Year 5

Spring Term 2020 Topic

After a lovely and refreshing Christmas break, it’s so nice to welcome you back to Year 5!  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, particularly during our busy Christmas period and our amazing Christmas Concert.

Our topic this term is ‘Groovy Greeks’, which will be taught through a Creative Curriculum. We will explore this exciting period of history and how the ancient Greeks have impacted our lives today.  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:

  • Designing and making Greek shields
  • Mythological Creatures
  • Life of a soldier and military tactics
  • The Battle Of Marathon
  • Perseus and the Minotaur
  • Athens and Sparta

During Literacy this term, we will be focusing on our topic ‘Groovy Greeks’. This will allow for a variety of interesting writing opportunities, giving us the opportunity to explore comparative reports, persuasive letters, descriptive writing, story writing and newspaper articles.

In Maths this term we will be learning about:

  • Recall quickly multiplication and division facts for all times tables.
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Statistics
  • Measurements

It is clear we have an exciting term ahead!

Year 5 Spring 2020 Newsletter

 

 

Autumn Term 2019 Topic

After a refreshing break over the summer, it is fantastic to welcome you all to the start of a new school year and to Year 5! It is already clear that the children are eager to discover lots about our new topic, ‘Secrets Of The Universe’, where we will explore Earth, the Solar System and beyond! 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:

  • Planet collage using a range of techniques
  • Neil Armstrong and the space race
  • Earth, sun, moon and solar system
  • Light and forces
  • Tim Peake

During English this term, we will be focusing on our class novel, ‘George’s Secret Key To The Universe’ by Lucy and Stephen Hawking. This will allow for a variety of interesting writing opportunities, as will many other elements of our exciting topic, giving us the opportunity to explore biographies, poetry, newspaper articles and diary entries.

In Maths this term, we will be learning about:

  • Mental and written calculations for everyday situations involving all four operations
  • Recall quickly multiplication and division facts for all times tables.
  • Place value and rounding numbers
  • Negative Numbers

It is clear we have an exciting term ahead!

Year 5 Autumn Term 2019 Newsletter