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Queenswell Junior School

Year 5

achieve your goals be resilient and try your best

 

The teachers this year will be Mr Byrne 5MB, Miss Poncia 5VP and Mrs Verta 5AV. The other adults to help you are Mrs Achilleos, Ms Calliste, Miss Dunphy, Mrs Fidanboylu, Miss Lacey and Miss Lucas.

 

Homework

 

Times Table Rockstars
Reading 20+ minutes daily

Spellings, these will be given out on a Friday and they should be handed back in the following Wednesday.

 

Challenge Homework

 

5AV

  1. Write a fact file about Wimbledon or a famous tennis player

  2. Sketch / design your own trophy

 

5MB

  1. Create a map of the world showing the areas or species most affected by climate change.

  2. Create a fact-file on a country which experiences the effects of climate change.

  3. Make a digital presentation about climate change.

 

5VP

  1. Create a fact file for the Victorians.

  2. Design your own Victorian clothing.

  3. Investigate your area identifying what was there in the Victorian age.

 

 

English

 

Autumn Term 1

 

 

This half term we will be reading and discussing a range of fiction, poetry and non-fiction to better understand the Romans and their culture. We will be reading Roman myths and legends to increase the children’s familiarity with a range of texts and learn about the origin of some of their beliefs. Eventually, we will create our own simple settings, characters and basic narratives to write our own myths. In addition, we will learn about the Roman roads and track where they started from and how they were created. Children will continue to develop their reading skills through Guided Reading lessons and BIG READ comprehension lessons. Children will also have time for ‘reading for pleasure’ in the class book corner.

 

Autumn Term 2

 

We will be reading ‘Earthquake Terror’ by Peg Kehret. After twelve-year-old Jonathan Palmer’s mother breaks her ankle on a family camping trip, Jonathan and his partially paralyzed younger sister, Abby, are left alone on a deserted island off of northern California. Then a devastating earthquake hits, and suddenly, Jonathan and Abby are fighting for their lives. The text will give the children an insight into the effects of earthquakes on a habitat and it’s inhabitants. We will learn how to write with clear paragraph structure, openers/conjunctions to include evidence from the text and empathize with Jonathan. In addition, we will write newspaper articles to warn others of the devastation caused on Magpie Island, write informative leaflets to teach children how to protect themselves from earthquakes in schools and poems using figurative language.

 

Spring Term 1

 

We will be finding all about the Mesoamerican civilisations that flourished until the 16th century. We will focus primarily on the Maya and look at the other peoples that lived in the area at different times throughout history. This will give us plenty of inspiration to write information texts and our own stories using what we find out as a stimulus. We will learn how to present information in a text and develop oral presentation skills.

 

Spring Term 2

Power of Reading

 

5AV

 

SKELLIG

‘Suspense, action and mystery surround an old derelict garage, unused for years, however the story begins to unfold, giving a gripping eerie insight to the truth about who and what lies in the garage’

The children are given an opportunity to read write and discuss the story as well as the film. They will be writing diary entries, discussing characters in depth and writing their own fantasy stories.

 

5MB

 

The London Eye Mystery

In 5MB we have been reading The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd. Whilst exploring this fascinating mystery, we have been learning about how characters are presented in texts, and have used drama to engage with the story. We will write newspaper stories to further explore the book as well as write our own mysteries. In geography we have found out about different parts of London and how the River Thames, which forms part of the setting of the story, has been central to the city's development.  We will also learn about other cities with similar attractions around the world, and how they continue to entertain the people who visit and live in those places.  

 

5VP

 

There's a boy in the girls bathroom

5VP will be learning about the world of Bradley Chalkers, a boy who everyone hates.  But is there more to him than meets the eye?  We will be using drama and role play to draw inferences about characters' feelings, thoughts and motives.  The children will be exploring dilemmas, emphasising with characters and writing diary entries.  They will be writing letters using emotive language and writing their own stories based on the story. 

