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.
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.
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.
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.