Year 5

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Welcome to Year 5

Spring Term 2 2020

We are continuing with our topic, Space: Earth and Beyond. We are going to find out more about constellations as well as learn about the space race and the history behind the first man landing on the moon.

English

In English we are continuing with our class text Cosmic and will be using this to help us write an adventure story. During the second half of this half term we are going to read Hidden Figures and think about the forgotten heroes of NASA. We are then going to write a biography about an influential figure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mental Health and Well Being

In DT we will designing, marketing and making our own healthy loaves of bread. We will use our computer skills to create our own brand and advert.

 

 

 

 

 

In PE we will be developing our leadership skills. In outdoor PE we will be returning to netball to develop our passing and defending skills. Don’t forget PE kit, no jewellery and long hair to be tied up on PE days.

 

 

 

Maths

In maths we are going to continue with fractions. We are moving on to multiplying fractions. Then we are going to look at decimals and the relationship between decimals and fractions. This will lead us on to looking at percentages.

Please remember to keep practising those  times tables.

Communication and Language

In French we are learning the days of the week. We are also practising giving directions. Ask us how to find a shop on the high street and we can answer you in French!

 

 

 

The World

Geography, we will be comparing the climate of the Gobi Desert with that of Bootle (places the characters have visited in our book, Cosmic).

We are going to look at the Space Race in history. We will compare how the views of the different nations vary. We will also look at the use of animals and would we send them into space today?

 

 

Homework

This will continue to be sent home on a Thursday and should be returned on Tuesday. Please support your child to complete their homework.

PE

Please help your child to remember to bring the correct kit to school on the following days:

Maria’s Class
Indoor PE – Fridays, Outdoor PE – Tuesdays

Jo’s Class
Indoor PE – Wednesdays, Outdoor PE – Fridays

Sarah’s Class
Indoor PE – Fridays, Outdoor PE – Wednesdays

For indoor PE, we will be doing leadership.  All classes will be doing netball for outdoor PE.

KIT REQUIRED:  Indoor PE – shorts or leggings, T-shirt.  Outdoor PE – jogging bottoms, T-shirt, long-sleeved top (in colder weather), trainers or plimsolls.

As the children are not allowed to wear jewellery during PE, we would ask that they do not wear jewellery to school on those days. Please ensure all long hair is tied back for health and safety reasons. We will assume that the children are able to join in PE activities unless we have a letter to the contrary.

Links to web sites to support your learning at home:

Spelling City

Grammar

Maths

Tables

Mad for Maths

Science

BUG CLUB

Please click on the link below to access The Bug Club website.

BUG CLUB LINK

This is the online reading scheme which allows your child access to hundreds of books at the click of a button. Your child can read them with you or when older & more confident, independently. Each book contains comprehension questions to boost reading skills. Points collected for completing the questions correctly can be used to play games. All of the books can be read to your child by the computer too.

Logins & passwords are held by your child’s teacher and have been sent home in a letter. Please encourage your child to access the website as often as possible.

Maria, Jo and Sarah

Spring Term 1 2020

Welcome back!  We hope you had a lovely Christmas holiday and are ready for all the new learning in the Spring Term.  Our topic for this half term is Space: The Final Frontier.  We will be exploring day and night, how shadows change, and how ideas about our solar system have developed over time. What do you know about space?  Perhaps you could come into school with some facts you can share with the class!

Our class text is Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce.  This humorous adventure is seen through the eyes of twelve year old Liam Digby, a ‘gifted and talented’ child whose physical appearance ages him beyond his years. Follow Liam and his friend Florida Kirby on this humorous, action packed adventure exploring the ups and downs of being a parent and the consequences of a ‘little white lie’. We will be writing non-chronological reports about space and our own sci-fi stories.

In Science we will be learning to understand and describe how the Earth, the moon and the other planets move relative to the Sun in our solar system. We will think about how day and night occur and how the sun appears to move across the sky. (Does it really? Can you find out?)

In art, we will be studying the American graphic artist Peter Thorpe. Take a look at his rocket paintings here .

We will be perfecting our multiplication and division skills in Maths, and exploring different methods for these operations. We will then apply this learning in area, perimeter, fractions, decimals and percentages.

