Welcome to the Year 5 area! The Year 5 teachers this year are Miss Sheehan, Miss Matar and Mr
5JS and 5MB will have their indoor P.E on Tuesday, 5LM will be on Thursday.
5JS and 5MB will have outdoor P.E on Thursday, 5LM will have outdoor P.E on Wednesday.
5LM and 5MB- Children will receive their spelling words on Monday and be tested on them on Friday.
5JS- Children will receive their spelling words on Friday and be tested on the following Thursday.
Times tables challenge
Reading 20+ minutes daily
Challenge Homework ideas – please bring in before the last week of term!
Create a model head dress.
Make a diorama of a Mayan house or artifact.
Make an Aztec carving.
Create a news story about Mayan artifacts that were recently found.
Write a play to compare your school day to a typical Mayan day.
Spring 1 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.
Term 2, Autumn 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.
Autumn 1- 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.
Spring 1 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.
Term 2, Autumn 2 – 5LM and 5JS- Our Maths focus will be on numbers and place value. This will include reading, writing, adding and subtracting tens, hundreds and thousands from numbers up to one-million and rounding numbers. We will use a range of manipulative (including base ten blocks, dice, cuisinaire and unified cubes) and pictorials to ensure the children can show and verbalise addition and subtraction equations. We will increase their understanding of number lines and rounding numbers to estimate the product of an equation.
Autumn 1- Term 1- This term, our Maths focus will be on numbers and place value. This will include reading, writing, adding and subtracting tens, hundreds and thousands from numbers up to one-million and rounding numbers. We will introduce new vocabulary and solve problems involving multiplication and division including using their knowledge of factors and multiples. By focusing on the four operations this term, we will be both revisiting and introducing fractions, negative numbers and percentages.
Srping 1 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.
Term 2, Autumn 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.
Term 1- Autumn 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.
Art and Design Technology
Spring 1 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.
Autumn 2 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.
Autumn 1- 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.
Spring 1 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).
Term 2, Autumn 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.
Autumn 1 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.
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Spring 1 Term 1 – In PE this term we will cover aspects of dance such as composing and developing dance phrases and use these in longer dances. We will also learn how to use appropriate dance technology.
Term 2, Autumn 2 – This term year 5 will be focusing on different styles of dance. They will explore, improvise and choose appropriate materials to create new motifs in a chosen dance style after learning about different genres of dance. To build from last term, children will be able to independently warm up, cool down and explain how each exercise is geared towards a different group of muscles.
Autumn 1 Term 1- This term year 5 will be focusing on balances, turns and travelling on a range of apparatus and beams. We will also explore a range of stretches and warm-up activities before and after every lesson, while ensuring the children understand which muscles they are stretching and why it is important to warm up/cool down.
Spring 1 Term 1 – In outdoor PE this term we will learn to complete challenges with excitement and enjoyment alongside using teamwork skills in a variety of different challenges.
Term 2, Autumn 2 – Through football, hockey and a range of activities, the children will practice and enhance their skills defending and scoring against their opposition. They will learn the difference between attacking and defending skills and know when they will need to use them in a game. They will learn how to think about their position and how they can best help out their team.
Autumn 1 Term 1- basketball and range of activities, the children will practice and enhance their skills defending and scoring against their opposition.
Spring 1 Term 1 – In computing this term y5 are learning how to create spreadsheets and use formulas to work out simple problems.
Term 2, Autumn 2 – This term, Year 5 will be creating their own Ipad Digital Project to reflect what they are learning about Pompeii. In addition, they will have a week devoted to anti-cyber bullying.
Autumn 1 Term 1- This term will begin with a review of the our school’s Online Safety Policy and then building their coding skills, including speed, direction and coordinates.
Spring 1 Term 1 – In RE this term y5 will learn about the religious beliefs of the Maya and also continue to learn about other current religious festivals and traditions.
Autumn 1 Term 1- This term, we are exploring the origins and changes of Roman gods and goddesses. We will learn about their temples and traditions to understand the influence of religion on their daily lives.