Hello Ash, Beech and Elm pupils
Welcome to the Year 5 Class Pages
Power of Reading Texts:
Based on the true story of a Victorian orphan, this book will encourage the children to empathise with people in the past. They will undertake research to create their own Historical narrative based on Dr Barnardo’s homes for children.
A wartime tale about a boy who forms an unlikely friendship with a fox. The children will explore and develop empathy for the characters, discussing their motives and investigating complex vocabulary. The children will develop responses through drama and create their own ending for the story.
The following Maths topics are revisited termly:
Number and Place Value
The four operations: +, -, x, ÷
Fractions, incl. decimals and percentages
Ratio and Proportion
Geometry – properties of shapes, position and direction
The children discuss and test the properties of different materials and their suitability for use for different purposes.
Through experimentation children explore reversible and irreversible changes that can be made to materials that change their molecular states.
Women Who Changed the World (20th Century)
An overview on how the role of women in society has changed due to the contributions of significant individuals including: Emily Pankhurst, Marie-Curé, Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks and Mother Teresa.
The children will be able to identify and compare renewable energy types to fossil fuels and discuss how natural resources and limited and running out. They will look at the affects of climate change on the oceans, Arctic region and rainforests. They will be able to understand the impact of everyday choices on the planet and how we can change our behaviours.
The children will use their coding and debugging skills to create a multi-level adventure game with variables and scores.
The children will use drawing tools to explore simulation and movement in a computer-based environment. They will create their own 2D net and make a 3D model.
The children will design and create their own concept maps around a chosen topic and produce a presentation for the class.
The children learn the changes that their bodies will go through and how to look after themselves during this time.
Living in the Wider World
A focus on real-life skills that the children can take forward into their adult lives. Discussions will take place on rights and responsibilities, money and taking care of the environment. The children will also take part on basic first-aid training.
An overview of Christian celebrations that take place during the calendar year, with in depth study on Advent and Easter. The children will learn stories about Jesus post-resurrection and discuss the theme of identity within the Christian faith.
Climate Change Artwork
The children look at modern artwork with a “call to action”. They discuss how artists convey a message and produce their own climate change poster.
Children learn about the construction of a range of musical instruments, including those from different times and cultures, and how different sounds can be created and altered to make different notes. They learn to use this knowledge and understanding to design, make, evaluate and perform with a working musical instrument, combining various materials to enhance appearance and function.
Dancing in the Street
Children continue their exploration of rhythm and extend their knowledge of timings through singing in a round. They learn about complementary notes and compose more complex pieces on the glockenspiel in bars of 8.
The children will be able to name food and discuss their likes and dislikes using subject and adjective agreement.
The children will be able to name different types of music, discuss their preferences and justify their opinions using the conjunctions and, but, because and however.
PE / Games
Throwing, jumping and running with a focus on preparing for athletics competitions and Sports Day.
Striking and Fielding
The children play Rounders and Cricket to improve their batting, fielding and teamwork skills.
The children will begin to play Tennis matches, using their skills from previous years to score their games.
The Year 5 Team