Class 5

Mrs Morgan

This term we are using Richard lll as a focus for our English writing. We are comparing the known facts about Richard with the play by William Shakespeare. We are comparing fiction and non-fiction text and how newspaper reporting can use bias for persuasion. As a culmination of our study we will be performing a version of the play and making it available to watch on line. The class are reading Skellig by David Almond and we have resumed group reading.  In maths the work is problem solving applying the algorithms for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division but recognising when a mental calculation is more appropriate in solving a problem. Investigations will continue to support mastery of patterns and are contextualised using Richard 111. In art we have started by looking at form and colour using Kasimir Malevich as inspiration and will move on to masks of the reconstructed face of Richard 111 practising more natural colour mixing as we do so. Humanities this term is, rather appropriately, medicine and disease through the ages. PSHE will be a particularly important subject so children have an opportunity to discuss their feelings about the world they are living in. We will be using IT across all subject areas.