Our Class 5 Curriculum 2020-21
In September 2020, we moved to mixed-age classes across school so our curriculum this year reflects this change. Some topics appear in more than one class this year.
Dazzling in Durham
Crime and Punishment
Painting and Drawing
Construction and materials
Earth and Space (scientist – Stephen Hawking)
Properties and changes of materials
Living things and their habitats
Digital Literacy and Fix the Factory
Digital Literacy, iMovie - Movie and coding (code.org)
Digital Literacy, Microbit and PowerPoint
The geography of our local area
The geographical features of Mountains
Significant people – local saints, famous people from Durham
The history of crime - David Attenborough and his research
Significant people – Sir Robert Peel and the Police
Modest Mussorgsky - A Night on the Bare Mountain
Anna Meredith - Connect It
Carl Orff - Carmina Burana – ‘O fortuna’
Make You Feel My Love
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Dancing in the Street
Health and Wellbeing – taking risks, becoming more independent, emergency first aid
Relationships – anti bullying - childline sessions, discrimination, prejudices, getting help
Living in the Wider World – jobs in our community, financial awareness, resources around the world
Dance (What’s so Funny?)
Athletics (Distance Challenge)
Striking and Fielding
We also have opportunities to work with sports coaches as part of our involvement in the Durham School Sports Partnership.
We take part in events and competitions throughout the year.
Ca pousse! Christmas around the world
Les quatre amis
On y va!
Multi-faith Unit Why is pilgrimage important to some believers?
Christianity What kind of King is Jesus? (Kingdom of God)
Christianity How can following God bring freedom and justice? (People of God)
Christianity What differences does the resurrection make for Christians? (Salvation)
Christianity Creation and science: conflicting or complimentary? (Creation/Fall)
Multi-faith Unit How do religions help people live through good times and bad times?
We will continually be recapping topics that we have covered this year to keep our skills sharp. Our main new topics for the term will be fractions, decimals, and percentages. We will begin by deepening our understanding of what a fraction is, how to find equivalent fractions, and how to use fractions in calculations before we progress on to looking for decimal and percentage equivalents. It is really important that you know all of the x and ÷ facts up to 12 x 12 by heart as these facts will be tested regularly and they will help you to answer questions across the maths curriculum.
We will be writing stories, newspaper reports and non-chronological reports based on our class novel and some other interesting topics too. We will also be reading and writing instructions to help us with our DT work. We will continue to work on our spelling and we will continue to improve our handwriting; making sure that all of our letters are formed properly and that our work is always presented neatly as this is important for the new English Curriculum assessments. We will be working on punctuation and grammar every day to improve the accuracy of our writing. We will also be working hard on reading comprehension skills to develop our understanding of the texts we read.