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Year 5

Year 5!

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Welcome to Year 5!
 

Class Teacher - Ms Gill
Teaching Assistant - Miss Brownbill

 

 

Welcome back to a fun-packed Summer Term!  Tying in with Spring's Brazilian theme, we are venturing further into  the Amazonian Rainforest with our class novel 'Journey to the River Sea' 

 

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 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.  

Swimming- Year 5 will go swimming each Wednesday. Can you please ensure that swimming kits and caps are in school on this day. 

 
   

Topics for Summer Term 2018
 

Religious Education

 

Pentecost- Serving - Transformation

Freedom and Responsibility

Stewardship

 

Literacy

 

Persuasive writing

The children will be using various techniques to persuade their audience to visit Chile, South America.

 

Children will apply various learned persuasive language devices to their writing, targeting the appropriate audience.

They will complete their own internet research about Chile and analyse existing advertisements for the country.

They will then move on to explore, as part of the persuasive texts unit, letters of complaint. 

 

 

Poetry

The children will explore performing poetry and refine their speaking and listening skills. They will be writing their own poem on the theme of Rainforests.  

 

Moving on into the latter part of Summer term the children will be exploring methods to use when writing letters of complaint and to finish our year, will be looking at Myths and Legends with tales of Odysseus.

 

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

 

Numeracy

 

After refining our fractions knowledge we will move to Decimals and percentages.

 

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.

 

Number: Percentages

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.                         

 

 

 

Geography

Linked to our literacy topic, we will be exploring how humans adapt to their environment with a focus on the Atacama Desert in South America

 

Computing

'Code Breakers'

The children will learn how to use apps to decipher binary codes.

 

Design Technology 

 

Children will make a piece of headwear, which will offer protection whilst being multifunctional, for a trek through the rainforest.

 

 

Physical Education

Swimming - The children will swim each Wednesday Afternoon 

 

Science

Materials and their properties

We will investigate irreversible and reversible changes, and experiment with solubility, durability and suitability of different materials for their purposes.

 

 

Art

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.

 

 

 

Spanish

 

Towns and countries 

Maps and direction 

 

 

                                         
 
 

PJ day in aid of CAFOD

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We investigated thermal conductors and insulators

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Lazy Afternoon poetry performance

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Year five learned the poem by heart and chose the actions to go along with the words.

World book day in Year 5 everyone looked fantastic in their costumes !

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Latin dance

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We are beginning to learn a Samba dance and we have been practicing basic ‘latino’steps. Take a look - we have really begun to find our rhythm,
As part of our computing topic we  worked in groups to produce a play script about deforestation. We took the roles of the interviewer, a member of the Yanomami tribe and a representative of the logging industry. We presented our videos and edited the footage.

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As part of Anti-Bullying week, Year 5 took part in the Bully Buster assembly and learned all about being kind to one another, how to treat others equally and what to do if somebody is being bullied.

As part of Anti-Bullying week, Year 5 took part in the Bully Buster assembly and learned all about being kind to one another, how to treat others equally and what to do if somebody is being bullied. 1
As part of Anti-Bullying week, Year 5 took part in the Bully Buster assembly and learned all about being kind to one another, how to treat others equally and what to do if somebody is being bullied. 2
As part of Anti-Bullying week, Year 5 took part in the Bully Buster assembly and learned all about being kind to one another, how to treat others equally and what to do if somebody is being bullied. 3
As part of Anti-Bullying week, Year 5 took part in the Bully Buster assembly and learned all about being kind to one another, how to treat others equally and what to do if somebody is being bullied. 4
As part of Anti-Bullying week, Year 5 took part in the Bully Buster assembly and learned all about being kind to one another, how to treat others equally and what to do if somebody is being bullied. 5

In science, during their forces topic, Year Five have been measuring the weight of objects using a Newton-meter

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In science, during their forces topic, Year Five have been measuring the weight of objects using a Newton-meter  5
In science, during their forces topic, Year Five have been measuring the weight of objects using a Newton-meter  6
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In science, during their forces topic, Year Five have been measuring the weight of objects using a Newton-meter  8
In science, during their forces topic, Year Five have been measuring the weight of objects using a Newton-meter  9
In science, during their forces topic, Year Five have been measuring the weight of objects using a Newton-meter  10

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Chest and bounce passes in action

Cake and Shake at Break!

We created our own models showing the orbit of the moon around the Earth, and the Earth around the Sun.

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We created our own models showing the orbit of the moon around the Earth, and the Earth around the Sun. 3
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ICT and Computing feature a big part of our curriculum this year

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Y5 Curriculum Overview

Journey in Love

  • 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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