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Welcome to Year 5!

 

 

The team is Miss Tindale, Miss King, Mr Lenehan, Miss Dineen Mrs Mayo and Miss Iqbal. 

                        

 

Spring 1

 

Global theme: Peace and Conflict

Learning Journey and Science

Happy New Year! To start the spring term, we will be taking part in a citizenship faculty week all about the schools new ‘Rights Respecting’ project. We will be focusing on Human Rights through P4C, PSHE and art. We will then learn about coastal features for Geography. Later in the term for learning journey, we will be looking how the Anglo-Saxons lived.  This will include at where the Anglo-Saxon period fits in with modern history. As geographers, we will be looking at which push and pull factors contributed to this. In Science we will be continuing our ‘Living Things and their habitats topic before moving on to ‘Earth and Space’.

English

We will begin the term by performing drama using Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. We will be writing a narrative this half term based on Beowulf. Children will learn about the historical epic poem and write their own version. In book study, we are starting Anglo Saxon Boy by Tony Bradman.

 

Maths

This half term in maths we be focusing on perimeter, area and measurement. We will also be revisiting the four arithmetic operations to ensure that all children are secure on these methods. All children need to know their times tables and should be practising them at home. Children should also be carrying out maths tasks on Mirodo to consolidate their learning in school.

  • PE is on Tuesdays and Fridays and the correct PE uniform is needed. At the moment, the children are asked to come to school in PE kit on their PE days.  
  • Please could you make sure that your child has a water bottle in school every day.
  • Please could you make sure that your child has the correct uniform for school and brings a coat every day.

 

For your information

•        Mr Lenehan will be teaching in Class 12 from now onwards, with Miss King available on zoom until 22nd January.

•        Miss Dineen will be teaching alongside Miss Tindale from now until Miss Tindale goes on maternity leave.

•        PE for this half term is on Tuesdays and Fridays and the correct PE uniform is needed.

•        Spelling Tests every Wednesday. Spellings are given out each week.

•        Your child has until Wednesday to complete any homework that they have been set.

•        Please could you make sure that your child has a water bottle in school.

•        Please make sure your child attends school every day counts. 

 

 

 

Autumn 2 

Global theme: Power and Governance

Our Learning Journey this half term will continue to be about North America.  This will start with learning about the different states in the US in Geography, followed by the triangular slave trade and the civil rights movement and segregation in the US in History. This will link to black British history including how the Windrush generation helped England.  We will also delve into the features of coasts and compare a UK coastline to that of one in Jamaica. Throughout all of our Geography and History learning, we will be talking about our theme of power and governance.

 

English

This half term we will be writing an informative non-chronological report based on the RMS Titanic that hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage from UK to America. Our Book Study book this half term is A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig. Both texts will link in with our big question and global theme which is power and governance.

Maths

During Maths lessons we will be covering:

Fractions

Decimals

Arithmetic

It is important that your child practises their multiplication tables and division facts as this will help consolidate their learning.

 

  • PE is on Tuesdays and Fridays and the correct PE uniform is needed. At the moment, the children are asked to come to school in PE kit on their PE days.  
  • Please could you make sure that your child has a water bottle in school every day.
  • Please could you make sure that your child has the correct uniform for school and brings a coat every day.
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We started this half term with an Art Day where we created our own animal sculptures after discussing and learning about the COP26 climate change conference that happened for the first two weeks of November.  We discussed how important it is for world leaders to act now to help reduce carbon emissions and reduce the negative impacts of global warming.

 

Autumn 1

In the Autumn term, our Learning Journey topic will be about North America incorporating our global theme of ‘Human Rights’.  This will start with a history focus, learning about the American Revolution, followed by indigenous tribes and the impact that European immigrants had on them.  For geography, we will delve into the various biomes of North America including the tundra and grasslands and the features and animals that inhabit them.

 

 

 

 

Our books this half term will be…

 

   

 

 

Maths

This half term in maths we will be looking at place value as well as the arithmetic methods of addition and subtraction. All children need to know their timestables and should be practising them at home.

 

 

Y5 Yearly Overview 2021-2022

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