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YEARS 5 AND 6

At Rockliffe Manor Primary School, we ensure that learning is planned for in a cross curricular way, this ensures that children are able to make links within their learning. Lessons challenge all pupils through a variety of activities, providing opportunities for feedback from adults and peers. Through high expectations of everyone at Rockliffe Manor we aspire to achieve outstanding outcomes.

Year 5

During our English lessons we will continue studying the core book ‘The Hunger Games’ by Suzanne Collins. We will be learning about a range of narrative devices to write our own alternative endings to the story.

This half term in Maths the children will be developing their understanding of negative numbers and solving problems which involve Roman Numerals. We will also be developing our understanding of the relationship between decimals, fractions and percentages.

Our Science topic this half term is ‘Space’. We will be exploring how the planets revolve around the Sun and how the Moon moves around the Earth. We will use our learning to develop our investigation skills to prove or disprove a statement.

In History we will be learning about Native American history. We will be researching and learning all about Southwest and Northwest Native Americans and using our learning to write a non-chronological report.

Our PE lessons will be based on the skills needed for outdoor athletics. We will be focusing on our running, jumping and throwing skills in preparation for sports day.

This half term in RE we will be studying Islam. We will be exploring Islamic places of worship and key beliefs.

In our art lessons we will be designing and creating fascinators. We will be using inspiration from costumes from the Capitol in our core text ‘The Hunger Games’.

Our author focus this half term is Eva Ibbotson. Ibbotson wrote more than twenty books for children and young adults, many of which garnered nominations for major awards for children's literature in the UK, including the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize and the Whitbread Prize. We will be reading her books and discussing them at the end of the day.

Guided reading sessions will take place in school every day. Each child will read with Miss Lilley at least once a week. Reading is very important in a child’s development and can really help their understanding of areas covered and discussed in school. It also helps them to think up and contribute ideas that can aid their writing and support their progress. We have an excellent, well-stocked book corner in the classroom if any child would like to borrow a book to take home.

Parents can support their children's learning through reading and discussing the books daily, and by giving children the opportunity to visit the local library to read about and research our topics. In line with the weekly theme, there is regular homework, which consists of Maths and English tasks, and occasional project work linked to our topic. If you would like to discuss how you can help your child at home, please see Miss Lilley.

We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school. If you are able to visit the school or help in any way, please contact your child’s class teacher.

YEAR 6

After all the hard work that every child in Year 6 demonstrated during the SATS build-up, we now get to look forward to our school journey to Swanage. Hopefully the sun will be shining down upon us all as we get set for, what should be, a memorable and fantastically enjoyable start to our final half-term at Rockliffe Manor.

The children are also already busy learning their lines for our end-of-year production of Beauty and the Beast.The countdown to opening night has begun!

As we are presenting a classic fairy tale for our end-of-year production, in English we shall be looking at some other fairy tales, their messages / morals, the qualities of the characters etc. We shall then look at how we can repackage and present those traditional tales with a modern twist.

In Maths this term we will be looking at consolidating the children’s learning so far this year and preparing them for what lies ahead in secondary school. We shall be working on problems, as well as on topically-themed maths (eg. themes around The General Election / the 1st day of summer / food safety week etc.).

Our Science topic this half term is ‘Light’. We shall consider how light travels in straight lines, how light reflects off objects, and why shadows have the same shape as the object that casts them.

In RE we will spend the final term reflecting upon how life is like a journey, how we feel when people leave us, how we respond to bereavement and how we remember people who have passed away.

We shall be building on our French from last term and looking at time; how to tell it in French, how a French school day differs from ours, and how lessons are timetabled.

PE this term will be on a Friday afternoon as the children shall be taking part in gymnastics with a specialist Gymnastics coach. We will also be swimming every Wednesday morning

Guided reading sessions will take place in school every day. Each child will read with Mr Poole at least once a week. Reading is very important in a child’s development and can really help their understanding of areas covered and discussed in school. It also helps them to think up and contribute ideas that can aid their writing and support their progress. We have an excellent, well-stocked book corner in the classroom if any child would like to borrow a book to take home.

Parents can support their children's learning through reading and discussing the books daily, and by giving children the opportunity to visit the local library to read about and research our topics. In line with the weekly theme, there is regular homework, which consists of Maths and English tasks, and occasional project work linked to our topic. If you would like to discuss how you can help your child at home, please see Mr Poole.

We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school. If you are able to visit the school or help in any way, please contact your child’s class teacher.