Welcome to our page for Year 5 children!
Our teachers are: Miss. Payne and Mr. Street
Our curriculum this year is: Year 5 Curriculum Map
In Year 5 this half term, our new Guided Reading text is an exciting tale from Eva Ibbotson called, ‘Journey to the River Sea.’ It follows the adventures of Maia and her trip to the Amazon rainforest to live with her long lost family. From this text, we will focus on two writing genres: persuasion and discussion texts, starting with a persuasive piece about if schools do enough to support the slowing of deforestation. In Maths this half term, we will begin by focusing on adding and subtracting decimals before moving onto statistics and geometry modules.
Science will see us explore life cycles and answer our big question: ‘Are all life cycles the same?’ The children have already begun their study by looking at the life cycles of various living things. In Geography, we will begin our topic on Rivers. In the topic, we will study various aspects about rivers including how they are formed and how they change the land around them. We are in the final stages of planning our trip to Ferry Meadows at the end of May to compete the ‘living rivers’ study day (more details to follow very soon!).
In RE, we are beginning our study of Judaism and answering our big question: ‘What does it mean to be Jewish?’ PSHE will see us explore drugs (both legal and illegal) and how they help or hinder people’s lives.
Spring 2 2022
In Year 5 this half term, our new Guided Reading text is the first in the popular book series, ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events.’ We will be using two poems this half term to support our writing of narratives and a range of poetry: ‘The Highwayman’ and ‘The Lady of Shallot.’ In maths, we are going to be building on our fraction knowledge by exploring decimals numbers and percentages. Towards the end of the term, we will be finding areas and perimeters of shapes.
Science will see us explore properties of materials and the changes they go through when mixed in different ways. Our history will see us continue to study the ‘Maya Civilisation.’ We will exploring how their society was built up and linking it to our DT where we will be creating a Mayan feast.
In R.E., we will continue our study of Buddhism and link this to how a person could reach enlightenment. PHSE will see us explore our emotions where we will discuss various feelings and how to deal with them.
Spring 1 2022
In Year 5 this half-term, we are looking at the ‘Maya Civilisation’. We will be reading the Roald Dahl classic ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.’ From this, we will be writing a diary entry that explores the protagonist’s (Charlie) feelings when he receives chocolate for his birthday. We will also be exploring our inner journalist and writing about events that happen throughout the story. To go with our ‘Maya Civilisation’ topic, we will be studying artefacts that show us how the Maya people lived. We will also focus on the Geographic location of where the Maya Civilisation were in the world.
In Maths, we will be focusing on fractions for the half term, specifically looking at adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions. Our Science topic will focus upon forces and we will be taking part in lots of experiments to support this.
In R.E., we will focus on Buddhism and how the teachings of Siddhartha (The Buddha) are still applied across the faith today. We will also explore how the teachings of Buddhism can be compared to the teachings of Christianity. PSHE will see us explore our ‘Persona
Autumn 2 2021
In Year 5 we are developing our understanding of ‘Ancient Greece’ by studying a new book called ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.’ It is a book that many of you may know well and we look forward to writing a recount and a non-chronological report based on it over the next few weeks.
In Maths, we will be focusing on multiplication and division. We will explore factors and square numbers as well as learning the written methods for multiplication and division. Science will prvide ample opportunities for our children to continue exploring Earth and Space, with a particular focus this half term on how our place in the solar system affects night and day.
In a few weeks, we will come to a conclusion on our study of ‘Ancient Greece’ and the legacy the Greeks left behind. As the topic comes to a close, we will be focusing on modern day Greece, making comparisons between the two. We are also very much looking forward to our Greek Day from ‘History Off the Page’ on the 16th November – more details to follow very soon! In RE, our Christianity topic will continue by looking at our question ‘Who do people say Jesus is?’ We will tackle this question through various mediums of art, allowing us to explore stories and representations of Jesus. We cannot wait to continue working with you throughout this term!
Autumn 1 2021
In Year 5 this half term, we are looking at ‘Ancient Greece’. We will be reading the hilarious book ‘Who Let the Gods Out’ by Maz Evans. From this, we will be writing our very own mythical story as well as a piece of persuasive writing. In Maths, we will be focusing on the value of numbers and will explore the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) using numbers up to 1 million. Our Science will see the children explore Earth and Space and we will learn about why we get day and night and what planets are in our solar system. We will even get to learn about how the famous Stonehenge used to be so important in astronomy. To go with our ‘Ancient Greece’ theme, we will be studying their time as great rulers, their society build up as well as making a modern take on an Ancient Greek vase.
In RE, we will focus on Christianity and how the teachings of Jesus are still applied across the faith and to those who do not follow it. PSHE will see us explore our ‘beginning and belonging’ unit where we will discuss how we fit in and how we can help our friends when they need us.