Bishop Bronescombe C of E School

Faith - Year 5/6

Miss Moore

Teacher

When I was a child, I loved to read. I can remember weekly trips to our local library and borrowing stacks of books to take home. One of the earliest authors I can remember enjoying is Enid Blyton. My grandad let me borrow his collection of Famous Five books and I loved the adventures the children would go on. I also really enjoyed Malory Towers books and I am sure I read the entire collection and even had them as audio books (which I can remember making my whole family listen to when we went on holiday in the car!). As well as Enid Blyton, I loved to read books about animals, in particular Animal Ark and Dolphin Diaries by Lucy Daniels. One final author that sticks in my mind is Michal Morpurgo. We spent lots holidays on the Isle of Scilly, and I think it is this reason that I really enjoyed his books set on the islands (in particular, The Wreck of Zanzibar and Why the Whales Came).

Mrs Warne

Support staff

I love to read! My favourite book of all time is The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame. I remember loving it when it was read to me and I have read it to my own children too.

Autumn 1
 
Welcome back everyone, we hope that you all had a fantastic Summer break. For our Maths this half term we will be focusing on Place Value. We will be recognising numbers up to ten million for Year 6 and 1 million for Year 5, comparing and ordering numbers and rounding. We will also be exploring negative numbers before moving on to the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). We will continue to encourage the children to practise their number  recall through weekly 99 Club challenges and TT Rockstars battles as well as daily Flashback4's.
 
In English, we will be focusing on writing to entertain and also to inform. We will begin by writing our own autobiographies before exploring the book Street Child by Berlie Doherty. During this unit, we will be writing in the role of different characters and producing our own diary entries. Following on the Victorian theme, we will finish the term with non-chronological reports based around inventions. We will also be studying Street Child in our reading sessions. 
 
For topic, we will be finding out about the Victorian era and delving deeper into Queen Victoria's reign. We will be exploring the contrast between how the rich and the poor live as well as the exciting discoveries and inventions made. This ties in to our Art and DT where we will be looking at William Morris and creating our own Victorian toys. 
 
RE for this half term is based around the key question, 'What does it mean to Christians to believe God is holy and loving?' During this unit, we will be thinking about why knowing God is considered a personal experience for Christian believers as well as how God is portrayed both to believers and non-believers. 
 
In Science, we will be focusing on Living Things and their Habitats. Within this unit we will be describing and classifying living things including microorganisms, plants and animals. 
 
The children have voted for their class book and for this half term we will be reading  'Holes' by Louis Sachar. 
We hope you find the resources below easy to access for supporting your child's learning at home and understanding the key objectives being covered. The list below includes:
 
-Knowledge Organisers
This explains the key information and facts your child needs to know by the end of their topic unit with some visual aids and key vocabulary we will learn too.
 
-Calculation Policy 
This provides you with information about the key mathematical concepts and how these are taught during this Key Stage. 

Autumn 2

 

Welcome back everyone, we hope that you’ve had a relaxing half-term break and are ready for another exciting half term. For our Maths this half term we will be focusing on fractions including equivalent fractions, simplifying fractions, converting between improper and mixed fractions, comparing and ordering fractions as well as adding and subtracting fractions. We will continue to encourage the children to practise their number recall through weekly 99 Club challenges and TT Rockstars battles as well as daily Flashback4's to encourage retention.

 

In English, we will be focusing on writing to entertain. We will begin by writing our own narrative inspired by the Sorcerer’s Apprentice before writing a play script which we will perform to our peers. We will also be exploring Christmas Adverts and some much anticipated performance poetry with a festive twist.

 

For topic, we will be finding out about The History of Music through the Eras, from 1931 to present day. We will be learning about the types of musical instruments used in different time periods, the structure of different genres and styles of music as well as playing and performing in solo and ensemble contexts using our voices.

 

RE for this half term is based around the key question, 'Was Jesus the Messiah?' During this unit, we will be thinking about the qualities and characteristics needed to be a Messiah as well as examining evidence from the Bible and the views of others to draw conclusions.  

 

In Science, we will be focusing on Light. Within this unit we will be revisiting prior learning to recap how light travels and how we see light as well as conducting investigations which will explore refraction, the light spectrum and shadows to continue to develop our working scientifically skills.

BISHOP BRONESCOMBE C OF E SCHOOL

Bishop Bronescombe CofE School, Boscoppa Road, St Austell, PL25 3DT
01726 64322
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