What's coming up in Year 5 in the Summer term?
The Year 5 topic for the Summer term is ‘Home and Away’.
This term, we will be learning about our home planet and the solar system. In Science, we will be describing the movement and relationship between our Sun, Earth and Moon. We will also be looking at the effects of forces on Earth, including gravity and resistance.
In Topic, we will be investigating places by studying their human and physical features and gathering and presenting statistics. With a focus on Australia, we will be investigating climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts. In English, we will be reading Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes as well as ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes. In maths, we will be learning about measurement (including time), shape and data handling with a focus on reasoning and mastery.
Should you like to know more about the content of the curriculum please see the overviews on our website or ask a member of the Year 5 team for more details.
In English, Miss Driscoll's set have been creating setting descriptions for their own island inspired by 'Kensukes Kingdom' by Michael Morpurgo. In our lessons we have been focusing on figurative language, fronted adverbials and how to spark the reader's imagination.
I was alive. It was silent. I thought I was dreaming when I heard the wind howling once again .A few moments later, I sat up with relief. I felt golden, grainy sand in between my toes. As well as that I could see pure blue sea surrounding what looked like a steep, icy mountain with waves clashing against it. Sharp, pointy rocks laid on the ground everywhere. There were tall, rigid and pointed trees and dark grey boulders behind me.
As I stood up I spotted colourful birds dancing around the sky. When I started to wander I spotted coconuts laying on the ground but the insects had beat me to it and were scoffing them down. Moments later, I was drowning in sweat. I needed water but all I could find was the salty, blue sea with seaweed crawling within it. As I looked around I realised the island was a perfect circle. It was amazing but then I thought to myself I needed to source shelter and food before the sun goes down.
By Ella Powell
Year 5, Swallows
Welcome back to the Spring Term!
Happy New Year to all parents and children from the Year 5 Team!
We have a very exciting term ahead of us
Our topic this term is 'Invaders and Settlers'. We will be learning all about the Anglo Saxons and Vikings and comparing it to modern day times. We are very excited for our Viking themed day in February where we will be transforming the large hall into a Viking village and exploring different aspects of daily life. In English, we will be focus on the texts of 'Kensuke's Kingdom' by Michael Morpurgo and 'How to train your dragon' by Cressida Cowell.
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