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Year 5/6 Blog

Are you fed up with asking the question 'How was school today?' and getting the response 'fine'?

Our new weekly blogs  will give you more information about what your child is doing in school. This will mean that you can ask meaningful questions to find out about their learning.

 

 

 

Week commencing 10/07/2017

In RWI, Year 5 will complete some report writing or some explanation texts.  In maths, they will apply their mathematical knowledge to solve problems in context through worded problems and timetable work.

Year 6 will continue practising and rehearsing their production.  They need to ensure that the choreography for all the songs is ready and in place and that stage propls are designed and made.  Next week, the children will be going to Mid Kent College to rehearse for their performance on Wednesday 19th July.  Years 5 and 6 will be singing together to rehearse the songs for the production.  On Tuesday, Years 5 and 6 will go on their school trip to Wildwood Park near Herne Bay.  The children will see a vast arrange of animals in their natural habitat and learn about some of their adaptations, linked to their science learning.  Don't forget to let us know if you do not want your child to play on the drop slide at Wildwood Park. 

Week commencing 03/07/2017

Year 6 will be rehearsing more and more as the date for their production draws ever closer!  They will start full rehearsals and ensure the choreography for the dancing is finalised.  Most children in Year 6 will be visiting their new secondary schools for the day on Thursday.  In maths, Year 5 will be learning to tell the time accurately, read timetables and solving problems using the 4 operations.  In RWI Year 5 are beginning a poetry unit inspired by the Medway towns or writing an explanation text about animals living in extreme locations.  Year 5 will also be supporting Year 6 with the singing in their production practice.  Children are continuing their learning on the Maya civilisation and will be preparing their knowledge to visit the animals at Wildwood for the school trip next week on 11th July.

 

Week commencing 26/06/2017

Year 6 will finish their learning around the two texts they are currently studying "There's a boy in the girls' bathroom" and "Lord of the flies".  Year 5 will be writing a new entry for the story "Dragon Slayer" or writing their stories based on the story "I believe in unicorns".    In maths, Year 5 will practice reasoning questions and revise shape work such as identifying 3D shapes, using properties of rectangles to deduce facts and reflection/translation of shapes.  Year 6 will spend time practising scenes in preparation for their production.  They will also be looking at the choreography during singing.  Children will be continuing their work about the Mays and in geography, they will be debating the pros and cons of the destruction of the Amazon Rainforest.  On Friday, they will all be taking part in our annual sports day event at Medway Park.

Week commencing 19/06/2017

Year 6 will continue to write their play scripts and carrying on with their learning about Lord of the Flies.  Year 5 will be writing a new episode for the "I Believe in Unicorns" text they have been studying or using drama to explore characters.  In maths, year 6 will be creating a scale model.  Year 5 children will be consolidating knowledge of cube numbers, square numbers and multiples then applying these to solve word problems.  Year 6 are also starting to rehearse for their production "The Rocky Monster Show" and the whole phase are learning the music to accompany this.  In science, the children will be extending their knowledge of fossils and applying this to their understanding of evolution.

 

Week commencing 12/06/2017

In RWI, Year 6 will either be writing play scripts linked to their work around "There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom" or looking at some poetry through work on "The Lord of The Flies".    Year 5 will be looking at stories from other cultures or exploring the text "I Believe in Unicorns" by Michael Morpurgo.  In maths, Year 6 will be revising their knowledge of 3D shapes and Year 5 will be looking at angle work, Roman numerals and word problems from contexts.  In topic, they will be continuing their learning around the Mayan civilisation.  In history, they will learn about the Mayan way of life and the hierarchy they had in their social structure.  In Geography they will be learning about the Amazon rain forest and the problems which occur due to the deforestation happening there.

