Welcome to Oaks!
Our theme this term is belonging. We have adopted the Maori phrase Tika ar noa po noa - this means being a role model everyday, doing things the Maori way.
The Autumn Term
In English we shall be reading The Ethan I was before and Wonder, both stories focus on a main character who does not feel that they belong and how this changes for them throughout the novel. We shall use these stories as a base for our own writing which will include stories, poems and reports.
As historians we will be looking at the local Scarborough area, with a particular focus on Scarborough Castle. We shall be finding out when it was built and the important historical milestones it has seen. In art we shall be producing pixilated pictures of Scarborough Castle and trying our hand at weaving.
This term, in science, we will be exploring the theory of evolution, with Charles Darwin as our guide. We shall be finding out about evolution and inheritance and following Darwin's path around the Galapagos Islands. Although focusing on the art of Shaun Tan, our art work will be linked to Science this term, inspired by evolution and inheritance. We will be working with paints, pastels and crayons to create some interesting images.
As mathematicians we shall be securing our knowledge of place value as well as looking at the four operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will look at fractions, how to add and subtract them as well as comparing them with decimals.
Our RE focus will reflect and discuss what it means if Christians believe God is holy? and after half term we will look at why Christians believe God is the messiah.
In music we will be tackling composition as well as learning songs for Harvest time. In addition to this, Mrs Dew will be sharing an original composition which uses words from the Maori Language (Including our class adopted phrase).
In French Year 5 will concentrate on being able to talk about their family, using the words for mother, father, daughter, son. We will continue to consolidate our speaking practice with greetings as well as learning numbers to 100.
For sport we will be practising our ball skills for both netball and football. If it is too wet we will look at indoor circuits and different dancing styles. After half term we will be travelling to Pickering for swimming lessons.
This term we are focusing on local Scarborough history, with our main focus being Scarborough Castle. As part of our history topic we will be visiting the castle on a joint trip with Hackness School.