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  • Headteacher: Mrs A Burton
  • Deputy Headteacher: Mrs L Taylor

What We Are Learning

This half term our Learning Challenge is titled: 'What do I know about North America?' Through a variety of activities we will learn about the continent of North America - the countries, climates and variety of geographical features. Along the way we will study different maps and learn about the location of North American countries; investigate why North America is prone to extreme weather events; discover more about the mountain ranges and rivers of North America; study various North American cities and their characteristics.


English will be based on the book 'Holes' by the author Louis Sachar. The story is based in the state of Texas in the United States of America. Through a variety of different activities we will write our own stories using paragraphs; correct punctuation and a range of interesting vocabulary.


In Maths we will begin by using our multiplication and division skills to complete a range of calculations and problems. We will then cover how to calculate percentages. More about fractions and decimals later in the term. Finally, we will look at statistics - how to collect, graph and interpret information.


In Science, we will be learning about Everyday Materials. We begin by carrying out a survey of our homes to discover what materials these are constructed from and why those materials have been used. We then move on to a variety of activities testing and assessing the suitability of different materials for their purposes. We also discover how some materials were invented through scientific 'accidents'.


In RE, we will be learning about Judaism and the importance of worship and community to the Jewish faith.


PE will be outside at school - weather permitting - but there are also activities suggested on the weekly timetable on Teams that you can try out at home. 

If you are attending school please still continue to come dressed for outdoor sports on your PE days.

Bubbles in school will have their PE Lessons on Tuesdays and Fridays.

5C: Tuesday and Thursday

5W: Tuesday and Friday 

5SW: Tuesday and Thursday

We will be practicing our Tennis and Dance skills! 

We will continue to improve our distance running over a mile - you can also try this at home. You can walk if you don't want to run!


Our Modern Foreign language study shall focus on Mexican food and culture as a link to our Learning Challenge topic about North American countries.


Art will be the study of well-known North American artists and the recreation of their art works.


Design and Technology is design, building and testing of different types of bridges, linking to famous bridges of North America - especially the United States.


Computing will help us to understand the world of coding. We will also use locational devices for searching for information about different countries. We will use digital literacy skills to create Power Point presentations.



Spring Term 2 Curriculum Coverage

Learning Challenge Knowledge Map

Science - Knowledge Map Everyday Materials




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