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Big Journey

This year, we will continue teaching Science and our foundation subjects (History, Geography, Art, Design and Technology and Religious Education) using a creative approach.

 

Our current Big Journey is called 'Castaways!' We will be going on a journey through the rainforest, learning about what makes them a unique eco-system and what life in the rainforest is like, as well as studying some elements of Science and PSCHE as we go.

 

Science

This half term, our science will be delivered through our Big Journey. We will be doing some biology work, including learning about how humans absorb nutrients from food, how diet and exercise affect our bodies and thinking about the human life cycle.

 

Maths

This half term in maths, we will primarily be focussed on Fractions, Decimals and Percentages. For year 5, this means getting to grips with:

  • Equivalent fractions
  • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • Finding fractions of amounts
  • Simplifying fractions

 

Year 6 will revise the skills that they learnt in year 5 and learn these new skills:

  • Multiplying fractions by whole numbers and other fractions
  • Dividing fractions by whole numbers
  • Finding percentages of amounts

 

There are some links on our 'Web Links to Support Learning' page that contains some useful websites to help your child with their maths.

 

English

This half term we will be writing a short story about a character that goes on a journey: everything seems fine, but then something goes horribly wrong...

 

We will also be working on some non-fiction writing later in the half term.

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