Year 5

Autumn Term 2

Whole school theme: Influential People
Year group theme: Rocket Man - Neil Armstrong. Was it one small step?

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Autumn Term 1

Whole school theme: Who's Who?
Year group theme: Journey or Destination?

English

The children will be following the Language and Literacy programme:

  • Literacy and Language Unit 5 fiction – a story from another culture.
  • Literacy and language Unit 5 non-fiction – non-chronological report.

Core Text – Journey to Jo’burg

Maths

As well as daily times table practice children will be learning:

  • Number and Number systems
  • Roman Numerals
  • Identifying and generalising about patterns.

PE

Our African adventure will continue into our PE lessons with the children participating in and creating African dances, as well as improving our basketball skills.

Please ensure that your child’s PE uniform is in school every day.  PE days are: Tuesday and Thursday. 

Science

Children will continue to work scientifically while learning about MATERIALS:

They will learn about:

  • How to compare and group together everyday materials based on their properties
  • Investigate particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic.

Plan enquiries, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary.

Music

We will also be exploring music and the children will have the opportunity to play and create music using drums.

PSHE

Living in the wider world

Children will learn:

  • Identify own and others skills and strengths and recognise how they compliment each other
  • Talk about their hopes for the future and the skills they might need
  • Communicate effectively
  • Recognise influences of their decision making

RE

Why do some people think God exist?

Children will:

  • understand practices and lifestyles
  • explain the practises and lifestyles involved in belonging to a faith community.
  • compare and contrast the lifestyles of different faith groups and give reasons why some within the same faith may adopt different lifestyles.
  • understand values 

Supporting your child at home

Read with your child as often as you can. Remember that the children have to complete reading regularly at home.

Chant your times tables with your child.

Encourage your child to complete weekly homework.

Remember to test your children on their weekly spellings so that they will improve.

*Homework will be given out on a Friday and should be handed in the following Wednesday.*

Connected classroom

Geography

We will be investigating the different places in Africa, locating Africa and geographical features on a map and stepping into the shoes of an African child.

Computing

  • Introduction to J2E
  • E-Safety

Art and Design

Will be continuing with the topic of Africa during Art and Design and Design Technology to create African artwork, masks and jewellery.