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Learning in Year 5

Year 5 - Spring

English

During our first term, the children will go undercover, become fully immersed in Anthony Horowitz's 'Stormbreaker'. This spy thriller will undoubtedly grip the children, as we complete spy training, design our own gadgets, and write news reports. 

In the second term, we will explore the issue of ocean pollution reading Carl  Hiaasen's 'Flush'. We will complete digital information booklets on chosen country, and the impact that pollution is having on it, along with narratives and dialogues.

 Maths

In Spring we cover how to recognise, order, add, subtract and multiplying fractions using concrete manipulative, pictorial representations and abstract methods. We alo understand how to convert fractions into equivalent percentages and decimals.  In the next term, we will explore decimals further, understanding how to round them, add them, and divide whole numbers by decimals. 

Science

In science, we will learn about materials and their properties, identifying how to separate materials based on their properties. We will also be observing how some materials react and classifying these reactions into groups. 

In the second half term, we will explore living things and their habitats, looking at life cycles.

Geography

The children will explore natural resources and the impact it has on the environment. The children will look at the distribution of resources globally, and how trade impacts development and prosperity. We will also examine how global warming is influencing these links. 

History

The American revolution had huge global impacts on the globe. We will explore the events, the causes and the impacts this conflict has had. 

RE

The children will look at Brahman in Hinduism, exploring deep philosophical questions. 

PE

We will explore, tennis, swimming and dance this term.

 

 Year 5 - Autumn


English

In the first few week of the term, we will be looking at the Michael Morpurgo version of 'Beowulf'. We will explore it's underlying themes, language, characters and plot. We will focus on experiential learning and fully immerse the children in the story. 

Maths

This term we will be deepening our understanding of Place Value, comparing and ordering larger numbers into the millions. We will then progress on to addition and subtraction skills, rounding and problem solving with addition and subtraction.

Science

This term, we will learn all about Earth and Space; specifically focussing our our solar system, the relative movement of the Earth, Sun and Moon and the causes of night and day and the seasons. 

Geography

Our topic for this term is 'Mountains'. We will be exploring the formation of mountain ranges, their impact on human life, weather systems and climates. In addition, we will be using atlases and maps to locate, describe and compare mountain landscapes across the world. 


RE

This term, we will be learning about the practices, culture, history and beliefs of the Hindu faith. We will also be comparing the beliefs to those of our own and other faiths.