Years 5 and 6
This half term our topic will be London and the Monarchy. During our English lessons, we will be using our speaking and listening skills to debate and write a balanced argument. To build on our topic of London, we will be creating an information guide for tourists visiting the famous landmarks.
We are supporting this in Guided Reading by looking at a range of different information texts to generate our own style of writing. We will also be looking at poetry, in particular, a poem called ‘The Queen’.
For our Art focus, we will be studying the work of Banksy, Andy Warhol and David Hockney. Year 5 will be using the work of these artists as inspiration to create our own London themed art pieces.
Our new topic for this half term is Dystopian London. During English, we will be reading our core text ‘Breathe’ with the statement ‘how to survive with no clean air’ as a theme for our writing. During Art fortnight, we will be writing an explanation text to support the statement.
We will be using guided reading time to explore the biographies of different artists whose main style of work focuses on a ‘monochrome’ theme. We will be recreating pieces of their art work through photography, sketching and paint work. Our final art outcome will include scenes from our Dystopian London topic, as well as gas masks that we will design for survival in a world with no clean air.
This term, we are looking at sustainability and the importance of eco towns. We will be visiting the Crystal Centre in Docklands which has the world’s largest exhibition on sustainable towns and energy efficient transport and homes. Using the knowledge we will have gained over STEM week, we will design and build a model of an eco-friendly home.
Our STEM week will consist of exploring the wide variety of STEM related careers and understanding what knowledge and subjects we might require to pursue a STEM career. We will also be looking at London’s pollution crisis and ways of supporting the ‘Cleaner Air Project’. During this process, we will be researching, designing and creating cycle helmets in order to promote healthier ways of travel.
Year 5 Celebration assembly: Friday 23rd June
Year 6 Production: Thursday 13th July
End of year 6 trip: Monday 17th July
In Year 5 and 6, pupils are able to change their reading book once a week. 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.
If you would like to discuss how you can help your child at home, please see your child's class teacher. We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school.
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If you have any questions about our years 5/6 phase or please do not hesitate to make an appointment with our phase leader Mrs Vyas.