This half term, we are travelling back in time to the 1500's to meet the terrifying Tudors, a domineering dynasty that changed our History!
We will discover an opulent court where dancing and singing went hand in hand with swift falls from favour - and even swifter falling of heads!
We will be flexing our detective muscles and will become criminal investigators by taking part in one of the most famous trials of history as we collect evidence to decide whether Anne Boleyn was innocent or guilty!
This term, we will be going swimming every Tuesday. Please ensure you have your swimming kit, a towel and any other equipment you need.
PE takes place every Wednesday afternoon. Please bring both indoor and outdoor kit to accommodate our changeable weather.
Homework is due in on a Thursday and handed out on a Friday.
Homework will consist of:
Reading diaries are checked every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please make sure you hand your reading record in on these days to be checked. An additional break takes place on a Friday for children who read 3 times per week.
We also test spellings on a Friday.
This term, we will be writing a non-chronological report using our own research on the Tudors, writing instructions on how to make a beautiful Origami Tudor Rose, interviewing Anne Boleyn and writing our own newspaper reports to document her trial and creating our own diary entries.
In our Love to Learn lessons, we will be using our colour blending skills to paint still life watercolour pictures, creating character profiles on famous Tudor monarchs, writing and performing speeches in the role of Anne Boleyn and looking at timelines across British History.
In science, we are exploring how to group and classify all living things! We will be answering questions such as:
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This week, I would like you to complete the acrostic poem template, thinking about what happiness means to you and what you have in your life that makes you happy.
We will be looking to use some nice examples for our display on happiness and mental health.
Please ensure that you are reading at least 3 times a week. Remember, “If you read, you succeed!”
Logins for Purple Mash should be on the letters sent out. If you have any problems accessing content on Purple Mash, please speak to Miss Braim.
Please note - paper spelling sheets are now completed in our class time and not handed out as homework.
Miss Evans (Y6), Miss Braim (Y5/6), Mr Trusler (Y5)
Autumn term 2016
Learning in Year 5 and 6
Weekly– Topic or Purple Mash
Spellings– see homework book.
Reading—10 minutes every night
Children are expected to read at least 3 times a week.
White T shirt
Fleece and jogging bottoms (Winter)
Children are required to read 10 minutes every night as part of Homework. We will check reading diaries throughout the week to ensure that children are keeping on top of their reading.
Let’s travel back in time to meet the terrifying Tudors. During this half term, we’ll meet a very important figure from history who will give us a problem to solve. Online research will help us to write biographies about influential people of the period, and we’ll use source materials to create a Tudor timeline. Tudor portraits will provide us with the inspiration to create royal paintings; we’ll learn a courtly dance and compose Tudor music. Our geography skills will help us to compare maps of Tudor London to present day London and plot Anne Boleyn’s journey to her execution. Internet research will help us learn more about Henry’s life, his marriages and his break from the Roman Catholic church. At the end of the term, we’ll create and perform a rhyme to help us remember key dates from the Tudor period and make a life-sized model of Henry VIII. It will be huge!
As well as English and Maths, the main subjects we will be focussing on within the this term are:
¨ Art & Design
¨ Geography linked with Science
Other subjects that will be ongoing throughout the year include: PE, RE, PHSE and Music.