Year 5

Summer Term 2

Whole School Theme: Going Green
Year Group Theme: Extinction

English

Maths

Connected Curriculum

The children will be following the Language and Literacy programme:

Unit 6 – Father’s Day

Fiction: write a play script

Non-fiction: write a discussion piece

In Core Text the children will be:

Non-fiction: Write a persuasive letter

Fiction:  write a descriptive piece  in the style of a well-known book – AA Series of Unfortunate Events

In My Book Blog we will be reading:                 

Teacher choice – A Series of Unfortunate Events: the Bad Beginning - Lemony Snicket

Mild – Bullet Catcher – Chris Bradford

Spicy -  Gangsta Granny - David Walliams

Hot -  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling

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

·       Calculating 7 – multiplying and dividing by 10, 100, 1000 linked to measures

·       Finding Area and Perimeter

·       Solving problems with more than one step

·       Solving problems involving measures

·       Revisiting units of work that have not yet been secured in preparation for Year 6

 

 

 

Topic Title: Going Green

Main Focus:  Extinction

Ask It: Why do some creatures no longer exist?

Art and Design

To create a rainforest collage

To create a variety of prints based on natural materials

 

 

 

PE

Science – Living Things

Supporting your child at home

RTL project

Reading- Children are expected to read for 20 minutes daily. Children are expected to read and blog about the designated My Book Blog book – recommend at least 15 pages a day.

Homework – The children will have a piece of Maths and English work to complete at home each week as well as spellings and daily times table practise.

Guide on the side will be distributed and should be completed by the due date provided.

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

Daily Maths homework - completed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Weekly spellings - out on a Friday and tested the following Friday.

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

All P.E. classes are usually held on Monday.

Milestones

MS3.1 Plan enquiries, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary.

MS3.2 Use appropriate techniques, apparatus, and materials during fieldwork and laboratory work.

MS3.4 Record data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, bar and line graphs, and models.

MS3.5 Report findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations of results, explanations involving causal relationships, and conclusions.

MS3.7 Use test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests.

Geography

PSHE

To investigate the world around us

To investigate sustainability

To identify organisations who are working to help the planet

To discuss factors affecting the environment

Looking at Safe and Healthy lifestyles.

Body knowledge, body functions, body awareness/image.

Personal hygiene, prevention of illness/disease.

RE

Trip

To explain different Christian festivals and how these show Christians’ beliefs and traditions.

Swan Lake performance at the Royal Opera House (6.6.18).


Summer Term 1

English

Maths

Connected Curriculum

The children will be following the Language and Literacy programme:

Unit 2 – Bling! By Jon Blake

Fiction: write an ending to the narrative

Non-fiction: write a newspaper report

 

In Core Text the children will be:

 

Non-fiction: explanation of how pyramids were built

Fiction: write an episode from Harry Potter

 

In My Book Blog we will be reading:

 

Teacher choice - Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone - JK Rowling

Mild - Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters – Rick Riordan

Spicy - Opal Plumstead - Jaqueline Wilson

Hot - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins

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

·       Calculating 15 - Fractions

·       Geometry 1 and 3 – Angles

·       Calculating 7 – long written method for multiplication and division

 

 

Topic Title: Build it!

Main Focus: The Ancient Egyptians

Ask It    - who were the greatest builders of all time?

 

Computing

 

Scratch Expert:

Use variables in a program.

Ask the user questions in your program

Create your own game

Test your game

 

 

Art and Design

 

Cartouches

Egyptian deities

Design and make clay cartouches

 

 

 

PE

Science

Athletics - (Run, Jump, Throw)

3.1 Combine sprinting with low hurdles over 60 metres.

3.2 Choose the best place for running over a variety of distances.

3.3 Throw accurately and refine performance by analysing technique and body shape.

3.4 Show control in take-off and landings when jumping.

3.5 Compete with others and keep track of personal best performances, setting targets for improvement.

 

Net and Wall Games

3.1 Choose and combine techniques in game situations (running, throwing, catching, passing, jumping and kicking, etc.).

3.2 Work alone, or with team mates in order to gain points or possession.

3.3 Strike a bowled or volleyed ball with accuracy.

3.4 Use forehand and backhand when playing racket games.

3.5 Field, defend and attack tactically by anticipating the direction of play.

3.6 Choose the most appropriate tactics for a game.

3.7 Uphold the spirit of fair play and respect in all competitive situations.

3.8 Lead others when called upon and act as a good role model within a team.

 

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

 

All P.E. classes are held on Monday and Thursday.

Working Scientifically

Movement, forces and magnet - to understand movement, forces and magnets

Magnets

3.1 Describe magnets as having two poles.

3.2 Predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.

Forces

3.3 Explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object.

3.4 Identify the effect of drag forces, such as air resistance, water resistance and friction that act between moving surfaces.

3.5 Describe, in terms of drag forces, why moving objects that are not driven tend to slow down.

3.6 Understand that force and motion can be transferred through mechanical devices such as gears, pulleys, levers and springs.

History

PSHE

Research different early parallel civilisations

Ancient Egypt and Stone age (Stonehenge) - to investigate the past

3.1 Use sources of evidence to deduce information about the past.

3.2 Select suitable sources of evidence, giving reasons for choices.

3.3 Use sources of information to form testable hypotheses about the past.

3.4 Seek out and analyse a wide range of evidence in order to justify claims about the past.

3.5 Show an awareness of the concept of propaganda and how historians must understand the social context of evidence studied.

