Puffins Year 5/6 2020 - 2021

Mrs Ward

Mrs Boot

Summer Term 2021

Curriculum Learning - Summer 2

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We hope that you have had a lovely half term break, are well rested and looking forward to the final half term of the year.

In English we will be studying King Kong by Anthony Browne

"It was Beauty that killed the Beast"

King Kong is a giant gorilla, a massive monster of an ape who lives on a remote island. The mighty beast falls for a beautiful girl, Ann Darrow, and desperate to have her he finds himself lured into captivity. He is brought to civilisation and put on show, but when he sees Ann he breaks his heavy chains and begins to wreak havoc on the streets of New York . . .  This enthralling story of King Kong involves battles with dinosaurs, daring rescues and incredible escapes - endless thrills lead up to one of the most famous climaxes of all time!

The children will write a dilema narrative and a balanced argument.  They will also write a poem inspired by this wonderful book.  

Our Geography studies this half term will explore the issues around Trade and the question "Where do our goods come from and are they traded fairly?".  The children will find out about the UKs global trade links, investigating where everyday products come from and the journeys they take to our homes.   We will discuss how the climate crisis affects farmers and workers overseas. They will have the opportunity to discover how their choices can impact people around the world, but also the planet that we live on. 

Homework will be set each Friday via Teams and is due in the following Wednesday. There will be two pieces of online homework to be completed each week focusing on Maths and English.

Reading, both for pleasure and listening to your child read and discussing the text to support comprehension, should continue at least three times a week.

Remember to check the school twitter feed regularly to keep up to date with what’s happening in Puffins.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us using the emai addresses below.

Kind Regards

Mrs Ward and Mrs Boot

ward@cuddington.cheshire.sch.uk

nboot@cuddington.cheshire.sch.uk

 

Summer Term 2021

Curriculum Learning - Summer 1

We hope that you have had a lovely Easter break, are well rested and looking forward to a busy summer term.

Our text, ‘The Lost Book of Adventure’ written by the Unknown Adventurer sets the theme for the term ahead. We will be ‘transported by riveting adventures from across the globe; surviving a Saharan dust storm, being woken by an intrepid Emperor penguin in Antarctica and coming face to face with a venomous bushmaster – one of the most dangerous snakes on the planet.

The Unknown Adventurer provides information on wild camping, rafting, exploration and shelters and dens, plus tips on first aid and tying knots. We will become experts on wilderness basics such as fire building, what to do if you get lost and how to build various types of shelters.’

Inspired by the text, the children will set out on their own adventure; planning and writing a wilderness survival narrative and an essential survival guide. These pieces of writing will include everything you need to know about how to, not only survive, but thrive in the wild.

Our history studies this half term will explore the question ‘Why do people go on a journey?’ In doing so the children will investigate different types of journeys in depth, making links to prior learning in Key stage 2, in particular The Romans, The Anglo- Saxons and the Vikings. The journeys that we will study span from the Tudor period to those untaken by refugees today. Not only will the children develop their chronological understanding and gain a greater sense of period, but they will contemplate why people, such as refugees, make such dangerous journeys.

 

Homework will be set each Friday via Teams and is due in the following Wednesday. There will be two pieces of online homework to be completed each week focusing on Maths and English.

Reading, both for pleasure and listening to your child read and discussing the text to support comprehension, should continue at least three times a week.

Remember to check the school twitter feed regularly to keep up to date with what’s happening in Puffins.

 

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us using the email addresses below.

Kind Regards

Mrs Ward and Mrs Boot

ward@cuddington.cheshire.sch.uk

nboot@cuddington.cheshire.sch.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ward@cuddington.cheshire.sch.uk

  hall@cuddington.cheshire.sch.uk

 

Spring Term 2021

Curriculum learning - Spring Term 1

 

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2021. We hope that you had a peaceful and restful Christmas break, and  look forward to welcoming the children into school on Tuesday.

 

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to be a great detective; to unpick the threads of mystery and solve a crime?

Our text this half term, ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ by Arthur Conan Doyle, will transport us back to the world of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. Using the text as a stimulus, the children will plan and write a Cliffhanger narrative and a Formal Event report.

During shared reading, we will focus on a variety of non-fiction and fiction texts which will provide an insight into Victorian life.

P.E. continues to take place on a Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Monday is an outdoor  session focusing upon ball skills and strategies in Tag rugby. Warm outdoor clothing, such as hoodies and jogging trousers, and appropriate footwear are essential. Football boots or trainers with a good grip are recommended for the playing field.

In history we will be looking at the Viking invasion of Britain, determining the reasons for it and the impact it had on our country.

Reading, spelling and maths homework will continue to be set each Friday and should be completed by the following Wednesday.

Should you have any queries please contact us via the email addresses at the top of this page, and to keep up with what's happening in Puffins check our school Twitter feed regularly.

Kind regards,

Mrs. Hall and Mrs. Ward

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn Term 2020

Curriculum Learning - Autumn 2

 

Welcome to our class page. We hope you had a lovely half term break and are ready for the exciting challenges of this term.

We will begin a new book in English - The Errand by Leo LaFleur - in which a young boy faces his fears whilst delivering a package to an unusual and terrifying woman, deep in the Whispering Woods.

During shared reading we will focus on a variety of modern novels and poems.

Our geography topic will answr the question 'How is our country changing?' by studying various regions of the United Kingdom,

Reading, spelling and maths homework will continue to be set each  Friday and should be completed by the following Wednesday.

Should you have any queries please contact us via the email addresses at the top of this page, and to keep up with what's happening in Puffins check our school Twitter feed regularly.

Kind regards,

Mrs Hall and Mrs Ward

 

Curriculum Learning -  Autumn 1

Welcome to Puffins. We hope that you had a good summer break and are ready for the busy term ahead.

 

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk on the Moon?

Our inspirational text, ‘Where Once We Stood,’ by Christopher Riley tells the stories of the Apollo astronauts who walked on the moon. Each mission is retold using the actual conversation that took place between the astronauts on the lunar surface. Using the text as a stimulus, the children will plan and write an explanation narrative and a formal report to recount the events of the Apollo missions.

In history this half term, the children will explore the world of the Anglo-Saxons and why they came to Britain. They will consider the question ‘Was the Anglo-Saxon period really a Dark Age?’

As we have had so much rain during the last week, we shall begin our science by learning about the Water Cycle. The children will carry out some exciting experiments and attempt to create their own mini water cycle in the classroom! We shall follow this with a study of Forces and Gravity, which will develop the children’s scientific understanding of the world around them.

Reading, Spelling and Maths homework will be set each Friday, and is due in the following Wednesday.

Year 5 will have two pieces of homework to complete online. Year 6 will have one piece of homework to complete online, and one in their homework book.

To keep up to date with what’s happening in Puffins, please check the school Twitter feed regularly.

Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact us on the email addresses at the top of the page.

We recognise that things maybe a little different at the start of term, but this is an exciting time for Puffins as we grow together as a class.

Kind Regards

Mrs Hall and Mrs Ward

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