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Year 5/6 - Oak, Birch and Sycamore

Spring term 2021


Ho Ho Ho! We hope you all had a great break over the festive season. Only 351 days (at the point of writing this) days until Chrismtas! Below is a brief summary of what we have in store this term!



We will be looking at The Origin of the species by Charles Darwin. This will link in well with our Science topic on Evolution and inheritance. We will also use a book called Moth which will help explain this in greater detail. We look forward to reading some informative reports this term. As ever, all children are encouraged to read each evening at home.




We will begin each day with our basic arithmetic skills. These fluency skills really do build a strong foundation to tricky word problems. Fractions and algebra will be featuring highly this term. The children will be learning hot to convert fractions to things such as Mixed, Improper, Decimal and Percentages. Fun Fun Fun! Daily times table practice via TTRS will make the above units much more paletable!



Evolution and inheritance. This is a fantastic unit and we have lots of wonderful (tasty) investigations in store for this topic. The children will even be making their own DNA! 10 Points to anyone who can remember what DNA stands for! 



The children will be studying Anglo Saxons and Vikings. This topic links very well to our Y6 Residential trip to York where the children will be able to see their knowledge come to life. We look forward to studying some of the Horrible Historical facts about this topic.



All classes will be exploring one of our Jazz units this term, nice.  



The next time your child comments on your 'drip' you can ask them to comment again, but in French.  That's because the classes will be learning about clothing and attire in their latest French unit. 


Art / D.T.

The children will be making a Viking Brooch. They will be using Viking Runes as a stimulus for this.




All classes will be covering gymnastics this term as we are able to continue with our indoor provision. We will be covering Tag Rugby this term which is always a favourite with the children. We love our invasion games! Sycamore class will be swimming this half term. Please ensure correct PE kit is worn for all PE lessons. The children can come to school wearing their PE kit on their selected day.



We love exploring the units on 1Decision. They are giving the children a good insight into the world and offering advice on how to conduct themselves as good and honest citizens, whilst keeping themselves safe at all times. 


Thank you for your continued support,


Mr Zaim, Mrs Foulkes, Mr Forbes, Mrs Bond

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