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Mercury – Year 5

Ms Russon (Class Teacher)

Mrs Tant and Mrs Patel (Support Staff)

Summer 2020

In Mercury recently we have been completing lots of cross curricular writing based on our science and geography topics of living things and mountain environments. The class wrote some excellent mountain adventure stories including action, adventure and rather a lot of peril. We are now learning about discussion texts and how to create a balanced argument.

In geography we have learned about various mountain regions around the world, in art we have used this information to practice using perspective in mountain landscapes.

In maths, we have been working on shape, calculating angles, reflection and translation. To finish off the term we are converting units of measure, including between metric and imperial units.

Mercury class have been focussing on their well-being during PSHE lessons and we are now using the time to look forward to next year.

We have also been working on decimals in maths, moving on to adding and subtracting decimals to different decimal points and are also answering problems based on this skill.

In English we are working on “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes. After looking at the characters within this narrative poem and writing detailed character descriptions, we are writing diary entries and performing part of the poem.

In science, our focus is living things. After learning about the parts of flowering plants through diagrams and dissection we will move on to the other ways in which plants reproduce.

Our new history project is based on Rothamsted Park, what it was like in the past and how it has changed.

Our French learning is based around describing our appearance using parts of the body and also previous learning such as colours.