Class 5J curriculum
Our theme this term is:
As theologians we will :
Life in the Risen Jesus
- Be learning and understanding that Jesus is risen from the dead.
- Be learning that Jesus is present among us in
- Be learning that there are different ways of praying
- Be reflecting on Jesus’ teaching and example on prayer
- Be learning how to Pray the Rosary
The Transforming Spirit :
- Know about the Ascension
- Understand what happened at Pentecost
- Understand how the Holy Spirit worked through the Apostles
- Understand that the popes are successors of St.
As writers and communicators we will :
- Write a character profile
- an invitation to a feast
- Write a job advertisement / Wanted posters
- Letter – Beowulf to home
- Recount of the feast in mead-hall
- Explanation text – how to kill a monster
- To create a map from detail in text place
As we are continuing to develop we will:
- Learn about the importance of mobile phone safety.
- Learn how can drugs common to everyday life effect health.
- Learn about what jobs we will like.
The Globe. We will:
- Identify the position and significance of the equator and hemispheres.
- Identify the position of the Arctic and Antarctic Circles and consider what life might be like in these regions.
- Identify the position and significance of latitude and longitude.
- Begin to identify the position of time zones.
- Learn the names of and locate some of the world’s deserts and describe what that environment is like.
As designers we will :
- Develop our knowledge in nutrition and cooking skills to
produce some Anglo Saxon bread.
- Enhance our knowledge in how baking has changed and
enhanced over the years as well as building on our recipe skills.
As historians we will study the struggle between the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons for the Kingdom of England:
- Who were the Anglo-Saxons and how did they influence our lives today?
- What evidence do we have today that the Anglo-Saxons were here in the first place?
- Which Anglo-Saxon Christian symbols remain with us today?
- How did the Anglo-Saxons bring law and order to Britain?
- Who were the famous Anglo-Saxons and why was Alfred ‘so great’?
Links will also be made with English (carry out research), Art & Design (design and make a longboat, design and make a Viking style meal)
As mathematicians we will be :
- Transforming shapes
- Converting units of measure
- Calculating with whole numbers and decimals
- Fractions, decimals, percentages
- Estimate and calculating volume
- Problem solving.
As scientists we will study animals including humans. This will include :
- The human timeline.
- Describe what happens during pregnancy.
- Growing pains / Getting old / Life cycles.
- Describing problems people face when they get old.
- Explain why humans are living longer than ever.
- Describing how different mammals have different gestation periods.
- Discuss the external and internal changes which
happen to boys and girls in puberty.
As athletes we will :
- Play net and field games
- Carry out athletics to prepare for our sports day
As artists we will study:
- The clay sculpture artist Bernini.
- We will develop and learn the techniques used by this artist and how this can be adapted into creating our own mythical creatures’ eye.
This term our music is focused around ‘Dancing In The Street’ by Martha And The Vandellas as well as consolidating everything we have learnt this year.
This will be handed out on a Friday and MUST be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday. Spelling tests will be completed on Friday.
Reading – Children will have an independent reading book which will be brought home. It must be returned to school once read. Children can be reading their own independent book from home or school library/class reading area once they have finished the given book and completed a book review.
Children’s independent reading books are changed as and when required in school. It is your child’s responsibility to make sure a member of staff in class is aware that the book needs changing. Reading records are to be completed each time you listen to your child read at home. Equally, your child can complete the record by mentioning the pages read and whether they have enjoyed it or not.
As we are unable to have a Welcome Evening this year, if you have any questions or concerns please contact your child’s class teacher via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the school office and arranging a telephone appointment.
Physical Education (P.E.) – is on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so children must ensure they wear their P.E. kits to School on these days.
The St Paulinus P.E. kit consists of: a white t-shirt with the school logo, blue (or black) shorts, and a pair of pumps. As an optional extra, a dark coloured pair of jogging trousers and a school PE hoodie or jumper can also be worn when we are outside / during the winter months. Children must come to school in their PE kits on their PE days and will stay in their PE kits throughout the day.
In addition, the only jewellery permitted in school is a pair of plain small stud earrings. If your child has pierced ears, then they need to remove their earrings on each morning of P.E.
Please note that staff are not able to remove earrings, so this will result in your child not taking part in our P.E. lessons and an alternative task will be provided for the child, this is due to health and safety reasons.
Long hair must be tied back.
Please ensure your child wears their PE kit on their PE days. If your child does not come to school in their P.E. kit, you may receive a text message to inform you that they need it for the following week. All P.E. kit and School uniform must be labelled clearly with your child’s name. If it becomes lost, it can then be easily returned to the rightful owner.
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- Prayer Journaling
- PE (Dance Studio)
- Guided Reading
- PE Outdoor
- Hymn Practice
- Guided Reading
- Maths Meeting/
- Guided Reading