Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

We hope you have all had an enjoyable summer break and are looking forward to coming back to school. 

Let’s find out what our first few weeks have in store…remember to check out the topic web for more details on the curriculum covered and to have a read of our newsletter. 

Year 5’s topic for the whole of the Autumn term is…

Marvellous Maya

We will be investigating where chocolate comes from and how it is produced, where the Maya lived, why they chose to settle where they did and why they valued the cocoa bean as much as they did.

Our science units are a biology unit - living things and their habitats and a chemistry unit - properties and changes of materials

Our school values for this half term: Love and Respect. We will focus on these as part of whole school act of worship and also in class.  

In maths, we’ll be looking at Place Value, Addition & Subtraction, Multiplication & Division and Fractions.

 In English, we will focus on the text 'Journey to the River Sea' by Eva Ibbitson  We will be using this text as a basis for various styles of writing, including Narrative, Persuasion (fair-trade), Informal Letter, Non-Chronological Report and Poetry.

 In RE during the first half term we will be considering what it means for God to be holy and loving and then we'll move on to conisder if Jesus was the mesiah. 

  As part of our learning in DT, we will focus on making chocolate in line with our Maya learnings. 

In Art, we will look at Maya hieroglyphs, and create our own patterns & printing.

Our computing topic this first half term is centred around databases and the skills needed to work with and create datacases. In the second half of the term we will move on to look at coding.

 In PE, we will learn the skills of tag rugby and fitness and then we will switch our focus to netball and volleyball for the second half of the term.

Our Autumn term focus text.

Our Autumn term focus text.

Maya hieroglyphs.

Maya hieroglyphs.

The ancient city of Chichen Itza.

The ancient city of Chichen Itza.