Years 5 & 6

Termly Plan for Parents

Term : Summer 2019

Main topics for this term: LAND AND SEA - Drowning of Tryweryn, Pirates, Titanic disaster, Habitats, Mountains and Rivers of Wales, Extreme weather, France.

Welsh, English - Oracy, reading and writing activities based on topic work. e.g. present information in a variety of forms (fact file, poster, pamphlet, power point), write a soliloquy from a creature’s perspective, write and send an e-mail, write a formal letter to Liverpool council, express opinions on matters discussed including reasons, read stories and poems based on topic work.

Mathematics- Cross-curricular numeracy activities based on topic work, 3D shapes and nets, Co-ordinates, Transpose and reflect shapes, Order negative numbers, calculate differences in temperature, Rounding up and down, Reverse calculations, Volume, Simple algebra, Money- Profit and loss, Data handling- extract information, Problem solving.

Science- Habitats e.g. the desert, rainforest, seaside etc. How plants and animals adapt to their environment, the effect of rubbish and pollution on habitats. The effect of drugs and alcohol on the body, how to keep the body healthy.

Humanities- Research celebrations around the world and locate the countries on a map.

Design and Technology- Build and test the strength of different types of bridges, Build boats to hold a load and float.

Art- Study and simulation of the work of L.S.Lowry.

Music- Learn theme songs and hymns for services, recorder lessons, evaluate pieces of music about the sea, listen to the song 'Water’ by Huw Jones and write a rap to remember Tryweryn.

Religious Education- Bible stories, The creation (Genesis), Noah’s Ark, Jesus walking on the sea.

Physical Education: Main focus: Athletics, Tennis, Cricket, Rounders.
Games session on Wednesday (every 3 weeks)
IMPORTANT – Suitable clothing is required for Physical Education activities (T/polo shirt, blue or black shorts, suitable footwear / trainers or pumps).

Regular reading and activities based on topic or class work. Homework is given at the end of the week. Your child is expected to return the homework on Monday/Tuesday.

Helping your child:
Reading to and with your child, Practice multiplication tables (2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 up to x10), Support with homework activities.

Morning Snack:
Your child may bring a healthy snack for break time. Crisps, sweets , chocolate  and fizzy drinks are not permitted. Fruit can be bought for 20p a day or £1 a week.

If you are unsure about anything, please ask your child’s class teacher. Thank you.



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