In Year 5 the children will be enjoying reading two texts: Gangsta Granny and Oranges in No Man’s Land. They will use these texts as stimuli to develop their writing. The children will practise writing a variety of different text types such as newspaper articles, persuasive letters, diary entries, information texts and story writing, developing their understanding of text type and genre.
This term the children will be learning about the Vikings. They will act as historians and use a range of sources to develop their understanding of Vikings lifestyles, how they invaded Britain and amour they wore.
The children will be continuing to develop their fluency and comprehension through a range of guided reading texts.
In Maths the children will continue to develop their understanding of place value and they will be consolidating their multiplication, division, addition and subtraction using formal methods.
In Year 6, the children are exploring the topic of ‘Courageous Coventry’. They will be investigating how our city has changed since 1930 and the important role it played in the events of World War Two.
The key texts in English will be:
‘There is a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom’ by Louis Sachar which focuses on issues of bullying and changing friendships.
‘Run Rabbit Run’ by Barbara Mitchelhill which is set during World War Two and explores the hardships faced by a girl and her younger brother.
The children in Year 6 are also looking forward to Adventure Week and Dol-y-Moch in September. The children really enjoyed their experiences last year and I am sure these children will also have an incredible time.