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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!

 

Summer 1

During the first part of the Summer Term, your children will start their learning with an exciting STEM activity where they will get to design and build a river.  They will be given a budget with which they may buy their building materials for their design.  Following this they will be studying the features of rivers within Geography.  

In Science, the children will be learning about life cycles of animals including humans.  They will be thinking about the changes that occur during an animal's different life stages.

 

In Literacy, over the whole half term, children will be writing persuasive letters having revised the features of a persuasive text.  They will also be thinking about the journey a river takes from where it starts to the sea.

 

In Maths we will be looking at fractions, decimals and percentages in greater depth.  Before starting on recapping areas that we have covered throughout the year so far, ensuring that all children have made good progress.

 

For RE children will be looking at how water is used as a symbol within different religions, specifically comparing how it is viewed in the Muslim and Christian faiths.

 

Towards the end of the half term, we will be taking the children on a visit to Fleming Park so that they may study the watercourse as a culmination for their geography work, as well as using it as the focus for a pencil study for art.

 

 

Spring 2

 

During Spring 2, your children will use their imagination and fly to Spain, where they will experience the culture, food and festivities of this country. We will be exploring Spain and using it as a basis for our Literacy, writing fantastic travel guides as information texts and an adventure story,

 

In maths we will be looking at fractions, percentage and decimals equivalences and using them to solve problems in context. We will also be learning about area and perimeter.

 

Throughout our science lessons, we will be learning about properties of materials and thinking about scientific enquiries.

 

Spring 1

 

This half term we will be learning all about Nelson Mandela and the apartheid in South Africa. 

 

This is our main topic for this half term as we learn about the history behind apartheid, starting with exploring the emotions involved  as we mock up a segregated classroom.

 

 

In Literacy, we are going to write a diary entry based upon Mandela's time in prison, thinking about how we can link paragraphs cohesively.  Our research on Mandela and his life will then allow us to write a biography of his life's events.

 

In Maths, we are going to be consolidating our understanding of addition and subtraction within measures and statistics contexts before moving onto learning about negative numbers and finally geometry.  In geometry we will be learning about angles within shapes, around a point and on a straight line.  We will finish the half term by returning to multiplication and division including prime and square numbers.

 

We will be continuing our learning about South Africa in music whilst we learn to perform pieces influenced by the culture of the country.

 

The children in all 3 classes will benefit from cooking and dancing lessons on a Wednesday afternoon.  For our outdoor PE we will be learning cricket skills and putting these together to have matches at the end of the term.

    

Class

Hall

Outside

Lapwing

Wednesday

Friday afternoon

Skylark

Wednesday

Monday afternoon

Starling

 Wednesday

Monday afternoon 

 

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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