Autumn 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 and Mr Fedele
Please find below a summary of what year 5 pupils will be learning about this Autumn 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 Autumn 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.
Text: Here We Are – Oliver Jeffers- a whole school project
Focus on letter writing.
The Adventures of Odysseus – Hugh Lupton, Daniel Morden & Christina Balit
Inferences about characters
Narrative Writing—adventure and myth
The Caged Bird- Maya Angelou
As part of our Black History Month learning, we study this wonderful poem and the life of its extraordinary author. We learn about it’s meaning and its use of beautiful, figurative language and imagery to convey its powerful message about freedom and equality.
Oranges In No Man’s Land – Elizabeth Laird
This amazing book connects us with Ayesha, a young girl living in the war torn streets of Beirut and risks her own life to save another. Through studying the characters and their story, we use recount, report writing, diary writing and story writing to explore what life was like for Ayesha and what it may be like for modern day children living in conflict zones around the world.
Convert nouns and adjectives into verbs using suffixes
Expanded Noun Phrases
Elements of figurative language
Use brackets, dashes and commas to add extra information
-ious, -cious and –tious endings. Short and long /i/ using y. Homophones and near homophones
This Autumn we will be guided by the ‘Come and See’ RE scheme of work and will focus on the topic ‘Ourselves’. This topic aims to investigate our individual talents, gifts and qualities and accept that they gifts from God. We study our uniqueness and the reasons to celebrate this and we study how we can develop our God given gifts and qualities for the good of others.
The second of our Religious Education topics invites us to think about God’s mission for us all. We continue on from our previous topic to think about how we can use our God given gifts and qualities to complete our mission. We also take a look at the sacrament marriage and how it is in itself a special mission for many people.
Why is California so thirsty?
Why is water so important?
Farming is California
Why is California running out of water?
The California Aqueduct
E-Safety – Including:
- identify a spam email;
- explain what to do with spam email;
- understand why they should cite a source;
- explain the rules for creating a strong password;
- create a strong password using a set of rules;
- know that not everything they see online is true;
- explain how to stay safe online;
- identify unsafe online behaviour
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Weekly sessions with LFA coaches
Weekly sessions with class teachers – gymnastics and dance
Homework for week beginning Monday 28th September
Horizontal Format – Roman Numerals to 1000