Our Year 5 team

 

Kim Holt

Juniper

Stephen Whalley

Rowan

Chloe Parr

Willow

 

 

 

 

Teaching Assistants

Kerry Kearney

TA2

Donna Howarth

TA2

   

 

 

Have a look at what we will be learning this year....

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P.E.

Children need to remember their indoor and outdoor kit needs to be in school every day.

Juniper has P.E. on Fridays.

Willow has P.E. on Thursdays.

Rowan has P.E. on Tuesdays.

Music

All children in year 5 have a weekly music session with Mr Charles.

Within this the children learn songs, play instruments and read music.

 

After school clubs

After school clubs are held every day, they run from 3pm - 4pm. Children attending must be collected from the school entrance/ hall (depending on the club) by an adult.

Reading, Spellings and Homework:

Children should be reading at home every night and it is vital that their reading books come back into school every day.

Children will be given spellings throughout the week which they will be tested on by a day set by their teacher.

                                   2017 -2018

Spring 2

Literacy

This half term, the children will be reading the text "Friend or Foe," within this unit they will learn about the lives of children during World War 2. Children will be developing characters through action and dialogue and will create their own alternative ending to the story.

Numeracy

We will be learning to identify 3D shapes from their nets and 2D representations and we will be using the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles. We will then look at converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers. Towards the end of the half term we will look at line graphs and interpret the information on these.

Topic

Our topic this term is “3D designers." Within this we will be exploring different programs to help us to become architects and design our own buildings. We will have to plan these and then use the differnet tools within the programs to create our final end product. We will evaluate the programs as we go along.

Science

In Science, we will continue to focus on the key question “Can you feel the force?” During this unit, we will be investigating the effect that gravity, air resistance and friction has on moving objects. We will also be researching the work of Sir Isaac Newton.            

Spring 1

Literacy

This half term the children will be reading a chronological report looking at the daily lives of animals, who live in a mountainous environment. We will then create our own chronological report in the style of the text focusing on Arctic animals. Following on from this, we will be looking at stories from another culture using the text “Oranges in no mans land.” We will be writing to entertain throughout this unit.

Numeracy

We will be learning use formal method to divide upto 4 digits by a 1 digit number. We will then move onto looking at finding the area and perimeter of both regular and irregular shapes. We will also be focusing on problem solving around addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be converting between different units of measurement , such as 1000g = 1kg.  As well as this, we will be identifying 3D shapes and their properties and looking at their 2D representations.

Topic

In our topic unit this term “Weather and Climate” children will been finding out about different climates around the world, the causes and effects of global warming and how to measure the weather, using different weather instruments. As part of the exit point to this topic, children will be designing and making their own weather instrument to display in the classroom.

Science

In Science, we will be focusing on the key question “Can you feel the force?” During this unit, we will be investigating the effect that gravity, air resistance and friction has on moving objects. We will also be researching the work of Sir Isaac Newton.              

 

Autumn 2 

Literacy

This half term the children will be focusing on creating their own car brochures and radio adverts to persuade an audience to buy a Polaris Ranger. We will use emotive, persuasive and descriptive language, as well as using complex sentences to create our own persuasive writing.

Numeracy

We will be learning to find multiples, factors and prime factors of numbers this half term. We will be learning how to prime numbers and to be able to recall the prime numbers to 19. We will be learning to read timetables and create our own and we will be learning to calculate long multiplication.

Topic

In our topic unit 'Bake it' the children we finding out the science behind cooking! Children will be focusing on the making their own packaging for products and creating their own product for Christmas.

Science

In Science, we will be focusing on the question "Could you be the next CSI investigator?" Children will be looking at solids, liquids and gases and their properties. We will be carrying out a variety of investigations, including finding out which solids will dissolve in liquids, which liquids turn to gases and how the water cycle works. We will be finding out about molecules, atoms and elements and which materials are irreversible and reversible.

 

Autumn 1

Literacy

Within literacy this half term, children will read and explore the narrative poem ’Lady of Shalott’ by Tennyson. They will use the poem to focus on the feelings of the characters use their inference skills and will learn to use powerful vocabulary in their description writing. They will write their own narrative verse based on the poem and will perform the poem using an animation app on the ipads.

Using the non-fiction book ’The secrets of Stonehenge’, they will learn to create their own information booklet based on local history, using the correct features, sentence structure and punctuation.

 

Numeracy

Within numeracy this half term the children will learn the place value of digits to 1,000,000 and understand the place value of decimals to thousandths. We will be learning to mentally add and subtract numbers up to 4 digits and learn the written methods to calculate addition and subtractions too. We will be using protractors to draw and measure angles and then begin to calculate the area and perimeter of composite shapes.

 

Topic

In our unit 'The Great, the Bold and the Brave' children will be finding out about ancient Greece and Rome. Children will be focusing on the history and art of these times. The children will be learning about famous buildings, battles and people that have impacted Britain today.

 

Science 

Our Science focus this half term is "How different will you be when you are as old as your grandparents?" In this unit we will be looking at why we have different x-factors, our fingerprints and how we progress throughout our life journey.     

                                                                             

                                                                        

                                                                

Welcome to year 5 events!

Window to the World: China!

For our second Window to the World day we focused on China. In the morning we looked at finding out infomation about China, we found out where it was, what special foods they eat, their culture and even learnt some of the language! We learnt about the famous Chinese New Year story and designed and created our own animal finger puppet out of felt. We also had a Chinese dance workshop where we learnt a dragon dance, which we performed in front of the whole school. 

CSI -  Forensic Science Workshop

As our exit point for our Science topic "Could you be the next CSI investigator?" we got to take part in a crime scene investigation. We had to work together to find the clues and evidence to decide on the correct culprit. To do this we used DNA, fingerprints and footprints left at the scene, along with other clues left there too. It was a brilliant end to our Science focus question!

 

M6 Theatre Company - A Tiger's Tale

We were lucky to have the M6 Theatre Company visit our school to perform the story; "A Tiger's Tale." We loved watching the different balances within the performance and were shocked to find out that the story was based on real life events!

 

Window to the World: Poland!

For our first Window to the World day we focused on Poland. In the morning we looked at finding out infomation about Poland, we found out where it was, what special foods they eat and even learnt some of the language thanks to the Polish children in year 5! We focused on the Polish Folk Tale "The Legend of the Wawel Dragon." We worked in groups to create Polish Folk Art to retell the story. We also had a Polish dancing workshop where we learnt some traditional Polish dancing.

 

The Lady of Shalott

Within this unit we have used iStopMotion to create our own moving animations for the Lady of Shalott. We had to create a background scene, prepare the characters and work as a team to create a flowing animation. We really enjoyed this!