Year Five and Year Six
All subjects are taught in line with new National Curriculum expectations.
The teaching of maths, English and spelling takes place each morning in separate year groups.
Skills from these subjects are continually reinforced and in some cases taught explicitly throughout other subjects and times of the day. Science is taught weekly, with a focus on investigative work. This term's science is forces and electriciy.
Protective Behaviours is ongoing work that remains a priority at Mount Nod and is taught and continually reinforced in all year groups.
Other subjects are, wherever possible, taught through a topic.
At the moment, children in Year Five and Year Six are working on the topic of:
During the term the children will learn about and compare three countries; the UK, Italy and Brazil. They will find out about physical features of the three countries, as well as investigating human influences, in particular looking at the production of food.
Some of the exciting learning opportunities planned for the children are:
- Cooking a traditional British dish
- Investigating the journeys of bread, tomatoes and coffee to our supermarket shelves
- Questioning the value of Fair Trade products
- Looking at the work of an Italian artist
- Creating factfiles for each country
- Learning English country dances and Brazilian samba dancing
Additionally, this term children will be exploring the theme of Rules for Living in RE, particulary looking at Sikhism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Hinduism.
Physical activity is encouraged in all break times and PE lessons for the term will focus on dance, cricket, rounders and athletics.
Children in years 5 and 6 will also be continuing studies in French and also PSHE, where the focus this term is Relationship and Sex education. Mount Nod follows Coventry guidelines on the teaching of RSE and parents are able to view the content of the programme in each year by clicking here.
Other useful information about Year Five and Year Six
PE is on Wednesday and Friday. Children should bring a PE bag containing shorts, Mount Nod House T-shirt (provided by the PTA), trainers and tracksuit bottoms and top for outdoor wear in winter.
Summer T-shirts should cover the shoulders because of dangers from the sun.
Children may bring a named water bottle to school if they wish. We also encourage children to bring a piece of fruit or raw vegetable for a playtime snack. Please note that chocolate, biscuits or crisps are not allowed at break.
We recognise that children in the upper part of the school are keen to express their individuality. However, we ask that children do not wear jewellery (including string or rubber bracelets) to school.
To see some of the wonderful work our children do in Year Five and Year Six, please visit the gallery.
Useful websites for upper KS2 are www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize.