Peterchurch Primary School

Grasshoppers Class

Year 5 & 6

 

Welcome to Grasshopper Class!

Here you will find important information, as well as being able to see what we have been learning about each term.

Teachers: Mrs Evans & Mrs Thomas

Teaching assistants: Mrs Morgan & Mrs Hudson

Curriculum Overviews

Please click on the attachment below to find out more about the Curriculum content for each class

Grasshopper Curriculum Overview 2023-224Grasshopper Curriculum Overview Autumn Term 1

Grasshopper Curriculum Overview Autumn Term 2

Grasshopper Curriculum Overview Spring Term 1

Grasshopper Curriculum Overview Spring Term 2

Grasshopper Curriculum Overview Summer Term 1

Summer Term 1

 Year 5 Trip to Trewern 

Year 5 had a wonderful time at Trewern for their residential trip. They took part in: gorge walking, archery,  rock climbing and hiked up Twmpa! They showed determination,  tried new experiences and  conquered their fears. They were exceptional ambassadors for Peterchurch Primary School and Mrs Powell was very impressed with them all!

 

 

Spring Term 2 

 

This half term our Geography work has been based around the question ‘Why do Oceans Matter?’ We have been able to explore the uses of the Ocean, describe the benefits of the Great Barrier Reef and the impact Humans are having on the oceans and the consequences of this. The children loved sharing their learning with the parents and family at our Share Afternoon event, where they added to their information posters and helped to create a collage to make them really eye catching! 

In our Gymnastic work we have been working on sequences, including balances and different methods of travelling. 

Spring Term 1

 

This half term our Geography work has been based around the question ‘Why do Oceans Matter?’ We have been able to explore the uses of the Ocean, describe the benefits of the Great Barrier Reef and the impact Humans are having on the oceans and the consequences of this. The children loved sharing their learning with the parents and family at our Share Afternoon event, where they added to their information posters and helped to create a collage to make them really eye catching! 

In our Gymnastic work we have been working on sequences, including balances and different methods of travelling. 

Autumn Term 1

 

Kilvrough Manor

Year Six had a wonderful week at Kilvrough Manor on the Gower Peninsula. They showed resilience, teamwork and independence. We were so proud of how they tackled every challenge and worked together to help each other succeed. 

"It was an amazing experience to do, amazing food, thrilling challenges. My favourite experience was bodyboarding. If I have anything to say about it, it is I would really recommend!" Seren Year 6

"Kilvrough provided an excellent experience and education and the food there was great!" Johnnie

 

 

Autumn Term 

What a fantastic first half term we have had! 

In our English work, we have been looking at the story 'The Journey' by Francesca Smith. The children really enjoyed exploring different stories about Refugees and produced some excellent stories of their own. We then moved on to study the features of a Non-Fiction text about the inspirational Malala Yousafzai. Using this knowledge, the children then applied all their learning to writing a Non fiction Speech about Homelessness in the UK.  The final products were really emotive and showed empathy and understanding along with including some wonderful writing features.

                   

 

In Maths, children have been working hard to secure their Place Value knowledge through reasoning problems, and developing their written methods of Arithmetic. 

During our topic based work we explored the question 'Why does Population change?' Children were able to: 

  • Identify the most densely and sparsely populated areas.
  • Describe the increase in global population over time.
  • Begin to describe what might influence the environments people live in.
  • Define birth and death rates, suggesting what may influence them.
  • Define migration, discussing push and pull factors.
  • Explain why some people have no choice but to leave their homes.
  • Describe the causes of climate change, explaining its impact on the global population.

We went on a local field trip to ask locals how they thought the population impacts our local environment and conducted our own research observing traffic and noise pollution.