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Years 5/6

This term, whether we are in school or at home, we will be learning about The Maya and Early Islamic Civilizations, with a particular focus on history and geography, where we will be identifying the areas of the world that these people inhabited and considering how their beliefs and cultures compare with our own. In English, we will be developing our non-fiction skills by writing explanation texts, including using causal conjunctions and building cohesion across a piece of writing. Our class novel for spring is ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell. Through our study of this, we will be practising a range of skills, such as retrieving information, making inferences and sequencing events in the story. In Maths, we will be continuing with our work on fractions, moving on to calculating with fractions and finding fractions of amounts. Our science topic for this half term is properties of materials and changing states. We will plan and carry out investigations linked to this as well as looking at reversible and irreversible changes. In art, we will be developing our skills in different mediums to create artwork linked to The Maya and Early Islamic Civilizations. In Music, we will be listening to and evaluating live and recorded music, and extending our knowledge of musical artists. 

Home Learning Expectations and Project Information

There is no half termly project for Spring 1 so that all families can focus on the remote learning. If you are looking for anything extra, have a look at the Remote Learning page of the school website or suggested websites on your class page.