Year 4 and 5
Welcome to the Narnia Class
Summer Term Term (5): In Narnia and Emerald City our topic is "Ou Habites Tu?"
To begin children will name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time, in the context of maps of the UK. Children will also research the jobs and lifestyles of those living in their local area and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of rural living. Children will plan and produce a map of the school grounds, with the main geographical features and a key. Finally, children will collate knowledge of the local area and identify their local area’s unique selling point to tourists from outside the area.
In science, our local council needs the children of Caythorpe! They want to turn an old industrial site in the village back to a wildlife haven. Which plants and animals would have lived here? What do they need to be able to live here again? Learn about wildlife and their habitats. How have their environments changed? What can we do to help them?
It's design and technology focus this term with children learning how bread from around the world can contribute to a healthy, varied diet. Pupils will also learn more about where their food comes from and how different ingredients are produced (e.g. flour) and use research and tasting to design and make a bread safely and hygienically.
We follow the Lincolnshire Agreed syllabus for RE. This term the focus is Rites of Passage in the religion of Islam.
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. Please see the current curriculum overview below for concepts to be covered this term.
The English curriculum will be taught through a topic approach wherever possible.
Diary Dates for Narnia
Wednesday 5th June - Water Safety Assembly
Wednesday 19th - Friday 21st - Book Fayre in school
Monday 24th June - Sports Day
Monday 8th July - School Games Day
Monday 15th July - Enterprise Week - items will be available for purchase at the Whole School Picnic
Thursday 18th July - Whole School Visit to Clumber Park
Friday 19th July - Whole School Picnic
PE kits (white T-shirt, dark shorts and plimsolls or trainers) should be in school "just in case!" and for any sports clubs. Please ensure PE kit and school clothing is clearly named.
Outdoor PE will be Net and wall games. Children will develop skills of sending a ball using a variety of techniques and applying skills to a game situation.
Year 5 will be going swimming on Wednesdays with Year 2 children. Volunteers are needed to ensure the safety of the children.Please see Mrs Hunt or Ms Turner if you are available Wednesday afternoons to accompany the children.
All children have homework books and a task sheet. Each homework task is worth points. A copy of this term's homework tasks can be downloaded below. Children should aim to complete a total of 20 points each half term. They may choose their homework task for the week from the termly list (Year 4 and 5 tasks downloadable below). Please could all homework tasks be handed in on a Thursday so we may celebrate homework together on Fridays. Remember to as creative as you wish for each task.
Children have an opportunity to 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.
Useful Weblinks - click the title to follow the link
Healthy Active Kids - great online games - test your knowledge of how to keep healthy here!
Rainforest Information - useful for homework tasks
The Rainforest Alliance - More useful information and fun games
Viking Quest Game - Go on a Viking Quest - Play the game of 'Viking Quest', which takes you back to AD 793. Can you build a ship, cross the seas, loot a monastery and return home to claim your prize? Your chief has set the challenge, it's up to you to respond.
Victorious Vikings - a useful homework page!
Anglo-Saxon Game - a fun, interactive history game! Flash player is needed to play.
Who were the Anglo-Saxons - Great Homework help here
Bitesize Science KS2 - Want to know about how our world and all the things in it work? We look at materials, energy, light and sound; and, even observe humans, plants and animals in this section.
Science Clips - explore the science investigations
Homework Help - an excellent site for all matters of homework
Play Mummy Maker - Click the link to enter the embalmer's workshop, where you are to prepare the body of Ramose, officer to the king, for burial.The chief embalmer, Kha, will be watching your work closely. Complete your task perfectly, or he will be denied paradise.
Homophones - Practise spelling tricky homophones by playing this game.
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