Year 5H 2022 - 2023
Welcome back everyone! What another amazing half term we have planned in Year 5!
In English, we will begin the term by looking at travel writing, focusing our attention on relative clauses. We will then look at the narrative text, Goth Girl and end our term with the poetry unit, The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll.
In Maths, we will be looking at division facts. We will learn how to use short division and using our knowledge of times tables to help us. We will then move onto negative numbers in their real life contexts!
Our science unit will cover Earth and Space for this half term. The topic will include the movement of the celestial bodies within our solar system and the impact this has on the planets. Linking with this, we will be focusing on songs all about our Solar System to further our knowledge on this topic! We also cannot wait for our trip to Jodrell Bank!
For R.E. Year 5 will be exploring proverbs. We will be discussing the value of wisdom and reading about the wisdom of Solomon. Later on in the term we will be moving onto Christmas: The Gospels of Matthew and Luke. We will be looking at these Gospels and their perspective of the nativity story as well as deepening our understanding of the true meaning of Christmas.
Our History topic will explore the world of the Maya, and especially why most of the Maya seemed to die out around 900 ad.
In D&T, we will be exploring musical instruments. We will then move on to planning and making our own.
In Computing, we are looking at the unit of ‘We are cryptographers’ looking at different methods of code and understanding their uses. We will be working to crack the codes and design our own!
May I remind you that although Year 5 are scheduled to have indoor P.E. on a Monday, Tuesday and outdoor P.E. on a Friday, kit should be in school at all times in case on any last minute changes. The same applies to reading books :)
Homework will be given to the children on Friday and is expected back in to school on Thursday. Reading books are to be in school every day, please ensure you are reading with your children regularly and asking them questions about their books - this really does help their learning!
All the best,