Termly Information Spring 1 2020

This term has seen Year 5 immersed in China! We have seen some fantastic home learning which has complemented our fact finding in school. The topic lessons have covered a combination of modern day China and its recent and ancient history. Our artwork has been topic based and culminated with the creation of fantastic terracotta army figures.

In English the children have been reading traditional Chinese folktales and writing their own. They have also written poems based on images from China. In amongst all the interesting context, we have been learning more about the features of good writing and are getting better at incorporating a range of literacy features into a variety of text types. The children particularly enjoyed some cross-curricular writing in science when they wrote the journey an animal goes on through its lifecycle.

Broad areas of the curriculum have been covered in maths this half term, including: adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions; area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes; estimating capacity; parallel and perpendicular lines; and symmetry.

Children’s comments about their learning:

“I enjoyed English most this half-term which is a first for me. I specifically enjoyed writing the lifecycle of a frog and working hard towards my pen licence.” Jessica K


“This half-term I really enjoyed what we did in maths, specifically geometry. Also science was very interesting and as a result I found it very fun even though I have never ever enjoyed science in my whole life. The golden time activities would be fun to do and I hope next half-term will be even better.” Claudia


“I enjoyed learning the meaning of the flag and about the terracotta army.” Kacper


“My favourite part was learning about the terracotta army and making my own terracotta army soldier.” Alana

 Useful website links to continue learning at home:


https://central.espresso.co.uk/ search for China


Others to be used for starting conversations about our upcoming learning include:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z87tn39 - Ancient Greece section

https://central.espresso.co.uk/ search for Greece