Teacher: Miss Law
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Nolan
Blenheim is a popular, old English cooking apple, perfect for making Apple Charlotte. It has a nutty, sweet taste and crumbly texture and so is often served with cheese. It has a huge crop, and is often chosen by people who grow apples trees in their gardens.
Terms 5 and 6
Charity Day will be fast approaching at the end of Term 5 so start thinking about your stall ideas and charity you would like to support.
In Term 6 the children will sit their optional SATs in the hall to help prepare them for formal testing in year 6.
Other fun learning opportunities include the STEM week in term 6 with a Maths and Science focus.
Our topic work for terms 5 and 6 will have a Science focus, exploring the life cycles of humans, plants and animals. We will explore the different parts of plants, which will link to our artist of the term, Georgia O'Keeffe. We will investigate seed dispersal, plant adaptation and even design our own super plant! Check the sunflower challenge homework to get a head start..
We will explore the life cycles of animals, classification and even create our own David Attenborough style documentary about our own clay animals.
In English we will be reading 'Journey to the River Sea' and focusing on letters and diaries in addition to narrative. To link with the life cycle work in Science we will follow the development of caterpillars to butterflies and use it to inspire butterfly poetry and art. We will also write zoo keepers instructions and create a commentary for an Attenborough style TV documentary. In addition to a daily English lessons, children will have reading sessions, as well as weekly spelling, grammar and punctuation lessons to develop their basic skills. This is also to
prepare them for the format of the English SATs papers at the end of year 6.
In Terms 5 and 6 the children will continue to be set in groups for their daily Maths lessons and will cover a range of topics, including decimals, geometry and measure. They will also have times tables and mental maths sessions. As children often learn different mental and written methods for number work to those you may have learned or use now, please come and ask your child’s class teacher if you would like to discuss how best to help them at home. We will aim to give examples of relevant methods with any homework we send home too.