 

 

Week commencing 6/06/2017

Children will be continuing their topic on The Maya civilisation.  They will learn all about the Maya rights, rituals and beliefs in RE.  In history they will learn about the temples, ancient Maya cities, life in those cities and the social hierarchy.  In art classes, they will finish designing their masks in honour of the festival "Day of the Dead" and will be sculpting and decorating them.  Year 6 children will begin to rehearse for their production and both Years 5 and 6 will be learning all the songs that will accompany it.  In PE they will be rehearsing sports day events.  In science, children will be continuing their learning about animals and adaptations.

 

Week commencing 22/05/2017

This week in maths, Year 6 pupils will be consolidating some knowledge around 2d and 3d shapes.  They will be identifying properties and drawing and constructing them.  Year 5 pupils will continue with money word problems, revising volume or practising for reasoning type problems.  In RWI, Year 6 pupils will either be writing newspaper accounts or completing some report writing.  Year 5 children will be writing some news reports, including some journalistic writing.  In topic time, children will continue with their learning about the Maya civilisation.  In science, they will begin to look at adaptation and the work of Darwin with natural selection.

Week commencing 15/05/2017

In maths, children will be completing lots of work around money as it is 'Money Week' across the whole school.  In RWI, Year 5 will continue with the units of work they began before SATs week and Year 6 will begin new units of work.  This will be around either a book by Louis Sachar or linking their writing with their topic of Mayans.  In the afternoons, they will being the topic about the Mayans - an ancient civilisation who lived in the Central American region.  Children will learn about the geography of South America and the history of this ancient civilisation.

Week commencing 08/05/2017

This week, children in Year 6 will be taking their end of Key Stage 2 Statutory Assessment Tests.  Children have been working really hard in class and extra revision sessions to prepare for these tests and staff are really proud of how they have applied themselves.  When they have finished the test each day, the children will be doing some light revision ready for the following day.  At the end of the week children will be celebrating the end of the tests with their chosen activity (a water fight - see the newsletter for more information!)

Whilst Year 6 are busy, Year 5 will need to be very co-operative to ensure they are moving quietly around the school so they do not disturb Year 6.  In the morning, children willb e working collaboratively on a number of different topics, from looking at their future job aspirations to producing some display work about the rights of the child.  In the afternoon, children will have their normal numeracy lessons.

Week commencing 02/05/2017

In mahts, Year 5 will be revising multi-step reasoning problems and consolidating their fraction knowledge.  Year 6 will be looking at a number of worded reasoning problems for all areas of maths in preparation for their tests the following week.  In RWI, Year 5 will be looking at journalistic writing and Year 6 will be looking at social issues based on social situations.  In science children will continue with writing scientific investigations.

Week commencing 24/04/2017

In maths, Year 5 will be solving multi-step word problems through applying their knowledge of the different areas of maths.  Year 6 will be solving problems involving missing angles and recapping use of a protractor when measuring angle sizes or looking at number sequences and ratio.

In RWI Year 5 are writing first person narratives from the perspective of  Sir Guy of Gisborne as part of their work on the Robin Hood unit or continuing with their short stories.  In science and writing, children are looking at a number of difference sicence experiments linked to the idea of "changes".  Children will be completing a range of different experiments and writing the experiment up into a scientific report.

 

Week commencing 27/03/2017

Year 5 children will be consolidating their knowledge of adding and subtracting money in maths and then applying knowledge to worded problems.  Year 6 will be revising how to find the area, perimeter and volume of shapes.  In RWI, Year 5 will be writing a monologue from the point of view of Guy of Gisborne or continuing with their stories.

Year 6 children will either be publishing some of their written work around the text The Iron Man or continuing with their writing based on the Shakespeare play, Macbeth.  In topic time, children will be learning about the significance of the Easter celebration for Christions and Year 5 will be telling the story of Easter at our annual Easter service.

Week commencing 20/03/2017

In maths, Year 5 will be using and applying their knowledge of addition and subtraction within word problems.  Year 6 will be covering work on pie charts, reflection, symmetry and translations.  In RWI, Year 5 children will be either gaining a deeper understanding of the Robin Hood unit which they have just started or writing stories. 