 

Summer Term 1

Power of Reading (II)

 

5AV

 

Henry Viii/Six Wives/The Tudors

In this topic we will be finding out the Tudors way of life, Henry VIII and his six wives

Creating fact files

Newspaper articles

Information text

Helping the children to explore and compare life how it was in Tudor times.

 

5MB

 

London Eye Mystery

5MB will be continuing their journey with the London Eye Mystery. This term we will be writing newspaper reports based on the events in the story.  We wil be using our writing skills such as writing embebbed clauses and including a range of relative pronouns.  We will also continue to build on our spelling strategies and year 5 spelling lists. 

 

5VP

 

Varmints

“There was once only the sound of bees and the wind in the wiry grass, the low murmuring of moles in the cool dark earth”   5VP will be looking at the book Varmints for this learning journey.  The children will be using this picture book to empathise with characters and explore different dilemmas, explore through role paly and writing the different issues that the book investigates.   We will also be using the book theme of sustainability to look at the current issues regarding Climate Change.  The children will be debated and writing their own arguments for this topic.

 

Summer Term 2

5AV

 

Wimbledon

This half term our learning Journey is ‘Game set and Match’, the children will be learning all about Wimbledon.  We will be looking at the game its part and present. The children will also be writing biographies about famous tennis players.  We will also be looking at the topic of equality.

 

5MB

 

Our Planet

This term 5MB will be learning about our planet, and the global environmental issues we face. We will be writing stories inspired by what we learn and develop our persuasive writing skills though understanding and debating the issues at hand. We will be reading the book Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick, which follows the lives of children as they try to survive in a devastated world.

 

5VP

Victorians

The children in 5VP this term will be looking at the Victorians, we will be looking the children will be using this topic to write newspaper reports, they will be comparing and contrasting how live has changed since then.  The children will also be looking at several famous Victorian such as Queen Victoria and writing their own biographies

 

 

Maths

 

Autumn Term 1

This half term, our Maths focus will be on place value and number specifically addition and subtraction. We will be following the White Rose maths scheme. This will include reading, writing, adding and subtracting tens, hundreds and thousands from numbers up to one-million and rounding numbers. Mental addition by counting on and back, using column addition and subtraction using numbers up to 1,000,000. We will introduce new vocabulary and solve problems using a range of concrete pictorial and abstract methods.

 

Autumn Term 2

This half term, our Maths focus will be on number (multiplication and division) and statistics. We will be using the White Rose maths scheme to help the help find multiplies and common multiples, finding prime, square and cube numbers. Multiplying and dividing whole numbers by 10,100 and 1,000, using column multiplication for 4 digit number by up to 2 digits. As well as using short division of 4 digit numbers by 1 digit number. We will also introduce how to solve multistep worded questions involving a combination of operations. The children will also learn how to read and interpret data is different formats and how to solve problems using this data.

 

Spring Term 1

We will be learning about division and how this relates to fractions. In maths we will work with fractions to add and subtract, and find fractions of quantities which we can relate to everyday life. Times tables will continue to be covered as this relates closely to fractions.

 

Spring Term 2

Year 5 will be focusing on decimals and percentages.  We will also be looking at the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages. Across year 5 all three classes will continue to cover times tables and we will be introducing an arithmetic lesson once a week.

 

Summer Term 1

Year 5 this half term will be focusing on decimals and geometry.  The children will be adding and subtracting decimals, we will then be moving onto geometry.  They topics we will look at are Angles, Shapes and position of direction.  The children will be recognising categories of angles, comparing angle and measuring and drawing them.  We will then look at the different properties of rectangles, quadrilaterals and polygons.  Finally the children will look at recognising 3D shapes and understand translations and reflecting X & Y.  All three classes will continue with times tables and arithmetic lessons once a week.

 

Summer Term 2

This half term the children will be continuing to develop their skills in geometry.  They will then move onto measuring and converting units, looking at prime numbers. We will then focus towards the end of the term on perimeter and area and measuring volume.

