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.
Spring Term 1
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In English this half term, year 6 will be exploring the theme of Gothic writing in classic literature. Written by H.G. Wells in the 19th century, the ‘Red Room’ is a spooky tale of mystery and suspense. An ambiguous story written in first person follows the short account of a man who is unafraid of ghosts and is going to stay the night in the apparently haunted Red Room.
In mathematics this half term, we are beginning the term by consolidating and deepening children’s understanding and subsequent mastery of fractions, decimals and percentages.
So, instead of independently explaining these concepts as abstract formulae or steps, subject matter experts suggest that we introduce the relation between the three. It helps to bring more clarity to students as a result they don’t see them separately. We will also be using investigations and mastery challenges to help us apply our maths learning in real life scenarios.
In science we will be covering the topic ‘Animals including humans’. Through this topic, we will be able to identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and to describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. Moreover, we will recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function and to describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.
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
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