Year 5

Welcome to Year 5
 

2020/21

Year five is being taught this year by Mrs Riley and Mrs Stewart, who will be job sharing. Mrs Riley working at the beginning of the week and Mrs Stewart at the end. Mrs Needham will also be in year 5 in a morning.  Together, they will be keeping the children on their toes, challenging their learning, corroborating with their ideas, encouraging them in their strengths and supporting each child as they demonstrate determination, perseverance and resilience, in order to make the very best of themselves and their personal progress. And who could forget - having fun along the way! There's always a surprise never too far away when you're in year 5.  





What we are learning this half term - Summer Term 1  -  A long term topic overview can be found at the bottom of this page.

Maths


English


Science

In science this half term we will be looking at Life Cycles and Reproduction. We will get to know the life cycle of different living things, e.g. mammals, amphibians, insects and birds and establish the key differences. We will learn the the process of reproduction in plants and animals.

Theme

In Theme, this half term, we will be looking at local history and finding out the impact that Samuel Fox had on the area. We will also be looking at how Deepcar and Stocksbridge has changed over time. We will also be looking at the physical and human geography of the area.


Summer Term 1 - News and Updates

When school reopens on the 19th of April, we will be continuing to follow the latest COVID-19 operational guidance, which requires us to continue to maintain our bubble system, staggered timings throughout the school day and restricted movement around the premises. Our pupils will be very familiar with these arrangements from Spring term. 



Safety


As school reopens again for the Summer term may we remind you of the part that we must all play in keeping each other safe, therefore, we would like to remind parents and children of the following points:


 Please adhere to the staggered times to minimise congestion at the school gate.

 Please social distance (i.e. stand at least two metres) from people you do not live with

 Collect/ drop off children and leave promptly

 Please ensure pavements are clear for children to approach the school gates safely without them having to pass you within two metres.

 Where it is difficult to stay two-metres apart, please wear face coverings.

 If entering the school boundaries please wear a face covering

 Please ensure your child does not arrive any earlier than their time slot as this can lead to groups of children congregating outside the school building. If Y6 are walking to school without an adult, please ensure they do not leave too early.

 Where timings for collecting siblings cross the schools, staff at Deepcar will supervise the elder child in the school car park until collection.


PE 


Please can we also remind you of our PE days this half term.  Children are required to wear their school PE kit to school on the following days only:




Latest Covid-19 Guidance


Schools need to continue to follow the guidance from the DfE and will to continue the bubbles and track and trace when necessary. Please do not send your child to school if:


 your child is presenting with any of the main symptoms of coronavirus

 anyone in your household is presenting with any of the main symptoms of coronavirus

 your child or anyone in your household is waiting for a test result

 your child or anyone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19

 your child has been identified as a contact of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19






What we are learning this half term - Spring Term 1.


Maths


For the rest of this half term, fractions will be our main focus in maths. We will be learning that he number on the top of the line is called the numerator, which tells how many equal parts of the whole are taken and the number below the line is called the denominator. We will be learning how to add and subtract fractions, what an improper fraction is and how to simplify them. 


English 


This half term, we have been revisiting and adding to our knowledge on grammatical terms. We have also been looking at using figurative writing. This type of language uses words and images to suggest meaning rather than directly giving meaning. Figurative language refers to the use of words in a way that deviates from the conventional order and meaning in order to convey a complicated meaning, colourful writing, clarity, or evocative comparison. It uses an ordinary sentence to refer to something without directly stating it.


Theme 


This term our theme is South America. This is a vast topic. Over recent and coming weeks, we have been using our map skills to look at countries in South America. We have been comparing geographical facts about England to Brazil. Later this term, we will be learning about the Mayan civilisation. 


Year 5 news and updates 


As we reach the end of yet another unprecedented term, we would like to take this opportunity to express our pride and admiration in how brilliantly everyone in our school community has continued to work together in the face of the continuing immense changes to our lives that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused.

Our focus over the past few weeks has been on helping children settle back into school, support their wellbeing and catch up on missed opportunities such as catching up with friends etc. We are delighted to say that the quality and quantity of work carried out a home during the recent lockdown has really helped children make a positive start to being back in lessons and ensured the gaps have not grown further.

Thank you to all parents, carers and grandparents for supporting your children so brilliantly at home. We know for some of you this been a challenge. We will continue to keep you updated of everything that is happening over the coming months and we are all looking forward to an exciting, busy and very productive term.

