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Lions Y5

Welcome to Lions' Class Page!


We hope that you enjoy reading about all the exciting things that we have planned for the Summer term!




Miss Speelman is the class teacher and Mr Dobb is the teaching assistant in Lions 


This Summer term, all of our work will centre around the question: ‘How can I be the best version of me?


We will focus our work around two key texts:

 ‘You are Awesome’ and ‘Wonder’.


During this topic, we will be learning about having a positive mindset and applying this to prepare us for our secondary school journey. We will learn all about adopting a positive and empowering mindset, enabling us to grow as individuals. Throughout this topic, we will strive to recognise our own and others feelings and emotions and develop our ability to tolerate and value differences.






Our writing will be heavily influenced by our engaging topic. We will be putting into practice all our new SPAG learning to create some fascinating pieces including poetry, and narratives. Our writing will be purposeful and we will be sharing our work with a range of audiences including ‘youtube’.





Reading this half term will be centred around one of our key texts ‘Wonder’.

We will be utilising skills of retrieval, inference and prediction, with a huge focus on vocabulary.  This thought-provoking novel focuses on the life of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences, who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

The theme of this heart-warming story, will enable us to engage in mature discussions about celebrating and valuing differences.







This Summer term, we will be working in Maths groups to support and extend the learning of everyone. Each group will work on different objectives to ensure our learning is as focused as possible.



We will be kicking off the Summer term by learning about linear sequences and additive and multiplicative relationships. As we progress, we will also be learning about area and perimeter, in addition to decimals and percentages. As always, we will be continuing to develop our problem solving skills.




Our History learning will be centred around the Greeks, where we will aim to answer a question each lesson. We will launch our history learning with an exciting Greek Theme day!




As it is so important, e-safety will feature heavily throughout the term. We will focus on online relationships and self-image and identity.

Following on from this, we will be using ‘scratch’ to design and make  our own ‘Greek God Game’.


Art and DT

In art, we will be developing our mastery of a range of art and design techniques. We have been inspired by the illustrations in our class book and will use these to create our own watercolour abstract portraits. We will be mastering the technique and exploring how different art media can create differing effects.




In R.E, we will be learning about how do religions and beliefs respond to global issues?  


By the end of this unit children will know about some spiritual concepts of justice, fairness, compassion and responsibility. Know at least two examples of major faith based global aid and development charities.  





Year six will have PE on a Monday and Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure to come to school on these days wearing a full PE kit.


We will be developing our football skills with Mr Saleh and our multiskills during our Express Coaching sessions.




In Science, we will learn about Electricity. We will be exploring how to make an effective circuit and learning about the components needed. We will complete a range of scientific investigations to support us with this.



After half term, we will move on to develop our understanding about light, where we will learn about how light travels. By conducting a range of investigations, we will extend our understanding of light.



Homework and Spellings

Weekly homework and spellings will always been on Seesaw.

Please can you encourage your child to practise their spellings, complete their homework and read at least 3 times a week in line with our home/school agreement.


Children will be assigned weekly spellings on EdShed.



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