Year 5

Class Page for Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 page!

Here you can find out about current topics the children will be exploring this half term and useful websites which can be used to support the homework activities set.

Our English unit this half term is 'Romeo and Juliet' by the famous playwright  William Shakespeare. Throughout this unit the children will learn how to read and respond to the text of the play. This will help them to gain crucial close-reading skills. They will develop their speaking, listening and drama skills through performing scenes of the play and will go on to write their own version, giving this a modern day twist. 

Useful website:

https://www.rsc.org.uk/romeo-and-juliet/education

Within our Mathematics work this half term our focus with Mrs French will be on multiplication, division and fractions as well as developing our understanding of timetables and solving problems relating to time. Mrs Russell will begin the term by focusing on identifying, describing and representing the position of a shape following a reflection or translation, using the appropriate language, before moving on to measures, including time.

Science

Within Science this half term the children will be learning about materials and their properites. They will use their knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating and will link this to their work on the water cycle within Geography.They will learn to compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal) and response to magnets. They will investigate how some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution.

Useful website:

https://www.science-sparks.com/category/key-stage-2/materials-and-their-properties-key-stage-2/

Religious Eductation:

During this half term in Religious Education the unit enables pupils to learn in depth from different religious and non-religious groups about belief in God. Pupils enquire into the key question- raising questions about the nature and existence of God focussing on Christian ideas about God. Pupils will consider why people do or don’t believe in God and the impact that might have on the way they live their everyday life. This investigation provides an opportunity to meet Christians, agnostics and atheists and ask questions about why they do or don’t believe in God.

Topic

Our topic this term is 'How do rivers shape our lives?' Within this unit of work, we will be learning about the Water Cycle in greater depth, and how it impacts the journey of a river, from source to sea. Using the Grand Canyon as a key focus point, we will explore erosion and deposition, and the effects it has on the world around us. We will also look at flooding: how it occurs and how we can prevent it; as well as the hazards posed by storms and suitable precautions we can take. Throughout the half term, we will get the opportunity to practise our ICT skills, through research tasks, word processing activities and media programmes allowing us to create an informative TV show.

Useful websites:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/riversandcoasts/rivers/change_river/index.shtml

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/rivers

 

CAM Toys (D&T)

We finished off last half term with a fabulous D&T project: everyone researched, designed and constructed their own CAM toy, based either around a traditional tale, nursery rhyme or Christmas, and the end products are brilliant! We will be evaluating our creations against our design specifications this week, and photos will follow shortly...

We have so much to look forward to this term! We have already been so impressed with the drive and enthusiasm Year 5 have shown towards topics this year.

If you need to contact the Year 5 class teachers, please use the email addresses below (although if it is an urgent matter, please contact via the main school office) :

hemming.e@welearn365.com (Mrs French)

russell.l@welearn365.com (Mrs Russell)