Welcome to Terms 5 and 6!
This term there is lots going and lots to look forward to!
Our book is Wonder by RJ Palacio.
'Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, Auggie wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past his extraordinary face. Wonder begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include the perspectives of his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These voices converge to portray a community as it struggles with differences, and challenges readers, both young and old, to wonder about the true nature of empathy, compassion, acceptance, friendship, and—ultimately—kindness. Auggie is a hero for the ages, one who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.'
- identify 3-D shapes, including cubes and other cuboids, from 2-D representations
- know angles are measured in degrees: estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles
- draw given angles, and measure them in degrees (o )
- identify: angles at a point and one whole turn (total 360o )
- angles at a point on a straight line and 2 1 a turn (total 180o )
- other multiples of 90o
- use the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles
- distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about equal sides and angles
Geometry - Position and Direction
- identify, describe and represent the position of a shape following a reflection or translation, using the appropriate language, and know that the shape has not changed.
- Pupils recognise and use reflection and translation in a variety of diagrams, including continuing to use a 2-D grid and coordinates in the first quadrant.
- Reflection should be in lines that are parallel to the axes
- solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph
- complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables.
Geometry - properties of shape
- draw 2-D shapes using given dimensions and angles
- recognise, describe and build simple 3-D shapes, including making nets
- compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes and find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals, and regular polygons
- illustrate and name parts of circles, including radius, diameter and circumference and know that the diameter is twice the radius
- recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles.
Geometry - position and direction
- describe positions on the full coordinate grid (all four quadrants)
- draw and translate simple shapes on the coordinate plane, and reflect them in the axes
- interpret and construct pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems
- calculate and interpret the mean as an average.
Our topic question this term is 'What can the past teach us about different cultures?'
We will be exploring the ancient Islamic civilisation by trying to answer the following questions:
- How different was Baghdad to London around 900AD?
- What was the House of Wisdom?
- Who was Ibn Battuta and what was the impact of his discoveries?
- How significant were the discoveries of early Islamic scholars and what impact did they have on the wider world?
- What did early Islamic civilisation leave behind?
We will be continuing with our Light learning this term and also starting a new topic of states of matter, which will include:
- Compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids, or gases.
- Observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C).
- Identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.