Year 4 and 5
Welcome to the Narnia Class
Summer Term Term (5): In Narnia and Emerald City our topic is "How do we keep healthy?"
Children will develop their scientific understanding of the human body and performance through scientific enquiry. They will develop their knowledge of looking at survey data to answer questions and display it in the form of tables and bar charts as well as explaining data from their own research. Children will learn to look for trends and patterns to draw conclusions.
In art our focus is Human forms looking at the art of Henry Moore and Alberto Giacometti . The emphasis of this unit is in using sketch books to record observations and use them to review and revisit ideas in the context of inspiring the drawing activity. Throughout the unit children will have opportunities to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing in the context of felt tip drawings, 3D modelling and sketching.
We follow the Lincolnshire Agreed syllabus for RE. This term the focus is "Food and Fasting". Food plays an important role in different cultures and traditions. This links in wit our topic of "How do we keep healthy" as some traditions involve foods we would normally view as a treat. How many Easter eggs did you have? Children will explore the importance food plays within a range of religious and cultural festivals. They will discuss the different ways food is thought about and used in our everyday lives. They will explore the different effects of abstaining from something and how and why religious believers fast.
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 1st May - Friday 3rd May - Y4 and 5 Camp Redwood residential
Friday 17th May - FSA Movie Night - "Lego Movie"
Thursday 23rd May - Fitness Profiling
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
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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