Welcome to Year 5
Teachers:_ Miss Swinney and Mr Drew
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Holten, Mr Easterbrook, Mrs Pearson, Mrs Higman
Our topic this term is ‘Here come the Vikings!’
This term we’ll be studying the Vikings in history and will be linking most of our literacy to this topic. This will include writing a recount based on a Viking class story that we will be reading to the class (Viking Boy by Tony Bradman).
Key concepts being taught this term:
English – recounts, letters, myths & legends.
Maths – Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Perimeter & Area, Mental Multiplication and Division, line graphs and timetables.
Science – Forces.
Computing- E-Safety, Programming, Blogging, Publishing.
Art- Drawing and Painting Skills (pencil sketching, colour mixing), artist study (David Hockney, Edvard Munch)
Music – singing and composition.
Geography – Comparative study of Plymouth/Devon with Norwich/Norfolk.
P.E and Games – Gymnastics, Dance, Cricket, Tag Rugby.
R.E- Christianity and Buddhism.
PSHCE – lessons based on a book called ‘The Heartstone Odyssey’.
French – continuation from Year 4 with further vocabulary and sentence building.
Our P.E. days are on: Thursday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor).
Homework is given out on Friday and due in on the following Thursday.
Spellings are given out on Friday and tested on the following Friday.
Reading records are collected every Friday, ready for the new ‘Reading Around the World’ bookmarks to be stamped and given to the children.