Year 6 children will be writing dragon descriptions based on their learning of the Iron Man or writing letters based on their work on Macbeth.  In topic time, children will be watching some short film clips and using them to support their creative writing about a natural disaster.  Some children in the phase are going to PGL next Friday whilst those staying at school will be enjoying swimming and lots of other engaging activities!

 

Week commencing 13/03/2017

Next week in maths, Year 5 will be refining their knowledge of fractions.  Year 6 will be looking into statistics as well as looking at different types of graphs and interpreting data.   In RWI, Year 6 are going to be completing some SPAG work as well as some independent story writing linking into the Iron Man and Macbeth.  Year 5 will either be starting a new topic, looking into the legend of Robin Hood or learning about non-chronological reports.  In topic, children are going to be learning about the different celebrations which take place around the world as well as bringing together all their learning about the Earth's tectonic plates and their movements. 

Week commencing 06/03/2017

In RWI, Year 6 children will be working on short stories inspired by their group novels.  In Year 5, they will be editing and improving their stories about the cultural story they are studying.  In Numeracy, Year 6 children will be consolidating their knowledge of co-ordinates.  Year 5 children will be continuing their data-handling work on interpreting information in tables as well as consolidating their knowledge of short division, long multiplications and angles.  In topic time, children will be building bridges in DT with some support from the Royal Engineers Museum who will be in school on Tuesday to run a workshop.  Children will also be learning about how tectonic plates create volcanoes and mountains.

Week commencing 27/02/2017

Year 5 will continue their work on data handling and solving worded problems which require more than one step.  Year 6 whill be refreshing their knowledge of equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages as well as how to solve problems which involve timetables.  In RWI, Year 6 are going to write diary entries and completing some descriptive writing of a character in the stories they are reading. 

Year 5 will be writing descriptive pieces and persuasive letters linked to their story.  In topic, children are going to be extending their knowledge of how tectonic plates can change our earth through the formation of mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes.  In Science, they will also be developing their knowledge of trees.

Week commencing 21/02/2017

The children will be starting their new topic, "Our Changing World".  This will involve learning about the tectonic plates and how these play their part in the formation of mountains and volcanoes.  Children will also learn about how different religions celebrate their festivals.  In RWI, children will be writing narrative stories and in maths, they will consolidate their skills around asnwering worded problems which require more than one calculation.

Week commencing 06/02/2017

This week is multi-cultural week.  As a result, children will be completing their learning within their classes with a focus around a single country.  5S will be learning about Latvia, with a focus on the artist Mark Rothko.  They will also be writing a travel brochure to persuade people to visit Latvia.   5/6B are studying Nigeria and will also have a heavy art-based focus where children will be making traditional masks.  They will also be learning about the language spoken there.  6S will be looking at Germany and studying the artist Paul Klee.  They will also be writing some fractured fairy tales in the style of The Brothers Grimm.

 

Week commencing 30/01/2017

In RWI, children in Year 6 are either writing their Aztec stories or completing writing their fajita instructions.  Year 5 will be finishing their narrative stories and instruction writing.  In maths, Year 6 will be revising their knowledge of angles and how to find missing angles within various shapes.  Year 5 will also be developing their knowledge of angles and reflecting and translating shapes or looking at decimal place value.  During DT next week, children will be making their fajitas by following the instructions they have written in RWI lessons.  Next Wednesday parents are invited to come into school to share their children's fajitas and watch their performance of The Mexican Hat Dance.

Week commencing 23/01/2017

In maths, Year 5 will be consolidating long division and long multiplication as well as finding missing angles within triangles.  Year 6 will be learning how to find missing angles.  Year 6 are also taking part in a mock SATs week to gain understanding of what to expect in May.  In RWI, Year 6 will be finishing their writing about the Aztecs.  All children will be writing their instructions for making fajitas which they will be following later in the term.  In topic, children are going to be developing their knowledge on the geographical terrains in Mexico.  In science, they will be developing their understanding of classification and the kingdoms used to classify species.

