All home learning will now be done through Google Classroom.
How do I sign in to Google Classroom for the first time?
Important: You must have an active internet connection to sign in.
1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Go to Classroom.
2. Enter the email address (it looks something like this: firstname.lastname@example.org) and click Next.
3. Enter your password and click Next.
4. If there is a welcome message, review it and click Accept.
5. Then, click I’m A Student
6. Click Get Started.
If you don't know your email address or password, ask the Class Teacher.
Year 5 and 6 Curriculum - Summer Term 2
This half term, our maths focus will be shifting focus towards: area and perimeter, shapes, angles, coordinates and ratio. Children will recap on their prior learning, to help build on that knowledge. It is important for your child to remind themselves of the properties of shape, angles, area and perimeter.
To practice maths and have fun at the same time use your Prodigy account: www.prodigygame.com
Our core text this half term is Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo, a retelling of the epic Anglo-Saxon saga which is over 1000 years old!
We will be learning to a newspaper report based on one of Beowulf’s battles and a modern retelling of a fairy tale.
To revise key terms in writing and grammar visit this website: https://play.squigglepark.com/dreamscape/index.html
To practise your spellings visit this website: www.spellingframe.co.uk
Science - Forces
This term we will be learning about forces, including gravity, air and wind resistance and mechanisms that can increase force using pulleys, gears and levers.
A force causes an object to start/stop moving, speed up, slow down or change direction. Gravity is a force that acts at a distance. Everything is pulled to the Earth by gravity. This causes unsupported objects to fall.
Air resistance, water resistance and friction are contact forces that act between moving surfaces. The object may be moving through the air or water, or the air and water may be moving over a stationary object.
A mechanism is a device that allows a small force to be increased to a larger force. The pay back is that it requires a greater movement. The small force moves a long distance and the resulting large force moves a small distance, e.g. a crowbar or bottle top remover. Pulleys, levers and gears are all mechanisms, also known as simple machines.
History - Ancient Sumer
The land of Sumer was a civilisation that existed several thousand years before Jesus. Due to its location in an area called Mesopotamia, which literally means ‘between two rivers’ (Tigris and Euphrates) Sumer was known for its ability to grow large amounts of crops, leading to it acquiring the name ‘the Fertile Crescent’.
Our work this term will include looking at how the Ancient Sumerians were able to divert water from the rivers to improve their agriculture, their currency system how they traded and their writing system, believed to be the first in the World.
This half term, our Geography topic is mountains. The children will learn about what mountains are, how they are formed, where they can be found and explore why people choose to live on mountains.
PE this half term will focus on athletics. The aim of this is to build up to the whole school sports day which takes place on the 25th June. They will practice a variety of track and field events including, sprints, javelin, speed bounce and relays.
As some children are coming towards the end of their time as Seven Sisters, we will focus on transition to secondary schools. Year 5 will also benefit from this as the transition from year 5 to year 6 is also a huge step up in terms of expectation and workload, so all children will benefit greatly.