Welcome to Herons with Miss Thompson and Mrs Stoker. We’re so excited to get going this year.
In Herons, we have high expectations of ourselves and each other. We are striving to make brilliant progress this year to finish off our time at Manor Court.
Our enquiry question this term is ‘How did Margaret Bondfield shape British democracy?’ We’re going to find out all about Margaret Bondfield, a local person, who became the first female Member of Parliament. We’ll learn about democracy and how the political system in the UK works.
In English, we’ll begin by focusing on some key grammar terms then move on to the London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd which will inspire our writing and enable us to put our knowledge of grammar into practise.
In maths, we’ll start the year by practising our arithmetic skills to ensure we’re confident with our methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Times tables will continue to be important and the quicker we are with these, the easier everything else will become.
In science, we’ll start with electricity, building on the work that we did in Year 4 before we move on to light after half term. Our geography and history will be shaped by our enquiry question as we learn about Margaret Bondfield. We’ll also link the theme of democracy into our art where we’ll create a piece of art in the style of Yayoi Kusama.
It’s going to be a brilliant year!