Year 5

Year 5 Curriculum Overview

 

Spring Term 

Homework

Maths - MyMaths and Sumdog will continue to be used for online homework. Written homework will be given at intervals throughout the term. This will be given out on Thursday for the following Tuesday.

 

English - Children will continue to use their reading journals for homework. The children will be asked to choose from a selection of tasks following on from work they have covered in class. The work will be based upon the books the children have chosen through Acceleread or a book of their choice.  This will be given out on Thursday for the following Tuesday.

Spellings – The spelling units will run over 2 weeks with a spelling test at the end of the unit, every other Thursday or Friday.

 

Please help and encourage them to complete and hand in homework on time.

English 

The children will be studying poetry this term. In particular, they will be looking at imagery in poetry and widening their vocabulary. They will also be working closely on grammar and punctuation.

The children will also be studying a story from another culture, ‘Journey to Joburg’. While reading this book, they will look at the issues of equality and discrimination.

Reading Rollercoaster 

The Reading Rollercoaster challenge will continue and to move on the rollercoaster the children will need to get two signed entries in their Reading Record per week.

Maths

Children will progress through the National Curriculum Units in the Spring term. They will work through different methods of calculation, using more efficient methods. They will increase their knowledge of fractions and decimals and will also learn more about angles, including how to measure them accurately and calculate missing angles. There will be an increased focus on problem solving and reasoning skills.

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This term, the maths mountain will continue to run. Children can earn certificates for consistently good scores on Mental Maths and arithmetic tests (which take place on Friday mornings) and for bettering their own personal targets.  

Topic

Throughout this term, the children will study a unit based on Rainforests. Children will learn about the climate and locations of Rainforests. They will look at the tropics and gain an understanding of why Rainforests grow where they do. Furthermore, children will study the different layers of Rainforests, looking at the different species which are found in each layer.

Deforestation will also be discussed and understood. Children will look at the ethical issues surrounding the impact humans are having on Rainforests. 

Science

In Science the unit we are covering is Materials. The children will investigate a range of materials and compare properties such as; looking at the characteristics of solids, liquids and gases, hardness, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets.  They will focus particularly on the properties of solids, liquids and gases and the changes between these. They will investigate which material would be most suitable to create a water filter. 

 

 

Computing

 

In Computing the children will be creating a detailed 2 player game that involves racing cars around a track. They will be using ‘Scratch’ to create the game and will use their knowledge of algorithms and de-bugging to solve problems and accomplish specific goals.

 

 Art

This term the Art topic will be based around the Geography unit on The Rainforest. The children will study a hidden tiger picture by Rousseau and will use this to create their own hidden animal pictures using a range of different media. They will look at animation, leaf foliage and animal habitats and will incorporate their ideas in to their vibrant pictures

 

 

DT

In Spring term, the children will be making moving toys using cams to convert rotary in to linear motion. They will improve their measuring and cutting skills and develop their understanding of the importance of aesthetics to improve product quality.

 

 

Languages - French

During the Spring term, the Year 5 children will learn how to describe things that they do on holiday. They will be introduced to the past tense to talk about days out. After that they will learn how to describe themselves using the correct forms of 'avoir' and 'etre' and the correct forms of adjectives.

 

Music

During the spring term the children will be studying a unit on modern composers. The children will begin to understand the time line for some major composers of the Modern era. They will investigate the instruments of the era and are introduced to musical terms used to describe music of that era. They will also study the life and some music of Prokofiev using the music from Peter and the Wolf.

PE / Games Information

Children should have a suitable PE / games kit for inside and outside. This should include an appropriate change of footwear. Children will not be allowed to participate in physical activities if they are wearing jewellery. All children are encouraged to wear the school logo kit, details of which can be provided by the office.

PE will be on Monday and Tuesday afternoons.

 

RE

During the Spring term, the Year 5 children will study a unit on God and other beliefs within Christianity. In the lead up to Easter, children will study the significance of this tradition and how it came to be.

PSHE

During the Spring term, we will be looking at healthy living and in particular the effects of drugs and alcohol. The children will be provided with information in order to make sensible choices regarding this important issue.

