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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

This term, Year 5 will continue to explore our theme of Peace and Conflict.Over the spring term,  the children have been learning about the refugee crisis and different viewpoints on this global issue. We will continue to use our core text ‘Bone Sparrow’ by Zana Fraillon. They will be writing a newspaper report with a bias towards the refugees. This term will end with a project that will see the children holding an exhibition for with spoken word and performances. Proceeds generated from tickets and art sold will go towards local Church that supports refugees living in Greenwich.

Curriculum: Year 5 will continue to explore the plight of the Rohingya minority living in Myanmar and the journey some of the refugees have experienced in Australia. They will analyse infographics and real life accounts in order to understand the impacts of prejudice and discrimination they face. The children will research and discuss a variety of viewpoints of the current situation which perpetuate inequality and injustice.

Science: This half term in Science, we will be looking at the human life cycle. The children will investigate the different stages of the human life cycle and analyse the changes our brain, body and main organs go through from babies through to elderly.

Maths: Maths lessons this half term will focus on the children’s understanding of multiplication and division. We will be reflecting on the most efficient strategies and methods to use when solving multiplication and division questions. We will be linking our learning to real-life problems such as calculating an area of a room, currencies and car insurance.

PE: In PE this half term, the children will be attending swimming lessons and also have an additional P.E dance lessons in school.

RsE: This half term, Year 5 will be looking at gender stereotypes, body parts and puberty.

Music: This term, Year 5 will continue to focus on improvising within a group using melodic and rhythmic phrases and using basic structural forms such as rounds and variations.

Computing:  We will continue our learning about coding to create our own game.

Art: In our art lessons the children will be exploring upcycling of different products. We will then begin to design and produce our own mod rock ceramic products.

RE: This half term, we will be learning about Islam. We will identify the 5 pillars and their significance to the faith and learn about the important of prayer, charity and fasting. 

French: This term we will be learning how to identify what they we and dislike about school and use short phrases to give a personal response and/or an opinion.

We will complete whole class reading every day. The children will work as a whole class, reading a range of texts that will help extend their literary understanding.

The children will change their home reading books on a given day, this day will be written in their contact book. Children will choose a book of free choice to enjoy at home.

Please try to read with your child every day at home for ten minutes. Please feel free to give feedback about how they got on, or the difficulty level of the reading book. We appreciate all parental feedback.

Please click here to view the Year 5 Termly Overview for Autumn

Please click here to view the Year 5 Termly Overview for Spring

Please click here to view the Year 5 Termly Overview for Summer

 

YEAR 6

This term, Year Six will be focusing on the theme of Peace & Conflict and how this can impact the lives of different people. They will explore the theme through a visual text for this half term, Dunkirk. This film explores life as a World War II soldier during the rescue from Dunkirk. The film will help the children to understand life as a soldier and the impact conflict on a global scale has on different countries.

Curriculum: Through our Curriculum learning we will have a History focus continuing to learn about World War II. We will continue to look at how the war effected the lives of ordinary people both in England and Germany. We will also carry out a local area study and think about how the war effected the lives of people living where we live today. Towards the end of the topic we will investigate what we think life might have been like and what the world would look like if Hitler had won the war.   

Science: This half term the children will be learning about Light. We will investigate how light travels and how our eyes and brains work together in order for us to be able to see. We will think about how light is reflected and refracted and how different lens can be used to effect the way we see things.   

Maths: Maths lessons this half term will focus on various arithmetic and reasoning skills. We will learn how to tackle a variety of different mathematical problems and how to apply the skills we have learnt to different situations. We will also be revisiting shape, measure including converting units, roman numerals and coordinates.

Music: This half term we will be focusing on our composing skills using the computing programme Garage Band to create our own pieces of music.

PE: In PE this half term the children will continue their swimming lessons on a Wednesday morning. They will also be learning how to play Hockey in their outdoor sessions.

Computing: This will be linked to our music work creating our own pieces of music using the programme Garage Band,  

Art: The children will be creating art linked to our core text ‘Dunkirk’, they will create their own propaganda posters. 

French: This term the children will be learning how to talk about daily routines. They will also continue to work through levels on Duolingo.  

RE:  Year 6 with be learning about the concept of Peace in different religions and how it represented.   

We will complete whole class reading every day. The children will work on a range of reading skills and strategies including deduction and inference.

The children will change their home reading books when they have finished. They can choose a book from home to read or take a book from the book corner. It is important that the children try to choose books that stretch them and help to improve their vocabulary.

Please try to read with your child every day at home for ten minutes. Please feel free to give feedback about how they got on, or the difficulty level of the reading book. We appreciate all parental feedback.

Please click here to view the Year 6 Termly Overview for Autumn

Please click here to view the Year 6 Termly Overview for Spring and Summer 1

Please click here to view the Year 6 Termly Overview for Summer 2