Year 5 Spring Term 2

Curriculum – Pharaohs – History Focus (continued from Spring 1)

We’ll be travelling back 5000 years to the dusty realms of Ancient Egypt.  Cruising along the Nile to enter a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings.

Unravel the secrets of the ancient tombs, using historical sources and artefacts. Research to find out about powerful pharaohs and gods.

Learn about the how to prepare the body of Pharaoh ready for its journey to the afterlife.

RE - Whose World Is It? (continued from Spring 1)

We will be exploring the question about how the world was created and issues around the relationship between humans and the environment.

Over the term we will consider the teachings of a number of religions as well as pupils own beliefs. Learning about the beliefs of Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus as well as exploring scientific views about how the world began.

English

This unit takes us back to the Victorian era when we take a closer look at some of the amusing and entertaining Rudyard Kipling ‘Just So’ stories. By listening to these stories read aloud we will explore the way he played with language to create a sense of fun.  The writing outcome for this unit of work is composing our own ‘Just So’ stories and then sharing them with others.

Using a range of drama techniques and the text ‘The Village that vanished’ we will learn to use our inference and deduction to answer questions about the story and predict what might happen. The writing outcomes include: a setting descriptions; a prayer, a motivation speech; a dialogue between two of the characters and retelling the story from a different perspective.

Maths

This term will we cover the following area in Maths:

  • · identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths
  • · recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements > 1 as a mixed number
  • · read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places
  • · compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number
  • · add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number
  • · recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements > 1 as a mixed number
  • · multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams

 Computing – We are Artists (continued from Spring 1)

This unit allows pupils to use a variety of software to design and create digital content in the form of geometric art. The unit provides an opportunity to develop programming skills, draw on sequence and repetition ideas and use logical reasoning and algorithmic thinking and debugging.

PE – Premier Sports will lead our PE sessions. This term we are focussing on hockey and outdoor and adventurous activities. 

Science – Types of change

In this unit children will work towards answering the Quest question, ‘How can you make a meal from a mixture?’ They will design a recipe and identify the types of change used throughout the menu. Some of the activities will cover:

  • · dissolving by seeing how many drops of water it takes to dissolve the same amount of different substances and will use the terms solute and solvent.
  • · use evaporation to recover dissolved solutes and will recognise that these are reversible changes.
  • · recognise which changes of state are reversible changes.
  • · find examples of irreversible changes

They will learn that in these changes new materials are made and that these new materials are often in the form of gases.

Whilst working scientifically, children will use evidence gathered from their own and others’ investigations into dissolving and evaporation to draw conclusions and offer explanations. They will apply previous understanding about melting to predict and investigate which substances will melt. They will plan, carry out and review a complete investigation related to the action of acid on bicarbonate.

French

Our French lesson address many skills: speaking, listening, responding, singing and performing.

We will learn several songs and rhymes and work to add actions or dances to them.

When speaking will be practise sentence building and begin to add 2 or more adjectives correctly. We will be learning to recognise and say the months of year.

PSHE – Dreams and Goals

The six areas we will explore during our Jigsaw sessions are:

  • · When I grow up – understanding the need of money to achieve some dreams.
  • · Investigating jobs and careers – know about a range of jobs and appreciate the contribution made people in different jobs.
  • · My dream job (and the steps to get there) – identify a possible job, understand what motivates us and what we need to achieve our goal.
  • · Dreams and goals of young people from other cultures - describe dreams and goals of young people in a different culture and reflect how this may relate to my own.
  • · How we can support each other – understand ways of supporting each other and appreciating the similarities and differences we have in our aspirations.

Rallying support - discover how to make a positive contribution to supporting others

Year 5 Spring Term 1

Curriculum – Pharaohs – History Focus

We’ll be travelling back 5000 years to the dusty realms of Ancient Egypt. Cruising along the Nile to enter a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings.
Unravel the secrets of the ancient tombs, using historical sources and artefacts. Research to find out about powerful pharaohs and gods.
Learn about the how to prepare the body of Pharaoh ready for its journey to the afterlife.

RE - Whose World Is It?

We will be exploring the question about how the world was created and issues around the relationship between humans and the environment.
Over the term we will consider the teachings of a number of religions as well as pupils own beliefs. Learning about the beliefs of Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus as well as exploring scientific views about how the world began.

English

To link with our work on Pharaohs our first unit of work will use the text ‘The Egyptian Echo’ (non-fiction). Throughout the unit we will explore poetic structures and then perform the compositions considering the use of intonation, tone, volume and actions.
Using drama and role play we will develop and sustain different roles to inform and enhance our writing including: a persuasive leaflet; an agony Aunt letter; a balanced argument; newspaper report and an advert.

Our second unit only takes us back to the Victorian era when we take a closer look at some of the amusing and entertaining Rudyard Kipling ‘Just So’ stories. By listening to these stories read aloud we will explore the way he played with language to create a sense of fun. The writing outcome for this unit of work is composing our own ‘Just So’ stories and then sharing them with others.

Maths

This term will we cover the following area in Maths:

  • measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in centimetres and metres
  • calculate and compare the area of rectangles (including squares), and including using standard units, square centimetres (cm²) and square metres (m²) and estimate the area of irregular shapes
  • multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one- or two-digit number using a formal written method, including long multiplication for two-digit numbers
  • multiply and divide numbers mentally drawing upon known facts
  • divide numbers up to 4 digits by a one-digit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders appropriately for the context
  • compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number
  • identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths
  • recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements > 1 as a mixed number [for example, 2/5 + 4/5 =6/5 = 1 1/5]
  • read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places

Science – Separating Mixtures

Separating mixtures gives us the opportunity to learn about the separation techniques of filtering, sieving and evaporation. There will be investigations to discover which substances dissolve in water and which do not. 

Using evaporation we will learn how to separate a dissolved solid from a solution.
Working scientifically, we will formulate our own question about dissolving before planning how they will answer it, predicting possible outcomes and carrying out a fair test. Results will be recorded in tables and graphs, and the results interpreted, using evidence to support or refute predictions.

French

Our French lesson address many skills: speaking, listening, responding, singing and performing.
We will learn several songs and rhymes and work to add actions or dances to them.
When speaking will be practise sentence building and begin to add 2 or more adjectives correctly. We will be learning to recognise and say the months of year.

 

PSHCE – Relationships

The areas we will explore during our Jigsaw sessions are:

  • know how to keep building my own self-esteem
  • recognise how friendships change, know how to make new friends and how to manage when I fall out with my friends.
  • know how to stand up for myself and how to negotiate and compromise.
  • understand that relationships are personal and there is no need to feel pressurised into having a boyfriend/girlfriend
  • recognise the feeling of jealousy, where it comes from and how to manage it.
  • know how to stay safe when using technology to communicate with my friends.
  • recognise and resist pressures to use technology in ways that may be risky or may cause harm to others.

Computing – We are Artists

This unit allows pupils to use a variety of software to design and create digital content in the form of geometric art. The unit provides an opportunity to develop programming skills, draw on sequence and repetition ideas and use logical reasoning and algorithmic thinking and debugging.

PE – Premier Sports will lead our PE sessions. This term we are focussing on ball skills and playing both Handball and Dodgeball.