 

 

Science

Autumn Term 1

 

Our topic this term is ‘Earth and Space’. We will begin by learning how to describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system. We will learn about the Sun and Earth and be able to describe the phases and movement of the Moon. We will go on to use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.

 

Autumn Term 2

 

In science we will learn about materials and their properties. We will perform exciting experiments to find out how new substances can be formed, and test the properties of different materials. In addition, we will dissolve, mix and heat various materials and substances to show their change of state and whether they can be reversed. By the end of the term, children should be able to describe various properties based on properties such as: hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity and their response to magnets.

 

Spring Term 1

 

In this half term we will be learning about the human body. We will look closely at the digestive and circulatory system. This will involve investigations into how exercise effects our heart rate, how we can stay healthy in our everyday lives, and the impact of diet and lifestyle on our health. We will also look at the ways in which nutrients and water are transported in plants and animals.

 

Spring Term 2

 

In this half term we will be learning about electricity.  The children will learn about the brightness of a lamp and the voltage of cells used in the circuit.  They will be comparing and giving reasons for variations in how components function in a circuit.  As well as, recognised symbols and how to represent a simple circuit in a diagram.

 

Summer Term 1

 

This half term year 5 will be looking at light.  The children will be exploring how light travels and how light reflects.  They will be looking at how the human eye sees light and looking at how shadows are made.

 

Summer Term 2

 

This half term the year 5 children will be revising and consolidating their learning from this year.  The topics that we have covered are: Electricity, Animals, including humans, Light, Earth and Space and Forces.

 

Humanities

 

Autumn Term 1

Year 5 will be learning about the different periods of Roman rule, where the children will be looking at how people evolved through the ages, using timelines to place events in chronological order and research how life changed over time.  Additionally, the children will be using mapping skills to locate where people settled during the Roman period.

 

Autumn Term 2

This term year 5 will ing about earthquakes, the children will be using their mapping skills to locate where in the world earthquakes happen.  They be learnwill also be looking the physical geography of famous volcanoes like Mount Vesuvius and what makes a volcano erupt.

 

Spring Term 1

During the Spring half term, the children will be looking at the period of history related to the Maya.  They will look at how how the Maya lived and how they ruled their society, the children will also be using their mapping skills to located the different Maya towns.   

 

Spring Term 2

During International week each class will be studying a different country around the world; the location, traditions and famous landmarks and people.

 

Summer Term 1

This half term in our humanities lessons we will be developing our map skills and exploring different journeys worldwide.  5AV will be looking at the Tudors and how they lived. 5MB will be looking at London and how the city has changed over time.  5VP will be looking at the issue of sustainability.

 

Summer Term 2

This half term the children from 5AV will be looking at the history of Wimbledon and looking at the local geography of the area.  5MB will be looking that current issue of plastic waste and looking in to how the effects the physical geography of the world. 5VP will be looking the Victorians and how their inventions, policy and moved have had an effect on how we live today.

 

 

Spanish

 

Autumn Term 1

Year 5 will begin by revisiting the core vocabulary of the Spanish language, specifically colours, numbers, days of the week and months. We will go through the grammatical and phonetic differences to the English language and some of their own. In addition, we will learn how to introduce ourselves, ask how old someone is and respond appropriately.

 

Autumn Term 2

Year 5 will go through the grammatical and phonetic differences to the English language and some of their own. In addition, we will learn how to introduce ourselves, ask how old someone is and respond appropriately. Afterwards, we will introduce ways to describe a volcano and sentence structure.

 

Spring Term 1

In Spanish this term year 5 will cover these following topics: Desayuno en el cafe (breakfast in the cafe) Mi clase (my class).

 

Spring Term 2

This term the children will be learning how to the say what the date is: Que fecha es Hay?.

 

Summer Term 1

Year 5 will be looking at the topics of the weather and clothes: Que tiempo hace? La ropa.

 

Summer Term 2

This half term the children will be learning about my house ‘Mi Casa’.

