St Mary's RC Primary School

Full of grace, we grow and learn together

2019- 2020

Coming soon...Welcome to Year 4/5 I am Miss Wilson the class teacher who is also joined by Mrs Greenwood, Mrs Monteith and Mrs Beaumont. 

Welcome all the year 4/5 children and their families to our class page for this academic year.
 

 

Autumn Term.

Our curriculum question is How has the worlds resources shaped God's world?

 

R.E

We will be thinking about what qualities and talents God has given to us and how we can use them to the best of our ability.  We will also find out information about someone who is inspiring to us who used their qualities and talents to improve God's world.

 

We also make links with our school values of:

KINDNESS, RESPONSIBILITY, RESPECT, TRUTH, FORGIVENESS, JOYFULNESS and JUSTICE

English. 

We are reading the brilliant book Beowulf as our class reading book and we are exploring the characters in guided reading and English.  We have immersed ourselves into the book and story through drama sessions and through hot seating techniques. We are using descriptive language to describe feelings and settings.  We are also using show not tell sentence structures to describe the characters feelings.  We are encouraging all children to use dictionaries and a thesaurus to help improve spelling and vocabulary within their writing.  The children are really enjoying this book and the characters. 

History/Geography/Art/DT

The story of Beowulf links perfectly with our history topic which is the Anglo Saxons, and Vikings.  The children will learn about aspects of  the life of an Anglo Saxon and Viking such as homes, weapons, battles etc.  They will be making masks and shields.  They will be learning about Europe as a continent and where the Anglo Saxons came from.

Science. 

The children will be learning about materials and how they exist in three sates, solids, liquids and gases. They will be given the opportunity to use scientific enquiry skills to carry out investigations such as How can we keep an ice cube solid for longer?

Maths.

The children will be learning about place value of numbers, negative numbers and using place value to solve problems.  They will be looking at and learning written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  They will use these to apply to challenges and problems.  They will be given the opportunity to select work from our chilli challenges.

Spring Term. .

Our curriculum question is How has the past shaped God's world?

We will be reading The Matchbox Diary and Kensuke's Kingdom.

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R.E We will be looking at

1. Giving and Receiving.

2 Self Discipline

3. New Life

4. Islam

We will be We also make links with our school values of:

KINDNESS, RESPONSIBILITY, RESPECT, TRUTH, FORGIVENESS, JOYFULNESS and JUSTICE

English. Geography. 

We are reading 2 fabulous books.  Kensuke's Kingdom and The Matchbox Diary.  We are exploring the following themes through the books. Family, Relationships, Empathy, Immigration, Heritage, Tolerance and compassion.  We are exploring journeys through life and physical journeys around the world and linking this with geography and the world.  We are also exploring  children's heritage and where in the world they and their families are from.   We will be writing diaries using informal language.  We will be exploring poetry, personification, alliteration, metaphors and onomatopoeia. 

Science. 

The children will be learning about electricity.  They will be learning about appliances that need electricity.  They will be making series circuits and learning about insulators and conductors.   They will be given the opportunity to use scientific enquiry skills to carry out investigations such as How can we keep an ice cube solid for longer? How can we make bulbs brighter?  How does a switch work?

Maths.

The children will be consolidating  place value of numbers.   written methods for, multiplication and division, area, volume and fractions They will use these to apply to challenges and problems.  They will be given the opportunity to select work from our chilli challenges. 

Music

 The children will be following music express.

French.

The children are learning about parts of the human body.

ART/DT.

The children will be making their own matchbox diary. They will be looking at portraits and form.  They will be using skills such as shading 

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Computing.

The children use purple mash and develop and learn skills such as debugging.

Timetable Spring Term