What to Expect in Year Five
This half term, Year 5 will be investigating ‘Britain at Play’. We will be exploring traditional games played in Britain, as well as exploring popular tourist locations and attractions throughout the country.
In Literacy we will be completing a series of creative writing lessons based around the novel Holes by the author Louis Sachar. Children will be getting into character to write letters and diaries from various characters point of view to retell events from the book. A focus on improving our openers, expanding our vocabulary banks and introducing punctuation such as brackets, dashes and commas.
In Numeracy we will cover a very wide range of topics during the half-term. We will be working on solving multistep words problems, identifying 3-D shapes including cubes and other cuboids and the translation of shapes involving position and direction. We will also time, interpreting data presented in tables and graphs, along with improving our knowledge of ratio and proportion.
In Science we will be completing a number of investigations focusing on different ways of thinking scientifically. Looking at different investigations and ways of recording information.
Our work in the afternoons will explore the topic of ‘Britain at Play’. This topic will explore many aspects of recreation time in Great Britain, including modern day recreational activities as well as those from various points throughout history. We will also explore different holiday locations and tourist attractions.
Meet the Year Five Teachers
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.