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 Grace Nichol’s ‘Cosmic Disco’ where the children will explore a selection of poetry and apply the poetic techniques to their own writing. They will have the opportunity to use art and drama to explore the texts and to create several of their own poems. Following this Year 5 will then study Frank Cottrell Boyces’s ‘Cosmic’. 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.
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.
During the autumn term, the Year 5 children will be exploring number. This includes; place value and ordering numbers, counting in powers of 10, 100, 1000, 10000, 100000, 1000000, negative and positive numbers and using a thermometer, addition and subtraction and using Roman numerals.
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.
In Earth and Space we will look at the different planets, relative sizes of the planets within the Solar System, we will explore the orbit of the Earth and Moon and how this effects our day, month and year. The children will also have the opportunity to undertake a variety of investigations. Our Science topic is linked to our English work also, so the children will continue their exploration of Science within their English lessons.
Throughout the term we will be exploring different beliefs and the concept of ‘belonging’ we will celebrate their uniqueness and individuality throughout this topic drawing links to home, school, family and the wider community. 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, Mr Graham 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.
Swimming will begin on Monday 24th September for 2 weeks Monday – Thursday. During this time the children will build on their skill in swimming, this will be tailored to the individual child’s prior ability.
The children will be exploring Esafety this term, 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 Exploring the United Kingdom, this will encompass identifying where in the world the U.K is and which countries it is made up of. We will explore Europe and how the United Kingdom fits into the continent, as well as exploring the other continents throughout the world.
Throughout the topic we will be looking at the physical and human features of different locations within the U.K.
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!
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!