Lamborghini Class-Summer Term 2, 2024

Welcome to the home page for the first half of the Summer Term 2024.

Our topic for this half term is Grow, Sow, Farm. This is a geography based topic based on agricultural land use in the UK. This will involve looking at the seasonality of foods and take part in some cooking sessions. As much as possible, we will make cross-curricular links with our other subjects.

Week ending – Friday 7th June 2024

Welcome back to second half of the half term. We had a very busy week and have enjoyed getting back into our learning and the new routines the summer hours bring. We are continuing our main geography-based topic called ‘Sow, Grow and Farm’, but we have started some new units of learning in science, maths, and PE.

There was lots of excitement this week when we began our first rehearsals for Alice in Wonderland. We had a seated read through of our parts in the script and started to learn some of the songs. It’s clear that some children had already started learning their lines over the holiday – well done! With only five weeks to go until we perform the play, there is lots to do.

In maths, we completed a new unit of learning on statistics. Year 5 read line graphs, two-way tables and timetables. Year 6 read line graphs, pie charts with percentages and then collected their own data and used it to draw their own pie chart to represent the data. They then calculated the percentages for each section of their pie chart.

After a short break, we have got back to our English writing unit of learning based on the stunning book, Animalium. We refamiliarised ourselves with the weird and wonderful amphibian; the axolotl. We then reminded ourselves of the features of the text and began writing our own information text about the animal. The children are focusing on creating a detached formal tone in their writing with use of advanced punctuation (semi-colons, dashes, hyphens, parenthesis) to add detail for the reader. We look forward to sharing our finished pieces next time.

In geography, we considered the impact of modern farming techniques on the environment. The children learnt about some of the advances in technology and science which have lead to increased yields for farmers. However, with some of the new techniques, there are some negative consequences.

PE was lots of fun on Tuesday as two Mr Woolgars joined us to lead a cricket session! We warmed up by practising bowling and catching and then played a game of quick cricket. It was great to see some skilled play already with excellent fielding skills in operation (including a catch) and some very big hitters which generated lots of runs for the teams.