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Year 5

Picture 1 Mrs Hibbs - Skylark Class Teacher
Picture 2 Miss Lever - Lapwing Class Teacher
Picture 3 Mrs Peach - Starling Class Teacher

Welcome to Year 5!

Autumn 2

 

This half term we will be blasting off into Space!

 

Our Science is our main topic for this half term as we learn about Earth and Space, Forces (gravity and air resistance), create our own solar system and set up our longitudinal study of shadows which we will monitor throughout the year. We are looking forward to our trip to Winchester Science Museum on 27th November. During the day, we will be investigating the exhibits, visiting the planetarium for a show and participating in a workshop.

 

In Literacy, we are going to research some of the famous astronauts and write biographies about them. We will then be looking at an imaginary version of a solar system and the planets contained within it.  We will then be writing travel guides for the different planets. We will also have a focus on poetry, thinking about the different planets and figurative language that can describe them.

 

In Maths, we are going to be consolidating our understanding of multiplication and division from Year 4 before moving onto more abstract methods. We will work practically and pictorially to gain a solid understanding of what multiplication and division is. This learning will then link into understanding fractions, which will be the next unit of work that we will move onto.

 

Our computing this term is spreadsheets where we will learn to use formula to calculate different amounts.  In Music, we will listen to Holst's 'The Planets' and identify the different instruments that have been used to represent the planets. Using this, we will then create our own compositions for one of the planets in the solar system.  We will also be exploring the use of different instruments used in space themed music.

 

Now that the weather has turned colder, we will stop swimming and have an indoor and outdoor PE session every week. We are very fortunate this half term as we are going to have coaches in from Barton Peveril to teach us all how to play Tag Rugby.  Below is the timetable. 

    

Class

Hall

Outside

Lapwing

TBC

Tuesday Morning

Skylark

TBC

Tuesday Morning

Starling

 Wednesday

Tuesday morning 

 

Autumn 1

 

Welcome back to an exciting, fun-filled term in Year 5! This half term, our topic is 'Kensuke's Kingdom' which is written by Michael Morpurgo. Within the book, we will focus on the descriptive language used and the effect this has on the reader. We will also infer about the characters that Morpurgo portrays and recognise similar themes within his books. Using the book for inspiration, we will write diary entries from the character's point of view  and then write our own adventure stories. Check back here soon to see some of our wonderful work!

 

In Computing, we will use 'I Can Animate' to create short animations of our adventure stories. Our art work will focus on developing our water colour skills to create pictures of waves and the sea based on the text in the book.

 

In Maths, we will focus on place value to start the term - reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers up to 1,000,000 and understanding what each digit represents. We will round numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000 using our mathematical understanding. After this, we will move onto addition and subtraction where we will consolidate methods used in Year 4 - working practically, pictorially and then using abstract methods.

 

                                                                            

As well as all the exciting learning in the classroom, all pupils will be starting swimming again this term. Swimming lessons will take place in addition to each class' timetabled P.E. lesson. In Year 5, Lapwing and Skylark will be swimming on a Wednesday and Starling will be swimming on a Friday. Whilst swimming is taking place, children will participate in one other PE session. Please see the timetable below and ensure that your child has their PE kit in on those days.

 

Class

Hall

Outside

Lapwing

Tuesday

Friday

Skylark

Tuesday

Monday

Starling

 Wednesday

Monday

Can we please ask you to make sure that your child comes into school with the correct attire for each of their lessons.

For their swimming lessons, children will need: a swimsuit/trunks, a swimming hat, a towel, (goggles are optional).                                 

For their P.E. lessons, children will need: a white P.E. t-shirt, black, grey or navy P.E. shorts or jogging bottoms, and appropriate sporting footwear (trainers or plimsolls).

We will be working really hard to ensure that all children wear the appropriate clothing for their P.E. lessons and appreciate your support in making sure that your child is provided with the correct kit.

 

Homework

Please be aware that homework is sent out on a Thursday and due in on a Tuesday. Children will receive maths, literacy and spellings every week. Please give your child as much encouragement as they need to complete this and speak to your class teacher if they are struggling.

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