Year 5 - Spring 2
Year 5 Music
Learning Values: Independent, Nurtured, Engaged.
S.M.S.C: Working together as a team.
English & Big Write
- Focus on figurative language: including similes, metaphors and personification in poetry.
- Wreck of the Zanzibar
Key Question: Would you risk staying in your home if it was unsafe, just because it had sentimental value?
- Persuasive writing
- A persuasive le er to convince characters from the book to stay/leave the island.
- Report writing (newspaper)
- Reporting on the Scilly Isles being struck by a storm.
- Focus on heading/subheading/ cap on/formal language/ appropriate tense/direct and indirect speech. (quotations)
- Non-chronological reports
- Focus on endangered animals linked to the turtle in Wreck of the Zanzibar.
- Guided Reading:
- Whole class reading of text.
- Introduction of new strategies (CAFE)
BIG WRITE TOPICS
- Love letter from Highwayman to Bess.
- Diary Entry for Laura from Wreck of the Zanzibar.
Maths Scheme: Collins – Busy Ants Maths
This term we will be looking at;
- Thousandths, adding frac ons, subtracting frac ons.
- Converting lengths, metric and imperial units, lengths and distances, mul ple lengths. Perimeter and area.
- Decimal thousandths, ordering thousandths, rounding and ordering, decimal problems.
- Line graphs and data in tables.
- Percentages and frac on equivalents, decimal hundredths and solving percentage problems.
How can we use percentages in everyday life?
Science: What properties would you expect the material of an umbrella to have?
Science: Properties and Changes of Materials.
- Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties.
- Know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution.
- Use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated.
The History of Islam
- The City of Baghdad
- The Islamic Empire 900 BCE
- How did life in Britain in 900 BCE compare to life in Baghdad?
- Britain during the Tudor period with focus on Henry VIII’s reign.
- Pupils identify the increased responsibilities that follow when starting something new.
What is the job of an architect?
- The pupils will research examples of art gallery architecture, before using ‘SketchUp ‘ to create their own virtual gallery.
- Finally, they will use the gallery to exhibit their own artwork.
Real P.E. Scheme
- Cognitive skills. Balance, coordination, agility.
- What part of our bodies helps us to balance?
Living in the wider world
- I can understand how budge ng and how payslips work.
- I can understand and explore the reasons for migra on around the world.
- How does migration affect our lives?
Making puppets of endangered species of animals.
- Linked to non chronological report writing in English.
- What skills do we need to make a puppet?
- I can conjugate regular verbs in the present tense.
- This term we will be looking at forming simple sentences using the correct present tense verb.
- We will also look at the days of the week, months of the year and time of day.
- To develop a secure sense of rhythm/pulse and improvise / compose / notate rhythmic patterns.
- Can I maintain a steady beat against others (drumming circles)
- Can I notate and perform from grids with several parts?
- Can I recognise rhythmic cell patterns in a range of world music?
Geography / Art
No Geography & Art Studies covered this half term.