Class 5 is composed of boys aged 8-10. (Y4/ Y5). In the morning, differentiated Literacy and Numeracy objectives are taught as well as individual activities to support individual learning needs.
Literacy is generally taught based on a class text. In the afternoon, lessons are taught using a topic approach.
In maths the children will be developing their arithmetic skills as well as their problem solving skills. This is done through our Morning calculations, hands on maths lessons and where possible, maths linked to other areas of the curriculum.
In autumn term, the focus will be on narrative, explanation texts and persuasive writing, using a variety of media as a stimulus. The focus in Science will be Earth and Space (which will include a visit to LIFE) and developing scientific skills. In History we will look at the Anglo Saxons and Vikings. Design and Technology will involve the making and evaluation of food – Burgers. Geography covers Our European Neighbours.
In the spring the focus is on poetry and journalistic writing in literacy. Our topic in the spring term is Chocolate! We will look at the history of chocolate by studying the Mayans as well as the properties of chocolate through our science.
In the summer term we will look at our local area. We will take a trip to the coast to study different coastal regions. In science we will learn about how our body is changing and reproduction.
History, Geography, Art, Design Technology, Science and Computing are taught through topics. Where links cannot be made to the topic, for example programming in Computing, these are taught discretely.
P.E. is taught on a Wednesday. In the summer term, children attend swimming lessons on a Friday morning. On a Monday morning we have a time slot in the school kitchen. Children cook a wide variety of sweet and savoury dishes as part of D/T.
RE and Music follow the Durham scheme. A visiting tutor develops the children’s musical skills which will start in the second spring term.
Mrs Sweeney – Class Teacher
Miss Anderson -Support Assistant
Mr Brotton – Support Assistant
For further information about our curriculum or long term plans please visit the curriculum section of our website.