Welcome to Year 5!

Meet the Staff

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Mrs S. Storey - Y5S Class Teacher  

Mrs K. Horan - Y5H Class Teacher  

Miss S. Blackledge - Teaching Assistant and class cover

Mrs H. Pearson - Teaching Assistant

Mrs S. Simpson - Teaching Assistant

Mr J. Farrall - Teaching Assistant

Sports Coaching NW - PE Coaches providing class cover

Our Summer Term topic is 'Our World'

English

At the start of Summer 1, we will be completing a short poetry unit based around 'Jinnie Ghost' by Jane Ray and Berlie Doherty. This will allow us to use a range of descriptive language techniques to create effective imagery and experiment with different poetry forms.

  

After this, we will be moving on to 'The Paperbag Prince' by Colin Thompson. This tells the story of a once-beautiful environment that has now been destroyed by the mounds of rubbish being dumped there every day. In our lessons, we will be revising skills such as parenthesis and how to create cohesion within a paragraph and learning about modal verbs. We will then be applying our knowledge to a piece of persuasive writing about landfill sites.

 

In Reading, we begin by looking at an extract from 'The Last Wild' by Piers Torday. We will then be reading a non-fiction text called 'Pollution: A Look Behind the Scenes' by The Literacy Company. Here, we will be drawing inferences and justifying our ideas with evidence, and considering how presentation, language and structural devices are used in non-fiction texts.

Maths

This term, we will be completing the following units in our Maths lessons:

  • Statistics
  • Shape
  • Position and Direction
  • Decimals

This term, Year 5 have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays.

We ask that children come to school in their PE kit rather than school uniform. This should include shorts and house team t- shirt and/or sweatshirt. If the weather is cold, then black tracksuit bottoms or leggings may be more suitable. Please ensure that long hair is tied back and earrings are removed or covered for PE on the appropriate days.

Other Areas of the Curriculum

Science: Forces

PSHE: Relationships

PE: Athletics and Gymnastics (PE days this term will be Tuesdays and Fridays).

Geography: What is the human impact on our world?

Art: Architecture

RE: Who should get to be in charge?

French: Space - 'Out of this World'

Computing: Concept maps

Music: Improvising Colours

Homework Expectations

Children are expected to complete the following tasks each week:

  • Reading at least 3 times per week. This should be recorded in reading records and may include reading independently or with an adult.
  • Times Tables Rockstars (for at least 15 minutes).
  • Practise weekly spellings (in preparation for our test on Mondays).

Mastery focus:Suffixes -ible/-ibly

Rule: able/-ably is usually used if you can hear the full root word before it, -ible/-ibly is usually used if you cannot.

horribly

incredibly

possibly

sensibly (This one is an exception to the rule above!)

terribly

visibly

Recently taught pattern: -ise

advertise

apologise

terrorise

Previously taught pattern: -cian

musician

politician

politician

Statutory word list (Y5/6)

interfere

occupy

Optional challenge word(s)

nuisance

 

Other Homework

Accelerated Reader quizzes should be completed every time a pupil finishes a reading book from our school library.

Dates For Your Diary:

Tuesday 4th to Friday 7th June - Writing Project (World Ocean Day)

Friday 14th June - Break the Rules Day

Friday 14th June - Maths open morning

Saturday 15th June - Wistaston Community Fair

Monday 17th June - Town Sports (field events)

Wednesday 19th June - Town Sports (track events)

Thursday 20th June - Sports Day

Wednesday 10th July - Primary College

Tuesday 16th July - Y5 Assembly

Friday 19th July - 150 years celebration picnic

Tuesday 23rd July - Wistaston's Got Talent final

Useful Websites

Times Tables Rockstars - https://ttrockstars.com/

Accelerated Reader - https://global-zone61.renaissance-go.com/welcomeportal/6706008

Purple Mash - https://www.purplemash.com/login/

Topmarks Maths games - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Topic:

The Bold and the Brave

Explorers

Our World

Maths

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division A

Fractions A

Multiplication and Division B

Fractions B

Decimals and Percentages

Perimeter and Area

Statistics

Shape

Position and Direction

Decimals

Negative numbers

Converting Units

Volume

Writing

Harry Potter – Informal letter

P2W: Queen of the Falls – Recount/Diary

P2W: The Lost Happy Endings – Traditional tales

P2W: Arthur and the Golden Rope – Myths (Vikings/Norse mythology)

P2W: The Darkest Dark – Biography

P2W: Jinnie Ghost - Poetry

P2W: The Paperbag Prince – Persuasive/informative leaflet

P2W: The Hunter – Adventure story (journey narrative)

Reading

P2R: Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls

P2R: Hansel and Gretel

P2R: Odd and the Frost Giants

P2R: Exploring Space/Planet Unknown

P2R: The Last Wild/Rubbish – A Look Behind the Scenes

P2R: African Tales

Science

Living Things and Their Habitats

Properties and Changes of Materials

Earth and Space

Forces

Animals Including Humans

Computing

Purple Mash:

Coding

Online Safety

Spreadsheets

Purple Mash:

Databases

Game Creator

3D Modelling

Purple Mash:

Concept Maps

Word Processing

History

Anglo Saxons - Learning about the Anglo Saxon invasion of Britain and how people lived. Looking at evidence from the Sutton Hoo excavation.

Were the Vikings vicious? – Finding out about the Viking invasion of Britain and how people lived. Making comparisons with the Anglo Saxons.

Is it better to be a tribe or a kingdom? – Study of a historical civilisation from a non-European country (Benin).

Looking at the lives of significant individuals.

Geography

Map Skills – Grid references, compass directions, locating countries and cities, OS map symbols. (Harry Potter theme)

How can I describe my location in the world? – Hemispheres, tropics, time zones, latitude and longitude

What is the human impact on our World? -

Study of the impact that global warming, water pollution and deforestation has on the world’s biomes

D&T

Structures – Bridges

Mechanisms – Pop-up books

Electrical systems – Doodlers

Art

Typography and Maps – Explore the art of typography and use this to create a map of Hogwarts from ‘Harry Potter’.

Mixed Media – Create landscapes with energy and a sense of space.

 Architecture – Looking at aspirational and eco homes.

 

French

 

My School, My Subjects

Time in the City

Healthy Eating – Going to Market

Clothes

Out of this World

Going to the Seaside

Music

Love Music Trust:

Getting Loopy

Samba

Love Music Trust:

Performance Poetry

Music from Around the World

Love Music Trust:

Improvising Colours

Newsbeat!

PSHE/

Citizenship

(2023)

Health and Wellbeing -

What makes up our identity?

Living in the Wider World -

What decisions can people make with money?

No Outsiders

Jigsaw:

Dreams and Goals -

Aspirations, how to achieve goals and understanding the emotions that go with this.

Healthy Me -

Being and keeping safe and healthy.

No Outsiders

Jigsaw:

Relationships –

Building positive, healthy relationships.

Changing Me –

Coping positively with change.

No Outsiders

PE

Athletics 1

Circuits

Handball

Tennis

Hockey

Football

Orienteering/Team Building

Athletics 2

Gymnastics

Cricket

Rounders

RE

(2023)

What is Hindu Dharma? – Puja, symbols of Hindu-Dharma, Gods and Goddesses, religious festivals

What do Christians believe about the Kingdom of God? – Using the Bible to explore the Christian idea of the Kingdom of God

What happens when we die? – Children interpret different sources of wisdom and beliefs about what happens when we die and the importance of funerals.

 

Who should get to be in charge?

Why are some places in the world significant to believers?

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