The children will explore the theme of social injustice and equity through noticing people’s differences and exploring the impact that preconceived ideas will have on attitudes and behaviours of themselves and others. They will look at The Vikings and Anglo Saxons and look at how Danelaw was introduced and the effects that this had on the nation at the time. Their science learning around the human body and how relationships develop will help drive the discussion and debate. They will have the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge to make a change in their school and a wider community scale.
In English, we will be reading a core text called “Pig Heart Boy” by Malorie Blackman. The book follows the story of a thirteen-year-old boy – Cameron - who needs a heart transplant and explores the moral and ethical dilemmas posed by him receiving a heart from an animal. The children shall be writing their own newspaper reports based on the ground-breaking experiment as well as writing a third-person narrative from the perspective of Cameron’s best friend, Marlon. In order to develop their oracy skills, they will then write and perform their own internal monologues.
In maths, the children will begin their geometry learning journey by learning to measure angles using a protractor. The children will then move on to calculating missing angles on a straight line and around a point. We will also be learning about triangles and then 3D shape. We will end our learning journey this term with statistics including pie charts and finding the mean. Throughout our learning journey, the children will continue to strengthen their arithmetic skills with a focus on fractions and percentages. Please ensure your child is practicing their times tables regularly at home.
In art, we will be studying the work of Leonardo Da Vinci and different anatomists in order to create our outcome of a 3D model of a heart.
In history, we will be learning all about the Vikings and Anglo Saxons through a hands-on learning experience involving lots of practical activities.
In PE, we will be learning dance skills in indoor PE and athletic skills in outdoor PE.
In RE, we will be learning about the Sikh community and how they help other people.
In science, we will be learning about the human circulatory system. This will involve hands on learning opportunities such as dissection of a heart and making “blood”.