Year 5

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Upcoming Dates & Events for Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

PE DAYS

The children can come to school on their PE days already wearing their kit. Alternatively, they can bring a PE kit to change into for PE sessions.

ClassIndoor PEOutdoor PE
MariaTuesdayThursday
DominicMondayFriday
ConorMondayFriday
Indoor PE: shorts , tracksuit bottoms or jogging bottoms or leggings; T-shirt.
Outdoor PE: t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms or leggings, Suitable trainers for outdoor PE.
Children require weather-appropriate clothing. Ensure they have a suitable jumper for when the weather is colder.
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.

Newsletter

HOMEWORK

This will be posted on teams on Thursday and needs to be submitted by Tuesday. Please encourage your child to complete it in order to support their learning.

Remote Learning

In the event of school closure or children having to self-isolate we will be using online platforms to deliver home learning.  Guidance documents can be downloaded here:

Summer Term 1 2022 – Space!

Welcome back!  We hope you had a great Easter break. We have an exciting half term with lots of learning! Our topic is Space and we will be thinking about the question: What is the value of space exploration? In order to do this, we will look at the history of space exploration, current space exploration and the future of space exploration.

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’.

 

 

English

We will be writing to entertain by creating and our own sci-fi stories – we will be focusing on the setting for our stories and the characters that inhabit them. We will also be writing newspaper reports about key events in the Space Race and the people involved in them.

Maths

We will be exploring properties of shape where the children will identify 3-D shapes, including cubes and other cuboids, from 2-D representations. We will learn that angles are measured in degrees and to estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles. We will practise using a protractor to measure and draw angles. We will also learn to solve problems involving knowing the sum of angles on a straight line and around a point. Next, we will explore the properties of different kinds of triangles and quadrilaterals, consider how to identify regular and irregular polygons, then move on to reasoning about 3-D shapes.

 

Understanding the world

In Science our topic is Earth and Space. We will look at the movements of the planets in the Solar System in relation to the sun. We will look at how the rotation of the Earth causes day and night. We will also look at the phases of the moon.

 

 

 

In history we are going to look at the history of space travel and the Space Race. We will consider which events we think were the most important and why. Who won the Space Race? (Remember with history your recollection of events depends on your viewpoint.)

 

 

In RE our focus is learning about Buddhism. We will explore who Buddha was, why he is important today and symbolism in Buddhism: as well as finding out about the core beliefs and teachings of the religion. When and where Buddhists worship will be investigated and we will also learn about the Eightfold path and the Four Noble Truths.

Computing

In Computing, our unit is ‘We are Web Developers’ where we will learn how to create a website. We will learn how to manipulate content on the page – embedding images, text and video, plus linking to other pages on the websites. We will also develop our research skills to decide what information is appropriate; understand some elements of how search engines select and rank results; question the plausibility and quality of information and develop our understanding of e-safety and responsible use of technology.

Expressive art and design

In DT we will create a simple mechanism using cams, pulleys or gears. We will learn how to recognise the movement of a mechanism within a toy or model; understand that a cam will change rotary motion into linear motion; understand that different shaped cams produce different movements and learn about the relationship between a cam and a follower.

 

 

In Music, each child at some point this year will spend a term learning to play the steel pans. When not doing this, they will look at the production of digital music with the use of Bandlab.

 

 

Mental and physical wellbeing

Looking after our mental and physical wellbeing is as important as ever. At school we will continue learning methods and techniques to help us maintain our mental wellbeing. We will also continue with regular Time to Talk sessions.

We will really focus on our physical wellbeing. We will try to do Daily Miles as much as possible. In outdoor PE this term, we will be developing the skills required to play competitive games of rounders. In indoor PE we are going to focus on Dance.

Communication and language

We will be developing our oracy skills with discussions relating to our topic, including answering the questions: What is the human impact on outer space? Do we have a duty of care to protect planets and space as we explore beyond Earth?

In French, we will express our opinions through discussion of our hobbies . We will take part in a conversation expressing likes/dislikes of the activities we choose to do. We will also practise asking for and giving directions.

Don’t forget to continue practising your times tables on Times Tables Rockstars – please ask if you need reminding of your log in details.

Links to web sites to support your learning at home

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/religion/buddhism.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

Spring Term 1 2022

Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely break and are feeling refreshed and ready for a new term!

