Autumn 2017/2018

During this term Class 5 have been learning about ‘Leisure and Entertainment in the 20th Century’. In particular we have been learning about the history of the cinema and we were lucky enough to visit Wells Cinema, where we learnt about the changes in the cinema since the 20th Century. Not only that, but we also visited the Golden Oldies singing group where we learnt about the games that the ‘Goldies’ played when they were younger and enjoyed singing some songs too.

Within our English work we have been focusing on the John Lewis advert ‘Man on the Moon’. We have written balanced arguments, newspaper articles and instructions based on the advert and linked with our English space theme. We also enjoyed a day of poetry where the poet Tony Walsh visited and gave us some poetry writing tips which helped us to create space poems.

We have been deepening our knowledge of the four operations within our Maths lessons this term. In addition to this, we have been developing our reasoning skills around the four operations and worked on using our mathematical vocabulary to ‘prove’ our answers. We have used the ‘APE’ model for solving problems in Maths which stands for Answer/Prove It/Explain It.

We have also have a busy term of RE where we have learnt lots about the role of Moses in the lives of Christians within our Creation unit. We have also thought carefully about our own attitudes to our world through our work on Laudato Si. Not only that, but the Chaplaincy Team (made up of Year 6s from Class 5) attended a commissioning service at the end of November with lots of other schools from the local area – they made us so proud!

Mrs Willmott