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Gorefield Primary Academy

Gorefield Primary Academy

Caring, sharing, thinking, learning


Summer is here at last and it's going to be a good one!  This term's topic is all about our earth and is aptly titled 'Extreme Earth'.

In Lovelace Class Miss D Freeburn, Mrs J McHaffie and Mrs M Hewitt work with the children.


This term our topic will be ‘Extreme Earth'. To begin with we will explore our wonderful world and what it has to offer.  We then move on to look at biomes, vegetation belts and climate zones. Eventually we enter the realm of natural disasters to include tornado's, tsunamis, earthquakes, blizzard and drought to name but a few.  We will be using this topic in English as inspiration for: 

  • Newspaper article – What happened to George Mallory and Andrew Irvine.
  • Narrative - Floodland
  • Explanatory text – The Water Cycle.
  • Diary – a survivor of the Moore tornado.
  • Short story – based on the Indian Ocean tsunami.
  • Non-chronological report – Horn of Africa drought.

In art we will be undertaking an artist study of Katsushika Hokusai who's work includes a series of paintings depicting 36 views of Mount Fuji - the most famous been, 'Under the wave off Kanagawa', which is more commonly known as 'The Great Wave'.  We will also be exploring  3D effects to recreate a wood blocking experience called Ukiyo-e.  Linking nicely with Extreme Earth is our theme for PSHE - The Wider world, and how we can make a difference within this world.  In RE children will be tackling justice for all and asked what eternity is.   Our modern foreign language remains as French.  The year 6's are 'Going Shopping' as the year 5's talk about 'Family and Friends.' We will also be learning about where we come from in science in terms of our own evolution and what we inherit from our family members.  Finally maths, the years 6's are working on angles, pie charts and consolidating what they already know whilst year 5 are working on decimals, properties of shape and converting units of measure.


This term will see our year six undertaking SATs. To help the children with this please encourage them to read at home and then quiz them on what they have read. Please use ‘why’, ’how’, ‘how do you know’ and ‘what makes you think that’ as sentence starters.

Both Year 5 and Year 6 have been given revision packs to support and further challenge them in their learning.  There is also a Home Learning (homework) attached below which looks specifically at our current topic.


Although we no longer have spelling tests the children are working through the Year 5 and 6 Statutory Word list.  They are encouraged to use these words, alongside the powerful vocabulary of Mrs Wordsmith, in both their English and cross curricular work.


The rapid recall of the multiplication tables, and their inverse, is really important in our Math's work so rehearsing them will really help.  The children can all access TT Rockstar's at home with their own log on and also access to enjoy math's games and a Multiplication Times tables check.  Every week the children will attempt to progress on their times tables journey, please help them to do this by encouraging them to practice.


Please come to school in your PE kit on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  During our PE sessions we will be learning and playing cricket and rounders and then moving on to athletics later in the term.



Information regarding our learning in the Summer Term, 2022.