Year 5 is all set for another invigorating, motivating and energising half-term.
TOPIC-Our work this half-term will, primarily, be based around The Tudors.
We will be getting to know the more famous, and infamous, characters from the Tudor period. Our learning will be question and research orientated. This exciting study will culminate in a visit to
Gainsborough Old Hall where children will be given the opportunity to
get a real taste for Tudor life.
ENGLISH-Our focus, in writing, will be Historical Texts:Diary and Recount. The children will have the opportunity to demonstrate the progression in their learning at the end of each unit.
READING- Reading remains a priority so children are given every opportunity to read to an adult, either as part of a group or on a 1:1 basis. Our topic based Guided Reading planning has been developed to ensure that children have mastered the comprehension skills required to ensure they make the progression they deserve. Our learning will be based on the novel 'The Executioner's Daughter by Jane Hardstaff which links with our Tudor topic.
Having worked with ERIC (Explain, Retrieve, Interpret, Choice) during the Autumn and Spring terms, they will begin to use VIPERS (Vocabulary, Infer, Predict, Explain, Retrieve, Summarise and Sequence) in preparation for Year 6.
MATHS-Fractions, Decimals and Percentages are the main topics, this
half- term. Children will continue to improve their fluency, reasoning and mastery skills. Properties of Shapes will feature towards the final two weeks.
Multiplication tables and corresponding division facts will be a secondary focus throughout.
SCIENCE- Living Things and Their Habitats. Sub-topics will include: How do plants reproduce? The Life Cycle of Mammals, Metamorphosis- life cycles of amphibians and insects, A Comparison of Life Cycles.
PE- Parkour and Tudor Dance will be covered during the next seven weeks. Parkour is an exciting, relatively new form of exercise and travel. The aim is to develop agility, balance and coordination.
RE/PSHE- Our PSHE theme will revolve around the question: Are All Changes Bad? It mainly deals with the transition between Primary and Secondary education. Children will be able to discuss their feelings about this change in their lives aswell as equip them with the skills,knowledge and understanding they need to make transition an 'exciting change'.
RE-Right and Wrong:What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right and wrong?