At Tees Valley Education, we view our broad and balanced curriculum as the totality of every planned experience and interaction that our children will encounter. It saturates and informs every aspect of our practice and our culture: from academic content, to safeguarding, to poverty proofing, to the planned roles and recruitment of adults working in our academies.
We build the supporting frameworks around the children, which we hope will allow them to develop the characteristics that ensure they are ready to learn, allowing them to become independent, confident and successful learners, preparing them well for future life and to feed the demands of an increasingly complex workplace and society.
Wow, what a busy half term. Year 5 have continued to work exceptionally hard and are making some wonderful progress across all curriculum areas.
We have been learning about ‘Britain since the 1980’s’ and the children have thoroughly enjoyed this topic, especially learning about how technology has changed and advanced over the decades.
We have also been investigating forces, and we thoroughly enjoyed testing if air resistance affects the time it takes for different sized parachute to drop to the ground from a height.
Autumn Learning 2020…
During the first half term, Year 5 are studying Ancient Egyptians in their History work and Life Cycles in their Science work. The children have engaged in some supportive work on Friendship in their PSHE, including making positivity jars. They will also be learning how to play chess every Thursday afternoon. The children are really enjoying reading their class text “Beetle Boy”. Please ask your child all about it!
Later in the term, they will be studying Rivers and why they are important in the development of human settlement, as well as the techniques used by the artist Andy Goldsworthy in his sculptures. They will also be looking at Coding in Computing and the skills a carpenter needs to build a wooden bird box in Design Technology. Studying Multicultural Britain in R.E. as well as Animals, including Humans in Science will also be included.
We look forward to a very busy and productive term.