We wish you all a restful Easter break. Do take care and we look forward to seeing everyone back in school on Monday 19th April 2021.




Bubbles Closing
Both schools have been very lucky with bubbles closing due to Covid. We would like to thank parents and carers for the support we have received we had to close bubbles at Deepcar St John’s. We had to do this at short notice and everyone was so understanding.
Thank you.




After-School Clubs - Summer Term

You will be aware that we have sent out letters offering sporting afterschool clubs. At Deepcar St John’s we will be tracking attendance and if numbers are large we will separate them into two smaller groups following class bubbles wherever possible. All clubs will be taking place outside so please ensure your child comes to school that day ready for outdoor physical activity. Children may bring trainers/football boots to change into before the sessions start. Unfortunately, we have no places left at Den Building, football only has a few spaces left but there are places left on the other clubs. Please contact the school office to book a place once school reopens on 19th April.
Thank you




Reading
A plea to all parent/carers to please ensure your child continues to read over the Easter holiday. If you have a Lexia account continue to use this everyday for short periods. It really does make a difference. Thank you.






New lunch menu, which comes into force after the Easter holidays.





Start and End Times


School will reopen following the latest COVID-19 operational guidance, which requires us to continue to maintain our bubble system, staggered timings throughout the school day and

restricted movement around the premises. Our pupils will be very familiar with these arrangements from the Autumn term. On Monday 8th March 2021, the timings for school will

return to what they were before lockdown. Children need to arrive and leave via the same route as in Autumn term.



School Attendance


The Department for Education have stated that school attendance will be mandatory for all pupils from Monday 8th March 2021. This includes the ability for the Local Authority to issue sanctions, including fixed penalty notices. Please note: In circumstances where pupils cannot attend school due to COVID-19, for example they are self-isolating in line with public health advice, a specific code is used on your child’s register to ensure this non-attendance does not count as an absence (authorised or unauthorised).


Safety


We must all play our part in keeping each other safe, therefore, we would like to remind parents and children of the following points:

 Please adhere to the staggered times to minimise congestion at the school gate.

 Please social distance (i.e. stand at least two metres) from people you do not live with

 Collect/ drop off children and leave promptly

 Please ensure pavements are clear for children to approach the school gates safely without them having to pass you within two metres.

 Where it is difficult to stay two-metres apart, please wear face coverings.

 If entering the school boundaries please wear a face covering

 Please ensure your child does not arrive any earlier than their time slot as this can lead to groups of children congregating outside the school building. If Y6 are walking to school without an adult, please ensure they do not leave too early.

 Where timings for collecting siblings cross the schools, staff at Deepcar will supervise the elder child in the school car park until collection.


PE and Uniform


Children are required to wear correct school uniform. Please ensure they have their school sweatshirt/cardigans as classroom windows will be open to ensure rooms are ventilated. Children are required to wear their PE kit to school on the following days only:





Latest Covid-19 Guidance


The schools will continue to follow the guidance from the DfE and will to continue the bubbles and track and trace when necessary. Please do not send your child to school if:

 your child is presenting with any of the main symptoms of coronavirus

 anyone in your household is presenting with any of the main symptoms of coronavirus

 your child or anyone in your household is waiting for a test result

 your child or anyone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19

 your child has been identified as a contact of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19


After School Clubs


We are hoping to begin the clubs after Easter. Please respond to our email dated 26th March and register your interest as we will need to evaluate if the clubs will be viable from a demand/cost perspective.







This lunch menu will be in force until the Easter break. 









News and Updates - Autumn Term 2 


17th December 2020 

What fun we had at the Miss Jones Christmas Show this morning.  





Thursday 17 December 

Time to party! 





Wednesday 16th December

Children take part in a weekly "Active" lesson. This is where children can either walk, jog or run for 15 minutes. Alternatively children can take part in specific 1 minute exercises which are positioned around the playground and include exercises such as star jumps, toe taps, high knees etc. This week, we have taken part in a national "Hit the Ground Running Christmas Challenge" which the children thoroughly enjoyed.


Art Week - 14th December to 18th December  


     



Thank you to Trish and Gaynor, our school catering staff, for preparing a delicious Christmas lunch today.



Parties We will still ensure that each class can still enjoy a Christmas party this year. However in view of Covid-19 no food can be shared amongst the children. Please therefore ensure that you pack a goody bag with treats for your child to enjoy. This food will be additional to their lunch. Please do NOT send in any products that contain nuts. The dates for our party will be Thursday 17th December.



