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Spring Term

Welcome to Year 5
Summer Term

English

Our English work this half term will focus on the book Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. We will spend the fist few weeks reading and understanding the text, writing character descriptions and different types of poems. Then towards the end of the half term, we will be writing a narrative, exploring the characters further and writing a new chapter.. In guided reading, we will be  reading Hidden Heroes and exploring themes from across the text. 

 

 

 

 

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Maths

The children are already familiar with the idea that an angle is a measure of turn and be able to describe angles as acute or obtuse by comparing them to a right angle. In maths this half term, we will  introduce degrees as a unit of measure for turn, including the degree symbol. They will explore the fact that there are 360° in a full turn, and therefore 180° in half a turn, 90° in a quarter turn (or right angle) and 270° in a three-quarter turn. They will use this knowledge and the language of clockwise and anticlockwise to describe turns, including in the context of compass directions and clocks. In the next unit, the children will recap reading and plotting coordinates on a coordinate grid, something they learnt to do for the first time in Year 4. 

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Spellings



Children will be given a set of spellings to learn and practice each week. Click on the above link for an overview of the words and patterns they will learn throughout the year.




 

Please click on the link below to find out what we will be learning in  Year 5 throughout the year.

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Science 

Our Science this half term, focusses on Living things and their habitats. The children will be learning to describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.

They will explore the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals. The children will be taught to name and label a flowering plant and describe seed dispersal and pollination. Towards the end of the topic, the impact of work done by naturalists David Attenborough or Jane Goodall will be researched and explored.

RE

Our topic is ‘Inspirational Leaders’. The children will learn that many leaders of the past and present have persevered in difficult times and have done incredible things to bring practical help and hope to others in need. Through exploring their stories and leadership skills, the children will think about how they can be a good leader and what this means. In particular, the children will explore the life and beliefs of Mohandas Gandhi, Mother Theresa and Mata Amritanandamayi Devi.

Geography

In Geography this half term our topic is ‘How is our country changing?’

The children will be naming and locating counties and cities of the UK, identifying human and physical characteristics and geographical features of our local area. We will be using 8 points of a compass and learning to read and write 4 and 6 figure grid references. The children will focus on our village and will be exploring how Calverton is changing, including the new housing estates and current building work that is taking place.

Art

The title of our art this half term is : Architecture - Dream big or Dream small. As part of this unit of work, the children will be exploring the work of architects and individual builder/designers. They will use their sketchbooks to draw, collect, process and reflect upon ideas.

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PE

PE this half term will be taught by Mr Devivo and will be on a Monday and Thursday The children may come to school on these days in their PE kit. A copy of the school uniform and PE kit is available on our website. Please support us by ensuring the children are wearing the correct PE kit including a school hoodie rather than branded logo tops. Thank you.

The children will be developing their striking and fielding skills while playing rounders and will be exploring movement and balance during dance.

PSHE

In PSHE this half term, we will be looking at ‘ Being My Best’. The children will learn about the importance of food, water and oxygen, sleep and exercise for the human body and its health. They will Identify their own strengths and talents and Identify areas that need improvement and describe strategies for achieving those improvements. We will be thinking about people who are responsible for helping us stay healthy and safe and identifying ways that we can help these people.

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Music

In this unit of music, Year 5 will perform a looped body percussion rhythm; keeping in time with their group. They will use loops to create a whole piece of music, ensuring that the different aspects of music work together. Following this, they will learn to play the first section of ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ with accuracy and choose a suitable fragment of music and be able to play it along to the backbeat. Finally they will perform a piece with some structure and two different loops.

Computing

In computing, the children will using Stop Motion to create an animation. In order to do this, they will need to know that decomposition of an idea is important when creating stop-motion animations. They will begin to understand that stop motion animation is an animation filmed one frame at a time using models, and with tiny changes between each photograph. Finally, they will learn that editing is an important feature of making and improving a stop motion animation.

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