Welcome to year 5
Teachers: Miss Partridge and Mrs Barker/Mrs Westmoreland
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Kearney, Mr Easterbrook, Mrs Holten , Mrs Newcomb and Mrs Young
Our topic this term is: Ancient Egypt
Key concepts for this term
Literacy - This term's focus author is Rick Riordan as we will be reading The Red Pyramid and basing our writing on this novel. Some other genres that we will cover will be persuasive writing,, explanation texts, instructions and stories by significant authors. We will continue to work on the children's grammar skills, such as relative clauses, subordinating conjunctions and parenthesis, throughout the term.
Numeracy - The key concepts being taught this term are: decimals and percentages; properties of shape, position and direction; converting units of measure and volume. The children will also continue with our Beat Your Score sheets each week in order to maintain their mental maths skills.
Science – The first unit in Science this term is Properties of Materials, in which we will be looking at why certain materials are used for particular purposes and how substances can be dissolved and separated. We will then be moving on to our other units, Forces and Animals including humans.
History – The Victorians. The children will be studying different historical sources to draw conclusions about what life was like throughout the period.
Geography – This term the children will be looking at rivers, with an opportunity to go to Plymbridge Woods to study and explore rivers in more detail. We will then be moving on to a unit in which we compare Europe and the Americas.
Art – Clay work will be the main focus of our Art learning this term.
P.E – Athletics, Basketball and Badminton.
Computing – Excel, coding and E-safety.
Music – We will begin this term with understanding how to compose our own music in groups and will then move onto singing.
R.E – Christianity and Buddhism.
PSHE – Personal, social and health education (PSHE) helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
The children will be creating their own recipes and cooking them in school.
Our P.E. days are on: Wednesday and Thursday (both outdoor).
Homework is given out on Thursday and is due in on the following Tuesday.
Spelling activities will be sent out on a Thursday alongside the weekly homework. The weekly spelling test will take place on Thursdays.