This week is Anti-Bullying Week and their theme this year is Unite Against Bullying. Today, Mrs Needham has been working with children in year 5 where they have exploring different ways to deal with bullies.

You can find out more by clicking in the following link.




Amazing homework from you all.  

     


Start of day

Please stick strictly to your times as the children are entering the building in a similar area. Please wait outside the school gates if you arrive early. If you are late please see Miss Jones in the car park or take your child to the office. We have seen an increasing number of children arriving late this week as well as having an increasing group of Y6’s that arrive early every day. These children are being supervised at the moment but we cannot guarantee this everyday if we have staff absence.


End of day

If you cannot make pick up time due to collecting another child at Royd, the class teacher will remain with their class in the school car park until you arrive. Parents please control younger siblings whilst waiting outside the school gate. We understand that parents are collecting children from Royd and then need to wait for older siblings but younger children should be standing with the parents. Please bring something to occupy them while they are waiting. Parents that are waiting also need to ensure social distancing at all times. If there are any issues with timings please do give us a call.




PE days next half term

Next half term each bubble will be doing PE (Games) on a specific day. On the specified day children need to come to school in clothes for PE; trainers, shorts and/or tracksuit bottoms and a PE top or their normal school polo shirt and sweatshirt .PE lessons will be taking place outside whenever possible. Please ensure it is appropriate for the weather. 


The PE days are as follows:



What we are learning during Autumn Term 2


Maths 


This half term we are focussing on multiplication and division. Over the coming weeks we will be identifying multiples and factors of numbers, learning about prime number and prime factors and to be able to establish if a number is prime number. We will also be learning to multiply up to 4 digits by a one or two digit number using a formal written method, including long multiplication. We will also be mentally multiplying and dividing numbers drawing on know facts. Additionally, we will be dividing 4 digit numbers by a one or two digit number using a formal written method of short division. Furthermore, we will be multiplying whole and decimal numbers by 10,100 and 1000. We will be finishing the term by solving problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and a combination of all these methods. 



English 

We will be continuing to read the book Clockwork by Philip Pullman, which is perfect for young readers who love spooky stories. Fritz, the writer, spins a spine-tingling tale to cheer up Karl, the apprentice clockmaker. But rather than helping matters, the story begins to come true....


The stories of Karl, the apprentice; Dr. Kalmenius, his nefarious “savior”; Gretl, the brave daughter of the town innkeeper; and a young prince whose clockwork heart is in danger of winding down come together in surprising and magical ways in a story that has the relentless urgency of a ticking clock.
 We will be using this book as a inspiration for our writing. We will be looking at selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary, learning how their choices of language change and enhance meaning. Learning how to describe settings, characters and atmospheres. We will then be evaluating and editing our writing, changing vocabulary and punctuation to enhance effect, ensuring that the correct tense has been used throughout and checking for spelling and punctuation errors.



Science 


We are continuing with Earth, Moon and Sun topic in science this half term. We will discover that the rotation of the Earth creates day and night. We will also learn the position of the moon within the solar system and why it is visible at night. 



      

Theme 


We are continuing to learn about The Romans in our weekly theme lessons. This half term we will be learning about life as a Roman Soldier and their effectiveness in a battle and will be learning about the Roman invasion and the impact that this had on life in Britain, then and now. 


PE 

Once a week, we will be playing Volleyball in PE. Volleyball improves muscle strength and tone. The activities required when playing volleyball strengthen the upper body, arms, shoulders, thighs, abdominals, and lower legs. In addition, volleyball improves hand-eye coordination, reflexes, and balance. In our second PE lesson, we will be continuing to follow the Imoves program as we link our dance lessons to our current theme of The Romans. 


RE


In our RE lessons this half term we will learn more about the Christian belief that Jesus is God in the flesh. We will look at the Old Testament for prophecies about the coming of a messiah.  In the run up to Christmas we will learn that Christians see Jesus as their Saviour. 



More information on what we are learning will be added during the course of the term. Please check the Newsroom page of our website for general school updates and information.

How to Support your Child's Learning at Home

The Government expectations for attainment have risen over the last few years and in order to help your child reach Age Related Expectations, we will be setting homework each week, which is expected to be completed for the following week.  The homework will be followed up in class so it is essential that your child completes this at home in order to keep up with what they are learning in school.  Each week we would like your child to: 

1. Read for at least 10 minutes everyday if possible. 
2. Practise times tables using TT Rockstars.
3. Log on to Firstnews Ihub and complete an activity. 
4. Practise weekly spellings. 
5. Complete any additional homework that has been set. 



