Year 5 and 6
Welcome to the Hogwarts Class
Here at Caythorpe we have developed an Enquiry based curriculum. Each of our termly topics is based on a question.
Why is Brazil always in the news?
Through the topic, children will study Brazil's geography, human and physical features, climate, carnivals, exports, food, school life and famous Brazilian people. Children will be developing their printing skills in art using Brazil's artwork as a stimulus.
In science children will be learning all about "Light." Children will understand that light appears to travel in straight lines and use the idea t to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye. This also use this concept to be able to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them
At Caythorpe we follow the White Rose Maths Mastery scheme of work. When taught to master maths, children develop their mathematical fluency without resorting to rote learning and are able to solve non-routine maths problems without having to memorise procedures. Year 5 maths will be taught by Ms Cann and Mrs Hibbard whilst Year 6 will be taught by Mr O'Mahoney.
We follow the Lincolnshire Agreed syllabus for RE. This term children will explore the life journeys and rites of passage of Christianity.
At Caythorpe we strive to develop a reading for pleasure culture. In Key Stage Two children use the Accelerated Reader Program. A student reads a book, takes an online quiz, and gets immediate feedback. Students respond to regular feedback and are motivated to make progress with their reading skills. Together with Star Reading and myON by Renaissance, it forms a complete reading practice and assessment solution for students of all ages and abilities.
Children have an opportunity to quiz and change their reading books everyday. However it is helpful if reading diaries are signed to ensure children are reading, engaging and understanding what they read. Please ensure you listen to your child read regularly and sign their reading diaries.
Please can your child keep a named PE kit in school all week (dark shorts and/or jogging bottoms, a white T-shirt and trainers or plimsolls.) If the weather is fine, PE may take place outdoors so please make sure your child has an outdoor kit. Please can you also ensure that all items of school clothing are named to prevent any mix-ups at the end of the day.
Year 5 children will go swimming at Sleaford Leisure Centre in the Spring term. Being able to swim is a vital life skill. All children are expected to be able to swim at least 25m using a range of swimming stokes effectively. If children are still unable to complete this length then they will have the opportunity to continue swimming sessions in Year 6.
Your child has been given a new homework menu which contains a variety of homework tasks for them to complete in their own time. (A copy can be downloaded below). Each task has an allocated number of points with the aim being for each child to reach 25 points by the end of the half term. This will be checked every Friday afternoon.
Mayan Information - useful for homework tasks
Bitesize Science - information and games on a range of science topics
Victorian Inventions - Help Hetty Feather identify these Victorian Inventions
Victorians - homework help for tasks
BBC Bitesize English - choose from a wide variety of activities to practise, spelling, grammar, using punctuation, reading and comprehension and lots more!
BBC Bitesize Maths - need more practise with place value? Want to be sharper at addition and subtraction. Great maths revision can be found here!
TimesTable Rock Stars - Become a Rock God! Login here. Who can earn the most this week?
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