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Year 5/6

Spring 1:  Heart Beat

This topic launches with an afternoon creating different physical exercises which will affect our pulse rates.  Science is the drive for the topic where we develop our understanding of the human circulatory system and start to recognise how lifestyle choices impact our bodies.  In English, we will be writing texts to inform and entertain related to the events in our class reader, Pig-Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman.  We will also be writing persuasive letters and explanation texts linking to organ transplants.  Physical health and fitness, healthy eating, and health and prevention are our themes in PSHE.  In PE, we will be creating dances inspired by fitness moves.  In DT, we will be using pneumatics to create lungs that move.  Our music lessons will be inspired by Kodo drummers and we will learn and different drumming rhythms and create our own to perform in small groups.  We will finish our topic by creating large information posters about keeping healthy to share with others.


Autumn 2:  Taking Care of God's Beautiful World

This topic launched with a traffic survey in the local area.  Through PSHE, we explored the impact of cars on the environment.  In English, we studied both information and narrative texts that challenge us to think about the importance of looking after the environment.  We developed our mapwork skills in Geography.  Our Science focus was understanding more about light and investigating electric circuits.  Our topic concluded with designing and building our own model electric cars in DT.