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Eagles & Hawks (Year 5)

Teachers: Mrs Taylor, Mrs Baker and Mr Giles

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Davies, Mr Harris, Mrs Slack, Mrs Smith

Spring Term 2023

This term, we start our learning with a brand new topic all about mountains: Why are mountains so important? Through a geographical lens, we look at different mountain ranges around the world, as well as some particularly famous mountains, including Mount Everest and Mauna Kea. We learn how mountains ranges are formed and consider how fold mountains are different from mountain ranges in the UK, such as the Cambrian Mountains. We look at the climate differences around mountains and the ways in which humans have to adapt to live in and around them. A look at biodiversity and the ways in which mountains can be used for renewable energy sources and water use completes our sequence. In art, we'll be looking at landscape paintings by Paul Cezanne and will be developing our skills in painting.


In English, we will be studying 'The Tempest' by William Shakespeare. We'll be getting into Shakespeare's world and unpicking the story and characters in this play. Drama, reciting, reading and character development will form a huge part of this sequence and we'll be considering how stories can come alive on the stage. Vocabulary and a development of accuracy in our writing will help us to continue to become writers who are able to make deliberate and powerful choices about our writing,


In maths, we'll be beginning by returning to fractions. We'll consider equivalence between fractions and will begin calculating with fractions by adding, subtracting and multiplying. We'll follow by working with word problems and beginning to consider what strategies and calculations are required to find the answer.


Our weekly newsletters and children's knowledge organisers can be found on the website and on Google Classroom each week. These provide additional detail about our curriculum each week, as well as events within school.



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School Motto

‘Enriching Lives Every Day’

Mission Statement

For in Him you have been enriched in every way, with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge. – 1 Corinthians 1-5 is the basis of our Christian Values of: Excellence; Nurture; Respect; Integrity; Compassion; Hope (ENRICH)

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