Term 5

Hi Sapphires Class,

We hope you are all keeping well and keeping those superflex brains active! It has been great to see how many of you have been using Purple Mash to practice your times tables and grammar. Try to keep up that practice. We are looking forward to hearing about all the other activities you have been doing. 

We have been thinking about all the places we have travelled to in our learning since September, we have been over the world's mountains, through rivers and have explored life as a Stone Age person. We are so excited that next we will be travelling across America to learn about the country and Native Americans! 

Below you will find lots of resources and ideas for your learning. We are always so impressed with the projects that you create as homework. Please remember to keep your work so that we can share it when we all return to school. We are looking forward to displaying all your work - our class displays always look amazing. 

Keep your brains active, keep exercising and have fun learning about America and its native people.

Take care

Mrs Gibbons and Mrs Ball 



This term we will be travelling across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States of America.

It would be great if you could begin to research some facts about America and Native Americans


Click on the image below to download this term's Knowledge Organiser.

USA Road Trip I Journey America I Honda Element I MHD59 I

 A good start in your learning about America would be to identify the 50 states. 

Download the map - some states have already been labelled for you - then use online maps to help you.

File:Map of USA showing state names.png - Wikimedia Commons

Once you have done that, then download the cards with the state abbreviations - Can you match the abbreviation to the correct state?

 Fifty States Song Alphabetical Order | Fifty States of America Map ...


You could create a leaflet/ poster or booklet based on the Native American tribes. Click on the image below to download cards providing you with the names of lots of different Native American tribes and telling you which state they originated from.

Native American Tribes List – Legends of America



Below are some more resources to help you - click on each title to download the resource

Book List

Home Learning Ideas

Word Mat


I hope you're buzzing to find out more about electricity!

Activity One

You could start by looking around your home and making a list of the items that are powered by electricity. Next, think about which of these items have been adapted so that they do not need electricity and can be used for a road trip or for a camping trip. For example, we might have lamps in our home to provide light, for a road trip we might use a wind up torch to provide light.


Activity Two

What makes a circuit?

Can you decide which circuits will work and which ones won't?

Click on the BBC Bitesize link for two class clips that will help you. Then click on the image of a circuit for a variety of circuit drawings - which ones will work, which ones won't?

BBC Bitesize Science Clips

Electricity Word Mats | Teaching Resources