Welcome to Year 5
Year 5 has so many highlights, but the one everyone will remember for the longest time is our residential trip to Robin Hood’s Bay. During this 3 day trip the children will immerse themselves in the shady art of smuggling and learn how life was back in Georgian times.
If the life of a smuggler is not for you then why not try your hand at politics when we visit The Houses of Parliament and learn all about democracy.
Still not convinced? Then how about training to live amongst the stars as an astronaut and enjoy not only our indoor planetarium but also a night out under stars with our Stargazing Evening.
It’s fair to say that Year 5 takes a lot of forgetting!
Our normal daily routine will see us learning Maths and English writing in the morning then Reading and Comprehension followed by one of our topic subjects.
PE is scheduled for Monday (indoor) and Thursday (outdoor) but this can be subject to change so we advise that they bring all kit in on a Monday and take it home on a Friday.
Homework is set every Wednesday and is to be handed in by the following Tuesday at the latest and our homework club runs every Wednesday between 3.30pm and 4.15pm.
As readers, we will use a variety of texts from the school reading spine. We will study a variety of myths and legends relating to ancient Greeks. We will read about important Greek events such as the siege of Troy, the birth of democracy and the modern geography of Greece.
As writers, we will write our own Greek myth, and a recount of the siege of Troy. We will also write a biography related to our class mascot, as well as an explanation.
As mathematicians, we will learn about place value to 1,000,000 and we will round to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000 and 100,000. We will also learn about the power of 10. In addition and subtraction, we will work with numbers greater than 4 digits and use rounding to check. We will focus on calculating multi-step problems with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also learn about common multiples, common factors, prime numbers, square and cube numbers. In fractions we will learn about equivalents in unit and non-unit fractions, improper fractions and fractions less than 1. We will also learn how to add and subtract fractions.
As scientists, we will compare and group everyday materials based on their properties and use our knowledge to decide how mixtures can be separated. We will also look how some materials can change state and if these changes are permanent or reversible.
As geographers, we will be learning about the continents of South and North America. We will use maps, atlases and digital mapping to deepen our understanding of these continents and then learn in depth about the country of Brazil. Children will learn what is meant by trade and trade links and understand how natural resources are distributed in and out of Brazil.
As historians, we will be learning about the ancient civilisation - Ancient Greece.
As theologians, we will learn about Hindu beliefs about human beings, their relationship to Brahman and to each other. We will focus on the ways in which religious beliefs impact on individuals' decisions and actions. We will learn about Muslim beliefs about being human building on learning from KS1, and Hindu beliefs about being human from the previous term. We will focus on the ways in which religious beliefs impact on individuals’ decisions and actions.
As computer users, we will know how and when to use different systems for reporting inappropriate content or behaviour online. We will also learn about Copyright and understand why it is important. Whilst online, we will know how searches work, and how to do them using keywords.
As artists we will create pieces of work linked with our study of the Ancient Greeks. This will include printing Greek pottery, using our clay knowledge to make 3D pieces of Greek inspired pots and also developing our sketching skills by learning about the proportions of the human body, linking this to Greek soldiers.
As responsible citizens, we learn how to recognise healthy and unhealthy relationships. We will explore the effects of puberty on our body, mood and feelings. Also, we learn about discrimination and prejudice, and how stereotyping can influence our aspirations. In addition, we explore different ways to stay safe online and learn about the concept of fake news.
As musicians, we will explore music linked to Ancient Greece. We will learn about modes, scales and arpeggios. We will listen to music by Classical composers such as Mozart. We will extend our knowledge of notation and signs and symbols used in music through our recorder work and will start to develop an understanding of styles and genres.
As sports people, we will be creating and performing dances using a range of movement patterns. We will also be learning the importance of positional discipline in a team based game.
As linguists, we continue to learn even greater numbers as well as telling the time.
As designers, we will create prototypes of parts of flowers and from this create our own textile flower. We will evaluate and improve throughout the process.
As readers, we will use a variety of texts from the school reading spine. We will study a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts relating to science-fiction and space. We will look further at understanding complex inference and deduction.
As writers, we will write a non-fiction report about the planets; a newspaper report and even an application to join NASA! We will continue to develop our understanding of poetry through writing a rhymed poem.
As mathematicians, we will learn about multiplication and division, including multiplying a 2 digit number by a 2 digit number, a 4 digit number by a 1 digit number, a 3 digit number by a 2 digit number and a 4 digit number by a 2 digit number. In division, we will focus on short division and dividing with a remainder. We will also learn about fractions, decimals as percentages, perimeter and area and statistics.
