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Spring 2

In Writing,  the children will continue to apply what they have been learning about in Geography to complete a non-chronological report (in poster form) all about Florida. This will give the children the opportunity to consider the formality and audience of the piece. It will also allow them to include statistics, colons and brackets, dashes and commas for parenthesis in their writing. Inspired by our class Read - Brightstorm - Year 5 will write a persuasive letter that will hopefully convince the Lontown Geographical Society that they are the best people to explore the Third Continent. This will see the children write with formality and in first person. 


In Maths, we will be focusing on decimals percentages, perimeter, area and statistics.


In RE we will be learning about Salvation and what Jesus did to save human beings. and discussing the choices Jesus made. 


In History we will be learning about the Atlantic Slave Trade including the Trade Triangle, the treatment of slaves as well as the abolishment of the Atlantic Slave Trade. 


In Reading we will use reading VIPERS to creatively comprehend poetry, fiction and non-fiction texts. 


In Science we will be exploring forces and building on our knowledge from Year 4. This will see us learn about air and water resistance as well as friction, gravity, pushes and pulls. 


in Art we will be exploring pattern and creating fabric dyed patterns of our own. 


In French we will be learning numbers to 50 and making comparisons between French and English life. 


In Oracy we will be developing our debating skills through weekly discussion topics and showcasing them during a debate about the Atlantic Slave Trade.

In PSHE we will be looking at role models, the power of the media and their influence on us. 


In PE and Games  will be learning communication tactics and developing our basketball skills. 


In Music, enjoying different  musical styles and learning  about layers of music and textures. 


Knowledge Organisers should be used to support your child throughout the topic being covered. They provide end points which is the knowledge that children will gain from this unit of work. They also show the learning that has taken place before and how this will link to future learning. Children will use these both in school and at home to supplement their learning, allowing us to work collaboratively together.

History: Atlantic Slave Trade

Art: Pattern


Class Read: Brightstorm - Vashti Hardy

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Class Poem

Harriet Tubman - Eloise Greenfield 

Harriet Tubman didn’t take no stuff
Wasn’t scared of nothing neither
Didn’t come in this world to be no slave
And wasn’t going to stay one either


“Farewell!” she sang to her friends one night
She was mighty sad to leave ’em
But she ran away that dark, hot night
Ran looking for her freedom


She ran to the woods and she ran through the woods
With the slave catchers right behind her
And she kept on going till she got to the North
Where those mean men couldn’t find her


Nineteen times she went back South
To get three hundred others
She ran for her freedom nineteen times
To save Black sisters and brothers
Harriet Tubman didn’t take no stuff
Wasn’t scared of nothing neither
Didn’t come in this world to be no slave
And didn’t stay one either


And didn’t stay one either