 

 

Year 5 Curriculum Overview

 

Spring Term 

Homework

Maths - MyMaths and Sumdog will continue to be used for online homework. Written homework will be given at intervals throughout the term. This will be given out on Thursday for the following Tuesday.

 

English - Children will continue to use their reading journals for homework. The children will be asked to choose from a selection of tasks following on from work they have covered in class. The work will be based upon the books the children have chosen through Acceleread or a book of their choice.  This will be given out on Thursday for the following Tuesday.

Spellings – The spelling units will run over 2 weeks with a spelling test at the end of the unit, every other Thursday or Friday.

 

Please help and encourage them to complete and hand in homework on time.

English 

The children will be studying poetry this term. In particular, they will be looking at imagery in poetry and widening their vocabulary. They will also be working closely on grammar and punctuation.

The children will also be studying a story from another culture, ‘Journey to Joburg’. While reading this book, they will look at the issues of equality and discrimination.

Reading Rollercoaster 

The Reading Rollercoaster challenge will continue and to move on the rollercoaster the children will need to get two signed entries in their Reading Record per week.

Maths

Children will progress through the National Curriculum Units in the Spring term. They will work through different methods of calculation, using more efficient methods. They will increase their knowledge of fractions and decimals and will also learn more about angles, including how to measure them accurately and calculate missing angles. There will be an increased focus on problem solving and reasoning skills.

www.school360.co.uk

www.sumdog.com

www.mymaths.co.uk

This term, the maths mountain will continue to run. Children can earn certificates for consistently good scores on Mental Maths and arithmetic tests (which take place on Friday mornings) and for bettering their own personal targets.  

Topic

Throughout this term, the children will study a unit based on Rainforests. Children will learn about the climate and locations of Rainforests. They will look at the tropics and gain an understanding of why Rainforests grow where they do. Furthermore, children will study the different layers of Rainforests, looking at the different species which are found in each layer.

Deforestation will also be discussed and understood. Children will look at the ethical issues surrounding the impact humans are having on Rainforests. 

Science

In Science the unit we are covering is Materials. The children will investigate a range of materials and compare properties such as; looking at the characteristics of solids, liquids and gases, hardness, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets.  They will focus particularly on the properties of solids, liquids and gases and the changes between these. They will investigate which material would be most suitable to create a water filter. 

 

 

Computing

 

In Computing the children will be creating a detailed 2 player game that involves racing cars around a track. They will be using ‘Scratch’ to create the game and will use their knowledge of algorithms and de-bugging to solve problems and accomplish specific goals.

 

 Art

This term, the Art curriculum will be linked to the Viking topic. The children will study close observational drawing of Viking ships and produce creative montages. They will create paintings and clay models of dragon heads based on drakkars before constructing 3D model ships.

 

 

DT

In Spring term, the children will be making moving toys using cams to convert rotary in to linear motion. They will improve their measuring and cutting skills and develop their understanding of the importance of aesthetics to improve product quality.

 

 

Languages - French

During the Spring term, the Year 5 children will learn how to describe things that they do on holiday. They will be introduced to the past tense to talk about days out. After that they will learn how to talk about hobbies, including musical interests and films.

 

Music

During the Spring term, the Year 5 children will continue to develop their skills of playing the recorder and will learn to play the instrument during the song ‘Livin’ on a prayer’. We will then be moving on to a unit called ‘Classroom Jazz’ which will be focussed around the songs ‘Three Note Bossa’ and ‘The Five Note Swing’.

PE / Games Information

Children should have a suitable PE / games kit for inside and outside. This should include an appropriate change of footwear. Children will not be allowed to participate in physical activities if they are wearing jewellery. All children are encouraged to wear the school logo kit, details of which can be provided by the office.

PE will be on Monday and Tuesday afternoons.

 

RE

During the Spring term, the Year 5 children will study a unit on God and other beliefs within Christianity. In the lead up to Easter, children will study the significance of this tradition and how it came to be.

PSHE

During the Spring term, we will be looking at healthy living and in particular the effects of drugs and alcohol. The children will be provided with information in order to make sensible choices regarding this important issue.