Our Year 5 team

                         
 

Lauren McKnight

Willow

Aaron Collins

Rowan

Ashleigh Pilkington

Juniper

 

  

    

Donna Howarth

TA2

Karen Bladen 

TA1

 

2018 - 2019

Year 5 PE days are: 

Juniper - Mondays and Wednesdays 

Willow - Wednesdays and Fridays

Rowan - Tuesdays and Fridays 

Please ensure that children have a white t-shirt, black shorts and suitable footwear.

 

Summer 2

ENGLISH

In English, the children will be focusing their learning through the story ‘Stay where you are and then leave’ written by John Boyne. They will take part in class discussion, evaluate the use of language used in the text and will create a range of writing in response to the text. Drawing upon their learning, the children will create a poem to perform, engage in a variety of drama activities and create setting and character descriptions.

MATHS

Within Maths this half term, the children will be learning how to add, subtract and multiply fractions. They will learn to round any number up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000, they will consolidate their understanding of columnar addition and subtraction and begin to recognise percentages, while learning to write percentages as a fraction. 

SCIENCE

Our Science focus this half term is ‘Can you feel the force?’ In this unit, the children will be looking at different forces including friction, up thrust and air resistance. Children will take part in a variety of experiments to test hypothesis’ and generate conclusions based on tests conducted to enhance their scientific enquiry skills.

TOPIC

Our topic this term is ‘How can we rediscover the wonder of Ancient Egypt?’ Within this unit, the children will be exploring the wonders of the pyramids, who the Pharaoh’s were and investigating how crime and punishment compares from Ancient Egyptian times to now. Furthermore, children will also research and develop their own Egyptian dance to perform. To conclude, children will explore why this is important and what influence it has on Egypt as a tourist destination today.

PE 

This half term, Year 5 will be developing their fielding and battings skills in Rounders and Cricket.

This will include learning different ways to correctly pass a ball in both games. In addition the children will be developing their understanding of each game to beat their opponents.

 

 

Summer 1

ENGLISH

In English, the children will continue their learning through the story ‘Cosmic’ written by Frank Cottrell Boyce. They will take part in thought-provoking discussions, creating character and setting descriptions, whilst beginning to  create their own persuasive writing, debate and begin to structure written arguments.

MATHS

Within Maths this half term, the children will be learning to read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1,000,000 and will beginning to compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number.  They will begin solve problems involving converting between units of time and round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place.

SCIENCE

Our Science focus this half term is ‘Can we describe the Earth and the Sun as space cousins?’ One of the areas we will be looking at include the movement of the Earth in relation to the sun and how this determines the different seasons and weather that the Earth experiences.

TOPIC

This half term, the children will continue to explore ‘What’s so special about the USA?’ They will research and compare stories of American Indians and begin to understand and explain how they lived. The children will begin researching  American sports and will play different sports and compare them to the sports they play in Britain.

PE 

This half term, Year 5 will be developing their skills of athletics and basketball. 

They will learn to combine running and jumping, whilst learning to be controlled when taking off and landing. They will use a number of techniques to pass, dribble and shoot.

 

 

 

 

Spring 2

 

ENGLISH

In English, the children will be focusing their learning through the story ‘Cosmic’ written by Frank Cottrell Boyce. They will take part in class discussion, evaluate the use of language used in the text and will create a range of writing in response to the text. Drawing upon their learning, the children will create a narrative, a script to perform and engaging in a variety of drama activities.

Within Maths this half term, the children will be learning multiplication and division of whole and decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. In geometry, the children will be learning the properties of 3D shapes and calculating their volume.  This term, children will also be investigating proper and improper fractions and how to convert these to whole numbers.

Our Science focus this half term is ‘Can we describe the Earth and the Sun as space cousins?’ One of the areas we will be looking at include the movement of the Earth in relation to the sun and how this determines the different seasons and weather that the Earth experiences.

Our topic this term is ‘What’s so special about the USA?’ Within this unit, the children will be exploring different structures in the USA, where these are located and build their own structures using a variety of design technology techniques. The children will also explore the history and geography of the USA including, different presidents, famous artists and who the original Americans were.

This half term, Year 5 will be developing their game skills within netball and football.

This will include learning different ways to correctly pass a ball in both games. In addition the children will be developing tactics for defending and attacking.

 

 

Spring 1

In English, the children will be focusing their learning through the story ‘The Last Wild’ written by Piers Torday. They will take part in class discussion, evaluate the use of language used in the text and will create a range of writing in response to the text. Drawing upon their learning, the children will create a narrative, a script to perform and engaging in a variety of drama activities.

Within Maths this half term, the children will be learning multiplication and division both mentally and written methods. They will be learning to measure a shapes perimeter and measure the area of different shapes.  In geometry the children will learn about reflection and translation of a variety of shapes. 

Our Science focus this half term is ‘Does everything come from an egg?’ In this unit, the children will be looking at both animals and plants and exploring where they come from. The children will also be exploring and comparing the gestation periods of different mammals and plants.

Our topic this term is ‘Can animals live anywhere on Earth?’ Within this unit, the children will be exploring different biomes around the world and the effect the climate of these biomes has on the habitants of these. The children will also explore the different rivers that are found within the UK and around the world, alongside the seven oceans of the world.

This half term, Year 5 will be developing their skills within gymnastics and tennis.

This will include working on balance, coordination and rhythm. In addition the children will be developing hand-eye coordination skills through forwards and backwards batting.

Autumn 2

In English, the children will be focusing their learning through the story ‘The London Eye Mystery’ written by Siobhan Dowd. They will take part in class discussion, evaluate the use of language used in the text and will create a range of writing in response to the text. Drawing upon their learning, the children will create persuasive texts, letters, reports and information texts.

