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’s learning this half term:

This term, Year 5 will continue their exploration of the theme of Social Justice and Equity. During this term, the children will continue to learn about inequalities within and between societies and how these change wider causes and effects of poverty, inequality and exclusion. They will be using the core text ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ by Onjali Q. Rauf to write a diary entry as one of the characters from the book, applying a range of descriptive and emotive language to engage the reader.


Curriculum: The children will continue their learning on the impact social justice and equity has had on migration and study the changing face of London as a locality. They will continue their study of the Windrush generation and analyse current injustices, with a focus on Grenfell. They will use these cases to create a persuasive speech based on the following big question: How as a community can we prevent the threat of deportation of The Windrush Generation and those who arrived to the UK after them? They will then perform this speech to the public with the aim of gaining signatures for a petition.


Science: This half term in Science, we will be looking at Living things and their Habitats. They will explore the life cycles of plants and animals in their environment through observations and create predictions based on their learning.


Maths: The children will begin their learning on measuring angles. They will hone their skills of using a protractor and learn how to identify different angles and will use this knowledge to later study shapes and symmetry.


PE: In PE this half term, the children will have multi-skills lesson in school and continue practising their athletic skills through a range of races, ranging in difficulty.


RsE: This half term, Year 5 will continue looking at living in the wider world 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 using Purple Mash.


Year Six’s learning this half term:

This term, Year Six will be focusing on the themes of Peace and Conflict and Power and Governance. We will use the text ‘Arabian Nights’ and continue to learn about ‘The Golden Age of Islam’. We will continue to focus on the

Geography of the Middle East, considering the impact of conflict. The children will be writing The King’s Address in role as the Emperor as he speaks to his people after his experience with Scheherazade. As part of Arts Fortnight, the children will be focusing on the theme of ‘Peaceful Protest’, during this time they will be writing a historical report on peaceful protests looking at different social change movements and famous figures who have advocated peaceful protests.


Maths:  This half term the children will be working on a range of different mathematical ideas, this will include area and volume; the four operations with a focus on word problems and reasoning and a continuation of our work on fractions, decimals and percentages.


Art: During Arts Fortnight we will be creating face masks based on the theme of peaceful protest. They will be using fabric pens to create their designs and

include them on their self-portraits.   


Science: This half term the children will continue to learn about ‘Animals including Humans’. This includes learning about the functions of the heart; the composition of blood and how diet and exercise affects the body.  


PE:  This half term Year 6 will have indoor sessions on Mondays, working towards our production and gymnastic sessions on Friday with Coach Stephanie.