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Year 5

 Summer 2

This term the children in Year 5 will be learning about how individuals changed the course of history and the development of democracy in a theme called ‘Inspirational Voices’.

Using our skills to explore our theme, we will be using The Magna Carta Chronicles and speeches from inspirational figures from history to inspire our critical and creative thinking.

As Readers we will be exploring a range of texts and speeches from key points in history since 1215 - using the creative writing of others to help us understand how language can be used to inspire people.

As Mathematicians we will be working with co-ordinates, 3D shapes and learn about geometry.

As Scientists  we will be learning about life cycles by carefully observing and recording caterpillars’ transformation into butterflies.

As Historians we will study how the Magna Carta has influenced the development of democracy throughout the world.

As Geographers we will study maps of the local area and learn how to use them to navigate.

As Artists and Designers we will be inspired by the Magna Carta and create our own version, using illuminated lettering.

As Theologians we will study the teaching Hinduism and to try to understand how different members of our community make sense of the world around us.

As Philosophers we will endeavour to think about concepts beyond a stimulus. We will listen and respond respectfully to the ideas of others and justify our own opinions.