Building Brighter Futures Together
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We had planned around the theme of The Great Outdoors for this half term. We will be incorporating a number of foundation subjects (Geography, History, Computing, PSCHE and DT) into this, where we will be exploring major mountains around the world and comparing them to those in the UK. We will also be identifying important points in history, reflecting on who achieved what and when, including how to use a map to navigate yourself to the summit.
In Science, the children will be exploring the phenomenon that is Earth and Space, we will be discussing the fact that people think the Earth is flat, the movement of the Earth and the small role it plays in the whole solar system. As part of the learning the children will be making a scale model of the Solar system and doing a number of experiments to prove the movement of the Earth.
In Maths, we will be learning multiplication and division followed by fractions. This will incorporate identifying factor pairs; recognising and finding facts on prime, square and cube numbers; multiplying more than 4 digits by 2 digits; dividing up to 4 digits by 1 digit and dividing with remainders moving into all areas of fractions.
Spring 2 Review
Spring 2 brought back a sense of normality to the whole of Eastwood, with a whole school return. Through reflecting on the return it is fair to say that the children have returned with a drive and thirst to learn, a desire to want to be in school and to maximise their time in.
The children really embraced the new thematic way of learning across the foundation subjects of Art and RE, grabbing the opportunity to learn about Henry Moore and impact that he had on the artistic world, which finished with them not only creating their own metallic figurines but also bringing them to life through the medium of dance. The time allowed them to fully embrace and unlock their imagination to emphasis family and life. They were amazing to watch and to see the pride in the children completing them.
Within our Science lessons, had the opportunity and thank you to you all for supporting them to identify their milestones achieved so far and the dates associated with this. They also did some investigations into the gestation periods of various animals, identifying if there were any patterns and the completing a line graph to show the results for others to be able to learn from.
The children used the prior learning on place value and number, to apply to learning about the conversion of different measurements including distances, weights and money. This knowledge will certain come in use in everyday life and I look forward to the children utilising them more and more.
We had planned around the theme of Extreme Earth for this half term. We will be incorporating it into Geography, History and Science lessons. We will be exploring major mountains and rivers in the world, comparing it with mountains and rivers in the UK including the River Aire, looking at how to locate these places using an atlas and a map. Through English, we will continue exploring mountains through reading ‘Survivors – The man who survived an avalanche’ by David Long which covers the adventurous trial and tribulations of Colby Coombs on his mountain adventures. As part of our learning, we will be writing a summary of the key events supporting it with evidence from the text.
In Maths, we will be learning multiplication and division followed by fractions. This will incorporate identifying factor pairs; recognising and finding facts on prime, square and cube numbers; multiplying more than 4 digits by 2 digits; dividing up to 4 digits by 1 digit and dividing with remainders moving into all areas of fractions
Through Science, we will be investigating Earth and Space. Within this we will spend the time looking at Earth in relation to the solar system including the size and shape of the parts that make this up,
In PE, we will be focussing on personal fitness, utilising a variety of methods to build this and to improve over the term.
However, with the current situation, this theme has had to be put on hold and we have been focussed on the remote learning plan, which is on the Covid page of our website. The children will be all doing the same work, whether they are at home or in school, within in school we will be working through the timetable suggested in the pack.
Autumn 2 seems a long distant memory now with all that has happened. However, taking the time to reflect on how hard the children have worked, producing some incredible work in year five, over what has been a disruptive time.
The children really embraced the theme and topic of Africa across our English text and through our foundation subjects like Geography, History and Art, grabbing the opportunity to learn of the historic impact that Africa has had on our lives today. Through the reading ‘Journey to Jo’burg’ by Beverly Naidoo, they were able to appreciate the aspirations of a family to achieve their ambitions despite the barriers that were put in front of them by the politics of the time. This knowledge has allowed them to reflect on their own life and ambitions, with a motivation to achieve them.
Within our Science and Geography lessons, the children gained an understanding of where Africa and specifically where South Africa was in relation to their hometown of Keighley, identifying the similarities and differences between the both. Including looking at how habitats and location influenced those animals who call it home. The children put their scientific knowledge learnt on how animals are grouped and represented in a key, by completing investigations during outdoor learning by completing an invertebrate hunt and sorting the animals accordingly to identify them.
The children used the prior learning on place value to complete column addition and subtraction questions with numbers of more than 4-digits. They then applied this newfound knowledge and skill completing multi-step problems successfully.
It has been amazing to welcome back and teach the children this term. We are incredibly proud of all the work that the children have produced as they have settled into year five.
The children have really embraced the topic of emotions and mental health through our Thematic and English work, grabbing the opportunity to investigate what mental health is, identifying that emotions/feelings are normal and that it is how you deal with them that is important. This has been a really deep topic at times but the children have revelled in this and looking at the strategies to support these emotions/feelings in everyday life. Rephrasing their thinking to focus on the positive rather than negative to help support a positive mind-set. The children specifically embraced learning breathing techniques and mindfulness colouring (pictures added).
The children have worked hard within maths, progressing their knowledge in the topic of place value and number, each of them now has a stronger understanding of this as a concept of maths, which we will build on in our new topics of addition/subtraction and multiplication and division. One of the areas the children had to work especially hard on was roman numerals as the way to calculate them is so different in terms of logic to all of the other areas, however, they know understand how to read and write them
In PE we have been looking at striking and fielding games, through games like Danish longball and rounders, each and every child has improved their techniques and by the end of the term they were all striking and fielding the balls.
This half term our theme is Africa. We will be incorporating it into Geography, History and Art lessons. We will be exploring where it is in the world, comparing a location in South Africa with Keighley, looking at the history of the country and the artists.
Through English we will continue exploring Africa through reading ‘Journey to Jo’burg’ by Beverly Naidoo which covers the journey and aspirations of a family to achieve the ambitions and aspirations. As part of our learning, we have been making predictions about key events supporting our predictions with reasons. We have used the map and text to answer retrieval questions and make inferences.
In Maths we will be learning addition and subtractions followed by multiplication and division. This will incorporate formal 4 digit addition and subtraction questions; inverse operation to calculate missing numbers and multi-step addition; subtraction problems; identifying factor pairs; recognising and finding facts on prime, square and cube numbers; multiplying more than 4 digits by 2 digits; dividing up to 4 digits by 1 digit and dividing with remainders.
Through Science we will be investigating living things and their habitats. Within this we will spend the time identifying and grouping animals based on a number of factors, including whether this has an impact on their habitat and how environmental changes have or will make on these animals
In PE we will be focussing on invasion games, utilising a variety to help to build the children’s skills in this area.
We are delighted to welcome back our children after such a long time. We are incredibly proud of all of the children. They have settled in to their new year groups and have adapted to the new routines and class bubbles.
This half term our theme is Emotions. We will all be exploring different emotions and feelings, discussing how everyone has them and it is how we deal with them that is important, using life experiences and the impact it had on them.
Through English we will continue exploring feelings and emotions through reading ‘Sad’ by Michael Rosen which covers a range of feelings experienced by a parent through their experiences in life and the ways that they tried to deal with trauma. As part of our learning, we have been making predictions about key events supporting our predictions with reasons. We have used the illustrations and text to answer retrieval questions and make inferences.
Through our theme we will be learning about positive and negative emotions, how we can deal with them, how life experiences can impact on them and how we can look after our own mental health and well-being through a variety of activities.
We will be participating in discussions, role plays and sharing our own experiences and opinions. We will also be producing our own emoji to represent specific feelings and emotions, which we have used as a border to our theme board.
In Maths we will be learning place value and number following by addition and subtractions. This will incorporate recognising the place value of each digit in a 4-digit number; ordering and comparing numbers; round any number to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000 or 10,000; negative numbers; estimating; roman numerals; formal 4 digit addition and subtraction questions; inverse operation to calculate missing numbers and multi-step addition and subtraction problems.