Our Geography learning will be looking at weather and climate zones, including comparing our home town of London with the Gobi Desert (linked with English – Cosmic) time zones (linked with science – Earth and Space).

In PE we are continuing with hockey sessions during outdoor PE. In indoor PE we are going to begin multi-skills.

Our RE learning will be about understanding Buddhist worship and beliefs.

In Computing we will be game developers.  We will think about how to make our game appealing to users. We will design different levels and a scoring system. We will be challenged to debug any issues that may arise in our game.

Et enfin…

In French this term we will be learning to talk about our likes and dislikes, clothing, modes of transport and numbers up to 31.

J’aime découvrir de nouvelles choses!

PE

Please help your child to remember to bring the correct kit to school on the following days:

Maria’s Class
Indoor PE – Fridays, Outdoor PE – Mondays

Jo’s Class
Indoor PE – Wednesdays, Outdoor PE – Fridays

Sarah’s Class
Indoor PE – Fridays, Outdoor PE – Wednesdays

For indoor PE, we will be doing leadership.  All classes will be doing hockey for outdoor PE.

KIT REQUIRED:  Indoor PE – shorts or leggings, T-shirt.  Outdoor PE – jogging bottoms, T-shirt, long-sleeved top (in colder weather), trainers or plimsolls.

As the children are not allowed to wear jewellery during PE, we would ask that they do not wear jewellery to school on those days. Please ensure all long hair is tied back for health and safety reasons. We will assume that the children are able to join in PE activities unless we have a letter to the contrary.

Homework

Your child should be completing their homework each week. It is sent out either on Thursday or Friday, and should be returned by the following Tuesday. This work is planned to secure and develop your child’s knowledge and understanding, and is therefore extremely important.

Links to web sites to support your learning at home:

Spelling City

Grammar

Maths

Tables

Mad for Maths

Science

BUG CLUB

Please click on the link below to access The Bug Club website.

BUG CLUB LINK

This is the online reading scheme which allows your child access to hundreds of books at the click of a button. Your child can read them with you or when older & more confident, independently. Each book contains comprehension questions to boost reading skills. Points collected for completing the questions correctly can be used to play games. All of the books can be read to your child by the computer too.

Logins & passwords are held by your child’s teacher and have been sent home in a letter. Please encourage your child to access the website as often as possible.

Maria, Jo and Sarah

Autumn Term 2 2019

Welcome back!  We hope you are ready for the rest of the autumn term!  We have an exciting half term with lots of learning! Our topic for this half term is Arabian Nights.  We will be exploring Early Islam civilisation and examining how and why it developed into such a major world power.

 

What do you know about Islam?  Perhaps you could come into school with some facts you can share with the class!

Our class text is Arabian Nights by Wafa Tarnowska.  The book holds eight stories from A Thousand and One Nights, including Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp.  The book is framed around the stories told by Shahrazade to Shahriyar.

 

 

 

 

 

We will be moving on to statistics, perimeter and area in our maths.  Reasoning and problem solving will help us along our way!

 

 

 

 

Understanding the World

During our topic about Early Islamic civilisation we will be looking at the building of Baghdad and the important developments made during this time. What did they develop that we still use today? We will be testing our geographical, map reading skills when we follow the route of the Silk Road and think about why this was such an important trade route.

 

In Science we will be looking at states of matter. We will be considering the difference between a mixture and a solution. We will be looking at reversible and irreversible changes that can be made to materials.

 

 

Expressive Art and Design

 

In art, we will be exploring Islamic art and the geometric designs which are a common feature.  We will also be using our computing skills to create our designs.

 

 

 

In DT we are going to apply our science knowledge from last half term. We are going to design toys for Christmas which use gears and pulleys.

 

 

 

 

Mental and Physical Wellbeing

 

We are fortunate that this half term we have a professional hockey coach coming in to teach us. Outdoor PE sessions for this will be on a Thursday.

We will continue to develop and improve our gymnastic skills during indoor PE sessions. We will build on what we have already learnt and use our collaboration skills to produce routines.

