Next half-term we will continue with our theme part topic. Pupils will continue to work on their own theme park design and will hire staff, creating merchandise to sell and look at ways to increase the profitability of their park. Pupils will look at the running costs of their park for the first few months and will carry out some analysis of customer numbers and spending habits at different times of the year. As part of our DT lessons, we will plan, make and evaluate a fair ground ride which will allow us to use our Science knowledge of electricity to make it work.
Employee, budget, analyses, staffing, merchandise, customer, footfall, measure, convert, cut, dimension, evaluate, improve, develop, mechanical, profit, sales and revenue.
We will continue to use Number and Lightning to practice and maintain the high levels of arithmetic knowledge. Pupils will complete this once a week and will have one session a week that focuses on a set skill which they feel they need to work on. This will give pupils responsibility for their own learning and also allows them to see the progress they are making. Interventions and small focus sessions will be added in as required.
As well as focusing on arithmetic, pupils will be working on angles and statistics. Within angles pupils will need to draw, measure and compare angles as well as working out missing values for angles on both a straight line and at a point. Our topic will provide us with a lot of graphs to analyse and draw from conclusions from. Pupils will be exposed to a range of charts and graphs such as pie charts, line graphs, scatter graphs, bar charts and pictograms. Alongside this, pupils will be introduced to averages and will work out the range, mode, median and mean.
Angle, obtuse, acute, reflex, straight line, full turn, clockwise, anti-clockwise, protractor, accurate, estimate, correlation, difference, compare, contrast, mode, mean, median and range.
English will continue to be focused around our topic. Pupils will create leaflets and adverts to promote their theme parks. Furthermore, pupils will need to write to a range of companies to gain sponsorship deals.
Key vocabulary: persuade, inform, promote, formal, informal and layout.
Grammar will be taught alongside English, both within the lessons and outside. This will focus on any areas that are identified as needing to be reviewed and to coincide with our genre of writing.
Key Vocabulary: dashes, noun phrases, determiners, articles, passive and active voice, clauses and phrases.
We will continue to use Reading for Inference as the basis of our Guided Reading lessons, looking in depth at a mixture of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Pupils will continue to build on their annotations which enable them to gain a deeper insight into the text. Pupils have worked hard to develop their skills in prediction, linking the text and characters to their own experiences and visualising the text. As well as continuing to develop this, we will look at how to resolve a break-down in meaning whilst reading, inferring based on a character’s behaviour and actions and the ability to locate and understand keep vocabulary.
Key vocabulary: inference, visualisation, annotation, analyses, characterisation and evidence.
Our core book for this half-term is ‘Mr Ferris and his Wheel’ by Katheryn Gibbs Davies and Gilbert Ford (illustrations). This is a picture book that tells the true story of the American Inventor George Ferris and his desire to create the world’s first Ferris Wheel. Not only does this book explore the steps taken to build such an iconic structure, but it also shows that perseverance and hard work pays off. I hope it inspires the pupils to realise that anything is possible if you believe.
Science- Our focus in Science is Electricity. We will recap the different forms, create circuits and also look at which materials are good and poor conductors. In addition to this we will be learning the different symbols and the purpose for each part of the circuit. Our work in Science will then support us when we make our own fairground rides in DT.
Key vocabulary: circuit, series, parallel, component, switch, motor, cell, wire, break, current and flow.
Design and Technology – Pupils will be planning, making and then evaluating a fair ground ride. Pupils will create a circuit so that is moves. Pupils will practice skills such as drilling, sawing, sticking and measuring throughout this process.
Key vocabulary: measuring, accurate, detail, plan, evaluate, improve, cut, mechanism and movement.
RE - How do Religions help people to live through good and bad times? We will look at how different Religions looks at the use of light and dark within their celebrations, how different Religions deal with the hard times and the different views on life after death.
Key Vocabulary: afterlife, celebration, light, dark, overcome, leader and faith.
MFL – In French we will finish off the topic on futures and will then move onto jobs and the emergency services. Pupils will be introduced to a wide range of vocabulary, read and write sentences and then unpick a text using all the French vocabulary that they have learnt across the topic.
Key vocabulary: le travial, policier, pompier, actrice, chef, infirmier, instritrutice, l’ecole et l’hopital.
PSHE – We will focus on citizenship – valuing diversity, caring for others, human rights and looking after the environment. Alongside this we will be doing a lot of work around transition.
Key vocabulary: diversity, caring, human rights, maturity, independence, attitude, difference, respect and acceptance.
Computing – This half-term, pupils will be designing their own invention. Pupils will need to debug, evaluate and adapt their designs before completing a website to promote their ideas.
Key vocabulary: promote, advertise, invention, novel, evaluate, algorithm, debug, improve and amend.
PE – this half-term we will be focusing on a range of striking and fielding games such as rounders, cricket, softball and danish longball. Skills such as long and shot barrier, overarm and under arm throwing, bowling and batting will be taught and then transferred across all the sports played.
Key vocabulary: power, aim, placement, spacing, gaps, barrier, stump, post, strike, rounder and wicket.
Geography – Mountains – We will learn about what a mountain is, mountain ranges, why people live on mountains and mountainous regions in the UK.
Key vocabulary: Hill, mountain, Ben Nevis, mountainous regions, mountain range, Himalayas, Mount Everest, peak, slopes, terraces, summit, Alps, Andes, terraced, farming, Cairngorms, trek, valleys, Lake District, Pennines, Yorkshire Dales, Brecon, Beacons, Snowdonia, above sea level, temperature
Key learning website:
Bedrock Vocabulary - https://app.bedrocklearning.org/
Read Theory -https://readtheory.org/auth/login
Agenda Web Guided Reading - https://agendaweb.org/reading/comprehension-exercises.html
Topmarks - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
My Maths - https://www.mymaths.co.uk/
Times Table Rock Stars - https://ttrockstars.com/
Go Noodle - https://family.gonoodle.com/
Cosmic Kids - https://cosmickids.com/
Start of term – 07/06/2021
End of Half Term – 22/07/21
Transition days- tbc