Welcome back after your half-term break! I hope that you enjoyed your time off and are ready for a busy couple of weeks! We are leading up to Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas, so there is a lot going on!
Our topic for these next few weeks is Bella Italia and this will build upon the children's previous knowledge of the Romans to look at modern Italy and its impact on our life here in England.
In Geography we will be comparing life in Basingstoke with that in an Italian town which will allow us to look at similarities and differences in human and physical geography.
In Art we will focus on Leonardo da Vinci and his masterpieces. The children will follow his process of sketching and drawing to completed artwork, ultimately creating their own version of the Mona Lisa. This allows the children to learn more about this artwork, draw inspiration from it, and develop their own ideas more fully.
This topic also brings in Design and Technology as the children will be able to understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet. They will be learning about this as they plan, prepare and make pastas of different flavours.
It is going to be an exciting half-term, with a lot to do!
Please remember to keep reading at least three times a week and to sign your reading records!
Welcome to Rowan Class! I hope that you all enjoyed your summer holidays and are ready to start Year 5 with lots of energy!
Our Topic for Autumn One is going to be Earth and Space, and so we will be learning about the solar system, our place in it, and how this affects our daily lives.
In science we will learn about how the planets move, their shapes, and what they are made of. We will also design a parachute suitable for a rocket travelling through space, which will allow us to control variables, make predictions, and record results.
In Geography we will learn about the Earth, and how the sun affects our days and nights, as well as time zones. This also links to the equator, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, and the Arctic and Antarctic Circles.
In English we will look at the book Cosmic: It's One Giant Leap for All Boy-Kind by Frank Cottrell Boyce. We will look at the characters and events in detail and ultimately write a newspaper report about what happens.
We will be having our PE lessons on Mondays so please ensure that your full kit is in school ready for this.
Looking forward to meeting you all soon!
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