Welcome to Maple class
Class teacher: Mrs Vince
Teaching Assistant: Miss Steed
Welcome to Year 5/6, the final chapter of primary school.
The children will spend this year becoming more independent and secondary ready!
In our History topic this half term the children will continue to develop a secure knowledge and understanding of the key events and dates of WWII and use dates and vocabulary relating to the passing of time. The children will learn the characteristic features of what life was like for children during WWII and the impact of the Battle of Britain. They will understand evacuation and its effect upon children and mothers. In the second half term we will look at key trade routes and how these have changed over time through the development of transport and technology (tea cutters to planes).
In Maths the children will be able to read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10,000,000 and round any whole number. They will use negative numbers in context and calculate problems across zero.
Four Operations (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division):
The children will take four weeks to consolidate and become confident to solve addition and subtraction multi step problems in contexts, deciding which methods to use and why. They will also be able to multiply multi-digit numbers (up to 4 digits by a 2-digit number) using the formal written method of long multiplication and divide numbers up to 4 digits by a 2-digit whole number using the formal written method of long division.
In English our reading texts will be: The Boy, the mole, the fox and the horse by Charlie Mackesy; Scarecrows; Pigeon News; The little Ships by Louise Borden; Rose Blanche by Ian McEwan and Roberto Innocenti.
Our writing texts will be: The Piano by Aidan Gibbons; Diary of a mother; Diary of a soldier; The Lion and the Unicorn by Shirley Hughes; Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian.
In Science the children will learn how to associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells (batteries) used in a circuit. They 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.
Please look at the termly overview to see what your child will be covering in other aspects of the curriculum.
A year of exciting opportunities, rewarding experiences and challenges! This is your child’s year to shine.
Things to Remember:
Reading book and reading record – Everyday
Homework diary- Everyday
PE kit- Thursday (although bring it on Monday and keep it in class until Friday – just in case it’s needed!)
Swimming kit – Friday (costume and towel – children can also bring a hairbrush and a roll-on deodorant)