Summer Term

This term we will learn about Robin Hood’s Bay – past and present.

As historians, we will learn about the smuggling trade during the 18th century, including reasons for smuggling, how it affected everyday people and the smuggling chain.

As geographers, we will learn to compare the settlement of Broughton and Robin Hood’s Bay We also plan a route using road maps from Broughton to Robin Hood’s Bay, as well as using Ordnance Survey maps, with 4 and 6 figure grid references to locate position. We will finally look at the causes of coastal erosion and how to prevent it.

As mathematicians, we will continue to practise and increase our fluency in all the areas previously taught. In addition to this, we will introduce work on interpreting negative numbers in context and using our knowledge of calculation skills to solve problems. We will learn about imperial units of measurement and their approximate metric equivalents. We will use our knowledge of different calculation methods to help us to solve problems involving a range of different measures. In our statistical work, we will solve problems using line graphs and also explore data in tables, such as timetables.

As artists, we will be creating pieces of artwork relating to Robin Hood’s Bay, using paint, pen and ink, textiles, clay and print. We will also look at the work of JM Turner.

As Spanish linguists, we will recap previous learning, using our phonics and alphabet. We will also write to a Spanish pen-pal, learn about towns, shops, places, directions and holiday vocabulary.

As readers, we will study a variety texts relating to smuggling. We will learn and recite the ‘Smugglers Song’ poem and focus on predicting future events in a text.

As writers, we will write a non-chronological report about the history of smuggling; a diary about our time at Robin Hood’s Bay and finally a smuggling narrative about our chosen character from Robin Hood’s Bay.

We will also write a scientific comparison about the lifecycle of mammals, amphibians, birds and reptiles.

As scientists, we will be looking at the lifecycle of plants, animals including humans.

As citizens, will learn about puberty and how our bodies change along with how to lead a healthy lifestyle.

As computer users, we will look at downloading and creating podcasts, coding and programming and using ICT to measure sound light and temperature.

As designers, we will design, build and programme a robot to carry out specific tasks as well as designing and building rockets.

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 participating in a variety of track and field events, which will go hand in hand with our Sports' Day. We will understand the contrast between stamina and speed in regards to track events and the importance that technique and execution plays on a variety of field events. We will also explore the basic skills of striking a ball and improving on our hand eye coordination.