Welcome to year 5’s page, here you will find information about what we do in Year 5. You will be able to see photographs of some of our wonderful work and see some of our displays.
The Year 5 Team
English this term we will look at David Almond’s Skellig. They read the book, asking questions and developing understanding of inference and the author’s use of language. They use discussion and role-play to explore characters. They develop editing, proof reading and peer review skills. They plan, edit and write a story from a different character’s point of view. In guided reading we will be reading the Adventure of Odysseus, which links to our History topic of Ancient Greece. The children will develop their comprehension, inference and deduction skills through carefully adapted questioning, which also links to grammar and spellings.
During the Summer term we will be exploring shape and measure. This includes identifying 2D and 3D shapes and their properties, creating nets and studying directions, movement and angles. In measure we will be looking at volume, capacity, weight and mass through the use of practical objects. The children will then convert the measurements between metric and imperial measure.
In materials we will look at the different properties of materials and undertake a variety of investigations. The children will consider what a solid, liquid and gas is and how these change. In the Forces and Magnets topic the children will look at different push and pull forces, such as air and water resistance, friction, gravity, leavers, pulleys and cogs.
Throughout the term we will be exploring what is precious to the individual children whilst celebrating their uniqueness and individuality. We will be drawing links to home, school, family and the wider community. We will then be looking at the natural world which make links to different geographical areas and celebrates different cultures around the world. This topic will also look at climate variations around the world and how these were first created.
This term children will be using striking and fielding skills such as rounders and quick cricket. Children will also take part in athletics including a variety of track and field events. The children will also have the opportunity to take part in a course of Beth Tweedle gymnastics.
During Design and Technology Week we explored Pretzels. We made our own designs, made the dough and created our very own Year 5 Pretzel factory.
Sport Relief Run
On Friday 23rd March, the whole school took part in a fun run around the both the junior and infant yard and the MUGA. The children were extremely supportive of one an another and they were all determined to finish the race. Well done year 5!