Summer Term

As readers, we will use a variety of texts from the school reading spine. We will study a variety texts relating to smuggling. We will learn and recite the ‘Smuggler's Song’ poem. This links with our residential visit to Robin Hood’s Bay.

As writers, we will write a diary about our time at Robin Hood’s Bay and use this experience as a stimulus to write an extended historical fiction narrative. We will also write an explanation text. We will continue to build further on our knowledge and understanding of poetry through writing a lyric poem.

As mathematicians, we will learn about shape, position and direction, decimal numbers, negative numbers, converting units in measurement and volume.

As scientists, we describe the changes as humans develop to old age and learn about the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, a bird and an insect. We will also describe how plants reproduce.

As geographers, we will experience a fantastic trip to Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire, and from that carry out interesting work where we will use the children’s first hand experiences to become accomplished geographers.

As historians, we will learn about the ancient civilisation - Ancient Maya and compare it to Ancient Greece

As theologians, we will be learning about how people ‘Express Beliefs through the Arts’ (including Christianity) How do religious and non-religious people understand the value of creativity? How do religious and non-religious people understand the connection between beliefs about human beings and human creativity? How do religious and non-religious people express their beliefs creatively? We will also consider why some religious people might not use pictorial representation to express belief.

As computer users, we will begin to use spreadsheets to present data and use formulas to calculate the sum and product. Also, we will learn how to improve the appearance of our presentations and adapt them to different audiences.

As artists we will focus our study on our residential trip to Robin Hood’s Bay. This will include pencil and pen and ink work showing light, shade, depth and texture through patterning. We will also produce sone clay work linked to the fishing village of the 18th Century, for example, houses or fishing boats. As well as this, we will look at the work of J.M.W. Turner as his work includes many seascapes. We will look at his style and techniques and the effects they have on the viewer.

As responsible citizens, we learn about the different ways we can pay for things and what debt is. We explore what influences a person to drink alcohol/ smoke/ take drugs. Also, we create strategies to help us deal with peer pressure.

As musicians, we will consider a variety of musical responses to the sea, from traditional sea shanties to instrumental works by great composers. We shall perform a range of songs and instrumental pieces that have links to the sea. We shall learn about metre, and how musical structures can be extended and reinforced to reflect a story.

As sports people, we will be starting to explore the triple jump using the correct stepping order. We will also start to understand the importance of pace, breathing and stride in relation to long distance events.

As linguists, we will learn about the different shops and what is bought there.

As designers, we will create maps. We will use different techniques and folds in paper in order to create realistic and authentic maps.