Within Maths this half term, the children will be learning multiplication and division focusing on factors and multiples of whole numbers. They will be learning to solve multiplication and division calculations and word problems using a range of mental and written methods.  In statistics and measure, they will learn to read tables including timetables.

Our Science focus this half term is ‘Could you be the next CSI investigator?’ In this unit, the children will be looking at comparing and grouping together everyday materials, and investigating if they can change state through dissolving, melting, evaporating and more. Within this, children will be learning that some changes result in the formation of new materials.

Our topic this term is ‘Why should gunpowder, treason and plot should never be forgotten?’ Within this unit, the children will be exploring important people from English history who plotted to overthrow the monarchy, including Oliver Cromwell and Guy Fawkes. The children will also be investigating why the monarchy is important and the reasons why it is housed within London, the geographical location of London and why so many people want to visit our capital.

 

Autumn 1

In English, we are reading the text ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ by Michelle Magorian. Within this unit, we will be exploring the character development, emotional response and the changes of a setting in narrative fiction. This will give us the opportunity to further our reading skills by participating in discussions about books, building on our own and others' ideas and challenging views. We will also be drawing inferences and justifying these with evidence from the text. In writing, we will begin by focusing on describing settings, characters and atmosphere. We will then begin integrating dialogue to convey character and advance action in our own writing. We will also be using spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, imagining and exploring ideas.

In Maths, we will continue to secure our knowledge of calculation using the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division by recapping each of the methods. We will also begin to develop our knowledge of geometry by learning how to draw and translate shapes in co-ordinate planes and by also comparing and classifying shapes based on their properties to find missing angles.

Within Science, we will be exploring the question ‘How can you light up your life?’ Throughout this unit, we will learn about the key concepts of light, dark and sound. We will investigate a number of subsidiary questions such as ‘How can you set up an experiment to show that light travels in straight lines?’ and ‘How can you use mirrors to see around blind corners?’ In finding these answers, by the end of this unit of work, we will be able to explain key scientific elements such as how light travels and also how the human eye sees objects.

In Topic, our learning will stem from our main question ‘How did World War 2 impact on the lives of different people’ Within this unit we will be learning about who were the most influential figures in World War 2,  what places were most affected by the war and also why did the Jewish people get treated so badly? In doing so, we will use a range of evidence from different sources to produce information texts and biographies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

                                                                

2018-2019

 

Summer 2

Topic Point Entry

This term, Year 5 children will be learning all about Ancient Egypt. To inspire the children, they researched the wonders of the Pyramids. Using an artists work as inspiration, they then created their own piece depicting the Pyramids at sunset expressing emotion in their artwork. Children thoroughly enjoyed using a variety of media and hope to use these in the near future for another art project!

 

Summer 1

Topic Exit Point

This term the children learnt all about the USA. As an end to this topic, the children researched different Native American head dresses, looked at materials used and designed their own to a brief. Once the children had their completed designs, they made them and then evaluated them against the original product specification.

 

Residential

This term, each class visited the Castleshaw centre for a two day residential trip. The children enjoyed a variety of outdoor activities including rock climbing, tunneling, canoeing and orienteering. In the evening, children enjoyed a movie night with popcorn, but not before making their beds! The visit to Castleshaw was enjoyed by all!

 

Freddie Fit

The children enjoyed participating in a fitness experience led by Freddie Fit. This term, the children enjoyed participating in circuit training developing their strength and fitness. During this, the children discussed the impact of exercise, particularly circuit training, on their bodies.

 

Spring 2

 

Topic Point Entry

This term the children will be learning all about the USA. For our topic entry point the children researched famous bridges in the USA along with different types of bridges. Using this knowledge, the children have designed, made prototypes and created their bridges. This was a great a project and the children thoroughly enjoyed making their own, especially when testing if they could hold the weight of toy car!

 

Prison Me, No Way!

Children in Year 5 participated in a day of workshops provided by a visit from the organisation Prison Me, No Way! The charity organised workshops for all the children to participate in, which aimed to highlight the consequences of chosen actions and to encourage the children to make the correct choices. All the children thoroughly enjoyed this day and enjoyed spending time with prison officers who provided a lot of information. Children even had the opportunity to see a replica of a real prison cell!

 

Spring 1

 

Topic entry point

This term the children have engaged in an exciting topic entry point researching different biomes. The children in Year 5 used the school laptops to research different facts and information about their chosen biome. They then used a shoebox to create a shoe box biome! The children thoroughly enjoyed using a variety of materials, such as paint, sand, tissue paper and natural materials from the playground, to create their biomes.

 

Freddie Fit

The children enjoyed participating in a fitness experience led by Freddie Fit. This term, the children enjoyed participating in circuit training developing their strength and fitness. During this, the children discussed the impact of exercise, particularly circuit training, on their bodies.

 

Printing

As a part of Year 5's topic work this term, the children have been learning all about different biomes in the world, including rainforests. The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about rainforests, including what animals and plants live there. In Week 4, the children explored all the different plants they might find in a rainforest. Developing on from this, Year 5 children then used printing tiles and paint to create their own print of a rainforest plant, leaf or flower that they desgined themselves. This lesson was enjoyed by all and the children are really proud of their work!

 

Survival Guides 

Developing their knowledge of biomes further, this week, the children have been using the knowledge they have developed this term to create survival guides for a chosen biome. To create these survival guides, the children have used a variety of Computing techniques including inserting photos, inserting text boxes and creating interesting word art.