 

Week commencing 16/01/2017 

In RWI time, Year 5 children will be using role play to help them plan for a story and moving onto writing their narrative stories.  Year 6 will be continuing with their non-fiction work related to the Aztecs and the discovery of chocolate.  In maths, Year 5 will be developing their understanding of factors, prime numbers and square numbers.  Others will be consolidating their knowledge of units of measures and applying their knowledge to word problems.  Year 6 will be looking into 2D shapes and consolidating their knowledge of percentages.  In science, children are beginning to look at biodiversity and classification.  In topic work, children are going to be looking at the physical and human features of North America.

Week commencing 09/01/2017

In RWI Year 5 will either be learning about the Greek myth Prometheus and Pandora or looking into the writing style of the author Jeremy Strong.  In Year 6 the children will be completing a range of non-fiction writing based around the Aztecs.  In maths, Year 5 will be learning about decimals and measures.  In Year 6, children will be refining their understanding of fractions and percentages, whilst also developing their understanding of shape and space.  In topic, children will be learning about the benefits of a healthy diet in preparation for making fajitas later on in the term.  They will be continuing to learn about the physical and human features of North America in geography.

Week commencing 03/01/2017

This week the children will be learning lots of exciting facts about their new topic, Mexico.  On Tuesday the children completed some fantastic art work to represent a desert landscape of the Sonoran Desert in Mexic.  To produce this work, they used pastels and water colours.  In geography, the children have been learning about the countries which are located in North America, as this is where Mexico is found.

 

Week commencing 12/12/2016

In RWI children are going to be very busy finishing their units and completing their writing.  They will also be publishing some of their work.  In maths they will be extending their knowledge of recognising nets which make 3D shapes.  They will also be drawing their own net to stick together to create a 3D shape.  In curriculum time, they will be completing their Viking raid stories of the monasteries at Lindisfarne.  Children will also be completing some art work for display boards in preparation for our topic next term - Mexico.

Week commencing 5/12/2016

In RWI, children in Year 6 will be looking at poetry and scene descriptions.  Year 5 will continue with their persuasive writing and involving some role play.  In maths, Year 6 will be consolidating their knowledge of percentages and fractions by solving work problems relating to these areas.  Year 5 will be improving their knowledge of fractions, area and volume.  In science, children will be completing some more experiments linked with reversible and irreversible reactions.  In topic time they will be completing their stained glass windows to sell at the Christmas market.

Week commencing 28/11/2016 

In RWI, children in Year 6 are looking at flashback stories or working on some poetry. year 5 will be producing some persuasive arguments or be completing their instructions. In Maths, Year 6 will be re-visiting key facts around area and perimeter or developing their knowledge of solving fraction calculations. Year 5 will be comparing fractions and also working on some fractions work. During topic lessons, children will be completing their stained glass windows, which are winter and Christmas themed. They will also be doing some experiments in science.

Week commencing 21/11/2016

In maths, Year 6 will be consolidating their knowledge of fractions.  Year 5 will be consolidating their knowledge of multiples and fractions.  In RWI, Year 6 children will be publishing their short stories about the animated clip of 'Alma'.  Others will be rehearsing and performing their plays. 

Year 5 will be writing instructions or writing and improving their poems.  During topic time, children will be developing their knowledge of the Vikings' beliefs and religions.  In Art, they will be refining their designs for their stained glass windows and beginning the process of creating them.

