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Welcome to Year 5

Summer Term 2017

Rivers

Our topic for this half term will be Rivers, which we will explore through English, Science, DT and Geography.

In English we will be using the river as a starting point to write our own poetry.  We will be exploring figurative language techniques such as metaphor, simile, personification, alliteration.  We will be writing concrete (shape) and personification poetry in response to our learning.   Later in the half term we will be exploring features of autobiographies and then writing our own.

In Geography we will look at the physical features of rivers, how they are formed and briefly revisit the water cycle.  We will also be investigating how rivers are used and the varied effects this has on the surrounding areas.  We will be looking at the causes and impact of floods on land and people (links with DT).  We will also be investigating animals that live in rivers and their life cycles (links with Science).

In Science, we will be studying animal life cycles and different types of reproduction.  This will include first hand observation of the life cycle of chicks that we are hatching in our classroom.  We will be using an ipad app called ‘ihatch’  to monitor the progress of our chicks as they hatch! We will also be comparing the life cycle of mammals, amphibians, insects and birds. We will be researching the work of animal behaviourists such as David Attenborough and Jane Goodall.

We are excited about our visit to Creekside Discovery Centre where we will be undertaking a low tide river walk to investigate the Creek as a habitat and to observe human and physical features in and around the river.

In DT we will be designing and building a flood resistant home.  In preparation for this we will look at why flood resistant homes are needed (Geography links), testing the suitability of materials and structures for homes.  We will test the flood resistance of our models and present our findings.

Our PSHE this half term is Living in the Modern World.  We will be taking an interest in our local community and developing a wider sense of social responsibility.  We will also be exploring E-safety and exploring the issues surrounding copyright and acknowledging sources.

In PE we will be doing Athletics. Developing and practising our running, throwing and jumping skills. We will also be devising and performing dances that reflect the journey of a river. We will be using a range of movement patterns to create a performance that the children will improve on through evaluation, reflection and coaching.

We are learning about Sikhism in our RE sessions. Computing will see us becoming cryptologists and learning how to crack codes, create our own and develop our understanding of how encryption works on the web.   In French, we will be learning about food items, the similarities and differences between French and English eating habits, how to use connectives and then applying our learning in role play situations.

Links to websites to support your learning at home

A website to help with poetry activities:

http://hubpages.com/education/k12interactivepoetry

Tips for improving your vocabulary:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/writing/vocabulary/read/1/

General maths games on multiplication, division, fractions and more:

http://www.coolmath-games.com/1-number-games

or explore this list of sites

http://www.mathgametime.com/blog/2012/08/top-math-game-websites-for-kids/

For a maths challenge: 

http://nrich.maths.org/primary-upper

For extending your French learning:

https://www.duolingo.com/

Information about rivers:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zqdwxnb/resources/1

Information about animal life cycles:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/z4vv4wx/resources/1

Reading in KS2

Struggling to find a book that you love?  Have a look through these list of book recommendations, which contain extracts, a note from the author and even reviews from children just like you.

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS MORE BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

Bug Club

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

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.

If you have any problems with access at home, there is a trouble shooting guide held by Jennie on the school Reception desk.

BUG CLUB

 

Spring Term 2017

Happy New Year!  Welcome back to Kilmorie.

Our topic for this term in North America.  This is a geography focus, which will explore the different countries of North America.  We will be learning about the different cultures and comparing a place in the UK with a North American region. Try to find 3 interesting facts about North America and share them with your class.

 

 

Our class text is The Midnight Fox by Betsy Byars.  It tells the compelling story of Tom, a boy who is sent, very reluctantly, to stay with his aunt and uncle on their farm.  His sense of wonder at the beauty of nature grows when he sees the beautiful sight of a black fox and her cub.

Perhaps you can create a new book cover to reflect what happens in the story.

In science we will be continuing our topic of Properties and Changes of Materials and learning about reversible and irreversible changes.

In Computing, Year 5 will be learning about blogging.  We can use blogs to celebrate our work, share homework and allow the community to see everything we are doing in class. This will also be an opportunity to revisit the importance of e-safety.

 

Qu’est-ce que tu aimes faire comme loisirs? (What do you like doing in your free time?)

We will be learning about aspects of everyday life in France and comparing them to our own.

Bug Club

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

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.

If you have any problems with access at home, there is a trouble shooting guide held by Jennie on the school Reception desk.

BUG CLUB

 

Autumn Half Term 2 2016

Our topic for this half term is 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?

the-highway-manOur 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.  We will also be using Charles Keeping’s illustrations as inspiration for our own art.

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

 

 

properties-and-changes-of-materials

In science we will be learning about Properties and Changes of Materials. We will be comparing and grouping together everyday materials on the basis of their properties. We will also be measuring the effectiveness of different materials. Here are some questions to get you thinking: How can we sort materials? How can we keep things warm?

hopscotch-programming

In Computing we will be using Hopscotch programming which helps young or beginner programmers to develop simple projects. It is similar to Scratch with a drag and drop approach. We will be writing code to create geometric designs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 5 will be practicing introducing ourselves and asking questions. We will also be discussing our families and interests.

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Links to web sites to support your learning at home

http://primaryfacts.com/1828/tudor-crime-and-punishment-facts-and-information/

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

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2science.html

https://www.gethopscotch.com/

Bug Club

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

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.

If you have any problems with access at home, there is a trouble shooting guide held by Jennie on the school Reception desk.

BUG CLUB

 

Autumn Term 1 2016

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 a fun packed half term of learning based around our topic The Tudors.

treason-book-cover

Our class text will be Treason by Berlie Doherty. This book takes us into the palace of King Henry VIII, where we have the opportunity to see life through the eyes of the protagonist, Will.  Its gripping storyline will keep you on the edge of your seats!  We will be writing in role to tell the story from another key character’s point of view.

Perhaps you can find out what treason is and the punishments received by those found guilty of this crime. This will be particularly enjoyable for any children who enjoy Horrible Histories!

As part of our topic on the Tudors, we will be learning about the different reigning monarchs.  Can you find out how many monarchs there were during the Tudor period?  Perhaps you can find out how long the Tudor period lasted.  For how long was Queen Elizabeth I on the throne?  Did you know that Henry VIII married an incredible six times? We will be learning why he did this, and the impact it had on British History.

Our links to the Tudors will be continued in our science topic of forces.  We will be finding out about Galileo, who was a scientist during the Tudor times. We will be taking a very ‘hands on’ approach to science as we explore and learn about forces in the world around us.

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What facts about Galileo can you share with your friends?

In Computing we will be revisiting e-safety and how to keep safe on the Internet, using effective search techniques. We will then develop our word processing skills so that we can successfully publish Tudor texts.

Et enfin…

Year 5 will be finding out about the shops on the French high street and learning the different names.  We will also be using asking for, and giving, directions.

We look forward to starting this adventure with you.

Links to web sites to support your learning at home

http://www.hrp.org.uk/PalaceKids/discover/allabouttudors

http://primaryfacts.com/the-tudors-facts-information-and-resources/

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

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2science.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.mad4maths.com

 

 

 

 

 

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