Our new topic for Spring 1 is Rivers. We will be learning all about the geography of rivers – how they are formed, why they are important, what creatures live in them, and more.

Our English will link to the Rivers topic too. We will study the book River Story by Meredith Hooper, winner of the English Association’s Non-Fiction Award, a beautifully illustrated account of a river’s journey. We will be focusing on writing to inform this term. We will start by writing an explanation text about the river system, detailing its journey through the upper, middle and lower course. Following this, we will write a newspaper report related to our topic.

Our Maths learning will focus on fractions and consolidating addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Don’t forget how important it is to learn your times tables facts – this is vital in all areas of Maths and can really slow you down if you don’t know them! Remember to practise regularly at home on Times Tables Rock Stars. All children have their own login details which were sent home at the beginning of the term. Please ask your teacher if you need these details again.

Rockstars

Expressive art and design

In Art, we will be studying the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. Most famous for his woodblock print The Great Wave off Kanagawa, Hokusai also produced prints of various other natural scenes including waterfalls, flowers and birds. We will be looking closely at the use of texture in his work and creating our own waterfall pictures.

Understanding the World

Our new Science topic is Properties and Changes of Materials. We are bursting with ideas for hands-on investigations exploring dissolving, filtering, evaporating, melting, burning and even creating new materials. We hope you are ready to bring your best scientific thinking for these challenges!

Mental and Physical Wellbeing

In outdoor PE we will continue to work on our hockey skills: dribbling, passing, tackling, aiming and shooting. In indoor PE we will be looking at Multiskills with our main focus being agility and coordination. We will also be running the daily mile!

Our PSHE lessons will be focusing on puberty and its effects on the body.

Communication and language

In French we will be learning more about hobbies, sports, months of the year and revision of number 0-50. In RE this half term we will continue learning about Buddhism. And last but not least, we will be blogging about various aspects of our learning using Edublogs as part of the Computing curriculum.

Self-isolating links

MATHS

Link to the White Rose maths website for children who are isolating, we will be covering most of Spring (Fractions) Week 4-9 https://whiterosemaths.com/resources?year=year-5

ENGLISH

Link to Talk for Writing English Booklet for children who are isolating.

https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/5-Dragons.pdf

Home Learning and self-isolation River Project

We will be learning about Rivers in Geography, your home learning project this half term is to research a famous world river and produce something to show the class. This project will last a few weeks so lots of effort needs to put into it. It would be great if you could choose a few different ways of presenting your project, rather than just one.

Here are some ideas for your project:

  • Create a poster
  • Produce a fact file
  • Create a PowerPoint
  • Make a model
  • Create a collage
  • Produce a leaflet
  • Create an informative video
  • Map work
  • Anything else you can think of!

Please complete your project by 14th February 2022

Links to web sites to support your learning at home

Links to web sites to support your learning at home.

For a Maths challenge: http://nrich.maths.org/primary-upper

To test your tables: https://play.ttrockstars.com/

Lots of grammar games: http://igamemom.com/2014/11/29/best-grammar-learning-tools-for-kids-on-ipad-and-other-tablets/

Read all about different types of poetry and poetic techniques: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/reading/poetry/read/1/

For extending your French learning: https://www.duolingo.com/

Information about rivers: https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/rivers

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/rivers.html

Autumn 2 2021

North America

Welcome back. Hope you had a good break and are ready to face another fun-filled half term. This half term we move to a geography focus and look closely at the continent of North America. Did you know North America is made up of 23 different countries? How many of them do you think you could name? We will be comparing regions in the UK with regions in North America, researching physical and human geography, exploring time zones and key festivals.

TOPICS

EnglishWe are focusing on writing to persuade this half term. We will begin by looking at Marcus Rashford’s free school meal campaign.
MathsWe will be working on how we understand and use statistics, looking at different types of data tables and charts as well as constructing our own linked to our North America topic.
ScienceWe will be learning how to investigate, ask questions and draw conclusions using enquiry skills through our unit ‘Properties and Changes of Materials’.
ComputingWe will use Scratch to build and edit algorithms for simple games.
Art/DT/MusicKilmorie style of Great Bread Bake Off! GarageBand and Steel Pans.
GeographyResearching physical and human geography.
Indoor PEGymnastics
Outdoor PENetball
REChristianity
PSHEIn PHSE we will be focusing on stereotypes and diversity.
MFLShops and buildings on the high street; using directional language.

