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Class 5 Mr Kershaw

I am so pleased that I get the opportunity to teach this class for a second year in a row. I am so excited to be continuing on their journey and I cannot wait to teach them a brand new year of content.

In Year 5, we will be kicking off the year with our ‘Out of This World’ topic. This topic is based around the Earth, Sun and Moon science unit. As well as looking at the science behind our solar system, we will be incorporating some geography, art and literacy to enrich our understanding. We will also deepen our understanding of this topic through a trip to Jodrell Bank which I will release details of very soon! In the run up to Christmas, we will be learning all about Greece. Modern Greece and Ancient Greece will be looked at equally as we combine history and geography in this fascinating topic.

In the Spring term, we get the opportunity to learn all about rainforests. As it is such a current topic, we will spend a lot of time looking at rainforests and their huge benefit to our world. In addition, we will be using rainforests to inspire artwork, writing and game creating in computing. There will also be an opportunity to widen our historical knowledge outside of Europe by studying the Mayans as well as covering the living things unit in science. Also in the Spring term, we get the chance to learn a dance and take part in Strictly Pennine which we will perform at the Lawrence Batley Theatre. Having watched the past cohorts of Year 5 children perform, I’m excited to see this class learn their dance!

As we enter the Summer term, we will continue to learn more about our world through looking at environmentalism and the distribution of resources across the globe. In addition, we will look at how these resources can help us create everyday objects. In the final half term (where I will eventually have to say goodbye to this class!) we will complete our final topic called ‘We are Britain’. In this topic, we will look at the history of social events and the monarchy in Britain, as well as learning more about British Values. We will be visiting the local church as part of this topic. To incorporate science, we will look at some famous British scientists as well as emulating the art work of Holbein in a very surprising way!

I am sure we will have another very successful year as Class 5! Let’s do this!


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