Atumnn Term REAL Project
Can we build a pioneering spirit?
Our REAL project for the Autumn term is our Our World focussed project. Throughout the project there will be a strong emphasis on history (WWI and WWII and also Suffrage), geography and RE.
Our essential question will help us to not only find out more about the impact of major wars on the people who lived through them, but also to find out about the pioneers or trailblazers who have fought their own battles to come out on top.
We will again be using key texts to support our writing, these include Where The Poppies Now Grow, Half a Man, and One Boy’s War. There will also be SOLE sessions after October half term when the children will be responsible for researching and then producing a piece of work about their own pioneer.
There will also be the opportunity for lots of art work—one of the main outcomes being a statue to be used at our child led Remembrance service. We will share with you some of the highlights of our learning at our ‘Pioneering Spirit” Tea Party (date tbc).
We are really excited for our first REAL Project together as Team Year 5 and are truly looking forward to working together with you all.
English – Narrative work based on Where the Poppies Now Grow and Flossie Alrbright among others.
ICT – Infographics
Maths – Manipulating number, formal and mental methods of calculation, place value.
RE/PSHE – Acts of Remembrance
Art/DT - Mod rock sculpture, Poppy art.
Science – Reflection and Refraction
Geography – Understanding the cultural significance of certain cities, Coordinates and map reading.
As always, we will be sending home spellings to practise and learn each week, as well as encouraging the children to go on the Spelling Shed website. Every child will also continue to receive their rewards when they are a reading star (3 times reading and recording their reading at home each week). We will be continuing to use Bug Club, which is an internet based programme to support the children’s learning with their reading, spelling and grammar. We will also be continuing to use Mathletics and Times tables Rock Stars.
Alongside the above will be the 12 homework challenges sheet. These have been designed to reflect the amazing creative homework that the children have created since joining the school—the children have requested having these before the holidays so that they can become immersed in the project before they return!
PE will be on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. Your support with reminding your chid to bring their kit is greatly appreciated.
If you would like to help in class, or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
@ScarthoJ @MrWarmanSJA @MrsRose5R