 

 

Computing

 

Autumn Term 1

Children will review and sign a whole class copy of the Queenswell Junior online safety rules. They will also be reminded about how to behave responsibly and respectfully online and the importance of keeping their passwords private. In Coding they will develop an understanding of the relationship between values used in code and the action of the object they relate to. They will explore setting values in code to program the speed, heading and angle of an object.

 

Autumn Term 2

IPad digital project based on Volcanoes – LJ. Pupils will create a “Book Creator” e-book about volcanoes.

Online Safety – Anti Cyberbullying Week Beginning Mon 19th Nov. Pupils will learn about the power of online positivity.

 

Spring Term 1

Coding Unit 5b Random numbers and simulations

In this coding unit pupils will consolidate their understanding of variables and how they can be used in code.  They will learn how computers can generate random numbers and how these can be used in simulations.  They will learn that the value of a variable can be programmed to generate randomly and change in response to an event or at set time intervals.

 

Our online safety focus for the first half of the Spring Term 2019 is Be Internet Secure: Protect Your Stuff. Children will learn how to build strong passwords for their important accounts using at least eight characters, a combination of letters (upper and lower case), numbers and symbols, e.g. L3tspl@y

We will also be celebrating Safer Internet Day 2019 on Tuesday 5th February.  The theme is: Together for a better internet. During computing lessons over the week of 4/2/19 - 7/2/19 children will focus on Understanding consent in a digital world.

 

Spring Term 2

This half term the children will be using the computing time to look at BLP and philosophy. 

 

Summer Term 1

This half term the children will be creating a Google Slides, which is an online presentation app that allows you to show off your work in a visual way.  They will learn how to create and name a new Google Slide as well as change the background colour or set a theme for their slide.  They will learn how to add online images, hyperlinks, transitions and animations.

 

Additionally, the children will learn that online content isn't always honest or reliable and is sometimes even deliberately designed to steal personal information.  Children will work on how to stay safe online by spotting clues that something may be suspicious, misleading or a scam.

 

Summer Term 2

This half term the children will be introduced to Google Sheets, which is a web-based spreadsheet program. They will learn how to set up a Google Sheet, learn how to use the correct formula to carry out a calculation and solve numerical problems using a sheet.

 

Online safety

Be Internet Brave: When in Doubt, Discuss.  This unit reinforces to the children that when they come across something confusing, tricky or inappropriate online they need to talk to a trusted adult about it even it is a difficult or embarrassing topic.

 

 

Music

 

Autumn Term 1

This half term the children will be identifying call and response in music. Using their knowledge from their class learning journey on the Romans, the children will be developing different phrases about the romans to assist them with this topic. Using a wide range of musical techniques they will created different styles and ways of playing call and response using tuned and untuned percussion.

 

Autumn Term 2

This half term the children will be learning songs about earthquakes and volcano's linking with their learning journey. They will also been learning pentatonic scales and the formulas used to create them. (I II III V VI). The children of year 5 shall use their knowledge on pentatonic scales to create various catchy and bluesy melodies in their music groups.

 

Spring Term 1

This half term in music the children will be learning about blues music. The children will also learn how to play the 12 bar blues using prior knowledge of triad chords (I III V). The children will also be creating rhythm variations to accompany the 12 bar blues structure. They will also be learning a Mayan song to link with year 5 class learning journey.

 

Spring Term 2

This half term the children will be learning how to play broken triad chords and use various musical techniques to use them in their compositions. The children will also be using intervals and exploring how we can create gaps and breathing space in music. The children will be using tuned percussion for this topic and the octave to create broken triads, accented notes and intervals.

 

Summer Term 1

This half term the children of year 5 will be learning about cycling patterns in music. They will be using prior knowledge of ostinato's and various music techniques to create and master different styles of cycling patterns such as: Rhythmic, Harmonic & Melodic. During this topic the children will also be creating different textures and layers of instruments in their pieces to show an advance knowledge of changing dynamics in their music.

