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Term 5

During History this term, we will be learning about Pocahontas. We will be exploring different record methods throughout history and evaluating their reliability. Pupils will look into the signficance of Pocahontus in our history and the timeline of the Powhatan people. We will using some of the following key vocabulary in our work:

  • Colony/colonist
  • Powhatan
  • Significant
  • Territory
  • Evidence

In English, we will continue to identify adjectives and nouns to write expanded noun phrases, developing their skills by adding the suffixes full and less. Children will write a character description applying their previous knowledge of expanded noun phrases and newly learnt skills of subordinating conjunctions. This term we will also be writing a narrative using skills learnt throughout the year.

In Phonics, we will continue to identify different ways of spelling a sound using our Sounds-Write scheme. We will practise segmenting and blending words to read and spell, with the addition to polysyllabic sounds. Our reading books will review the phonics that we have been learning in class.

Maths this term will focus on fractions including solving two-step problems. We will also move on to length and height; using concrete resources and visuals to develop our understanding.

In Art this term, we will be exploring fantasy worlds and creatures. We will explore textured imprinting and drawing throughout the term. Our final piece will be using clay to explore create a fantasy creature. We will evaluate our design to ensure that it is suitable and meets our design and will make suggestions to improve our designs.

PSHE lessons will focus on what makes us grown healthy. We will learn about how keep out bodies healthy through food and exercise. We will cover how to keep our teeth healthy and also how to stay safe and healthy in the sun.

Science lessons will focus on materials and matter. We will build on our understanding from term 1 developing our knowledge of the different matters of material. We will explore different materials under a microscope, exploring the properties in depth. We will be evaluating the use of each material and why each property are useful.

For RE, we will continue to explore the question ‘Who is Muslim and what do they believe?’. We will express our own beliefs and respectfully listen to the views of others. We hope to be visited by a person with religious beliefs and will pose thoughtful questions to expand our learning.

In Computing, children will learn how to use technology to organise, sort, create and retrieve information using questioning.

This term in PE we will be learning invasion skills with our PE coach Mr Corcoran. We will be developing different sport skills including Basketball and Football. With our class teachers, we will be participating in striking and fielding skills. We will learn how to precisely and accurately use equipment in games. Please ensure that children have a PE jumper to wear as we may have PE outdoors.

For Reading, please continue to encourage your child to read at home for at least 10 minutes. If you do not have your Bug Club login details, please contact your child’s class teacher. Thank you for your continued support with our new phonics reading scheme.

Please also continue to use TT Rock Stars for practising times tables and practise spellings for the weekly spelling test. Reading records are to be brought in every Monday and Thursday and books will be changed.

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Coxheath Primary School
Stockett Lane, Coxheath
Maidstone, ME17 4PS

01622 745553