Year 5 & 6
At Mulgrave Primary School, we ensure that learning is planned for in a cross curricular way, this ensures that children are able to make links within their learning. Lessons challenge all pupils through a variety of activities, providing opportunities for feedback from adults and peers. Through high expectations of everyone at Mulgrave we aspire to achieve outstanding outcomes.
Summer Term 2
In English our core text is ‘The Bees’ by Laline Paull. This text will be used to compare and contrast with David Attenborough’s BBC documentary about bees. Year 5 pupils will analyse how a script/voiceover is written and explore and compare language from fiction and non-fiction. The written outcome will blend both types of language to make a gripping script for a voice-over for a documentary.
In Mathematics we will be exploring Geometry, beginning with angles then moving on to shapes, position and direction, perimeter, area and volume.
We will also be exploring statements of always, sometimes and never, so that children will have the opportunity to develop their reasoning skills. This will also be used with mistake spotter and would you rather statements. We will also be applying these skills to multi-step word problems.
With expert advice from our PHD Student Shone Surendran and our Science Lead Sultana Begum, we will be exploring Forces this term.
Please click here to see our Year 5 class newsletter for the Summer Term
Please click here to see our Year 5 homework for the Summer Term
Summer term two will be a very busy week for year 6 as we are combining ART week and STEM week, where we will be learning all about plastics pollution and its effect on marine life in particular. We will be looking at the composition of plastics, what they do and how they harm our environment. This will coincide with science, as we will be exploring and investigating which cosmetic products contain micro-beads and whether different materials act as a better filter in terms of not allowing the micro-beads to be flushed away into our water systems.
We will link this in with art in the sense that we will be creating a 3D model of a seagull, against a backdrop of a canvas, using different tones and textures of water. We will be creating three different sets of canvases where colour and texture will play a big part in how we present our final written outcomes.
In terms of inspiration, we will be emulating an Italian artists technique of laying paint across canvases, who goes b the name of Agostino Veroni.
In English, we will be writing persuasive letters to our local MPs, asking them to consider the use of plastic packaging and the use of plastics generally, as it is having an adverse effect on marine life daily through the consumption of plastics found in their natural habitat.
We will be exploring and learning ways we can reduce the use of plastics, looking at using recyclable bottles and containers, instead of buying water bottles.
In addition to this, we will also be busy reflecting on our learning this past year and write our end of year reports for our parents.
Finally, we will also be rehearsing for our end of year play, which will be taking place in July based on an adaptation of Robin Hood.
Not only do we need to select and hold auditions for our main characters, but we must also create the backdrop, learn our lines, as well as publish our art and science outcomes for displays.
A list of expected spelling words can be found on the internet: Google Years 3-6 spelling list. Encourage your child to familiarise themselves with the spellings of these words. They must practice their spellings daily
Please click here to see our Year 6 class newsletter for Summer Term
Please click here to see our Year 6 homework for Summer Term