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 will look at Skellig an the Varmints where the children will explore a text and implement techniques to their own writing. Year 5 will be 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.
On a Thursday and Friday the children will focus particularly on Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling and should then implement these new learned techniques into their writing.
In Guided Reading, we will be reading a selection of poems, song lyrics, poetry and non-fiction texts. The children will develop their comprehension, inference and deduction skills through carefully adapted questioning, which also links to grammar and spellings.
Year 5 children will be exploring number. This includes; fractions, decimals, percentages, area and perimeter.
On a Thursday and Friday the children will specifically focus on multiplication, division and fractions and we encourage children to be practising their times-tables at home in order to enhance this learning.
Science will be based on the life cycles of animals, plants and humans. Year 5 will take part in researching this topic to understand the life cycles of living things.
Throughout the term we will be exploring Islam and Christianity. Throughout the topic, there will be strong links to British Value’s which allows the children to rejoice in differences between each person and to understand and enjoy listening to differences within cultures, religions and social backgrounds.
This term the children will be working with an external teacher provided through Active Soccer. The sports coaches will work with the children on different invasion games for example Hockey and Basketball. Year 5 will have the opportunity to learn the skill and specific vocabulary linked to the games and be able to take part in small competitions themselves.
The children will be exploring E-safety and exploring websites, this includes looking at how to appropriately use the World Wide Web and how filters work, on top of this we will discuss the use of social media and online gaming and how to safely use these items. The children will explore each other’s issues that they have encountered and share advice. Year 5 will use different programmes to create information and writing for and audience and will also have the opportunity to work with the CLC to increase their knowledge of coding.
Year 5 will begin their topic exploring the Vikings, during this term they will begin by placing the Viking period in a timeline of other historical events, they will begin to look at modes of transport and how the Vikings conducted themselves at that point in history included looking further into their invasion of Britain and where they originated from.
During next term the children will have the opportunity to visit York Jorvik Centre, where they can expand their learning and discover models of Viking artefacts. Further information will be provided about the trip when arrangements are finalised.
During Geography this term the children will begin to look at rivers and coastal regions.
Throughout the topic we will be looking at the physical and human features of different locations within the U.K.
Science – Earth and Space
We spent time outside drawing around our shadows and seeing how the rotation of the Earth changes shadow length during the day. We also created human models of the Earth and the sun and demonstrated its movement. We worked out that if 4 children represented the Earth, we would need 400 children to create the sun! These lessons were fun and interactive and led to some great drawing of line graphs.
Computing – coding
Each year 5 class spent a full day with the CLC using the bank of ipads. We studied coding (creating games) and used the scratch app to programme our own games. We learnt how to make our character walk, jump, turn and make sounds. We then shared our work with the teacher using SeeSaw.
Transition work at Kirkby High School
5S have spent a lesson each week focussing on Power of reading. We have looked at the author David Walliams and have created our own adverts, written stories about the characters Raj and created our own book covers.
5P have now started transition lessons with a focus on drama around the theme of bullying. We are excited to get started!
One of our extremely talented Year 5 children created an inspiring artwork to highlight the importance of anti bullying. Ava created the artwork using a range of materials which adds to her unique, eye catching design. The artwork will be displayed in school for other children to see. Well done Ava!
Year 5 enjoyed a creative art lesson and illustrated a scene from the book Skellig. We used charcoal and experimented with adding atmosphere to our work.