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Year 5

Year Five

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Welcome to Year 5!
 
 

Class Teacher - Ms Gill
Teaching Assistant - Miss Brownbill

 

Welcome back to our final term in year five - always a very busy one.

 We will continue on our geographical journey of discovery through South America, focusing upon the diverse landscape of Chile, linking literacy topics as we go.  

After half term, our own quest will begin as we study the exciting ancient civilisation of the Greeks.  

Through literacy, art and PE, we aim to bring the topic alive whilst celebrating their lasting legacy.

 

Chess will continue during the summer term.  

Also, please ensure that your child comes to school prepared for their swimming lesson - every Wednesday.

  

 

Homework

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 Summer Term 2017

 

Religious Education

Pentecost - Serving/Transformation.

Reconciliation - inter-relating/freedom and responsibility.

Universal church - World/Stewardship.

Judaism - Passover.

Literacy

 

Journey to the River Sea

For the first half term this summer, year five will continue reading our class novel ‘Journey to the River sea’ from which focused writing tasks will be produced.   Our unit outcome will be to write a chapter, in the style of Eva Ibbotson, which could be added to the text.

 

Science fiction narrative - Linking to our science topic, year five will be responding to the short animation ‘The astronomer’s son’ - writing in role and exploring outer space after our main character makes the decision to leave earth forever and join his father.

 

Persuasive writing - The children will be producing a range of persuasive writing with the aim of enticing us to holiday in Chile.  Less than satisfied customers will also be writing letters of complaint.

 

Second half term.

 

Mythical writing - After reading a range of Greek Myths, year five will be producing their own using taught models to ensure they include necessary language features.

 

Adventure quests - After reading all about the adventures of Odysseus, year five will create their own adventure for our Greek hero.

 

Poetry - Exploring personification and imagery using ‘The Parthenon’ as a stimulus.

 

Journalistic writing - Year five will analyse a range of newspaper articles to ensure they understand their purpose and audience.  The children will then write their own newspaper articles reporting upon ‘The Battle of Marathon’.

 

 

 Spelling Programme

Within the new literacy curriculum, greater evidence is placed upon the teaching and application of spellings.  The children will receive a daily spelling programme to support their understanding of spelling patterns.  Weekly spellings will be given to the children along with useful spelling strategies to support their progress.  Please encourage your children to learn and practice weekly spellings.

 

 

Numeracy

Angles, Shape Measurement and Number 

 

Angles- Children will understand that angles are measured in degrees and will be able to recognise different types of angles.  Along with measuring them accurately, children will calculate ‘missing angles’ using taught strategies.

 

Shape-  Children will be able to identify a range of 2-d and 3-d shapes and describe their features using mathematical vocabulary.  Children will understand the features of a range of quadrilaterals and use this knowledge to calculate missing lengths and angles.  Children will classify regular and irregular polygons.  Using the correct terminology, children will be able to describe the position of shape prior to and after reflection, rotation and translation

 

Measurement-  Converting between various units of measurement will be a focus this term, both metric and imperial before applying our taught knowledge to problem solving.

 

Number- The children will know and use the vocabulary of prime numbers, prime factors and composite numbers identifying the status of a given number up to 100.

 

Geography

 South America - Chile.  


Remaining in South America, year five will study the diverse landscape which can be found in Chile contrasting the features of the Atacama desert to the glaciers of Patagonia, the mystery of the Moai, found on Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and contrasting the bustling city of Santiago.

 

History

An ancient civilisation - The Greeks.


The children, using sources of evidence, will explore this ancient civilization contrasting customs and beliefs in different city states, the birth of democracy, the role of men, women and children, great battles and finally the legacy they leave behind.  The fantastic quest of Odysseus and many myths, which introduce us to the hierarchy and role of the gods in everyday life, will keep us very busy during our literacy lessons.

 

Computing

 

The school has purchased a set of ipads for use by all of the children.  The children will be introduced to the following APP's during the spring term  'Making Games' and 'Newsroom'

 

Music

 

The children will be taking part in Sefton Music's 'Faster and Faster' singing project. This is an exciting six week programme  based upon the theme of the Olympics and the idea of striving to always do our best. The project will culminate in a joint performance with other schools in Sefton and will take place at a local secondary school. 

 

Physical Education

 

Swimming (each Wednesday) and athletics 

 

Science

 

The Earth in Space.

Living things in their habitats.

Animals including humans.

This term we will be asking... How different will you be when you are as old as your grandparents?

 

Art

 

Arts and DT weeks are being introduced every term to ensure essential creative aspects of the curriculum are enjoyed and linked to ongoing thematic learning

After lots of initial sketching and pencil drawings, year two will be producing papier mache Greek Urns and painting them with appropriate designs and colours.

 

DT

Arts and DT weeks are being introduced every term to ensure essential creative aspects of the curriculum are enjoyed and linked to ongoing thematic learning

 Year five will be producing a Greek chariot with mechanical components.

 

PSHE and P4C

The children will be taking part in P4C sessions, to help them reflect upon 'big questions'.

We will also be studying the following themes -  

 

Consequences of actions - Sharing responsibilities.

Handling emotions.

Different kinds of love.

Choosing to be clean,

Harmful substances.

 

                                         
 
 

Y5 Curriculum Overview

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During our technology week, we created blog posts on our own rainforest themed sites.

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During our technology week, we created blog posts on our own rainforest themed sites.  3
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Can you guess which characters we are dressed up as for World Book Day?

As part of our Rainforest topic we have made tribal masks of our own faces, taking inspiration from the indigenous Yanomami Tribe of the Amazon.

We used gum paper and water to mold the masks to our own face shape...

We have been investigating chemical reactions...

Our trip back in time to Quarry bank mill

Picture 1 William Morris project
Picture 2 freeze frame!
Picture 3 Numeracy shouldn't be this fun!
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Pepper Pot

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In Netball, year five practiced chest and shoulder passes as quickly as possible so as not to hold onto the pepper pot for too long and start sneezing!

Can you feel the force?!

Working hard in year five

The walk through 'conscience alley'

  • Our Mission Statement
  • Together Everyone Achieves More.
  • To go forward in Christ, to respect our neighbour and to always give our best.
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