PE DAYS

The children can come to school on their PE days already wearing their kit. Alternatively, they can bring a PE kit to change into for PE sessions.

ClassIndoor PEOutdoor PE
MariaTuesdayThursday
DominicMondayFriday
ConorMondayFriday
Indoor PE: shorts , tracksuit bottoms or jogging bottoms or leggings; T-shirt.
Outdoor PE: t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms or leggings, Suitable trainers for outdoor PE.
Children require weather-appropriate clothing. Ensure they have a suitable jumper for when the weather is colder.
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.

Newsletter

HOMEWORK

This will be posted on teams on Thursday and needs to be submitted by Tuesday. Please encourage your child to complete it in order to support their learning.

English

Marcus Rashford

We are focusing on writing to persuade this half term. We will begin by looking at Marcus Rashford’s free school meal campaign and the persuasive techniques that were used, comparing this with persuasive speeches. We will write our own speeches linked to this topic, and rehearse and record these. Our grammar focus is on imperative and modal verbs as well as continuing to work on complex sentences.

We will then use this to write our own persuasive speech based on a recent topical issue. What issue do you think you would feel most passionate writing about?

Link to Talk for Writing English Booklet for children who are isolating.
https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Y5-natural-world-c.pdf

Maths

In Maths we will be working on how we understand and use statistics, looking at different types of data tables and charts as well as constructing our own linked to our North America topic.

We will also look at addition and subtraction and reasoning with these skills. Multiplication and division: multiples, factors, prime, square and cube numbers, as well as using place value to multiply big numbers.

We have a continuing focus on mental calculations and times tables.

Don’t forget to keep practising those times tables:
https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

https://tablestest.com

Mental and Physical Well-being

In PHSE we will be focusing on stereotypes and diversity – we will learn about 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.
We will also learn about stereotypes; how they can negatively influence behaviours and attitudes towards others.

Sport plays an important role in our mental well-being. In outdoor PE this term, we will be continuing to learn and play netball.
In indoor PE we are going to continue our focus on gymnastics.

Understanding the world

materials
In science, we will be working scientifically to investigate, ask questions and draw conclusions using enquiry skills through our unit ‘Properties and Changes of Materials’.

In RE we will be continuing to learn about Christianity and its history in Britain.

In geography, this includes comparing regions in the UK with regions in North America, researching physical and human geography.

In computing we will be game developers. We will use Scratch to build and edit algorithms for simple games. We will develop our skills in writing our own algorithms as well as editing and debugging existing codes.

Communication and Language

French flag
We will be using our oracy skills to discuss issues around our North America topic. We also be developing this through our English work by using persuasive language and performing a persuasive speech.

In French we will be looking at finding our way around a high street. We will learn the names of shops as well as how to ask for directions

Expressive Arts and Design

Steel pans

Each child at some point this year will spend a term learning to play the steel pans. When not doing this they will look at the production of digital music with the use of GarageBand.

In DT we will take part in a Kilmorie style of Great Bread Bake Off where the children will be designing and making their own breads. They will create design criteria which will be referred to when designing, making and evaluating their own bread product. Children use a range of skills and techniques using simple kitchen tools and measuring equipment, they will learn how to knead dough correctly and the technique of proving bread. 

Year 5 Home learning and for self-isolating North America Project

North America

We will be learning about North America in Geography, your home learning project this half term is to research a country in North America and produce something to show the class. This project will last a few weeks so lots of effort needs to put into it. It would be great if you could choose a few different ways of presenting your project, rather than just one.

Here are some ideas for your project:

  • Create a poster
  • Produce a fact file
  • Create a PowerPoint
  • Make a model
  • Create a collage
  • Produce a leaflet
  • Produce a holiday brochure
  • Create an informative video
  • Map work
  • Anything else you can think of!

Please complete your project by Thursday 9th December 2021

Explore the world

Here are some more ideas to support you.

YOUR TASK

You can explore North America by using the Oddizzi website www.oddizzi.com. It is a fantastic geography website where you can find out more about countries around the world.

Please ask your class teacher for the login details.

Once you have logged in, you should see a webpage that looks like the picture on the left.

Go to Explore the World and choose from a range of regions to virtually visit. Go to North America. There are safaris and tours you can go on, or you might want to think about how your local area compares to other regions.

