We will be focussing on Position and Direction in maths at the start of this half-term, before moving onto learn about measure (including calculating with whole and mixed decimal numbers in the context of measure and finding fractions and percentages of amounts). Whilst we do this, we will be using a range of different approaches to problem-solving and reasoning. Much of our maths will take a multi-topic approach for the summer term in order to continue to close gaps and ensure as much coverage as possible by the end of year 5.
Number and Lightning will continue to hone the children’s arithmetic skills, and we will continue with our exciting times tables app (TT Rockstars) after the half-term break.
Key Vocabulary - coordinate, axis, quadrant, symmetry, reflection, transformation, translation, millimetre, centimetre, meter, kilometre, gram, kilogram, millilitre, litre, convert, conversion, volume, area, perimeter, scale, length, width, breadth, height, surface area
English: Skellig by David Almond
We will be continuing with Skellig which the children are absolutely loving! Reminder of the synopsis -
When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain. Then, one Sunday afternoon, he stumbles into the old, ramshackle garage of his new home, and finds something magical…
Skellig is an emotive tale revolving around strong themes of nurture, the value of friendship, trust and love and won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award.
The themes we will cover will be discursive texts focussed on Zoos, poetry where our focus will be imagery and Non-chronological report writing.
Vocabulary: clause, phrase, subordinate, embedded, formal, informal, metaphor, simile, personification, colon, semi-colon, brackets, dashes, parenthesis, suspense
History - Ancient Civilisations: The Cradle of Life
This term, Year 5 will be continuing with our exciting new Humanities' curriculum with Haringey Education Partnership. For each topic, children will explore a wide range of important vocabulary and ideas, which will support them in developing their reading skills by deepening their knowledge of the world and expanding their vocabulary knowledge.
The topic for this term is Ancient Civilisations and our learning will be focused around Mesopotamia and the Sumarians. We will be learning about settlements around two rivers - the Tigris (tie-griss) and the Euphrates (you-fray-tees) Through this we will explore: trade, building and writing; The Epic of Gilgamesh; the similarities between ancient civilisations and art. We will learn about these areas through stories and discussing key vocabulary, which you can see below.
Tablets, Sumer, Tigris, Euphrates, Mesopotamia, Fertile Crescent, trade, weaving, herding, ziggurat, cuneiform, Gilgamesh, epic, Assyria, Shang, nomadic, cradle, bronze, altar, sacrifices, decipher, sculptures, mythical, decorative,
Geography - Mountains
This half-term, Year 5 will be continuing with our exciting new Humanities' curriculum with Haringey Education Partnership. For each topic, children will explore a wide range of important vocabulary and ideas, which will support them in developing their reading skills by deepening their knowledge of the world and expanding their vocabulary knowledge.
The Geography topic for this term is Mountians and our learning will be focused around the Andes and other world and UK mountains. We will be learning about what a mountain is, different mountain ranges and who lives there, mountianous regions of the UK and Snowdonia. . We will learn about these areas through stories and discussing key vocabulary, which you can see below.
Hill, mountain, Ben Nevis, mountainous regions, mountain range, Mount Everest, peak, slopes, terraces, Andes, terraced farming, Cairngorms, trek, valleys, Lake District, Pennines, Yorkshire Dales, Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia, above sea level, temperature
Science: Properties and changes of materials
In this topic, we will continue our work to compare and group materials on the basis of their properties. We will experiment and know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution. We will also perform experiments to separate materials based on their properties. Furthermore, we will explore changes in state in solids, liquids and gases.
Vocabulary - hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity, soluble, insoluble, dissolve, evaporate, solution, filter, sieve, substance, reversible, irreversible
ICT - Online Safety
Children will learn how applications (Apps) can access our personal information and how to set permissions to limit the data/information that can be harvested and shared with others online. They will explore the positive and negative aspects of online communications and how to use technology safely, responsibly and respectfully and to revisit the facts and ideas that not everything they read or see online is true. They will also learn about how online activity and technology can affect our well-being and identify ways to replace bad online habits with good ones.
Key Vocabulary: Applications, apps, permissions, harvest, personal data, access, responsibility, respect, source, cyber-bully, report abuse, screen time
PE - Tennis and Cricket
In tennis the children will be learning about controlling power, positioning, forehand and receive an introduction to backhand. They will also learn basic scoring. In cricket they will continue to develop skills with a more in-depth focus on the correct rules of the game. They will learn how to bowl correctly and how to vary the delivery that is bowled. Pupils will also take on more of an umpire's role within the context of the game.
Key Vocabulary: Tennis - Forehand, backhand, bounce, deuce, breakpoint, opponent, power, accuracy, distance, placement, cost and markings. Cricket - Stump, wicket, bowl, barrier, run, angle, timing, partner work, simultaneous, communication, react, batter and fielder.
D&T - Frame Structures
Through this project, the children will evaluate, design and build their own playground equipment. They will develop and new techniques for measuring, cutting and joining different materials and produce detailed guides for their design projects. Once completed, they will evaluate their designs against the brief.
Key Vocabulary: frame structure, stiffen, strengthen, reinforce, triangulation, stability, shape, join, temporary, permanent design brief, design specification, prototype, annotated sketch, purpose, user, innovation, research, functional
RE - Why do some people believe in God and some do not?
This unit compares religious and non-religious responses to the idea of God. It focuses on ideas and answers from Christians about belief in God and also includes other faiths and their beliefs. This will give students the opportunity to consider their own and others' beliefs and the impact these have on how they live.
Key Vocabulary: theist, atheist, agnostic, religious, non-religious, discussion, respect, understanding, science, prophet, witness, consider, evidence
Modern Foreign Languages: Environment
This unit is all about the environment and it begins with a song about the weather. Pupils will learn how to talk about what they like to do in the garden and about the creatures that live there. They will also learn some useful vocabulary linked to rubbish and recycling. The final lesson of the unit is a story which draws together vocabulary from throughout the unit.
PSHE - Citizenship
This topic will include: an introduction to the justice system; how parliament works; and the role of pressure groups; learning about rights and responsibilities, the impact of energy on the planet and contributing to the community.
Key Vocabulary: rule, consequence, law, magistrate, trial, jury, fair, judge, freedom of expression, right, responsibility, environment, government, reduce, reuse, recycle, business, energy, materials, contribution, community, society, media, pressure group, campaign, protest, parliament, House of Commons, House of Lords, Monarch, speaker, chamber, opposition, Government, Prime Minister, Cabinet
Term begins - Monday 7th June 2021
Class and Family Photos - Monday 28th June
Term ends - Thursday 22nd July 2021