Class Teacher - Ms Gill
Teaching Assistant - Miss Brownbill
Welcome back to year five! What a busy term year five have ahead of them!! All things Brazillian is our theme for the Spring term, focusing upon the Amazonian Rainforest as well as the geographical features of such a vibrant country.
Year 5 also have the role of leading our Easter celebrations this year and will recreate the Easter Story at this special time of the year.
Literacy and numeracy homework will be given out every Friday with the expectation that it is completed and returned to school for the following Wednesday. Homework is usually based upon class based tasks thus keeping you informed in terms of what your child has been learning that week. Please ensure that your child has their reading book in school with them everyday as we progress with our 'accelerated reader' programme.
Topics for Spring Term 2018
Local Church – Community – Mission.
Eucharist – Relating – Memorial sacrifice.
Lent/Easter – Giving – Sacrifice.
Explore the issue of deforestation through discussion texts: year five will learn the art of and power of debate.
Sharing and responding to picture books such as ' the Vanishing Rainforest' and 'The Great Kapok Tree' will provide the children with an opportunity to reflect upon our role when preserving this unique and wonderful threatened environment.
Poetry - Reading and analysing a range of poetry on the theme of conservation.
Non Chronological reports- After learning about the diet, habitat, life cycle and appearance of the sloth, year five will have the opportunity to create and describe their own rainforest creatures.
Class novel - Eva Ibbotson - Journey to the River Sea
During all units, the following basic skills will be taught and applied -
Create and punctuate complex sentences using - Ing openers, ed openers, simile openers.
Demonstrate complex sentences using commas in order to clarify meaning.
Use devices to build cohesion within a paragraph.
Use expanded noun phrases to to convey complicated information concisely
Blend action, dialogue and description within and across paragraphs
Use suffixes -ate, -ise, -ify to convert nouns and adjectives into verbs
Investigate verb prefixes, eg dis-, de-, re-, pre-, mis-, over-...
Develop skills of planning, drafting and writing plus evaluating and editing - see KLIPS document
Compare and order fractions whose denominators are multiples of the same number.
Identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually including tenths and hundredths.
Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to another and write mathematical statements
≥ 1 as a mixed number.
Add and subtract fractions with the dame denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number.
Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams.
Read and write decimal numbers as fractions.
Solve problems involving multiplication and division, including scaling by simple fractions and problems involving simple rates .
Number : Decimals
Read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places.
Recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents.
Round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place.
Solve problems involving number up to three decimal places.
Multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.
Use all four operations to solve problems involving measure(for example length, mass, volume and money) using decimal notation, including scaling.
Recognise the per cent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to ‘number of parts per hundred’, and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal.
Solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents.
Why should the rainforest be important to all of us?
Year five will become roving reporters. Using a range of digital devices to design and create programs, children will present information and data safely and effectively.
Interactive art exhibition.
The children will be introduced to the amazing world of Augmented Reality - technology which superimposes a computer generated image or video on a user’s view of the real world.
Children will make a piece of headwear, which will offer protection whilst being multifunctional, for a trek through the rainforest.
Year five will be exploring the origins of and the sounds of samba.
Gymnastics - sequencing and mirroring movements on large and small apparatus.
Properties and changes of materials.
After studying images of indigenous tribes, the children will create 3D masks using a layering technique. Mimicking decorative designs using paints and a range of tools will follow.
Year five will be taught how to order a range of food in a restaurant setting. They will be encouraged to engage in short conversations with their peers developing onto writing a paragraph about their likes and dislikes.