Year 5

Summer 2022

Welcome back to our last term in Year 4! We hope that you had a lovely Easter and that you were able to spend some time relaxing and having fun. We’re sure that you enjoyed eating lots of chocolate eggs too.

We are going to be busy this term. Here is a taster of what we will be doing:

English

Writing genres we will be looking at this term:

* Discussion balanced argument  (fact and opinion

* Classic poetry

* Story with chapters

* Modern Poetry (Haiku and Cinquain)

* Formal Letter

Maths

Areas of Maths we will be learning this term:

*Division – dividing 2 digit and 3 digit numbers by 1

*Decimals

*Money

*Time

*Statistics

RE

  • In RE we will be learning about the important seasons in the Liturgical year - Easter and Pentecost.
  • We will also going to be following our new RSE programme – Life to the Full.

Science

Materials – States of matter (Summer 1)

  • Know what is meant by solids, liquids and gases and group some materials according to this
  • Know that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled
  • Know the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle.

Electricity (Summer 2)

  • Know and identify the basic parts of a circuit (including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers)
  • Know what is meant by conductor or insulator and name some common conductors
  • Know and describe the function of a switch in a circuit.

Computing

  • Recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour using technology.
  • Produce and upload a podcast.

History

Ancient Egypt

  • Know about, and name, some of the advanced societies that were in the world around 3000 years ago.
  • Know about the key features of Ancient Egypt

Geography

Rivers

  • Know and label the main features of a river.
  • Know the name of and locate a number of the world’s longest rivers.
  • Explain the features of a water cycle.

Mountains

  • Know the names of a number of the world’s highest mountains.

Art

  • Know how to show reflections
  • Use photographs to help create reflections
  • Experiment with the styles used by other artists

Design and Technology

  • Communicate ideas in a range of ways, including sketches and drawings which are annotated
  • Know which material is likely to give the best outcome
  • Evaluate products for both purpose and design
  • Link scientific knowledge by using lights, switches or buzzers
  • Use electrical systems to enhance the quality of the product

PE

On Tuesdays children will have Cricket with Mr. Sigley

On Wednesdays children will have Hockey with Port Vale coaches.

Please ensure that children have their outdoor PE kits in school.

  • Outdoor PE kit consists of a blue polo shirt, navy or burgundy jogging bottoms, navy or burgundy sweatshirt or hoody, trainers and socks (girls should not do PE wearing tights)

Year 5 Newsletter - Summer 2022

Spring 2022

Welcome back to a new term in Year 5! I hope that you have all had a happy Christmas and a restful break. We have lots of hard work and exciting adventures ahead of us for spring term and I know each and every member of Year 5 will do amazing things!

We have lots of exciting new things to get stuck into, here is a taster of what you can expect:

Maths:   

  • Fractions
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Decimals and percentages

English:

  • Story from a different perspective
  • Choral poetry
  • Recount (newspaper report)
  • Classic poetry

Science

  • Properties of materials
  • Changes of materials

Design and Technology

  • Mechanical Products (Gears and pulleys)

Art

  • The work of Henri Rousseau
  • Creating mood and feeling through shading
  • Expressing emotion

RHE

  • Belonging
  • Cyberbullying

Geography

  • European capitals
  • Rainforests and deforestation

History:

  • Ancient Greece

RE

  • Christmas
  • Baptism
  • Parables and sayings of Jesus

Computing

  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Computer networks

PE

  • Health Related Exercise
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics

Year 5 Newsletter - Spring 2022

Autumn 2021

Welcome back to a brand new school year! Year 5 is going to be an amazing year full of lots of learning and fun.  We have lots of exciting new things to get stuck into, here is a taster of what you can expect:

RE:

  • Creation
  • Parables
  • Advent

Maths:

  • Place value
  • Statistics
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division

English:

  • Non-Chronological reports
  • Poetry
  • Instructions
  • Fables

Science:

  • Living things and their habitats
  • Animals including humans

Design and Technology

  • Food technology

Art:

  • Class Artist (Salvador Dali)
  • Tone, shape, colour
  • Media

RHE:

  • Friendships

Geography:

  • North and South America
  • Weather and Climate

History:

  • Anglo-Saxon Britain

Computing:

  • Programming: Developing games
  • E-Safety

PE:

  • Health Related Exercise
  • Handball

Year 5 Autumn 2021 Class Newsletter