In Hodgkin Class (Year 5), we fully embrace the new Primary Strategy and through it we teach a wide, interesting and challenging curriculum. Our projects are influenced by the children's interests, and highly skilled teaching ensures full coverage of the National Curriculum objectives across the year and over time. Our projects run for the entire term and involve exciting opportunities including trips, visitors, engineering days, 'Wow Days' and dress-up days.
Our current project is ‘Michael Morpurgo’ and is looking at this multi-award winning author and many of the books he has written. We will be start by looking at ‘The Butterfly Lion’ and its ghostly theme, before moving onto Kensuke’s Kingdom when we will be completing a study of Japan, and finally finishing by looking at the amazing ‘Why the whales came’ where we will be looking at our environment and what we can do to protect it.
We teach literacy through our project where possible, and there will be many opportunities for the children to write at length, developing their grammar, punctuation and spelling. We will be writing character profiles of the main characters in our books, writing newspaper articles, biographies and adventure stories. We will also be creating non-chronological reports on Michael Morpurgo (Our Class Author).
This term we have several exciting events already planned, including: Fitness week, Science week, and Outdoor learning week. We also have several visitors coming to speak to us on different topics. This term’s theme lends itself to numerous creative opportunities including: art based on lion’s heads and butterflies, music from the Lion King, building rickshaws in DT and cooking and gardening tasks.
Maths, where possible, is linked to our project and covers the curriculum for Year 5. We teach maths in practical and exciting ways to deepen the children's understanding, ensuring that the children master the skills with fluency, being able to use reason and apply their skills, thus providing a solid foundation to build on in Year 6.
This term in PE we will be taking part in swimming on a Wednesday morning, and as much running around the running track as we can.
In Hodgkin Class we always ensure that the children have an amazing and fun experience, creating memories that will stay with them for a lifetime.