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Term 5

Welcome to Term 5


Are you ready for an incredible adventure? To get up close to amazing creatures? To see an incredible, tiny world? Where are we going? Just outside our classroom door! Come on a... Garden Safari!


Think like a Scientist!

What equipment will you need to observe outdoors? What animals do you predict you will find? Where will you look? How could you record what you find?





We are going on a garden safari! The children will be learning to name different common invertebrates, name common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and begin to describe and compare different invertebrates.


Geography and Art

How does the weather affect our lives? What is the weather? How to great artists paint the weather? How does the weather change through the seasons of the year? Why isn't the weather the same everywhere in the world? We will be answering these questions during term five through simple fieldwork and observations.


This enquiry provides an opportunity for pupils to understand the concept of weather (the very changeable conditions of the atmosphere at any given moment of time) and to form a solid foundation for studying climate (the average weather conditions of a place over an extended period of time – usually at least 30 years) in different contexts later in the programme. 


Curious Quests (English) and Phonics


We continue with our quest to provide Professor Klunk with writing that includes our quest codes. This will mean he can feed our writing into his Great Big Story Dream Machine!


We begin the term with: 

We will also be enjoying various poems throughout the term as well as a series of lessons on creating our own weather reports. Phonics teaching will continue to be informed by the children's needs.



This term, the learning outcomes for maths are as follows: 

1Pupils explain that the digits in the numbers 11 to 19 express quantity 
2Pupils explain that the digits in the numbers 11 to 19 express position on a number line 
3Pupils identify the quantity shown in a representation of numbers 11 to 19 
4Pupils use knowledge of ‘10 and a bit’ to solve problems 
5Pupils use knowledge of ‘10 and a bit’ to solve problems 
6Pupils explore odd and even numbers within 20 
7Pupils double the numbers 6 to 9 and halve the result, explaining what doubling and halving is 
8Pupils use knowledge of addition facts within 10 to add within 20 
9Pupils use knowledge of subtraction facts within 10 to subtract within 20 
10Pupils use knowledge of addition and subtraction facts within 10 to add and subtract within 20 


Branch Five: To the Ends of the Earth

The scripture for this branch is based on: The road to Emmaus (Lk 24:13-35); Promise of the Spirit and the Ascension (Acts 1:1-11) and Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4).


We will finish our sessions on keeping safe before the children begin to learn about the Holy Trinity and what this means for them. We will also look at the story of The Good Samaritan where children will learn who their neighbour is – everyone! They will have an opportunity to reflect on what this means for them and their communities.


Swimming returns this term. Orange Class's swimming session is on Wednesdays between 10.45-12.00. If you're able to help, please contact the school office. You will need to gain a DBS before you can start. The office staff are able to walk you through this process. Mr Papper will be running the Orange Class PE session on Mondays. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school everyday and that earring arrangements have been put in place, as we are unable to remove these in school. Many thanks!