The second part of the summer term will be extremely busy as we begin rehearsals for our school production of 'Dragon Days'. Add into that beach trips, sports days and a whole range of other activities and we have a hectic term ahead!! (Not to mention preparing the transition for our lovely year six to secondary school)
We will be trialling Power Maths as a new scheme this term, looking at a range of topics and building confidence by revisiting previous topics including geometry, decimals and fractions. If the weather is kind I hope to take maths outside as well.
In literacy we will be focusing on the Harry Potter books and Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them. We will be designing our own Fantastic Beasts to write non-chronological reports and rewriting our own versions of The Three Brothers from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I hope to look at these texts in guided reading as well.
We will be using our Wizarding World topic to influence geography and art. We will be making dragon eyes from air dry clay and developing sketching techniques for the Fantastic Beasts textbook we are creating. In geography we are looking at map making and reading maps, so we will be creating Marauders map versions of the village of St Tudy.
We will be looking at Evolution and Inheritance for a couple more weeks, focusing on Darwin and his theory of Evolution. After that we will use the topic of potions to look at changes of matter in materials and writing instructions for a potion in scientific terms - the chemistry of the Wizarding world.
We will be continue to explore Islam later this term focusing on Muslim culture, families, art and festivals.