Feb 19, 2021
Year 5/6– Spring Term
Pupils are going to have a geographical based curriculum this term. We are going to look at travel around the world and use Around the World in 80
Days by Jules Verne as our inspiration.
In this ever changing society, and at a time of real world flux, it is even more important to ensure
that our pupils have an understanding of their
responsibilities to their fellow human beings.
We will look at the plight of citizens from around the world
who are less fortunate and more vulnerable than ourselves.
Creativity and Love of Learning
Whilst this year is a fundamentally important year of
assessment and the ever present pressure of SATS we will
endeavour to ensure that all pupils will have a wide range of
opportunities to explore and enjoy their wider topic based learning.
The whole child – Spiritual, Moral and Personal
As the pupils are now in Year 6, they have embraced their roles setting high standards for the
rest of the school. All the pupils are taking their responsibilities seriously. They are working
hard on a new PSHCE curriculum and learning about
how with rights comes responsibilities.
Skills for Life
In Year 6 we will be focusing on the essential skills for life. We will
focus on writing, grammar and mathematics, which will all be
tested weekly. There will regular assessments of their writing and
all pupils will be encouraged to do their best and to become
Around the World in 80 Days Year 5/6 Spring Term
Mr Haws and Mr Exley
Communication, Language & Literacy Through pupils’ writing we will explore how the choices they make affects the meaning of their writing. We are
going to focus particularly on various grammatical constructs which can be used to improve and enhance
their writing. Pupils will complete written tasks in science and RE as well as topic based work..
Religious Education During this term, as always, RE will shape many of the things we do each day, with Christ being at the centre
of our school. Using the Diocesan resource, Come and See, we will study: Sources (Local Church), Unity (Eucharist) and Death and New Life (Lent/Easter)
Mathematics This term pupils learning will include the following:
ü Number, Place Value and sequencing ü All 4 operations + - x ÷ using both written and mental
methodologies ü Reasoning / explanations / Justifications and
interpretation of how to carry out a mathematical calculation
ü Fractions including decimals & percentages ü Solving multiple step word problems using a wide
variety of different units of measurement ü Mental calculations including speed tests, times
tables and calculations without calculators ü Geometry: position, direction and motion
ü Data handling - interpreting of different types of pictorial representations of data
ü Shape and space including angles, symmetry and nets
ü Algebra and numeric equations
Using ICT & I-pads Pupils will use the computers to write up their stories and carry out independent research. They will also complete some computer programming tasks using
PSHCE, Thinking & Social Skills
We are continuing with the regular brain teasers and
puzzles to help develop problem solving, resilience and
Every pupil needs to complete a weekly reading task, read a minimum of 3 times, revise times tables, complete the
weekly homework task and a hand in any further topic based
Pupils will use their topic work to support their scientific learning on electricity and the water cycle..
We will work on a number of practical activities illustrating the importance of fair testing techniques
and critical thinking skills.
French, Art & Music
Pupils will be participating in a creative arts afternoon every Wednesday involving musical
composition and artistic skills. Pupils will also have a choir session on a Tuesday morning.
Our pupils are fortunate to be taught by a language specialist who comes in every week to work with all
This term PE will normally be on a Monday and Wednesday. Pupils will be often be outside so
please ensure your son/daughter has trainers and a jumper. We will rotate activities between games,
gymnastics and dance.
This term we will be learning about Mayan society and their place in history – AD900. We will also be comparing the UK with North and South America, through our topic of travelling around the world.