In the Learning Zone, you will find lots of reading resources: there are news articles, persuasive brochures and information texts. Once you have discovered more the regions of North America, you can test your knowledge on what you know by taking Quiz!

Other links to help you with collecting information for your project.

https://www.ducksters.com/geography/northamerica.php
https://www.britannica.com/place/North-America
https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/north-america-facts.html

Autumn 1 2021

 

Welcome back to Kilmorie!  We have missed you all over the summer. We are hoping to make your time at school as normal as possible.

Our topic for this half term is Crime and Punishment

TOPICS

EnglishThe Highwayman (writing narrative poetry; writing a mystery story). We are focusing on writing to entertain
MathsPlace value, number sequences, mental and written methods of calculation
ScienceForces (friction, gravity, air resistance and water resistance; mechanisms)
ComputingE-safety and developing games using Scratch
Art/DTSketching images to help tell a story, using charcoal and pastels.
HistoryCrime and Punishment through the Ages
Indoor PEGymnastics
Outdoor PENetball
REChristianity
PSHELiving in the modern world: looking ahead
MFLShops and buildings on the high street; using directional language

We will continue to incorporate mindfulness and the daily mile into our daily routine in order to help the children with their focus and resilience.

Please feel free to communicate openly with us about any worries about the year ahead. This will help us to support your child more effectively.

PE DAYS

The children can come to school on their PE days already wearing their kit. Alternatively, they can bring a PE kit to change into for PE sessions.

ClassIndoor PEOutdoor PE
MariaTuesdayThursday
DominicMondayFriday
ConorMondayFriday
Indoor PE: shorts , tracksuit bottoms or jogging bottoms or leggings; T-shirt.
Outdoor PE: t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms or leggings, Suitable trainers for outdoor PE.
Children require weather-appropriate clothing. Ensure they have a suitable jumper for when the weather is colder.
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

This will be posted on teams on Thursday and needs to be submitted by Tuesday. Please encourage your child to complete it in order to support their learning.

Newsletter

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL WELLBEING

This is something that we always try to focus on as a school, but as we return after what may have been challenging times, we are going to spend quality time looking at our mental well-being. Please speak to your teacher if you have any specific concerns.

sport plays an important role in our mental well-being. In outdoor PE this term, we will be doing netball.

TOPIC

 

Our first topic of the year is Crime and Punishment Through the Ages. We will be thinking about how crime and punishment has changed through the ages, from 1066 to the present day. How do you think that crime and punishment might have changed over the centuries?

ENGLISH

We are focusing on writing to entertain this half term. We are going to begin by looking at narrative poetry. We will be reading the poem ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes. We will unpick the archaic language and study the language features that the author uses to set the scene and tell the story. Perhaps you could research about highwaymen. We will be writing our own narrative poem based on ‘The Highwayman’.

We will then develop our descriptive and figurative writing skills to write a mystery story. We will be reading a mystery story during whole class reading sessions to give us some ideas.

MATHS

In Maths we will be deepening our understanding of place value. We will be looking at numbers up to one million. We will look at how to order, compare and round these numbers. We will then move onto using column method for addition and subtraction. Throughout the year we will be looking at mental strategies that can be used to answer some questions.

UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD

In Science we will be exploring forces. We will look at the effect of gravity, air resistance, friction and more on the world around us. We will also look at the use of gears, pulleys and levers.

In RE we will be learning about Christianity and its history in Britain.

 

 

In History we will be focusing on crime and punishment through the ages. Which age in history had punishments that you think fitted the crime? What can we learn from different periods of history? Does punishment deter people from committing a crime?

COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE

We will be using our oracy skills to discuss issues around our crime and punishment topic.

In French we will be looking at finding our way around a high street. We will learn the names of shops as well as how to ask for directions.

 

EXPRESSIVE ARTS AND DESIGN

Each child at some point this year will spend a term learning to play the steel pans. When not doing this they will look at the production of digital music with the use of GarageBand.

We will be using charcoal and pastels to illustrate scenes from ‘The Highwayman.’

COMPUTING

In computing we will be focusing on the importance on keeping safe online and when using apps. We will also be developing games using  Scratch.

Bug Club

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.

HOME LEARNING DUE TO COVID RELATED ISOLATION

Useful Links

English

https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y5-Unit.pdf

Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/reasoning-with-large-whole-numbers-2bf7

 

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