This half term our topic is 'Perilous Pirates!'.
We are very excited about our first half term as 'Class Four' and all the changes and challenges that Year 5 and 6 will bring!
In Literacy, based on the 'Talk for Writing' approach, we will be immersing ourselves in the story of The Pirates in an Adventure with Scientists. We will learn the story, as well as writing character and setting descriptions, recounts, mini scene descriptions, job advertisements, WANTED posters, persuasive letters, poetry and comparisons before innovating and inventing our own stories. We will also be starting Reciprocal Reading, studying the book Treasure Island, as well as some pirate themed poetry.
In R.E we will reflect on this half term's value of Friendship. We will also reflect on what it means if God is holy and loving, as well as exploring the Apostles' Creed.
In Science we will be investigating the impact of diet, exercise, drugs on the body and its functions. Were pirates healthy? We will also explore the fascinating human circulatory system.
In Geography we will question why pirates chose the Caribbean to pillage. We will learn about compass points, grid references, longitude, latitude and the equator.
In History, we will be learning all about pirates and attempting to dispel the myths about these fearsome characters. We will also learn about Sir Francis Drake, who lived in Tavistock, and his connections with pirating! We will also explore smuggling in Cornwall. Was smuggling worse than pirating?
Check out this page for photos below, showing all of the fantastic things we have been doing in our learning!
At home - your challenge is to continue working towards your next Reading Karate Band. Make sure you are also using Maths Whizz, Spelling Shed, SPAG.com, Times Table Rockstars and preparing for your weekly spellings challenges!