Y5/6 Ancient Civilisations

Science

We are learning to:

  • identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and explain the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood;
  • recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function;
  • describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.

History

We are learning about Ancient Civilisations and in particular:

  • Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age;
  • A depth study of the ancient civilisation of Egypt and its achievements, including architecture and the organisation of a society;
  • The study of Greek life and achievements;
  • The Ancient Greek’s influence on the western world, including mathematics, philosophy and science.

Geography

We are learning about Greece and Egypt and in particular:

  • To describe and understand key aspects of mountains and volcanoes;
  • To understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country (Greece).

Art

We are learning about Ancient artwork and in particular:

  • To produce creative work, exploring Ancient Civilisation art work;
  • To become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques ;
  • To evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design;
  • To know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

Design Technology and Cooking

We are learning about bread and in particular:

  • To investigate and analyse a range of existing products
  • To select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities;
  • To prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques, for example bread;
  • To understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet;
  • To understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.

Religious Education

We are learning about religion in art and initiation practices and in particular:

  • To know that creativity provides a vehicle for dealing with powerful feelings;
  • To investigate how religious beliefs can be expressed through a variety of creative arts;
  • To discuss how religious art and architecture reflect the artist’s aesthetic sense as well as their religious beliefs and look into an artist’s religion and culture will be reflected in their work;
  • To understand the concept of rite of passage;
  • To research into different initiation practices and understand the significance of signs of belonging.

Year 5 Computing

We are learning about programming and computational thinking and in particular:

5.1 We are game developers – To developing an interactive game by learning:

  • To create original artwork and sound for a game;
  • To design and create a computer program for a computer game, which uses sequence, selection, repetition and variables;
  • To detect and correct errors in their computer game;
  • To use iterative development techniques (making and testing a series of small changes) to improve their game.

5.2 We are cryptographers – To cracking codes by learning:

  • To be familiar with semaphore and Morse code ;
  • To understand the need for private information to be encrypted;
  • To encrypt and decrypt messages in simple ciphers;
  • To appreciate the need to use complex passwords and to keep them secure;
  • To have some understanding of how encryption works on the web.

Computing Year 6

We are learning about Computer networks and computational thinking and in particular:

6.1 We are app planners – To plan the creation of a mobile app by learning:

  • To develop an awareness of the capabilities of smartphones and tablets;
  • To understand geolocation, including GPS;
  • To identify interesting, solvable problems;
  • To evaluate competing products;
  • To pitch a proposal for a smartphone or tablet app.

6.2 We are project managers – To develop project manager skills by learning:

  • To scope a project to identify different components that must be successfully combined;
  • To identify their existing talents and plan how they can develop further knowledge and skills;
  • To identify the component tasks of a project and to develop a timeline to track progress;
  • To identify the resources they’ll need to accomplish a project;
  • To use web-based research skills to source tools, content and other resources;
  • To consider strategies to ensure the quality of a collaborative project.

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