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Welcome to Cape Town Class!

Here is what we are going to be learning about during the Summer Term

Our Full Curriculum can be found under: school information / curriculum overview.

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English

In English will be finishing our class reading book ‘Trash’ by Andy Mulligan. It tells the tale of 3 dumpsite boys, Raphael, Gardo and Rat, who live and work on the trash heaps of Behala. It is a story of possibilities, diversity and compassion. 

To link to our History project on the Ancient Greeks, we will be sharing some classic Greek mythology this term.

Later in the year we will be looking at a book called ‘The Arrival’ by Shaun Tann. Shaun Tan's novel captures the stories of millions of immigrants as they attempt to integrate and grow in an unfamiliar environment.

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Reading

Reading: in KS2 we follow a programme called Reciprocal Reading. This is an activity that takes the form of a dialogue between teachers and children as they read as a whole class or in groups. A reciprocal approach provides our children with four specific reading strategies: Questioning, Clarifying, Summarizing, and Predicting. When you listen to your children read, we encourage you to discuss the story lines, plot, characters and the meaning of unfamiliar words.

Reading Homework: to read at home daily. We ask that three reads are from the teacher directed book banded book and two are from an online reading program (Reading Plus or Reading Eggspress). All reads should be recorded in the child's reading record book. These books should be brought into school each day. 

Maths

We continue to use the Power Maths scheme as the main part of our teaching and learning plan. This term we will be following the Power Maths program of learning for the Summer Term: 

 

  • Calculations – multiplication and division recapping 
  • Fractions and Decimal numbers 
  • Measure and Shape
  • Statistics

Maths Homework:  In UKS2 we ask that you continue to support us with multiplication knowledge by using TTRockstars on a daily basis. We recommend 10 minutes each day. Children must complete a minimum of two 20 minute sessions on Doodle Maths (Y5) each week. In Y6, children must complete a minimum of two 20 minute sessions on Maths Whizz.  

Science

Living things and their habitat.

 Pupils will be taught to describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including microorganisms, plants and animals and give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics

Forces

Pupils will be taught to explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object, identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces and recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.

History

Past and Present – Greece Today and In the Past

We will look at how much the Greeks achieved: legacy of the Greeks eg trade/ industry/inventions, science and theatre

Geography

Mountain Mania

A study of mountain ranges (national and global).

Climate studies

Hemispheres, lines of longitude/latitude

Time zones

RE

Religious teaching takes place throughout the school day with daily prayers, whole school and class worship and the sharing of our gospel values. Each term we focus on a particular area of the curriculum taken from the Liverpool Diocese scheme of work.  We will be looking at ‘Exploring The Lives of Significant Women in the Old Testament’, ‘Why Do Christians Believe The Easter Is A Celebration Of Victory?’ and a comparison between Christianity and Judaism.

PE

This term Canberra and New Delhi will be going swimming as part of their PE sessions. New Delhi will go swimming on Thursday afternoons and Canberra will go on Friday afternoons. Some children in Cape Town will be invited to swimming lessons later in the term. Details of this will be sent out nearer the time.

Cape Town will build on the skills they are learnt in the Spring Term in order to learn how to play a variety of team games. These sessions are dependent on Covid Risk Assessments. 

Art & DT

ART:

This term we will look at a range of painting methods to create mountain landscapes.

DT:

Using hydraulics to design and create moving toys

Music

We are lucky to have a professional music tutor. She leads the music session in blocks of 4-6 weeks. This term she hopes to be focusing on rhythm and drumming. The exact content of these lessons are subject to Covid Risk Assessments. 

Computing

We are architects

To create a virtual space

MFL

In school we use the Janet Lloyd Language programme. This term we will be looking at learing how to give directions and talk about the weather.

PSHE

British Values are integrated into all of our teaching and learning 

Heart Smart – Don’t Rub It In, Rub It Out and Now Way Through Isn’t True

Jigsaw – Healthy Me and Relationships 

 

How you can support us.

Reading - 

Reading with your child is the most important thing you can do to support their learning at home. 

Please try and read every day and remember to record on Go Read, the online reading record.  Three reads are needed from the teacher directed book-banded reading book. We suggest that in UKS2, children should be reading approximately 10 pages per night to increase reading stamina. Two reads should be from the online reading platforms. 

Your child's Reading Plus and Eggs passwords are in their reading diary.  If you have any trouble signing in online, please ask one of us.

We are all taking part in the Round the World Reading Challenge which allows your child to 'travel' to new world destinations each time they read at home at 5 times a week for ten weeks.  Don't forget, Reading Plus/Eggs will count as a read and make sure you record these! Let's get reading!

Maths - please help your child learn Times Tables. TTRockstars is a brilliant app to help with this.  Additionally, children need to complete online maths learning using Maths Whizz,  Doodle maths and TTrockstars for at least 10 minutes each day.

Please feel free to contact and talk to us in regards to any of your children’s needs.

PE

 

This term Cape Town will be continuing PE lessons on a Thursday afternoon. Please make sure that all children come to school dressed in the school PE kit. 

 

 

Key Information

Please ensure that you bring your child's school reading book bag back into school daily as this will be used to bring home important letters and it will keep our reading books safe.

Your child should bring in a water bottle that is sent home to be thoroughly cleaned each evening.

 

 

Staff

Teachers - Mrs Hart & Mrs Hough

TA - Mrs Jones 

Spellings

Termly spelling packs are sent home. Please spend some time with your child learning the common exception words and spelling patterns. 

Outdoor Learning

Please make sure that outdoor clothings and boots are brought to school in a plastic bag on the followings dates: 

9.6.21 

16.6.21 

23.6.21 

NB: if days and times need to change you will be informed by PING.

 

Home-learning Project

Your child will bring home a termly homework project based on activities which support our current topic. 

The summer term project is based on the Ancient Greek Civilization.  Have fun working together and be as creative as you like! Please return the project by week beginning 7th June 2021.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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