Homework Tasks for the Summer Break:
Please ensure your child reads for at least 10-15 minutes each day over the Summer Holidays.
Continue to practice your times tables (all of them) so you are ready for Year 6 in September.
Please encourage your child to keep a diary over the holiday. This could be just a few entries recounting some of the fun things you got up to during summer.
Have a brilliant Summer Break!
This half term, our IPC topic is 'Building a Village: Settlements'
Children will be looking at whether or not neighbourhoods from different places and time periods are good places to live. We will discuss reasons why people in the past chose to live in certain places. Together, we are going to find out about the places where people live. We’ll be looking at different countries as well as different times in history and different societies.
Children will be learning about 'Animals including Humans'.
We will look at the changes a human body goes through as it progresses through to old age. Children will also have the chance to work scientifically by researching the gestation periods of other animals and comparing them with humans; by finding out and recording the length and mass of a baby as it grows.
Children will also have the opportunity to draw a timeline to indicate stages in the growth and development of humans.
As part of our work in STEM, we accepted a challenge to build a tower as high as possible, using only scissors, newspaper and masking tape. We were given one hour to make it as high as we could and...................it had to hold a basketball on the top!
Here's how we got on.
As part of our entry point in IPC, we designed mini rockets and had a space race in our classroom. We launched the rockets by blowing through a straw to give them 'thrust'. We wanted to see whose rocket would go the highest and travel the furthest distance.