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Year 5 and 6 - Hagg Farm Residential Visit 22/0519 - 24/05/19

Spring 1

Spring 1 - 2019



Our topic for this half term will be:

Why is water important?


Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6

What is a river?

We will explore the vocabulary associated with rivers and their formation.              




Why don't rivers run out of water?

How does the water cycle work?                                                                          



How do rivers grow and change?

We will look at the life cycle of a river                                                      


Why do rivers flood?

We will explore the impact of environment and climate upon rivers




Why is the River Trent important to Nottingham?

We will look at the how the river has been used in the past and how we use it today.

The children will complete their own research and produce a leaflet of their findings.




How have artists painted water?

We will investigate artists who painted rivers and waterways and apply their techniques to our own water pictures 








In Numeracy the children will improve their knowledge of times tables and use them to solve problems. They will learn how to multiply three numbers together and how to use written methods of multiplication and division with increasing accuracy. They will use squares to calculate the area of rectangles and find the area of compound shapes. The children will develop their understanding of fractions and practise finding fractions of quantities and identifying equivalent fractions. Each week they will use Rock Stars to improve their recall of times tables. 


This half term we will identify the features of poetry - onomatopoeia, similes, metaphors, repetition, rhythm and structure. We will write our own poetry on a variety of themes and in a range of styles. We will develop our inference skills through the study of a multi-modal book by David Wiener, called "Flotsam", based upon our topic of Water. We will improve our proof-reading and editing skills and prepare best drafts of our writing. In reading sessions, we will improve our inference skills and our ability to find the precise answer to a question.  We will learn how to write coherent explanations, using specialist vocabulary and a formal style. We will use lists of Ambitious Vocabulary to widen our word choices, and spelling accuracy will be monitored through quizzes and assessments.



This half term we will learn how solids, liquids and gases can be changed, using different temperatures. This will link with our topic of water and the water cycle. We will cover the process of evaporation and condensation.


This term we will be looking at the Hinduism and how it effects family and community. After a brief overview of Hinduism, we will look in more detail at;

The Hindu God ,Brahman, and 3 of his representations (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva),

Hindu worship,

The Hindu way life cycle,

The Hindu festival of Spring (Holi)