Due to Covid 19, where possible, we aim to set homework online using Seesaw. Seesaw is a simple way for teachers and students to record and share what's happening in the classroom and gives children a place to document their learning, be creative and learn how to use technology. Please make sure that your child has the most recent version of the Seesaw CLASS app download on their home device or if they are using a computer they need to go to -  ​app.seesaw.me. For more information on Seesaw please visit their website - https://web.seesaw.me/parents. For further help you can visit -  https://help.seesaw.me/hc/en-us   There is also a parent help sheet at the bottom of this page which you can download. This is to limit the amount of paperwork coming home and returning to school, therefore reducing the risk. We will provide alternatives for those where working online is not an option. 

Reading 

A child's reading skills are important to their success in school as they will allow them to access the breadth of the curriculum and improve their communication and language kills. In addition, reading can be a fun and imaginative time for children, which opens doors to all kinds of new worlds for them.

With a very busy timetable, teachers currently do not have the time to listen to their children read as much as they would like to. You can help your child by encouraging them to read or by reading with them at home every night, for at least 10 minutes. We hope that you and your child create many loving memories as you explore books together. Sharing a book together with your child is time for bonding, relaxing and gives you the opportunity to escape into another world with your child. Parents are the most important educators in a child’s life.

Why is Reading so Important? 

Studies show that reading for pleasure makes a big difference to a children's educational performance. Likewise, evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who do not, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased in general knowledge and a better understanding of of other cultures.  In fact, reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.

1. Children who read often and widely get better at it.

After all, practice makes perfect in almost everything humans do, and reading in no different.

 

2. Reading exercises our brain.

Reading is a much more complex task for the human brain rather than watching TV, for example. Reading strengthens brains connections and builds NEW connections.

 

3. Reading improves concentration.

Children have to sit still and quietly so that they can focus on the story when they are reading. If the read often, they will develop the skill to do this for longer.

 

4. Reading teaches children about the world around them.

Through reading a variety of books children learn about people, places, and events outside of their own experience.

 

5. Reading improves vocabulary and language skills.

Learning to read is about listening and understanding as well as working out what is printed on the page. Through hearing stories, children are exposed to a wide range of words. This helps them build their own vocabulary and improve their understanding when they listen, which is vital as they start to read. It is important for them to understand how stories work too. Even if your child does not understand every word, they will hear new sounds, words and phrases which they can then try out, copying what they have heard. Subconsciously, they absorb information on how to structure sentences and how to use words and other language features effectively in their writing and speaking. 

 

6. Reading develops a child's imagination.

As we read our brains translate the descriptions we read of people, places and things into pictures. While we are engaged in a story we are also imagining how a character is feeling. Young children then bring this knowledge into their everyday play.

 

7. Reading helps children to develop empathy.

As children develop they begin to imagine how they would feel in that situation.

 

8. Reading is fun.

A book or an e-reader doesn't take up much space and is light to carry, so you take it anywhere so you can never be bored if you have a book in your bag.

 

9. Reading is a great way to spend time together.

Reading together on the sofa, bedtimes stories and visiting the library are just some ways of spending time together.

 

10. Children who read achieve better in school.

Reading promotes achievement in all subjects, not just English. Children who are good readers tend to achieve better across the curriculum.It is a well known fact that good readers make good writers. 

Top 10 tips to help children enjoy reading.

To help make reading enjoyable and fun, here is what the experts and authors recommend to help get children reading

