Year 5

English

Maths

Connected Curriculum

The children will be following the Language and Literacy programme:

  • Literacy & Language Unit 3 – Poetic style
  • Core text – Last Night, I Saw the City Breathing
  • Non-fiction text – Persuasive writing

Number/Calculation:

  • Using inverse relationships to solve problems
  • Written methods of adding
  • Written methods of subtracting
  • Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000

Topic Title: A River Runs Through It

Main Focus: Geography investigating the River Thames and Rhine.

Ask It

  • What would a river be without water?

Geography

  • Looking at different characteristics of rivers of the world with focus on the Thames and the Rhine.

Design and Technology

  • Sculpture on a Pallet – Each class will be designing and creating a 3D sculpture to stand in the Thurrock Thameside Nature Park.

Art and Design

  • Developing skills using water colours.
  • Sketching.
  • Observational drawing

PE

Science

Use running, jumping, catching and throwing in isolation and in combination

  • Play competitive games, modified as appropriate
  • Develop flexibility & control in gym, dance & athletics

Please ensure that your child’s PE uniform is in school every day.  PE days are:

  • 5C – Tuesday and Thursday
  • 5CC – Tuesday and Thursday
  • 5Q – Wednesday and Thursday

Properties of materials

  • We will be investigating the properties of solids, liquids, and gases, and how their molecules group together
  • We will be exploring filtration and its uses for separating liquids and solids.

Children will be exploring and investigating how materials are grouped, and how we can identify them.

Music

PSHE

Classroom Jazz – We will be exploring jazz and in particular:

  • Three Note Bossa
  • The Five Note Swing
  • Recognising feelings and understanding emotions.
  • Developing a positive sense of one’s self
  • Stress management

RE

Trip

Sikhism.

  • Children will examine whether Sikh stories are important in relation o beliefs and morals.
  • Explore and understand the moral behind Hindu stories
  • We will be visiting the London Docklands Museum to aid with our understanding of the River Thames.

Supporting your child at home

Reading- At the GPFS it is expected that children read at home every day for 15 minutes. It is important that you ask your child about what they have read.

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

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