A warm welcome back to the Year 5 children and parents. This year we will be saying I Will to everything we learn at BRW through our metacognition strategies.
Year 5 made some excellent progress in Autumn and should be extremely proud of everything they accomplished. I hope you are now ready to push yourselves even further, as we continue to explore in Spring Term.
The Greatest Show on Earth: How did 19th Century America Shape the World?
This term in History we will be looking at the Slave Trade during the 1800’s within North America using historical enquiries to gather information, look at where it sits within British history and the cause and effect it had on countries/people. Within this, we will explore how P.T Barnum supported the abolition of slavery in the 19th Century. Through Geography we will compare Tourism in Nottingham and New York City, looking at how it has changed and using maps to identify key changes in the cities layout for tourism.
Through our Science topic, we will be investigating how materials are classified. We will discover why solutions are soluble/insoluble and which are reversible/irreversible through lots of experiments.
In DT, we will be making our own circus diorama’s and in art we will create our own circus art based on Henri Matisse. We will also begin our Life Skills lessons this term, including a drugs awareness session.
Come and See
Children will firstly begin their topic of Mission, where they will explore their mission in life, with inspiration from Jesus and his disciples.
They will then learn about ‘Memorial Sacrifice’; looking at the incredible sacrifice Jesus made for us through the Eucharist.
After, we will lead up to Lent through our topic of ‘Sacrifice’, looking at Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice and how this affects Christian’s lives.