Power of Reading
Year 5- We Wish You Were Here
We wish you were here, visiting rivers and journeying down the Amazon with us. With the help of our Power of Reading text – Journey to the River Sea – the children will have a focus of Geography and ICT .
We will become true Geographers by focusing on rivers across the globe. From the Nile to the Humber, the children will be thinking about why many cities are situated on or close to rivers and explain why people are attracted to live by them. In addition to this, they will be able to describe the course of a river and identify these using an atlas.
In ICT this term, we will be concentrating on algorithms and coding. The children will learn how to create two way selection algorithms and combine their own sequences using the program Scratch. In this program, the children will use their knowledge and understanding to design and create a simple moving game
As a final celebration,
Year 6- One Thousand and One Arabian Nights
Journey with us on a magical adventure with Shahrazad- the brave daughter of the king’s advisor who risks her life to save the lives of others- as she tells a thousand and one tales to entertain her husband and stay alive.
As we journey across the Arabian landscape, we will be using a variety of resources to help us explore deserts- from atlases and aerial photographs to maps and grid references!
In ICT we will be venturing in to the world of algorithms and programming, detecting errors in the matrix and working together to solve them.
To ensure that this term, above all others, we go out with a bang, we will be ending with a show-stopping production of The Marriage of Shahrazad! You don’t want to miss it!
As a final celebration at the Summer Festival, we will be performing songs from our Year 6 production!
5KD and 5DB (Tuesday afternoon)
6SB and 6SG (Monday afternoon)
Please ensure your child/ children have full kit so they are fully prepared for their sessions.
Full kit (indoor) includes:
- Black shorts
- White collarless t-shirt
- Sand shoes
Full kit (outdoor) includes:
- Warm outer layers (jogging bottoms/hoody)
Waterproof layers are optional but may keep you comfortable in wet weather- we will be out come rain or shine!
Home reading books
Home reading logs are checked daily for parent signatures and children receive daily Dojo points for reading at home. Children who read five times at home, will have their names put in our end of term raffle with the chance to win a fabulous book from our new collection.
This will be available on the blog each week. The homework will consist of one piece of maths.
Spellings and times tables will also be tested weekly.
As I’m sure you can tell, we’re going to be busy!
Keep up to date with us via our class blogs and get in touch if you need us.
Year 5/6 team