3.2 Identify periods of rapid change in history and contrast them with times of relatively little change.

3.3 Understand the concepts of continuity and change over time, representing them, along with evidence, on a time line.

3.4 Use dates and terms accurately in describing events.

Looking at Safe and Healthy lifestyles.

·       Body knowledge, body functions, body awareness/image,

·       Personal hygiene, prevention of illness/disease.

 

RE

Trip

·       Investigate and understand the religious beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians

·       Architect visitor

Supporting your child at home

RTL project

Reading- Children are expected to read for 20 minutes daily. Children are expected to read and blog about the designated My Book Blog book – recommended 15 pages per day.

Homework – The children will have a piece of Maths and English work to complete at home each week as well as spellings and daily times table practise.

Guide on the side will be distributed and should be completed by the due date provided.

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

Daily Maths homework - completed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Weekly spellings - out on a Friday and tested the following Friday.


Spring Term 2

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

 

Classes: 5G, 5D, 6Q

Please ensure that your child’s PE kit is in school every day. 

PE days are Tuesday afternoons covering:

  • Gymnastics, Football & Hockey

Outdoor from Summer Term covering:

  • Athletics, Netball & Football

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.

   

English

Maths

Connected Curriculum

The children will be following the Language and Literacy programme:

Unit 2 – Bling! By Jon Blake

Fiction: write an ending to the narrative

Non-fiction: write a newspaper report

 

In Core Text the children will be:

 

Non-fiction: explanation of how pyramids were built

Fiction: write an episode from Harry Potter

 

In My Book Blog we will be reading:

 

Teacher choice - Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone - JK Rowling

Mild - Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters – Rick Riordan

Spicy - Opal Plumstead - Jaqueline Wilson

Hot - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins

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

·       Calculating 15 - Fractions

·       Geometry 1 and 3 – Angles

·       Calculating 7 – long written method for multiplication and division

 

 

Topic Title: Build it!

Main Focus: The Ancient Egyptians

Ask It    - who were the greatest builders of all time?

 

Computing

 

Scratch Expert:

Use variables in a program.

Ask the user questions in your program

Create your own game

Test your game

 

 

Art and Design

 

Cartouches

Egyptian deities

Design and make clay cartouches

 

 

 

PE

Science

Athletics - (Run, Jump, Throw)

3.1 Combine sprinting with low hurdles over 60 metres.

3.2 Choose the best place for running over a variety of distances.

3.3 Throw accurately and refine performance by analysing technique and body shape.

3.4 Show control in take-off and landings when jumping.

3.5 Compete with others and keep track of personal best performances, setting targets for improvement.

 

Net and Wall Games

3.1 Choose and combine techniques in game situations (running, throwing, catching, passing, jumping and kicking, etc.).

3.2 Work alone, or with team mates in order to gain points or possession.

3.3 Strike a bowled or volleyed ball with accuracy.

3.4 Use forehand and backhand when playing racket games.

3.5 Field, defend and attack tactically by anticipating the direction of play.

3.6 Choose the most appropriate tactics for a game.

3.7 Uphold the spirit of fair play and respect in all competitive situations.

3.8 Lead others when called upon and act as a good role model within a team.

 

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

 

All P.E. classes are held on Monday and Thursday.

Working Scientifically

Movement, forces and magnet - to understand movement, forces and magnets

Magnets

3.1 Describe magnets as having two poles.

3.2 Predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.

Forces

3.3 Explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object.

3.4 Identify the effect of drag forces, such as air resistance, water resistance and friction that act between moving surfaces.

3.5 Describe, in terms of drag forces, why moving objects that are not driven tend to slow down.

3.6 Understand that force and motion can be transferred through mechanical devices such as gears, pulleys, levers and springs.

History

PSHE

Research different early parallel civilisations

Ancient Egypt and Stone age (Stonehenge) - to investigate the past

3.1 Use sources of evidence to deduce information about the past.

3.2 Select suitable sources of evidence, giving reasons for choices.

3.3 Use sources of information to form testable hypotheses about the past.

3.4 Seek out and analyse a wide range of evidence in order to justify claims about the past.

3.5 Show an awareness of the concept of propaganda and how historians must understand the social context of evidence studied.

3.2 Identify periods of rapid change in history and contrast them with times of relatively little change.

3.3 Understand the concepts of continuity and change over time, representing them, along with evidence, on a time line.

3.4 Use dates and terms accurately in describing events.

Looking at Safe and Healthy lifestyles.

·       Body knowledge, body functions, body awareness/image,

·       Personal hygiene, prevention of illness/disease.

 

RE

Trip

·       Investigate and understand the religious beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians

·       Architect visitor

Supporting your child at home

RTL project

Reading- Children are expected to read for 20 minutes daily. Children are expected to read and blog about the designated My Book Blog book – recommended 15 pages per day.

Homework – The children will have a piece of Maths and English work to complete at home each week as well as spellings and daily times table practise.

Guide on the side will be distributed and should be completed by the due date provided.

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

Daily Maths homework - completed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Weekly spellings - out on a Friday and tested the following Friday.