Year 5

After a refreshing Easter break it’s so nice to welcome you back to Year 5 for our final term, where has the time gone? Last term was very busy and successful and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our parents and families for all your continued support.

Our topic this term is ‘Mining’, which will be taught through a Creative Curriculum. We will explore the development of mining from the industrial revolution to modern day, and how this has impacted the world.  The children will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of cross-curricular activities, here is a taster of what they will be learning about:

  • Constructing mining towers
  • Studying materials found in mines, e.g. coal
  • Combining visual and tactile collages to create artwork
  • Solids / liquids / gases
  • Analyse effects of mining on local communities and the greater environment

During Literacy this term we will be focusing on our topic, ‘Mining’, and our class novel, ‘Cliffhanger’, by Jacqueline Wilson. This will allow for a variety of interesting writing opportunities, giving us the opportunity to explore newspaper articles, balanced arguments, persuasive writing, poetry and diary entries.

In Maths this term we will be learning about:

  • Recall quickly multiplication and division facts for all times tables.
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Mental and written calculations for everyday situations involving all four operations
  • Angles, shapes, position and direction
  • Area, perimeter, measures

It is clear we have an exciting term ahead!