 1. Make books part of your family life – Always have books around so that you and your children are ready to read whenever there’s a chance. Stories can be shared with the family so why not invite siblings or other family members to join in. Take time to look together at the words and pictures in a story and when reading take it in turns. 
 2. Join your local library – Get your child a library card. You’ll find the latest video games, blu-rays and DVDs, plus tons and tons of fantastic books. Allow them to pick their own books, encouraging their own interests. 
3. Match their interests – Help them find the right book - it doesn’t matter if it’s fiction, poetry, comic books or non-fiction. Don't be afraid to use funny voices - it's a great way to make your child giggle. 
4. All reading is good – Don’t discount non-fiction, comics, graphic novels, magazines and leaflets. Reading is reading and it is all good. 
5. Get comfortable! – Snuggle up somewhere warm and cosy with your child, either in bed, on a beanbag or on the sofa, or make sure they have somewhere comfy when reading alone. 
6. Ask questions – To keep them interested in the story, ask your child questions as you read such as, ‘What do you think will happen next?’ or ‘Where did we get to last night? Can you remember what had happened already?’ When you talk to your child about what is happening in a book, give them plenty of time to respond. 
7. Read whenever you get the chance – Bring along a book or magazine for any time your child has to wait, such as at a doctor’s surgery. 
8. Read again and again – Encourage your child to re-read favourite books and poems. Re-reading helps to build up fluency and confidence. 
9. Bedtime stories – Regularly read with your child or children at bedtime. It’s a great way to end the day and to spend valuable time with your child. 
10. Rhyme and repetition – Books and poems which include rhyme and repetition are great for encouraging your child or children to join in and remember the words. “We need

Irrespective of whether they are fluent readers or not, you can play an important role in helping to keep them interested in books. Find out what interests them, help them to find books that will be engaging and fun, and spend time reading the books they bring home from school together.

A list of the top 100 books to read to children in year 3 and 4 can be found at the bottom of this page. 


Reading Diaries 

We ask that you support your child by listening to them read every night for at least 10 minutes. A Reading Diary is given to each child at the start of a new academic year to record what they have been reading each night.  A photo of the signed Reading Diary can be taken and uploaded each week onto Seesaw or the diary can be returned to school for signing. Children can select a reading book from school to bring home along with their diary, however due Coronavirus we will be sending them home in a zippy plastic wallet which needs to be used to return the book and diary. 


Reading Comprehension 

We would like your child to log on to First news iHub on a weekly basis. The iHub is a digital reading platform that is updated weekly with topical debates, polls, comprehensions, word puzzles and writing challenges based on what is happening in the news. Please can they complete the activity set by their teacher each week or if non has been set, choose an activity from the menu.  


Spellings

We will be using The ‘Spelling Shed  - which is a spelling platform designed by a team of Primary School teachers. It is built with primary school pupils, teachers and parents in mind and aims to make spelling fun for children. Each class and the school have a league against schools nationally and internationally. This can be a huge incentive to pupils. The programme is free for computers, however, if you want to access using an app you would need to pay a small additional cost. For more information, see the attached link https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb/index.html. We will be setting spellings via Spelling Shed each week for your child to practise.  Spellings will also be going on to Seesaw each week. 


Maths


Practising times tables at home is really important. Knowing times tables facts really helps children to feel confident in Maths, and enables them to make progress in areas such as calculating, fractions… even shape work can involve times tables – when we think about angles, for example. The National Curriculum sets out expectations for times tables knowledge and states that by Year 4 children should be able to recall multiplication and division facts up to 12x12. Knowing the tables facts (including division) means having rapid recall – being able to say the answer within about eight seconds, not counting through the times tables to work it out. Please make sure your child practises as home at least once a week. 

During last half term, children have been shown how to use Times Tables Rockstars and should have brought home a login and password. TT Rockstars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times table practice.This extremely popular online resource has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 8 years in over 14,000 schools.  Please encourage your child to use this fantastic resource at home. Click here for more information on TT Rockstars. 

If you do not have access to a computer, we have many resources in school to help, should you need them, including flip/flap cards and times table grids. 

The year 5/6 age related maths expectations and year 5/6 maths mastery, term to term can be found at the bottom of this page.



Knowledge Mats 

Children will be given either one or two documents called a Knowledge MatThese documents contained the essential knowledge children needed to know as part of the topic they are studying in class.  These Knowledge Mats are designed to be used at school during lessons and at home and parents can help children learn the information contained on the mat at home We want every pupil to be able to recall the information on these sheets off by heart or in their own wording by the end of the topic. The best way to use the Knowledge Mats at home is as follows –

Children read the information from the section to be learned (possibly with an adult)

They then try and recall the information (this can be written down or verbally)

An adult tests them on the information

The key to success is to repeat this regularly

It is also important to keep revising the information that has already been learned to keep it fresh in the memory.

We are confident that Knowledge Mats will help our children to develop knowledge on a wide range of topics and will significantly improve their vocabulary. This, in turn, will make them more confident in class and help to develop their reading and writing skills. Knowledge Mats for our science and theme topics can be located at the bottom of this page.



The age related expectations for Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation and Spellings for year 5/6 can be found in the documents below. Additionally, there is definitions of Grammatical terms, which we hope you will find useful. 

