Welcome to Class 5!
We would like to welcome everyone to the Class Five page. The staff in our class are looking forward to the Summer term.
Our class topic is ‘The Normans - Why did they build forts?'. This is a history topic based around the invasion and settlement by the Normans in Britain. The topic explores the impact this period of history had on Britain. There are also links to many other areas of the curriculum.
In Maths we will be working out calculations based on Norman castles including: perimeter wall, area of space inside, height of wall in relation to attacks. We will also calculate farming space given to the peasants and the fraction of land given to them. We will solve word problems based on these measurements.
In English we will research this historical period and create reports. We will also be writing diary entries and letters as historical characters. Later on in the term we will be reading and writing about castles.
In Science we will be learning about Forces and carrying out investigations. We will look at levers and other devices used in Norman castles.
In History we will be travelling back to the Norman times. We will research and write about the Normans and the changes to Britain and its people.
In Art we will be painting and sketching Norman castles. We will also explore medieval crests in order to design and paint our own. We will be using this to inspire a collage which will incorporate a range of materials.
In Design Technology we will work in groups to make model defence mechanisms for Norman castles including a working drawbridge and Lego catapults. This will link with the Science topic Forces.
In P.E. we will be doing both athletics and gymnastics this term and swimming will recommence after half term. We have P.E. on Wednesdays and Thursdays for which we will need a full indoor and outdoor PE kit.
We will be having Spanish lessons each week in the second half term. We will be learning new vocabulary and Spanish phrases.
During PSHE lessons we will be focusing on 'Getting on and Falling Out'. We will be looking at our strategies to solving disputes and ways to be a better friend.
In Music Class Five will continue to learn the ukulele in a weekly lesson.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Class 5 team.
Thank you for your continued support.