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
Use brackets, dashes and commas to add extra information, apostrophes for possession.
Prefixes re, de and over and suffixes ful, ive and al. We also look at adverbials of time and place, words with ‘ear’ spelt ‘ere’ and polysyllabic words with unstressed vowels. Finally we will teach the statutory year 5 list of challenge words. All spellings are introduced on Tuesdays and then available online to practise using the Spelling Shed.
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.
Transformation is topic 7 in the year 5 ‘Come and See’ Religious Education Scheme of work. The topic focuses on Pentecost and the transforming power of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus and to each and every one of us. We explore how God’s Spirit influences our daily lives and behaviour.
Scripture such as Saul’s transformation to Paul on the road to Damascus and Paul’s letters to the early Christians are studied to find the truth about the Holy Spirit and how it empowers us.
The Circle of Life
The 5th Science topic of the year focuses on the life cycles of various species such as mammals, amphibians, insects and birds and the differences between them.
We will also take a look at the reproductive processes in both plants and animals.
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.
Developing Games using Scratch
In this topic, pupils will design and programme their own simple computer games with characters, backgrounds and scoring systems, using the software ‘Scratch’. The ‘if’ and ‘when’ commands will be very important within our coding to make our games interactive.
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 looking at textiles within the topic called ‘Talking Textiles’. Pupils will look at common techniques used such as printing, stitching and dying and use some of these processes to produce a piece of collaborative textile art telling a Norse legend. This topic links to the History topic ‘The Vikings’.
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.