 

Summer Term 2

This half term the children will be working on composing and creating instrumental pieces of music. The children will be exploring and using prior knowledge of musical techniques to help them with this topic. The musical techniques which the children will be using to assist them in this topic vary from: Accented notes, triad chords & broken triads, use of harmony, accompaniment, intervals, melodic patters, ostinati, texture (layers), crescendos & decrescendos, root notes, variation of dynamics, tempo and use of the octave.

 

 

RE

 

Autumn Term

The children will be looking at Buddhism. They will be developing their knowledge of religious leader of the world.   Understanding the position in the local community of religious leaders and other members of the community.  Also being able to identify women and men from a variety of cultures and times who are regarded as inspirational by people today.

 

Spring Term

This term Year 5 will be learning about inspirational people, they will learn why certain people are inspirational and look at a range of inspirational people from Moses to Martin Luther King.  We will also compare and contrast these people’s lives.

 

Summer Term 1

This term Year 5 will be looking at Christianity.  We will be identifying and understanding the responses of religions and beliefs to global issues.  Also we will be identifying and explaining the similarities and differences within and between religions in their responses. 

 

Summer Term 2

This half term year 5 will be looking at charities.  The children will be describing the work of two religious charities involved in global poverty issues, making links between the beliefs and teachings of Islam and Christianity.  They will be exploring the issues of justice, fairness and poverty, we will also have a visit from Christian Aid.

 

 

PSHCE

 

Autumn Term

Wellbeing, Healthy lifestyles 
Children will learn about how their own lifestyle contributes to health, what is meant by the term ‘habit’ and why, habits can be hard to change, about taking care of their body, understanding that they have autonomy
and the right to protect their body from inappropriate and unwanted contact.

 

Emotional Health
Children will learn more about a range of issues that can affect families, about change, including transitions loss, separation, divorce and bereavement, how to manage requests for images of themselves or others and what is and is not appropriate to ask for or share.

 

Values
Children will learn that differences and similarities between people arise from a number of factors, including family, cultural, ethnic, racial and religious diversity, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability and about images and stereotypes.  Additionally, children will learn about about saving and spending.

 

Spring Term

Gender differences, puberty and drug education
Children will learn about development from birth and specific body parts, which, why and how, commonly available substances and drugs (including alcohol and tobacco) could damage their immediate and future health and safety, that some are legal, some are restricted and some are illegal to own, use and supply to others, about alcohol, attitudes to drugs and making safe decisions in situations involving drugs.

 

Anti-bullying
Children will learn about how to deal with bullies and use role-play or other to demonstrate techniques they have learnt.

 

Citizenship / British Values – democracy and government
Children will learn about how local democracy works and about the lives of people living in other places, and people with different values and customs.

 

Summer Term

Sex Relationship Education
Children will learn about human reproduction.  They will also learn how to set goals and targets for
themselves, that everyone has human rights, all peoples, all societies and that children have their own special rights set out in the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child and that these universal rights are there.

 

Being left out
Children will learn how it feels to be excluded or discriminated against, the responsible use of mobile phones:
safe keeping and who to talk to if they feel uncomfortable or concerned by requests for personal images, or images of others.


Values- diversity
Children will learn about issues facing refugees, particularly in their local community, how they can work together to bring about change and work collaboratively.

 

 

PE

 

Autumn Term 1

This half term indoor PE will be focusing on gymnastics.  The children will be performing actions, shapes and balances.  They will be using their skills to accurately repeat longer sequences with more difficult actions.  In out door PE we are focusing on invasion Games Netball / Basketball, the children will be using a variety of dodges and passes to keep the ball.  Learning how to mark and defend and to recognise parts of their teams performance that can be improved.

 

Autumn Term 2

This half term in door PE will be focusing on Dance. The children will be exploring and improvising their own materials to create new motifs.  They will also be looking at how to independently stretch and tone their bodies. In out door PE the children will be focusing on Invasion Games Football / Hockey.  They will be looking at the difference between attacking skills and defending skills.  Switching between being and thinking like an attacker and a defender.  As well as looking at different tactics they could use during a game.  

