Class 5

Mrs Morgan

ENGLISH/HUMANITIES: To commemorate the centenary of the end of WW1 most of the Humanities and English in class 5 will be inspired by that event. We plan to study the poems of Carol Ann Duffy, Wilfred Owen, Rudyard Kipling and Rupert Brooks. To help with the understanding of the period the children will, in humanities, build a model trench. . If anyone has any item which they wouldn’t mind sharing with the class (from WW1) it really would be fantastic to see and talk about it. Last time we studied the period a tin brought by a parent became the inspiration for some story writing which is on display in class.

MATHS: This will start with fractions decimals and percentages followed by ratio and proportion and then towards the end of the term we will study geometry, particularly triangles and circles.

ART: This will follow a WW1 theme looking at the work of Paul Nash then, to cheer ourselves up, focussing on poppies and the work of Georgia O’ Keefe as well as Matisse and his cut outs. Towards Christmas Class 5 will make their traditional advent calendar and also create the backdrop for the pantomime (Any artistic parents who might like to help out please come to talk to us).

MUSIC/FRENCH/PE: The second half of the autumn term is a very busy one indeed. As well as the pantomime to rehearse and perform, particularly for the year 6, instrumental music will continue with the specialist teacher Mr Taylor, French with Mrs O Malley and Miss Gillespie will continue to work on gymnastics.

SCIENCE: Mrs Cuthill will continue to teach Science on Friday mornings. We will start by revising our learning on Space and beyond, Electricity and sound before focusing on Teeth, Muscles and skeleton.