What to Expect in Year Five
In Maths this term we will be learning about fractions, percentages and decimals including: recognising the percent symbol and understanding that percent relates to number of parts per 100; writing percentages as a fraction with denominator 100 and as a decimal; reading and writing decimal numbers as fractions; comparing and ordering fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number; identifying writing and naming equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths; adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number; solving problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of ½. ¼ 1/5, 2/5, 4/5 and those fractions with a denominator of 10 or 25. We will also look at area and perimeter as well as metric and imperial measurements
To tie our literacy into our topic of Anglo-Saxons this term we will be focussing on biographies and autobiographies, including the life of King Alfred the Great. Additionally, we will look at writing persuasively and how to make an effective argument and a balanced argument. As our learning will incorporate myths and legends, we will centre this around the legend of King Arthur (adapted by our class author Michael Morpurgo).
During this term in Science we will be looking at our Solar System. As well as discovering the planets around us, we will learn all about the moon phases and how a shadow is formed.
In History we will be exploring Anglo-Saxons and finding out when, how and why they arrived on our shores. In the second half of the Spring term, we will be Walls and Barricades with a particular focus on castles and the Medieval period.
Anglo-Saxons is again our focus for Geography as we delve further into the reasons for their migration from Northern Europe to England and the rest of Britain. We will look at the Anglo-Saxon regions within England and the origins of place names.
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Meet the Year Five Teachers
In Literacy, we will be looking at Michael Morpurgo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom as a stimulus for a range of genres including persuasive writing (including balanced argument), diary, newspaper articles, descriptive writing and letter writing.
In Numeracy, we are focusing on place value and using this to help us with our written methods for multiplication and division. We are looking at the relationships between fractions, decimals and percentages. Another focus is the properties of shape. We will develop our problem solving involving reasoning and algebra. We are using rounding and estimating to help check calculations and interpreting timetables.
In Science, we will be putting on our lab coats and entering the world of science by looking at Properties and Changes of Materials. We will be linking it to our Wild Waters topic and investigating a range of different materials and what occurs when they are mixed!
In the second half of the Autumn Term we will be focussing on the topic of Wild Waters. We will be learning about the importance of rivers in our locality as well as the uses of water across the world. We will also look at Rivers across their world and the effect on the environment around them. Art will be linked to water with a focus on the artists of Claude Monet and Georgia O’Keeffe and the creation of our own watercolour. Music too will also be based on a water theme, where the children will create their own water music.