Year 5

Summer Term 1

Whole School Theme: Let's Invent
Year Group Theme: Who were the greatest builders?

Topic Overview

English

Maths

Other Subjects

The children will be following the Language and Literacy programme:

  • Literacy and Language Unit 2 fiction – diary entry.
  • Literacy and language Unit 2 non-fiction – newspaper article.
  • Core Text – an explanation on how and why the pyramids were built.

As well as daily times table practice children will be learning/revising:

  • Exploring angles
  • Percentages
  • Written methods of multiplication
  • Identifying and generalising about patterns.

If children do not know all times table facts to 12x12 these need to be practiced at home.

Topic Title: Let’s Invent

Main Focus: Who were the greatest builders?

Computing – computer programming using ‘Scratch’.

History – Children will be learning about chronology when finding out who were the greatest builders – stone age man or the ancient Egyptians.

Art and Design – Children will find out about hieroglyphics and use these on their own design of a cartouche (a carved tablet or drawing representing a scroll with rolled-up ends, used ornamentally or bearing an inscription)

They will then make their own cartouche from clay.

PE

Science

  • Striking and fielding games.
  • Athletics

Please ensure that your child’s PE uniform is in school every day.  PE days are: Tuesday and Wednesday but kits should be in all the time please.

Children will continue to work scientifically while learning about FORCES:

They will learn about:

  • The effects of gravity on objects.
  • How the sole of a shoe can increase/decrease friction.
  • ·What upthrust/buoyancy is.
  • Mechanical forces such as gears and levers.

Music

PSHE

Lean on Me -  Soul/Gospel/Grime/Rap

  • Comparing different styles of music including rap and grime.
  • ·Composing and performing their own rap about bullying.
  • Evaluating their own work and that of others.

Healthy and Safer Lifestyles (continued)

Children will learn:

  • Scientific names for body parts.
  • Changes for girls during puberty including periods.
  • Changes for boys during puberty.
  • Strategies to cope with changes during puberty.
  • About having a positive body image.
  • Personal hygiene.

RE

Supporting your child at home

Islam – Learning about how Muslims follow the 5 Pillars of Islam.

  • Children will learn about each pillar and how it impacts on the daily life of a Muslim.

Reading
Children are expected to read for 20 minutes daily and to write a short paragraph about what they have read.

Homework
The children will have a piece of Maths and English work to do at home each week.

Guide on the side
Will be given out before a holiday and should be completed by the Wednesday of the second week back to school.

*Homework will be given out on a Friday and should be handed in the following Wednesday.*


Spring Term 1

Whole School Theme: An Eye on London
Year Group Theme: Journey of a river - A river runs through it

Topic overview

This half term for our topic we will become geographers, looking at different Rivers around the world as well as focusing on London and the Thames! We will be investigating the water cycle and linking this knowledge to how rivers function. We will also be discussing the purpose of a river and exploring the various ways that they can be and are currently used!

In science we will be focusing on states of materials. Looking at the changing states between solids, liquids and gases.

During our P.E, we will be focusing on invasion games and gymnastics.

In RE this half term we will be focusing on ‘What would Jesus do?’ The children will examine stories and parables and how they can be linked to modern day situations.  

In Art and Design, we will be extending our river journey by looking at creating our own rivers using different resources. From this, the children will be writing an explanation text to go alongside their models showing how their river works!

In music, we will be looking at Jazz.

In PSHE, we will be looking at personal safety and how to stay safe. This half term for our topic we will become geographers, looking at different Rivers around the world as well as focusing on London and the Thames! We will be investigating the water cycle and linking this knowledge to how rivers function. We will also be discussing the purpose of a river and exploring the various ways that they can be and are currently used!

Ideas to support your child

Read with your child as often as you can, and use My Book Blog to support their comprehension skills. Remember that the children have to complete reading regularly at home (10 minutes daily!) Chant your times tables with your child!

Encourage your child to complete the weekly homework.

Remember to test your children on their weekly spellings so that they will improve! Children should be practicing their counting skills every day, as we would like children to fluently count to 20 and beyond by the end of this half term.

We would also love and really appreciate it if any parents could volunteer to come in and read with children!

PE Days: Thursday and Friday. Can we ask that all PE kits be bought in Monday and taken home Friday if need be. As the weather is getting colder please ensure your child has the correct PE kit, including track suit bottoms.

Guide on the side

Children will be required to pick two of the following activities to further develop their understanding:

  • Create a model of one of the famous landmarks found on the banks of the River Thames or Rhine.
  • Create a fact file about any of the landmarks – discuss their history, their role now and in the past, etc.
  • Draw a map of the River Thames, showing important features and plot the co-ordinates.
  • Take a trip to London and write a diary of your adventure, focusing on the landmarks on the Thames.
  • Draw or paint a scene of the rivers – from close-up or a view showing all of the major landmarks.
  • Design a poster about visiting London or another city with a river. E.g. the Klaralven, Thames, Rhine, Danube, Seine, Tagus.
  • Create a demonstration of the water cycle.
  • Research another river and write 10 key facts. E.g. the Klaralven, Thames, Rhine, Danube, Seine, Tagus.
  • Describe the impact of the Thames has on London and make a timeline for the key events. 

You are welcome to take resources (paper, card, etc from school if you need them. Please ask and we will do what we can!

Visits/visitors/events

TBC

Parent & Child session

TBC - You will be invited into school in the final week of term, when children will share their learning with you, to round off the topic. In addition to this there will be an opportunity to look through your child’s work books throughout the half term. 


Homework can be downloaded on the left!