Fox Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 6TH

01246 823324

info@scarcliffe.derbyshire.sch.uk

Scarcliffe Primary School

Strive to Shine

Our class is made up of year 5 and 6 pupils, Mr Horton as Class Teacher and Mrs Wigley and Miss Mathison as Teaching Assistants.

This class page is designed to give readers a brief overview of what we are covering in class.  We share more detailed information about what we get up to using the Class Dojo app. Parents can request login details via their child's class teacher.  

Healthy Bodies. Healthy Minds.

In this term we will be learning about what it means to be healthy – both in body and mind! The children will be learning about the impact of diet and exercise on the body and will also be focusing on ways to manage their mental health. These are areas which have never been more important as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. As part of their work with food, the children will be taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Instilling a love of cooking in pupils will also open a door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.

We will be learning about:

  • The circulatory system 
  • The impact of exercise, diet, drugs and lifestyle on the body 
  • The risks associated with not having a healthy balanced diet 
  • How to cook a healthy, savoury dish using: frying, mashing, cutting, grating, boiling and simmering techniques. 
  • Mental health - What it is and how things can have a positive and negative impact on this. 
  • Habits - Both positive and negative 
  • The impact of social media on mental health, including online safety.

Below is a knowledge organiser showing the key areas of learning you should aim to know by the end of the topic. Click the links to find out more! 

Road trip: U.S.A! 

This term we learnt about the third largest nation on Earth: The United States of America. The USA is a diverse, multi-cultural country; its economy is the largest in the world. During this topic we wrote travel brochures for someone who wanted to visit this amazing country. 

We learnt about the country's:

  • States and regions
  • Climates, biomes and landscapes
  • Famous cities, landmarks and attractions 
  • National parks
  • History - In relation to the Native Americans and European colonisation. 

Below is a knowledge organiser showing the key areas of learning you should aim to know by the end of the topic. 

Rivers

This term we learnt about rivers considering how they impact the human and physical geography of our planet. Water is such a valuable commodity in our world, so it is essential to understand the role rivers have to play in the water cycle and how they have become a crucial feature of the land we live on today. We also studied and were inspired to write by "Floodland" during this topic, which imagines dystopian Britain where rising water levels have changed society... 

We learnt:

  • What rivers are 
  • The major rivers of the world 
  • How rivers shape the land 
  • The journey of a river from source to mouth 
  • Why rivers are are important to people

Below is a knowledge organiser showing the key areas of learning you should aim to know by the end of the topic. 

Traders and Raiders 

This term we learnt about the period of British history from the time after the Romans up to the battle of Hastings in 1066. This was a time of great change and chaos as an abundance of settlers and invaders migrated to the land we now call “England”.

We learnt:

  • Why the Romans left Britain
  • Comparing the migration of people in the present day to people during this period
  • Who the Anglo-Saxons were and why they settled in Britain
  • What we have learnt from the Anglo-Saxons
  • The impact of Viking invasions 
  • The struggle for power
  • Anglo-Saxon manuscripts and illuminated letters 

Below is a knowledge organiser showing the key areas of learning you should aim to know by the end of the topic

Once upon a time...

This term we learnt about famous fantasy stories including The Hobbit and The Chronicles of Narnia. We learnt about the features of these stories and how many of them are set during the medieval period, yet contain magical elements and themes.  

We learnt:

  • To learn about the medieval period of Britain 
  • Create atmosphere when describing settings 
  • Character descriptions 
  • To write our own fantasy stories which included mythical creatures and magical elements 
  • To paint using watercolour in the style of Pauline Baynes 

Below is a knowledge organiser showing the key areas of learning you should aim to know by the end of the topic. 

Know your place! 

This term we spent some time settling back in to life at school.  Our new whole school topic was based on the local area, so we learnt about mining.  Many of the villages around our school were mining communities and many people in your families might have worked in those mines.  

We learnt:

  • To use map work skills to identify where coal seams are, as well as using 6 figure grid references. 
  • About a timeline related to mining and coal use. 
  • About why coal was important. 
  • What life was like in mines. 
  • About the mining strikes and pit disasters.
  • To consider the future of coal and renewable energy sources. 
  • About the work of the Pitmen Painters. 

Below is a knowledge organiser showing the key areas of learning you should aim to know by the end of the topic. 

Class 4's Amazing Work... Coming soon! 

 

Useful Websites:

 

https://quizlet.com/latest  - For recapping ALL of your spellings and SPaG terminology. 

https://quizizz.com/join - For the spelling quizzes set by Mr Horton. 

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/scarcliffe - For your homework and other learning opportunities.  

http://www.ttrockstars.com/ - For your times tables! 

https://community.mathletics.com/signin/#/student - Sign in to complete homework and play against people around the world

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