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Year 5 – Escher and Klimt

Autumn Term 2020

We are Escher Class and Klimt Class.

During this term, we will be linking much of our learning to ‘The  Voyage and the Sinking of the Titanic’.

Our literacy lessons will be developing, securing and applying new grammar, spelling and punctuation across a range of writing genres. The children will be broadening their vocabularies and given opportunities and support to write creatively and imaginatively. This may be in the form of narrative writing, diary writing, letters, poetry or biographical writing. Having explored and interpreted a range of texts, the children will improve the content and structure of their own writing.

Some of the texts we will be studying are:


There will be many drama opportunities to develop speaking and listening skills, collaborative learning skills and of course the interesting ideas which will impact on the content of their writing.

We will be linking our music, art and Dt lessons to our theme of ‘Titanic’ and one of our class artists, ‘Klimt’. We may even have one of our Spanish units all about Los Planetas!

The children will be encouraged to develop their thinking skills in our P4C (Philosophy for Children) sessions which are always lively and enjoyed. We will be working on developing our growth mindsets and becoming skilled, independent learners with a real thirst for knowledge and new experiences. We will be developing critical thinking skills as we interpret and question a range of texts, topical issues or scientific hypotheses.

Our science lessons will have a high practical content with the focus on organising investigations, carrying out these fair tests in a safe and organised way and interpreting the results that have been collected. We will be learning about ‘Forces’ and the ‘Earth and Beyond’.


Our Learning Environment: