Curiouser and Curiouser – Spring Term 2019.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
- compare different treatments of the same text (novel and film)
- define and use new and ambitious vocabulary in context
- explain the effects of literary techniques such as imagery, symbolism and metaphor
- understand how writers organise their writing to link ideas and create impact
- use moving images as a starting point for own writing
- use graphics to enhance writing
- reflect critically on their writing, edit and improve it
The Viewer by Gary Crew/Shaun Tan
- build a picture of a fantasy world
- write poetry inspired by the text
- describe settings in some detail;
- write in role, maintaining consistent tense and point of view throughout;
- write a new episode or an alternative ending in the style of the text
- use different sentence structures for effect, e.g. to create suspense;
- link ideas within and between paragraphs
- proof-read and edit writing to improve clarity, cohesion and accuracy
- assess the effectiveness of own, and others’ writing
Following the programme of study through INSPIRE Maths for Key Stage 2 with emphasis on:
- efficient written methods for calculation, e.g. multiply or divide 4-digit whole numbers by a 2-digit number using formal long multiplication or division
- recall and use the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages
- solve multi-step problems in context deciding which operations and methods to use
- explain reasoning
- work with negative numbers
- solve missing number problems
- explore how models work
- design and make a moving mechanism using electricity, pivots, axles, camshafts, cam belts, cogs, or wheels
- work to scale
- keeping safe online.
- Creating a phase website to include eSafety and links to our topics.
- prepare information for publication
Recorder sessions for Year 6 are to continue.
- refine performances and suggest improvements.
- develop own compositions inspired by Hugo and The Viewer
- Gymnastics – Key steps – body management (Indoor)
- Hockey (Outdoor)
- Gymnastics with coach (indoor)
- Netball (outdoor)
- developing, reviewing and refining of skills.
- play team games
Year 5 Hinduism – How can Brahman be everywhere and in everything?
Year 6 Christianity – is anything ever eternal?
Year 5 Space
- name the planets and their order
- explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky
- describe the movement of the moon relative to the Earth and the movement of the Earth and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system
- Year 6 Electricity
- associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit
- compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches
- use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.
Year 6 will be learning about drug, alcohol and tobacco education and how to manage risks
Year 5 will be learning about keeping safe and managing risk. Also about when things go wrong
All classes will have weekly Circle time lessons.
- how different artists represent themselves
- children will be drawings, paintings and using mixed media to represent themselves
History & Geography
- why people migrate and settle in new areas, changes in population, industry and wealth during the Victorian era (railways)
- how the buildings and landscapes of an area can tell us things about the past