Year 5 Class Staffing
Welcome to year 5. Miss Bird and Miss Cooper
In RE this half term, we will be learning about the two different stories of Creation in the Book of Genesis.
We will also be discussing what being made in the image and likeness of God means and the responsibility we have to use our God given talents. Finally, we will be learning about some of the miracles of Jesus and the work of the Church to heal and care for the sick in Christ’s name.
Could you be the next scientific investigator?
This term we will be comparing and grouping everyday materials based on evidence from comparative and fair tests. We will begin to under-stand how some materials can dissolve in liquids to form a solution and describe how to recover a substance from a solution. We will research and give reasons for the particular use of everyday
materials such as wood, metal and plastic. Finally, we will investigate and explain how some changes can
result in the formation of new materials, and that this change may not be reversible.
History or Geography
Y5 will be exploring Geography this half term - Whats sop special about the city?
Know the areas of origin in the main ethnic groups in the United Kingdom and in our school.
Know, name and locate the capital cities of neighbouring European countries.
Know the countries that make up the European Union.
Know the names of and locate at least 8 major capital cities across the world.
Know the key human and physical features of some European cities (mountains, hills, rivers, population, culture etc).
ART or D&T
During Autumn 1 Y5 will explore Art
In what ways might you tell people how you feel?
Children will research the work of Picasso, in particular his ‘Guernica’ painting.
Children will analyse which techniques were used and why.
Children will experiment with using shading, line, shape, tone and colour to create emotion in art.
They will use the techniques learnt to design their own piece of art in the style of Picasso’s ‘Guernica’
Could you be the next Games' developer?
Children will use Scratch to explore the following questions:
Can you design and program a character game?
Can you design your own characters and backdrops?
Can you add features or effects to enhance a game?
Can you create an original animated game?
How do we program costume changes for a sprite?
How do we add point-scoring and levels to our game
Autumn 1 Varjak Paw by SF Said
Our class text this half term will be ‘Varjak Paw’. Varjak Paw is a Mesopotamian Blue kitten. He lives high up in an old house on a hill. He's never left home, but then his grandfather tells him about the Way - a secret martial art for cats. Now Varjak must use the Way to survive in a city full of dangerous dogs, cat gangs and, strangest of all the mysterious Vanishings.
Varjak Paw is a Mesopotamian Blue kitten. He lives high up in an old house on a hill. He's never left home, but then his grandfather tells him about the Way - a secret martial art for cats. Now Varjak must use the Way to survive in a city full of dangerous dogs, cat gangs and, strangest of all the mysterious Vanishings.Varjak Paw is a Mesopotamian Blue kitten. He lives high up in an old house on a hill. He's never left home, but then his grandfather tells him about the Way - a secret martial art for cats. Now Varjak must use the Way to survive in a city full of dangerous dogs, cat gangs and, strangest of all the mysterious Vanishings.
Children will continue to receive daily Maths and Literacy homework, which is to be completed each night.
On Thursdays, children will receive one piece of either Maths or English homework plus one piece of homework linked to a foundation subject (Art, Science, MFL, Computing, Music, Geography, History etc).
This will be due in on the following Monday.
Reading-We strongly encourage children to read at least 3 times a week at home. Reading underpins the whole curriculum and so is vital to children’s success. We encourage children to read a range of fiction and non-fiction texts to encourage stamina and also reading for pleasure. It is fine for children to read about topics that they are interested in and also books from home as long as they also read their Accelerated Reading books. This is so that they can take quizzes to acquire points towards their reading targets. Children who read at least 3 times a week, every week will be rewarded at the end of term. Each class will also be selecting a ‘Reader of the Week’, which will be awarded in celebration assemblies on a Friday.
Spellings-spellings will be given out on a Monday and tested on the Friday. Please practice these at home.
Particular focus this Autumn term
During Autumn 1 term our Literacy focus will link to our class text ‘Varjak Paw’.
Children will be writing persuasive letters and non-chronological reports.
They will also be using imagery (similes, metaphors, personification) in their writing in order to develop detailed descriptions of characters but also to create atmosphere.
we will be reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers up to 1 million and using negative numbers in context, calculating intervals across zero. We will be rounding whole numbers and determining the value of each digit in any number. We will then move onto using written methods of addition and subtraction, including decimal numbers. Throughout the half term, pupils will apply their knowledge, understanding and skills to problem solving and reasoning tasks.
It is of great benefit to the children to be able to rapidly recall number bonds and times tables (up to 12x12); please support your child in practising these at home.
In Autumn 1 Y5 children will continue to study the ‘Mon ecole et moi’ unit.
They will continue to revise how to tell the time in French both in analogue and digital form.
They will use time frames in their writing.
Children will revise the names of classroom objects and use this in conjunction with time vocabulary to produce a diary of the school day or lesson.
Why is it good to be different?
Children will explain how we are different and why.
Children will be able to explain differences between direct and indirect types of bullying.
They will know some ways to encourage children who use bullying behaviours to make other choices and know how to support children who are being bullied.
This half term, year 5 will be having PE on Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings.
They will be taking part in street dance with Mr Case for their Thursday morning session.
Please note Children will need to come to school in PE kit on these days.
PE kit must comply with the uniform policy.
Music continues to be taught by Mrs Amison, our specialist music teacher.
Drumming skills – This will be a noisy half-term! We will review our rhythm knowledge using chairs as a drum kit. Our co-ordination skills will certainly be tested! We will also be listening to orchestral music, reviewing what we know about orchestral instruments and exploring the music of 2 contrasting composers,Mozart and Stravinsky
Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.
Key events for this half term:
Tuesday 22nd September 3.30-6pm – Parent/Teacher target meeting
Wednesday 23rd September 5.30-8pm – Parent/Teacher target meeting
Friday 18th September - Topic Day
New start/ finish times- 8:50am-3:20pm (KS2 side entrance).
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