • Practise your spellings
  • Literacy Homework – SPAG
  • TT Rockstars

 

 

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