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Spring 1



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Over this half term, pupils will be looking in depth at Space. We will look at the different planets, the stars and the order of the moon phases. In addition, we will look into what life is like for an astronaut and how we would feel if we were to be given this opportunity. This topic falls in line with the Science curriculum for Year 5, and will support our writing within English, as well as influencing our work within Art.

Click here to visit BBC Bitesize KS2 Science. 

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Click the here for the Children's University of Manchester.

Click here to visit Wow Science

Click here to visit National Geographic Kids

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Our English focus this term is based on a book called ‘Skellig’. This book, along with the film will be used as a stimulus for writing a variety of genres such as character/ setting descriptions, explanation texts and narratives.

In addition, pupils will continue with Grammar alongside their English lessons where we will look into possessive apostrophes, recap relative and subordinate clauses, direct and in direct speech and prepositions. In order to support your child with this at home, as well as recapping other terms, try the links below:

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We will continue to follow White Rose Maths this half term which has proven to support all pupils with their learning through the use of concrete resources before moving onto the pictorial and abstract stages. Pupils will continue to be challenged when ready, through the challenges in the classroom.  At the start of the term we will continue with work on multiplication and division and will then move onto explore fractions in great depth to secure deep understanding of the topic.

Times tables will continue to be a focus in Year Five, along with prime numbers and cubed numbers. In order to support you child at home, try some of the links below:

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Other subjects:

Art- Chalk and printing

PSHE- Living without harm

PE- Multi- skills/Cricket

RE- What does it mean to be Humanist today?

History - Space race and famous Astronauts

Computing- Geometry and Art


Key dates:

Wednesday 6th January 2021 - Start of Spring Term

Date TBC - BBC Radio 2 500 word competition launch 

Monday 18th-21st January 2021 – Bikeability Y5

Friday 12th February 2021 - Term Ends


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