 

Spring Term 1

This term indoor PE will be focusing on dance, we will be composing, developing and adapting motifs to make dance phrases.  The children will also be using different dance terminology to identify and describe different styles. Out door PE will focus on different teamwork skills and to use these to play different games. We will also be teaching the children the importance of planning and thinking as they play different games.

 

Spring Term 2

This term indoor PE will be focusing on gymnastics (Bridges).  The children will be performing combinations of actions and agilities that show clear differences between levels, speeds and directions.  The will be identify which aspects are performed consistently, accurately, fluently and clearly and suggest improvements.  For Out door PE the children will be focusing on Athletics.  They will maintain a speed over a long duration of time or distance, creating a three stride pattern over a hurdle, throwing with greater control and accuracy, developing a range of throwing techniques and timing their runs.

 

Summer Term 1

This term indoor PE will be focusing on gymnastics (Matching and Mirroring).  The children will be adapting sequences to include partners and small groups. For Out door PE the children will be focusing on Net Games.  The children will be directing balls towards an opponent’s court or target.  Showing good backswing and following through and feet positing.  Also being able to position themselves well and spot the spaces in the opponent’s court.  

 

Summer Term 2

For indoor PE this half term the children will be focusing on dance, they will be developing their technique and composition and performing specific skills and movement patterns for different dance styles. In outdoor PE we will be looking at striking and fielding games.  The children will be developing their batting, throwing and catching skills. They will be looking at rules for different games and developing their team playing skills.

 

 

Art and Design Technology

 

Autumn Term 1

The Romans were known for taking ideas and adapting them to suit their elegant lifestyles. In Art and DT we will design and create mosaic tiles with Roman inspired details, learn how to make intricate Celtic knots and carve Roman designs into necklace pendants.

 

Autumn Term 2

This term we will blend and layer paint in variety of ways in order to create texture, bake cupcakes with layers to replicate a volcano and design/create our own volcanoes using plaster of paris. This term Year 5 will also focus on Alberto Giacometti, a famous sculptor.

 

Spring Term 1

We will be designing and creating our own Mayan glyph tiles using clay and the kinds of materials available at the time of the Maya. We will also make Mayan head dresses using Mayan detail and designs and feathers for decoration. It was believed that the head dress denoted the status of Mayans i.e the higher the head dress the more noble the Mayan.

 

Spring Term 2

5AV

DT

Children will create a garage to replicate that of where Michael had found Skellig. Using mainly recycled materials.

Art

Using different resources, charcoal, pastels and chalk, children created their own version of how they portrayed Skellig and also, creating their own modern day Angel.

 

5MB

DT

The children will be creating moving models, based on our science unit.

Art

We shall be creating cityscapes in monochrome using sketching pencils. 

 

5VP

The children looked at the art movement of Pop Art, they learnt about Andy Warhol and why he has been so influential.  They also created their own Pop Art pieces inspired by our book. 

 

Summer Term 1

5AV

DT

We will be creating a Tudor Rose from clay and building a Tudor village.

Art

In art the children will be studying different types of Tudor art and comparing and contrasting them.

 

5MB

DT

The children will be creating moving models, based on our science unit.

Art

We shall be creating cityscapes using a range of mediums.

 

5VP

DT

The children will be designing, making and evaluating their own Eco-homes.  We shall be looking at different eco-homes and what makes a good design. 

Art

The children will be using different mediums to create and draw their own Varmints, as well as, designing their own front covers for the book.

 

Summer Term 2

5AV

DT

The children will be design, making and evaluating their own futuristic tennis court.

Art

We will be looking at the topic of portraits this half term, the children will use their existing sketching skills to draw portraits of famous tennis players.  We will also use different mediums to draw the portraits over the half term.

 

5MB

In Design and Technology we will investigate solutions to environmental problems and look at how technology is used in parts of the world that are most affected by climate change.

 

5VP

DT

The children will be recreating a Victorian invention.

Art

The children will be studying William Morris.  We will be looking at the some of his famous pieces of work and then designing our own pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

  

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