I am delighted to be teaching Walliams Class this term and, so far, it has been a fantastic start! It has been great to see so many welcoming and smiling faces during the first week, I am certain this is going to be a brilliant term!
In English, we have started the term writing poems based on the wonders of Earth which will be entered into the Somerset Literacy Network’s annual poetry competition. I have been very impressed with the range of ideas and creative vocabulary the children have used so far. Following this, we will focus on Traditional Tales with a twist, giving the children opportunities to write descriptive narratives as well as developing their skills for report and recount writing.
In Maths, children have begun with a topic about shape, with a focus on angles. We will continue to practice and consolidate the range of arithmetic methods they have already learnt as we move through the Summer term. The children will also focus on position and direction, converting units and calculating volume.
The Science focus this term will be ‘Forces’. The children will develop their skills of working scientifically, while learning how different forces work.
In Art, we have begun the term with a William Morris focus. The children will explore his designs and use natural materials as inspiration to design their own printing blocks which will be printed using inks. Later in the term, the focus will be Henri Rousseau and the children will focus on different media to create their interpretations of his work.
Computing will be focused on developing a multimedia presentation as well as continuing with internet safety.
Our Geography topic this term will be volcanoes and earthquakes and children will get the opportunities to investigate what causes them, what impact and effect they have on day-to-day life and how people manage to live in zones prone to these natural disasters.
Music, PE and French will continue weekly, developing skills in each individual area.
In RE, the question focus is based around what Muslim people believe in and what is important to their religion.
In PSHE, we will continue to follow the ‘Jigsaw’ scheme of work. In the first half term, we will focus on ‘Relationships’ before moving on to ‘Changing Me’ in the second half of the summer term, ready to support the transition into Year 6.
I am really looking forward to all of the lovely things the Summer term will bring. Hopefully the sun will shine on us as we learn and enjoy!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and chat to me at the end of the day on the playground.