Full details of the Curriculum can be found on the Curriculum Overview page of the website. 





What we are learning during Autumn Term 1


Maths

 

During the Autumn term, we will be revisiting Number and Place Value.  Children having a sound knowledge of Place value is important because it helps them understand the meaning of a number. We will be reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers to at least 1,000,000 and determine the value of each digit, counting forwards or backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1,000,000. We will also be interpreting negative numbers in context, counting forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through 0.  Additionally, we will be rounding any number up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000 and 100,000. Finally, we will be solving number problems and practical problems that involve all of the above.


As well as Place Value, we will be learning to add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits, including using formal written methods (columnar addition and subtraction), adding and subtracting numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers, use rounding to check answers to calculations. Finally, we will be solving addition and subtraction multi-step problems.  


English 


We are reading the book Clockwork by Philip Pullman which is perfect for young readers who love spooky stories. Fritz, the writer, spins a spine-tingling tale to cheer up Karl, the apprentice clockmaker. But rather than helping matters, the story begins to come true....


The stories of Karl, the apprentice; Dr. Kalmenius, his nefarious “savior”; Gretl, the brave daughter of the town innkeeper; and a young prince whose clockwork heart is in danger of winding down come together in surprising and magical ways in a story that has the relentless urgency of a ticking clock.
 We will be using this book as a inspiration for our writing. We will be looking at selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary, learning how their choices of language change and enhance meaning. Learning how to describe settings, characters and atmospheres. We will then be evaluating and editing our writing, changing vocabulary and punctuation to enhance effect, ensuring that the correct tense has been used throughout and checking for spelling and punctuation errors. 


Science 

Our new science topic for this half term is 'How do the Earth, Sun & Moon move?' Children will be learning how to describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system and to be able to describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies.


In this science lesson they have been investigating how day and night occur.


    


Thematics 

At Deepcar St John's we take a Thematic approach to our curriculum which involves integrating curriculum areas around topics or themes. Thematic planning seeks to view teaching and learning in an interactive and holistic way. The teachers decide on what the theme for the term and then plan how this can be integrated across the curriculum. Our theme for this term is The Romans.   


We find that using the thematic approach, improves the quality of teaching and learning in many ways:

  • It increases the children’s interest
  • Helps the children to make connections with their work
  • Keeps children engaged
  • Compacts the curriculum
  • Draws on connections from the real world and life experiences

The school prides itself on this thematic approach to education.


In our thematics lessons we will be asking the children to think about 'What did the Romans do for us? and Were the Romans a help or a hindrance? 


We will be finding out about The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain, Julius Caesar’s attempted invasion in 55-54 BC, the Roman Empire by AD 42 and the power of its army, the successful invasion by Claudius and conquest, including Hadrian’s Wall,  British resistance, for example, Boudica ‘Romanisation’ of Britain: sites such as Caerwent and the impact of technology, culture and beliefs, including early Christianity.


We are also hoping to hold Roman days and we be role playing life as a Roman citizen / slave. Additionally, we will be building a Roman aqueduct to transport water in our DT lessons. Furthermore, we are also hoping to visit Vindolanda in Northumberland and the Roman Army museum.

Computing 

In our computing lessons we will be teaching the children to understand how networks work & how they are not the World Wide Web. We will also be discussing the appropriate use of the internet and give examples of the risks online and how to report problems and stay safe. We will teach them how search engines work.

  


PE


PE lessons will be resuming and where possible will be taking place outside. PE lessons will be taking place on a Monday this half term. For the time being children will be wearing their school uniform for PE lessons as per the Department for Education guidelines. Please ensure that they wear or bring with them appropriate footwear on the day they are having their PE lesson. Alternatively, they could bring a pair of trainers and pumps and leave them in school for the duration of the half term. 

This will be reviewed later in the term. Thank you.


On a Monday, the PE lesson will be taught by your child's class teacher. This term, the topic is dance, which will be linked to our thematic topic for this term. The physical health benefits of Dance for Young Children are - 

  • Improved condition of heart and lungs.
  • Increased muscular strength, endurance and aerobic fitness.
  • Better coordination.
  • Better agility.
  • Better flexibility.
  • Healthy blood pressure.
  • Improved overall balance.
  • Improved spatial awareness.

    

From Tuesday 22nd September we will be taking the children to Stocksbridge Leisure Centre to start their swimming lessons, which will replace one of their PE lessons for this half term. 










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