Class 5

Mrs Morgan

English: This half term the context for all our English work will be Shakespeare’s Richard III. It will culminate in a class performance of a version of the play.

Humanities: Linked to our Richard III topic, we are studying the Plantagenet dynasty and the impact of the wars of the Roses as well as the many discrepancies between the known historical facts about Richard and Shakespeare’s version. Due to SATs preparation which has to move up a notch in this half term, the year 5 children are spending their humanities afternoon with Mrs Read.

Science: Year 5 will also be joining the Y5 from Class 4 on Friday morning to have an outdoor science/Forest School session this half term led by Jane Steed. There will be a focus on Habitats, using our grounds for hands on learning.

Year 6 have a science, maths and English revision focus for the first weeks but around that we will squeeze in as many other subjects as possible- particularly sport and P.E.

PE: Unfortunately Mrs O’Malley, the French teacher is away for the rest of this term recovering from a planned operation. This means the class will have an additional sports lesson with Premier sport on Tuesday afternoons. Games on Fridays will focus on athletics whilst my PE will be cricket and rounders.

Art: In art, as well as completing the Rousseau unit, it seems pertinent to look at some of the portraits of Richard III so that will be our starting point.

The half term will end with our visit to Kentwell Hall for the ‘Through the Ages’ living history. Costume details will be sent home soon (we want everyone to dress up to really enjoy the experience) but if anyone struggles with organising a costume please don’t hesitate to contact myself or Mrs Taylor for advice.