Summer in Year 5
Welcome to the year 5 page. This is where you will find information that is specific to our year group, such as what we will be learning and our year 5 routines and expectations.
This is where we will also post news of what’s happening in the year group and photos too, so please come and take a look regularly to keep up to date with what’s going on.
The Year 5 Team,
Miss Ashworth, (5A Class Teacher) Mr Fedele, (5F Class Teacher), Mrs Bligh, Mrs Sexton and Mrs Enoch (Year 5 Teaching Assistants
Please find below a summary of what year 5 pupils will be learning about this Summer term. We are currently working hard to assess the gaps in our children’s knowledge brought about from the Covid-19 school disruptions and begin to fill them, so lessons are a little different to the usual summer term schedule. A greater focus has been given to reading, literacy and maths, with lots of time also given to emotional and mental welfare. It is our aim to quickly fill those gaps in our children’s understanding, restore stamina and rebuild healthy, positive attitudes to learning and school.
Class Novel – Friend or Foe
We will be reading this wonderful book to explore issues within friendships, family and new beginnings. Our reading will be focused on using inference and justifying answers using evidence from the text. We will also use our class novel to inspire us in our writing, with many opportunities for 1st person writing in the role of characters such as letter and diary writing. We will be thinking about how we can include modal verbs, sentences of advice, and personal thoughts to present our thoughts and opinions.
In Destination Reader, we will be practising the key skills: Inference, clarifying, summarising. Our class text will be a book called Eye of the Wolf written by Daniel Pennac. This wonderful novel will be used for us to practise these key skills and take pleasure in reading.
Word classes, Determiners, Expanded Noun Phrases, Elements of figurative language, Modal verbs, Fronted adverbials
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Suffixes: ate, ise, ify and en. We look at how the word classes of the root words change when the suffix is added and patterns within the spellings.
We are continuing to follow the Curriculum set out by White Rose. This term, we will be focusing on: decimals, including adding, subtracting and multiplying; geometry and the property of shape, position and direction; and finally measurement and the converting of units.
Alongside Fractions, we will focus on improving mental arithmetic using regular Big Maths and Maths passport activities.
Sacrifices is topic 6 in the year 5 ‘Come and See’ Religious Education Scheme of work. The topic aims to help us in our Lenten preparations. We study Jesus’ sacrifice at Easter and link with our own mission to be self giving people.
The topic starts with looking at the actions of self giving people from the role of young carers to Violette Szabor and then focuses on our own acts of self giving. We think about the costs of being self giving and its many rewards. We study Bible readings to learn the events leading up to Jesus’ ultimate act of love and self giving on Good Friday.
The Super Scientists topic will introduce pupils to many of the greatest Scientists and their discoveries. This topic focuses on promoting the importance of Science to daily lives and we do this by studying Scientists in the most topical fields of study such as Climate Change, Medicine including vaccination and Computer Sciences. Scientific enquiry will be taught in a Covid- safe manner, with a focus on planning fair tests and the variables involved.
Climate and Biomes
As so much of the Viking presence in Britain involved their attempts at conquest of Saxon Britain, this unit is incredibly linked with the learning in spring and Anglo-Saxons. This develops understanding as we begin to explore the similarities and differences between the two cultures. The central concepts we are exploring are interpretations and the use of evidence. We will explore how representations of this society have been grossly stereotyped over the years, but more importantly how and why this has happened. We aim to build awareness of multiple perspectives and develop respect for evidence from recent finds.
In this topic, we combine design with problem solving to use the shape tools to create various design projects from emoji building to designing the school building for the future. We look forward to teaching this unit of work using our brand new Chrome Books!
We have recently been joined by the wonderful teacher Mr Desmond who will be taking our music lessons on Tuesday.
Spanish is taught weekly by our Spanish teacher Bea Barrett. Mrs Barrett will be covering topics such as the weather and clothing.
This term we will be teaching art in a cross curricular way, combining with our preparations for the Easter ‘Way of the Cross’. Pupils will design and explore different media to complete the ‘Way of the Cross’ art project. We look forward to sharing our work with you in Holy Week.
Weekly sessions with LFA coaches
Weekly sessions with class teachers – Athletics:
This term, we challenge ourselves and attempt to develop our athletics fitness. As in all athletic activities, pupils think about how to achieve their greatest possible speed, height, distance or accuracy and learn how to persevere to achieve their personal best. They learn how to improve by identifying areas of strength as well as areas to develop. Pupils are also given opportunities to lead when officiating as well as observe and provide feedback to others.
Athletic activities: running over longer distances, sprinting, relay, long jump, triple jump, shot put.
Homework for week beginning Monday 8th March 2021
Horizontal Format – Roman Numerals to 1000