Welcome to Year 5 and a brand new year.
Meet the team: Miss Davies, Mrs Woodward, Mrs Blowen, Mrs Chatterton and Mrs Spencer
We're revitalized, motivated and eagerly anticipating meeting our new children. The team have packed the new year with exciting opportunities and experiences, which will enable fun learning, promote aspirations and inspire all.
The children will have the opportunity to develop their understanding and grammar skills relating to several genres throughout the term. These include: Traditional Tales/Myths, Historical Stories, Persuasive Writing, Historical Stories and Newspaper Articles. As with all our learning and teaching we aim to create a cross-curricular environment and to this end our writing projects will be based around our topics: Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. King Alfred, Beowulf and Viking Sagas to name but a few.
Daily Guided Reading lessons will be taught using the VIPERS format-Vocabulary, Infer, Predict, Explain, Retrieve and Summarise.
Having revisited the Year 3/4 spellings we will move onto Year 5/6.
Number will form the basis of our learning, this term. We will be revising the four operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, in particular formal written methods. We will then move on to Year 5 place value which extends up to 5 and 6 digit numbers. Statistics, perimeter and area units will also be covered. Throughout the term, progress will be continually monitored and assessed in order to generate opportunities for fluency, reasoning and mastery in each area.
Historical questioning is the foundation for our Anglo-Saxon/Vikings theme. Who were they? Where did they come from? When did they come? Why did they come? What did they achieve? How did they live? What is their legacy? What were the key events during this era? Who were the key figures? Just a few questions the children will research.
'Properties of Materials' will be taught by Mr Adams, during PPA time. Children will learn that all materials can be sorted into solids, liquids and gases. They will also hypothesise, investigate, measure, record and draw conclusions relating to how and why chemicals change.
Being safe and responsible online will be revisited.
Computing and music will go hand in hand during the first half-term. Isle of Tune is an innovative and engaging web based tool which allows children to create compositions. During the second half of this term, we will further develop our database skills, using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
After the half-term holiday, the children will be involved in putting together a Christmas performance, when they can develop their skills, talents and ideas.
'Why do we have Rules?' and 'What Makes a Good Friend?' are the themes for this term.
In RE, 'Community' will be the focus. They will have the opportunity to express their ideas about improving their community, whether it be school or locality.
In keeping with our topics, the children will research, design and make Saxon jewellery. Creating a Viking tapestry will allow them to work, collaboratively, in fabrics and silks.
'Holidays' and 'Eating Out' will be covered during this term. The children will learn how to ask and answer questions and choose the appropriate vocabulary.