Chaffinches Class 3 2022 - 2023
Welcome to Chaffinches - Year 5 and Year 6
Hello and welcome to our class page! This is where you will find all the information you need to know about what we will be doing in Year 5 and 6 this term.
In English, we are looking at the high quality text The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde, a fable which narrates the story of a giant who was too selfish and had not allowed the love of others to touch his life. The fable has touches on the theme of selfishness versus selflessness.
In our shared reading sessions we will be looking at other stories by Ocsar Wilde in the collection The Happy Prince and Other Tales.
In Maths, we will be continuing out learning using White Rose Maths building our skills and knowledge learnt in the autumn term.
Year 5 will be building on their multiplication and division skills by multiplying 4-digit by numbers by a 1-digit number and then building up to multiplying a 4-digit number by a 2-digit number. Multiplying fractions by integers and working out fractions of amounts before we begin our look at percentages before and after half term.
Year 6 will be continue their practice of skills for converting between both metric and imperial units of measure and then revising multiplying and dividing fractions efficiently. We will then spend time practicing skills regarding ratio, algebra and decimals before half term.
In class we use TTRockstars to help us to keep our times tables skills embedded as this helps us in all areas of Maths. Knowing our times tables up to 12 x 12 is key and pupils are encourgaed to practice their recall of these at home as well.
In Science we will be continuing our focus on Animals including Humans building on our prior knowledge learnt in previous years. We will look to identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system and explain the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. Recognising the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function.
In Religious Education, we will use questions like - Why do Christians want to share the world's resources? and Does science disapprove Genesis? To guide our learning around the Christian Concept of Creation.
In History we are beginning a new area of study following a successful learning journey on Ancient Greece. This half term we will be looking at Crime and Punishment focusing on how punishment and crime has changed over time. We are fortunate to be able to go to Manchester to the Greater Manchester Police Museum to help embed our learning further before half term.
PE will be on Mondays with George Waring, supported by Miss Porter. Please ensure you are wearing your PE kit on Mondays.
Spellings will be quizzed and new spellings given out on Wednesdays. You can find the overview for the term below.
Home learning tasks will be given out on Fridays and it is expected they are returned to school by the following Wednesday unless otherwise stated e.g. longer research tasks and presentations. In addition to weekly homework it is vital that pupils continue to read to themselves and adults at home. Books are available at school or pupils are free to choose their own age appropriate books to read.
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