Foxes - Yr5/6
Welcome to Foxes Class
Welcome to Foxes class. This is the home of the year 5 and 6 children.
Our teacher is Miss Williams.
We are supported in class by Mr. Batty.
Summer Term 2 2023
Our topics for the second half of the summer term are: the history of Human Rights and equality in Britain for history, evolution in science and we shall be looking at globalisation in geography. We shall finish reading The Explorer by Katherine Rundell before moving on to 'Kick' by Mitch Johnson. The story is about a boy (Budhi) who is too poor to go to school so he works in a factory making football boots for professional footballers. Budi's plan is simple...
He's going to be a star, instead of sweating over each football boot he makes, each stitch he sews, each box he packages. He's going to play for the greatest team on earth, rather than in the square behind the factory where he works.
Homework will be given out on Fridays and checked the following Wednesday. Homework this term will be either online through either Purple Mash, Maths.co.uk, Complete Maths, SPAG.com or it will written into your child’s home learning book.
Each week there will also be an expectation for your child to be reading a minimum of four times per week.
As ever, we thoroughly appreciate and encourage any discussion you can have with your children surrounding their reading. What are they reading? Can they describe the characters? How do they think certain characters are feeling about a certain situation?
Please can we ask that you encourage your children to read a wide range of materials including both fiction and non-fiction and a range of genres, especially within fiction such as historical novels, science fiction and adventure narratives.
Our unit this half term is ‘evolution’. As part of this topic, the children will learn about how living things on Earth have changed over time, and how fossils provide scientists with information about creatures that inhabited the planet millions of years ago. They will learn about inheritance, adaptation and natural selection whilst looking at the theories and beliefs of Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace.
In the second half of the summer term, the children will concentrate on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet along with revisiting persuasive writing. Additionally, we will continue to focus on all aspects of spelling, punctuation and grammar. Children will read daily as part of whole class and independent reading. We shall finish reading ‘Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell before moving on to ‘Kick’ by Mitch Johnson. The Explorer is a relatable and fast-paced adventure story set in the wilds of the Amazon Rainforest. ‘Kick’ is a story about dreaming big, about hope and heroes, and never letting anything stand in your way.
Our reading will focus on the application of Reading Reconsidered and FASE reading. The children are always encouraged to apply their inference skills in order to 'read between the lines' and look for the underlying motivations and feelings behind character actions. As ever we thoroughly appreciate and encourage any discussion you can have with your children surrounding their reading. What are they reading? Can they describe the characters? How do they think certain characters are feeling about a certain situation?
Please can we ask that you encourage your children to read a wide range of materials including both fiction and non fiction and a range of genres, especially within fiction such as historical novels, science fiction and adventure narrative.
For the second half of summer term Year 6 will be consolidating all of their learning this year by completing fun problem solving activities whilst also starting to look at some of the maths they will experience in year 7. Year 5 will continue with their learning on decimals and then move on to negative numbers and converting units of measure. I would be grateful if you could also encourage your children to continue to practice their times tables and related division facts up to the 12 times tables.
Our topic for the second half of the summer term is ‘The History of Human Rights and Equality in Britain’. The children will begin by looking at the importance of the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, by the UN, following the Second World War. They will learn what is meant by Human Rights and how these rights have developed throughout the last 60-70 years up to the creation of the Equalities Act of 2010, which encompasses race, gender, religion and disability.
Our focus for this half term is on globalisation. As part of this topic, the children will learn all about political. economic and social globalisation since the 1980s. They will investigate whether globalisation is a force for good and fair for all.
Our focus for this half term in art is on art in the 20th century with Modernism and beyond. We shall be looking at artists and sculptors such as Picasso, Hepworth, Auerbach, Freud, Bowling and Himid. The children will learn about cubism, abstract art and figuration.
In this unit, the children will be investigating why the Gospel is such good news for Christians. To begin with, they will understand what is meant by good news and how good news is broadcast. They will look in more detail about the idea of Gospel through the analysis of Biblical narrative, church practice and the way in which Christians live their lives. Finally, being able to express their understanding of why Gospel is such good news to Christians.
In this unit, year 5 and 6 will have separate lessons based on relationship and sex education. The year 5 curriculum will focus on learning the male and female sexual parts and their functions, puberty and hygiene. The year 6 curriculum will be based around the different ways babies can be conceived, changing emotions through puberty, marriage and respecting a wide range of differing family arrangements.
PE this half term will continue to be on a Tuesday afternoon with Mrs Ferrara. On a Friday, in games with YDP, the children will be doing some of their activities outdoors so please make sure your child has the appropriate clothing/hat and water bottles suitable for the weather.
This half term Foxes class will be working on their summer production. They will be learning to perform a number of musical numbers singing and dancing in harmony, unison and canon.
The children will continue to learn using stories and myths. They will continue to focus on adjectives, nouns, and their masculine and feminine agreements, along with common verbs, their endings and adverbs. They will also be exposed to and learn more vocabulary in Latin.