Week commencing 14/11/2016

In RWI next week, Year 6 children will be drafting and writing their own stories based on the units of work they are studying in their classes.  Year 5 children will either be writing a recount from a character's point of view or writing some poetry.  In maths, Year 6 will be investigating decimal numbers and completing some word problems related to all four operations.  Year 5 will be consolidating knowledge of using addition and subtraction methods when working with up to 5-digit numbers as well as developing their knowledge of fractions.  In topic times, children will be learning more about the Vikings and their way of life in Britain.  They will also be developing their stained glass window designs.

Week commending 07/11/2016

In maths, Year 6 will be extending and developing their knowledge of time and measures.  Year 5 will be working on units of measures and fractions.  In RWI, some Year 6 children will be beginning a new unit which is based on an animated clip.  Others will continue their learning around a fictional story.  Year 5 will be writing instructions.  During topic time, children will be studying the use of horses during WW1 and will be watching and reading some short extracts from Michael Morpurgo's story, War Horse.  They will be using their knowledge to write some poetry in honour of Remembrance Day on 11th November.

Week commencing 02/11/2016

In Read Write Inc, children are completing their monster descriptions and poems related to the old English poem, Beowulf.  In maths they are consolidating their understanding of adding and subtracting fractions as well as other number work using the four operations.  In topic time, children are starting their new topic - learning about the Vikings who came to Britain after the Anglo-Saxons.  They will be studying how the Vikings travelled the world and what their mission was once they discovered new lands.

Week commencing 17/10/2016

This week children in RWI are going to be lokoing at the old English Saxon poem, Beowulf.  They will be writing their own poems using kennings and writing their own descriptive pieces about a monster.  In maths, children will be answering some money word probems linked with the prices of electronic hand held devices and find the area and permiter of devices.  In the afternoons, children will be using their sewing skills to make their electronic device bag.

 

Week commencing 10/10/2016

Next week children in Year 6 will be looking at journalistic writing and writing their own magazine articles linked to their learning about Robin Hood in RWI.  Year 5 will also be looking at non-fiction writing and will be writing a newspaper article.  In maths, children will be collecting, interpreting and presenting data in relation to Walk to School week.  In topic lessons, children will be finalising their bag designs in DT ready to begin making them in the last week of term.

Week commencing 03/10/2016

In RWI the children in Year 6 will be continuing writing their monologues in role as Sir Guy of Gisbourne.  They will also be acting them out during drama.  Year 5 will be writing a diary entry from the point of view of a character in the story they are reading.    In maths, Year 6 will be re-visiting key facts around length, mass and capacity and using and applying this in context.  Year 5 will be applying their knowledge to answer word problems.  During topic lessons, children will be finalsing designs for their bags which they will be making later on in the term. 

Week commencing 26/09/2016

On Tuesday 27th September children will be immersed into their topic of the Anglo Saxons!  Historical company, 'Portals to the Past' have been booked to share a variety of workshops and drama activities with the children.  They can look forward to activities such as handling various artefacts and a Battle of Hastings enactment!  In RWI Year 6 will be writing monologues from the point of view of Sir Guy of Gisbourne and Year 5 will be writing a story based on their reading of "Bling!"  In maths, Year 6 will be learning about algebra and Year 5 will be consolidating multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.

Week commencing 19/09/2016

During RWI lessons next week, children in Year 6 will be continuing with their learning around the legend of Robin Hood.

They will be exploring the idea of genre and character settings.  Year 5 children will be learning about a story which is based on the myth of King Midas.  In Numeracy, children will be continuing their learning and understanding of place value of digits up to a million.  They will then be using and applying this knowledge within addition and subtraction methods.  Children will be beginning their topic of the Anglo Saxons during afternoon learning time.

 

Week commencing 12/09/2016

Next week in RWI, Year 6 will be starting a unit about Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow. Year 5 children will be learning about a myth and dilemma story. During maths sessions, children will be consolidating and extending their knowledge of place value. Next week is also the celebration of Roald Dahl's 100th birthday and the children will be doing a variety of activities linked to this. Next Thursday is Environment day and children will need to bring a suitable change of clothes.