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Aylesford School and Sixth Form College

Aylesford School and Sixth Form College

Giant Class

Welcome to Giant Class page.

My name is Mrs Goulding, the new Giant class teacher at Aylesford. I feel extremely lucky to be working with Giant class at such a fabulous school!

In Year 5 there is a lot of new knowledge to learn and new skills to develop, although we know Giant class are ready for the challenge!

Year 5 this year will be focusing on developing their resilience, collaborative skills. To promote one of Aylesford School's value Wonder, we will be focussing on the skills: sense making (understand how and why ideas connect) and being innovative (ability to think and develop ideas and solutions) in their learning.

Above all, Year 5 are being encouraged to show each other respect, show they are ready to learn and keep each other safe

Spring Term

This term, our topic will be ‘If the World were a Village’ where we will be looking at developing a Global village, while comparing countries in South America compared to countries in the UK. As always, we shall be taking a cross-curricular approach to our learning and explore our topic through linking Literacy, Maths, Science, Geography, Art, Music and DT.

In the first half term we will be exploring Mexico (where Mrs Green originates from).

The themes we will be learning about are:

  • World Nationalities and Languages,
  • World Ages and Religions.
  • Schooling
  • Money and possessions

With enough knowledge, the children will be comparing and contrasting the economic activity within the UK to South America, while investigating the distribution of natural resources – food, water & energy.

In the second half term, we will be learning about the effects of biomes, the water cycle and the different climate/landscapes to the UK. We will be exploring: Why does vegetation grow well in the Amazon Rainforest?

By the end of the topic, year 5 should be able to draw conclusions of locations in South America and how it influences people’s lives.

- Mrs Goulding


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