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: email@example.com) 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 1
Maths - Fractions, decimals and percentages and word/real life problems
The main focus this half term is percentages and decimals where the teaching and learning will involve: finding a percentage of an amount. adding and subtracting percentages from a number, multiplying decimals by 10/100/1000 and converting decimals to fractions and vice versa. Recalling and using equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts will also be learnt.
Word problems will also be a huge focus within Maths this half term. Fractions, decimals and percentages are present in everyday life and it is important for be able to understand and apply these skills.
English - Recount of a visual text and Balanced arguments
This half term’s English will be focussed around the song ‘Titanium’ by Sia. The lyrics send a very powerful message about bullying, whilst the music video creates lots of opportunities for creative, powerful writing.
To start with, the children will look at re-telling the visual content into a story. Here, we will develop their sentence structures and apply a number of literary devices to promote high quality writing. Then, the children will look at non-fiction writing, where the focus will be on using formal, technical vocab in the form of a balanced argument.
These are some of the key skills we will be teaching in Writing:
In Reading Pupils will be taught to:
To practise English skills, visit this website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f
Science - Earth and Space
The Sun is a star. It is at the centre of our solar system.
There are 8 planets and these travel around the Sun in fixed orbits.
Earth takes 365¼ days to complete its orbit around the Sun.
The Earth rotates (spins) on its axis every 24 hours.
As Earth rotates half faces the Sun (day) and half is facing away from the Sun (night). As the Earth rotates, the Sun appears to move across the sky.
The Moon orbits the Earth. It takes about 28 days to complete its orbit.
The Sun, Earth and Moon are approximately spherical.
What were the views of people and scientists in the past?
Upon completion of this topic, children will be able to:
Describe the movement of the Earth and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system
Describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth
Describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies
Use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky
History - Ancient Sumer
Sumer was an ancient civilization founded in the Mesopotamia region of the Fertile Crescent situated between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Known for their innovations in language, governance, architecture and more, Sumerians are considered the creators of civilization as modern humans understand it.
Sumerian innovations include irrigation, writing, the wheel, mathematics, laws, astronomy and architecture.
Geography - Settlements
Settlements are places where people live and sometimes work.
They can be small or large depending on how many people live there and how many facilities there are. Facilities are places where certain things happen, for example, schools for education, parks for playing or shops for selling things.
Types of settlements
A hamlet is a very small settlement with just a group of houses.
A village is also small but may have houses, a primary school, a few shops, a Post Office and a village hall.
A town is larger than a village, with lots of houses, primary and secondary schools, as well as sometimes having a railway station and shopping centre.
A city is the largest type of settlement, containing lots of buildings and lots of people. They usually have hospitals, sports facilities, universities, shops, offices, many houses and a cathedral.
Some settlements also have a special use, or function. For example:
ports - by a river or sea for ships to transport goods
market towns - where local farmers sell goods
resorts - for people to go on holiday
Hockey and games (Balloon volley ball, Handball, Hide and seek stuck in the mud etc.).
Health & Relationships Education - Healthy body, healthy minds
This topic explores how to stay healthy, both physically and mentally.
It explores ways to maintain wellbeing and prevent illness; how to develop a healthy, balanced lifestyle; and the consequences and effects of different habits and choices. It encourages the development of positive self-worth and recognition, what might affect or influence unhealthy ways of thinking, and how to overcome this.