Welcome to Scafell Class
Scafell have had a brilliant year so far and continue to enjoy their learning. This term, we are learning about the environment; focusing on Mountains and Rivers using skills such as Art and Drama. We are also discovering more about Evolution and how animals are adapted to their environment. We continue improving our Maths, Writing, Reading and Comprehension skills, as well as our Spelling and Grammar this term. Year 5 look forward to being involved with Levens Tea Club this term and the whole class are very excited about their residential trip to Lockerbie in June!
Spring Term Curriculum
Our curriculum this term involves:
Maths: This term we continue to develop skills to solve all calculations and multi-step problems in a range of contexts and using all four rules of numbers: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be revising our understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages and measurement. Additionally, we will continue to practise our times table efficiency and will be extending skills into other areas of the curriculum. Both year groups will be deepening their understanding across the programmes of study in order to ensure that they are ready for their transition to Y6 or KS3.
English: Much of our non-fiction writing this term will be linked to our topics and our learning experiences. We will also be using illustrations, books and short films to inspire creative narrative, mythology and poetry. Our spellings will continue to focus on the rules and patterns in the Year 5&6 wordlist and, each week, we will continue to enjoy guided reading lessons that develop reading and comprehension skills. This term, there is a focus on the ‘pleasure of reading’ and the school will be working hard to encourage children to read a wider range of texts. Our learning will also include developing greater understanding of sentence grammar, word class and punctuation.
Science: Living Things and Evolution & Inheritance: These are interesting and exciting topics which involve investigating life processes and reproduction of living things, as well as researching how evolution occurs and how scientists have discovered this process (Darwin’s theory). We will also identify the different parts and functions of flowers and plants, as well as developing an understanding of how humans have evolved to support life processes. Additionally, we will be exploring the idea of inheritance and changes in the human lifecycle.
Topic: This term we will be continuing our geographical topic which involves developing our understanding of Mountains and Rivers including the water cycle. We will be studying the physical geography of mountains and mountain ranges, their formation, some famous expeditions and also mountain biodiversity. We will then move on to understanding and explaining climate zones and biomes. We will learn through a variety of ways including drama, art and practical tasks.
PE: Taught by Mrs Craggs: Athletics including Orienteering, Striking and Fielding / Over the Net: Rounders.
Computing: Developing the skills to retrieve and publish information (including blogging on our school website) and input data. Additionally, we will continue learning about our rights and responsibilities when using social media and mobile phones, as well as cyberbullying and how we deal with it.
Music: Singing and Performing.
RE: Understanding Compassion. We will also be exploring Christian and non-Christian Sacred Books.
ART: Art in nature and our local environment: Julian Cooper, Monet.
DT: We will be designing a home for a pet and creating animal sculptures using various materials.
PSHE: SEAL Changes and Relationships
FOREST SCHOOLS: Team challenges and games, problem solving and outdoor creations.