As scientists, we will learn about our Solar System and explain how we get different seasons and night and day. We will also learn about gravity and the effects of air resistance as well as how levers and pulleys work.
As geographers, we will learn about the world! We will build on our knowledge from previous years to deepen our understanding of the world we live in. Children will become familiar with lines of latitude and longitude, hemispheres, the Tropics and time zones. Children will develop from using four figure grid references when map reading to learn six-figure grid referencing.
As historians, we will be investigating aspects of life in our locality in the Georgian era.
As theologians, we will learn about Christian beliefs about human beings, how the bible teaches Christians to treat others and how this is expressed in practice. We will focus on the ways in which religious beliefs impact on individuals' decisions and actions.
As computer users, we will create an interactive quiz using Scratch, and we will build and program our own robots to achieve different tasks. Also, we will debug our programs, including specific selection and loop errors.
As artists, we will develop our colour mixing skills in paint by recreating the work of the artists Peter Thorpe (linked to the space theme) and Barrington Watson (linked to the Commonwealth work on Jamaica). We will also be introduced to pastels and begin to learn how to work with them and blend colours.
As responsible citizens, we learn about a range of different feelings and emotions and recognise that people respond differently to the same situation. We explore mental health and learn the correct words to use when talking about it. Also, we discover that adverts for food and drink can be misleading. We look at body image and how images of bodies can be changed by the media.
As musicians, we will explore music linked to space, both in performing and composing activities. We will consider structure, contrast in music and mood in combination. We will also explore music of the Caribbean, and look at styles including calypso and reggae.
As sports people, we will start to incorporate balance, rolls, jumps and apply them to sequence work both on and off the apparatus.
As linguists, we will write to Spanish children telling them about our likes and dislikes, including food and sport. We also discover where Spanish is spoken around the world.
As designers, we will build robots that can be programmed to carry out tasks. We will continue to evaluate our robots' performance and make improvements throughout.
As readers, we will use a variety of texts from the school reading spine. We will study a variety texts relating to smuggling. We will learn and recite the ‘Smuggler's Song’ poem. This links with our residential visit to Robin Hood’s Bay.
As writers, we will write a diary about our time at Robin Hood’s Bay and use this experience as a stimulus to write an extended historical fiction narrative. We will also write an explanation text. We will continue to build further on our knowledge and understanding of poetry through writing a lyric poem.
As mathematicians, we will learn about shape, position and direction, decimal numbers, negative numbers, converting units in measurement and volume.
As scientists, we describe the changes as humans develop to old age and learn about the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, a bird and an insect. We will also describe how plants reproduce.
As geographers, we will experience a fantastic trip to Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire, and from that carry out interesting work where we will use the children’s first hand experiences to become accomplished geographers.
As historians, we will learn about the ancient civilisation - Ancient Maya and compare it to Ancient Greece.
As theologians, we will be learning about how people ‘Express Beliefs through the Arts’ (including Christianity) How do religious and non-religious people understand the value of creativity? How do religious and non-religious people understand the connection between beliefs about human beings and human creativity? How do religious and non-religious people express their beliefs creatively? We will also consider why some religious people might not use pictorial representation to express belief.
As computer users, we will begin to use spreadsheets to present data and use formulas to calculate the sum and product. Also, we will learn how to improve the appearance of our presentations and adapt them to different audiences.
As artists we will focus our study on our residential trip to Robin Hood’s Bay. This will include pencil and pen and ink work showing light, shade, depth and texture through patterning. We will also produce sone clay work linked to the fishing village of the 18th Century, for example, houses or fishing boats. As well as this, we will look at the work of J.M.W. Turner as his work includes many seascapes. We will look at his style and techniques and the effects they have on the viewer.
As responsible citizens, we learn about the different ways we can pay for things and what debt is. We explore what influences a person to drink alcohol/ smoke/ take drugs. Also, we create strategies to help us deal with peer pressure.
As musicians, we will consider a variety of musical responses to the sea, from traditional sea shanties to instrumental works by great composers. We shall perform a range of songs and instrumental pieces that have links to the sea. We shall learn about metre, and how musical structures can be extended and reinforced to reflect a story.
As sports people, we will be starting to explore the triple jump using the correct stepping order. We will also start to understand the importance of pace, breathing and stride in relation to long distance events.
As linguists, we will learn about the different shops and what is bought there.
As designers, we will create maps. We will use different techniques and folds in paper in order to create realistic and authentic maps.