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In Year 5 this term, we will be learning all about the ‘Amazing Amazon!’ Geography will take the lead focus as we learn all about rivers, predominantly the famous Amazon River, before moving on to looking at rainforest biomes after half term. In DT, we will be designing and creating bridges to go over the Amazon River and in Science, we will be looking at living things and their habitats; we will build on our understanding of life cycles and start to make comparisons between them as well as looking at the reproduction of some plants and animals. In RE, we will be learning all about what it means to be Jewish and in PSHE, we will be learning about healthy lifestyles. In Maths, our focus will be on fractions and during our English lessons, we will be reading ‘Journey to the River Sea’ by Eva Ibbotson and will begin by persuading our main character to move to a houseboat on the Amazon River!
January, February and March 2021
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In Year Five this term, we are continuing our journey into Ancient Greece and will be learning all about what made Alexander the Great so great! We will be designing and making Greek sandals in D.T. and in science we will be learning about different Greek scientists through the study of sundials. We are learning all about non-chronological reports in English and will be creating our own report about a mythical beast of our own creation. In maths, our focus is on developing our multiplication and division skills and we will be learning how to draw and measure angles. In R.E. we will be discovering the different ways that Christians represent Jesus and, in PSHE, we will be learning how to stay safe. During our computing lessons, we will be learning about the things we can do to protect ourselves whilst we are online. In our music lessons, we will be listening to and appraising different jazz songs and during P.E. we will develop our gymnastic skills.
Year Five have been thoroughly enjoying learning about Ancient Greece this half term. They have read many myths including Daedalus and Icarus, Theseus and the Minotaur and Perseus and the Gorgons. They have also compared Athens and Sparta and have produced a piece of persuasive writing stating which city they would prefer to live in. In geography, they have learnt all about the geographical features of modern day Greece. We are now looking forward to finding out about the origins of the Olympic Games and about the God and Goddesses who feature in the myths we have been reading.
Year 5 Curriculum October
This half term, we will be learning about ‘all things Ancient Greece’! History will take the lead focus as we learn about the legacy left by the Ancient Greeks. We will be creating our own Greek pottery and will be designing and then making our own Greek sandals. We will also be exploring the human and physical geography of modern Greece and how this differs to ancient times. Using a variety of Ancient Greek myths, we will be exploring the features before writing our own. We will focus on place value of numbers to one million in Maths, before moving on to addition and subtraction. As part of Science, we will be exploring Earth and Space and in RE, we will be looking at Christianity and how the stories from the Bible impact daily Christian life.