Hola Mexico

Cornerstones Topic

Our topic, “Hola Mexico” covers lots of Geography, Art, Computing, DT, History, Music, PE and Science. In Geography we will be using maps to locate various places as well as finding similarities and differences in both human and physical features. In Art we will be learning about famous artists and developing our skills in a variety of techniques e.g. drawing and painting. Computing will involve using the internet effectively to research. DT, we will be creating a 3D mask of the day of the dead. We will have the opportunity to play and perform with a variety of musical instruments. During PE we will create dances to match our pieces of music. In Science we will use the idea that light travels in straight lines to help us understand shadows.

Power of Reading

During the Summer term, our Power of Reading text will be ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar. This is the story of Stanley Yelnats, who has been unjustly sent to a detention centre, ‘Camp Greenlake’. He has suffered from bad luck all his life – will it ever change? We’ll be finding out!

We will use the book and its characters as a stimulus for writing a range of genres. These will include a newspaper report, a character description, a diary entry and a non-chronological report on the lesser-spotted lizard!

We will also be getting ready for our end of Key Stage tests (SATs). We’ll be practising ourreading skills, particularly inference and deduction, and revising everything we’ve learned in grammar, punctuation and spelling in order to prepare ourselves for the tests.


In Maths we will be continuing to work hard on all aspects of arithmetic in preparation for our forthcoming SATs tests. We will also be working on measurement and practising how to convert between different units of measurement. Work on measurement will also involve calculating the perimeter and area of 2D shapes and the volume of 3D shapes. We will continue working on solving problems and improving our reasoning skills.


We will be learning lots of different songs during the summer term and we will perform them in assemblies. We can’t wait to use our best singing voices and show everyone what we can do.


We will be doing athletics.


In Science, we are extending our current knowledge about light and electricity. We will find out how light travels and what happens when light hits an object. In our electricity unit we will find out how to make a circuit and what happens to energy as it flows through it.


In R.E. we will be focusing on:

Who were the 10 Gurus and how are they significant to Hinduism?
How I can use religious teachings about the natural world to establish an Ayresome charity aid?
How and why do religious people celebrate festivals (emphasis on Eid-ul-Adha)?


After Half term we will be completing Digital Resilience then working on Numbers and Data.