Class Y6/5 - Mr Flanagan

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Welcome to Class Y6/5.

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What are we learning? - Spring 2018/19

Alchemy Island

During our project, we will be embarking on a journey to the mysterious and mystical Alchemy Island in a quest for gold!

As Writers ... we will be writing creatively and imaginatively about our journey to and the surroundings of Alchemy Island. We will be engaging with a range of fantasy novels and use them as inspiration for our own narratives. We will be writing factual accounts linked to the subject of gold and precious metals. We will also be devising our own poetry linked to the Island.

As Scientists ... we will be exploring properties of materials, how some materials can change state and whether these changes are reversible or irreversible. We will develop our ability to work scientifically and to observe and record changes in a detailed manner.

As Artists ... we will be working with a range of media to create detailed, observational images. We will also be developing our design skills to create models and sculptures. Through this, our abilities to cut and join a range of different materials.

As Geographers ... we will be learning how to use symbols and keys to read a range of maps. We will be developing our understanding of coordinates and points of the compass. We will also be identifying human and physical features marked on maps.

As Historians ... we will be researching great expeditions of the past, such as the race to the South Pole, and identifying key events that led to new locations of the world being explored and conquered.

As Musicians ... we will be listening to a range of atmospheric music and begin to compose some of our own.

What are we learning? - Autumn Term 2018/19

Hola Mexico!

During our project, we will be exploring the nation of Mexico, its geography, history and culture.

As Writers ... we will be refining and applying our research skills to create non-chronological reports, developing our use of powerful vocabulary and figurative language when describing landscapes as well as engaging with our class novel of "Holes" written by Louis Sacher.

As Scientists ... we will be deepening our knowledge of light and shadow and about adaptation and the theory of evolution.

As Artists ... we will be working with a variety of different media such as water colours sketching and shading pencils to create Mexican landscape paintings, design our own sugar skulls and produce detailed observational drawings of plants and animals native to Mexico.

As Geographers ... we will be studying the physical and human features of the different regions of Mexico and considering the similarities and differences between this country and Great Britain.

As Historians ... we will be learning about the ancient culture of the Mayan people, the contribution they made to history and why their civilisation declined.

As Musicians ... we will be learning some traditional Mexican songs and appraising what makes them so distinctive from British music.

As Dancers ... we will be devising our own Mexican dance.