 

 

Communication and Language

We will be developing our oracy skills with discussions relating to our topic, including answering the question: Which of the early Islamic achievements has the most effect on our lives today?

 

In French we will continue to navigate our way around the French high street as well as practising conversations where we introduce ourselves.

 

 

 

PE

Please help your child to remember to bring the correct kit to school on the following days:

Maria’s Class
Indoor PE – Fridays, Outdoor PE – Thursdays

Jo’s Class
Indoor PE – Wednesdays, Outdoor PE – Thursdays

Sarah’s Class
Indoor PE – Fridays, Outdoor PE – Thursdays

For indoor PE, we will be doing gymnastics. All classes will be doing hockey for outdoor PE.

KIT REQUIRED:  Indoor PE – shorts or leggings, T-shirt.  Outdoor PE – jogging bottoms, T-shirt, long-sleeved top (in colder weather), trainers or plimsolls.

As the children are not allowed to wear jewellery during PE, we would ask that they do not wear jewellery to school on those days. Please ensure all long hair is tied back for health and safety reasons. We will assume that the children are able to join in PE activities unless we have a letter to the contrary.

Homework

Your child should be completing their homework each week. It is sent out either on Thursday or Friday, and should be returned by the following Tuesday. This work is planned to secure and develop your child’s knowledge and understanding, and is therefore extremely important.

Links to web sites to support your learning at home

Don’t forget to continue practicing your times tables on Timestable Rockstars please ask if you need reminding of your log in details.

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/religion/Islam.htm

http://www.spellingcity.com/mrbarberturnham/

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?e=spelling-grammar04

http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage

http://tablestest.com/

http://www.mad4maths.com

 

Autumn Term 1 2019

Welcome to Year 5! We hope you have had a wonderful holiday and are well rested and looking forward to what we are sure will be a fantastic year!  We are beginning with an exciting topic of Crime and Punishment.  This is a focus on a theme of British history to extend children’s knowledge beyond 1066.   We will be learning how crime and punishment has evolved throughout the years.  How do you think crime and punishment might have changed over the centuries?

ENGLISH

Our class text is The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes.  The story tells of the highwayman’s visit to see the beautiful Bess at the old inn, and of the terrible fate they both meet with a mysterious ending.

We will be exploring the powerful language used and the scenes that it evokes.

Perhaps you can find out about highwaymen and where they used to roam.

MATHS

In maths we will be deepening our understanding of place value, looking at number sequences and exploring a range of written and mental methods of calculation.

If you would like to play some fun mathematical games, related to these topics or undertake some investigations then visit these links:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/
http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage

SCIENCE

In science, we will be investigating the forces around us.  We will be taking a very ‘hands on’ approach to science as we explore and learn about forces in the world around us. We will explore gravity, air and water resistance, friction and a range of mechanisms that allow a small force to have a great effect.

 

 

FOUNDATION

In Computing we will be revisiting e-safety and cyber-bullying, looking at how to keep safe on the Internet. We will also be focusing on how to use search engines effectively. We will be designing and building balloon buggies for our Design and Technology project, considering the effects of friction and how energy is transferred. In French Year 5 will be finding out about the shops on the French high street and learning their different names.  We will also be using, asking for, and giving, directions. In RE we will explore Christianity and its history in Britain as well as learning about Jesus’ disciples and friends.

PE

Please help your child to remember to bring the correct kit to school on the following days:

Maria’s Class
Indoor PE – Friday, Outdoor PE – Mondays

Jo’s Class
Indoor PE – Wednesdays, Outdoor PE – Fridays

Sarah’s Class
Indoor PE – Fridays, Outdoor PE – Wednesdays

For indoor PE, we will be doing gymnastics. All classes will be doing netball for outdoor PE.

KIT REQUIRED:  Indoor PE – shorts or leggings, T-shirt.  Outdoor PE – jogging bottoms, T-shirt, long-sleeved top (in colder weather), trainers or plimsolls.

As the children are not allowed to wear jewellery during PE, we would ask that they do not wear jewellery to school on those days. Please ensure all long hair is tied back for health and safety reasons. We will assume that the children are able to join in PE activities unless we have a letter to the contrary.

Maria, Jo and Sarah

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