In maths we will be covering a range of topics this term. Children will be given opportunities to consolidate their learning from Year 4 and build upon this to achieve the Year 5 objectives.
These are the topics we will be covering this term:
- Place Value for numbers up to 1,000,000
- Reading, writing and ordering decimal numbers
- Formal written methods for all 4 operations (Column addition & subtraction, long multiplication & long division.)
- Solving problems & reasoning skills
- Factors and multiples
- 2D and 3D shapes
- Negative numbers
Earth & Space
Pupils will be taught to:
- Describe the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the sun in the solar system
- Describe the movement of the moon relative to the Earth
- Describe the sun, Earth and moon as approximately spherical bodies
- Use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky
We will be reading ‘Cosmic’ as a class and using ideas from the book to write a range of text types and learn and practise relevant grammar skills.
We will be writing the following text types:
- Character studies
- Persuasive arguments
- Balanced arguments
- Play scripts
Children will learn about the basic principals of Hinduism, discussing how they are similar or different to other religious beliefs and philosophical views. Towards the end of the unit the children will all have the opportunity to re-write a famous Hindu story in their own words.
‘We Are Bloggers’
Blogging provides a worldwide audience for pupils’ work. Commenting on others’ work extends pupils’ sense of membership of a learning community beyond school. In this unit, pupils create a media-rich blog, comment on blogs and respond to comments.
Children will revise key vocabulary learnt in previous years and will learnt some basic words and phrases. Topics we will cover this term are:
- Where we live
Spring 1: Yoga
Spring 2: Invasion games
(Focusing on team work)
Art & Design Technology
Linking to both our Science topic ‘Earth & Space’ and our class book ‘Cosmic’, the children will design and create their own Space Diorama. The process will see them practising both their drawing and sculpting skills. At the end of the unit, the children will use their experiences to write a set of instructions.
We will revise children’s basic geographical knowledge of countries, continents, oceans and seas before moving onto an in-depth study of our planet’s mountain ranges. The children will learn about the layers of the Earth, tectonic plates, volcanoes and will compile all they learn into an information text at the end of the unit.