Teacher: Miss Male
TAs: Mrs Campbell
This year we have visited Tatton Park for our Stone Age topic. We found out about Stone Age tools, how Stone Age people survived and did an archaeological dig to find Stone Age items.
We had an experience day based around the artist Anthony Gormley. We created clay people (similar to a piece of his own artworks), cave art using printing and created our own Stone Age house using varied materials including those from outside.
In the Spring Term we visited Jodrell Bank as part of our Space topic. We found out about the planets- conducting experiments to look at the conditions, finding information in the exploration areas and looking at the effects of gravity, light and pressure. We also looked at Tim Peak’s space expedition- how he lived and the training that was required.
We had an experience day making space buggies and then raced them on the playground!
In Literacy we have looked at the texts:
– The Green Children
– Poetry by Pie Corbett and Valerie Bloom
_ The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan
_ Unspoken by Henry Cole
_ Playing the Shape Game- Anthony Browne
_. A Midsummer Night’s Dream- Shakespeare
We have designed and created our own Lost Thing out of junk materials as part of our Literacy unit. We wrote a letter of advise to inform a friend how to look after our lost thing including modal verbs, subordinate clause starters, conjunctions and varied persuasive sentence openers. We then planned, drafted, edited and finally wrote our own Lost Thing narrative- some of us retelling the story and others of us changing elements of the story including characters and settings. We looked at relative clauses and description as well as applying previous skills taught.
During Unspoken, we have focussed particularly on verb openers and direct speech. We wanted to better our speech by thinking about inferring how the characters are feeling and even including some split speech.
We have looked at part of Anthony Browne’s autobiography and are in the process of writing our own biography imagining that we are famous, looking back on our life.
We enjoyed Shakespeare week- working in groups to plan, write and perform our own version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
In maths we have already looked at place value and addition and subtraction. In Spring 1, we have looked at multiplication and division and we are using our new maths scheme (Maths No Problem!) which we are really enjoying. In multiplication, we looked at partitioning, grid method and column multiplication as well as continuing to learn and apply our times tables. In division, we focussed on mental division using known facts and the bus stop method- including with remainders! We have also looked at graph work- focussing on reading tables and line graphs. Our latest maths focus in Spring 2 has been fractions. We have looked at adding, subtracting, comparing, find the equivalent and simplifying fractions.
In an afternoon, we have started to play mini maths games to help with our fluency. We are really enjoying these! We are also all working really hard on times table rockstars to get our heatmap completely green!!
In Science we have been looking at materials and their states. We did lots of experiments looking at boiling, dissolving, melting and changes of state.
Our new science topic is Living things and their habitats. We will be looking at: The life process of reproduction in plants and animals, the life cycle of a mammal, the differences in the life cycles of amphibians and insects, describing the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, amphibian, insect and bird.
In ICT we have moved on from graphical modelling to internet searches. We have been looking at search engines- how they work and why they are useful.
In RE, our current topic is Easter. We have looked at victory- what it is and how it links to the bible.
We are continuing to enjoy reading in Year 5 and are bringing our books in every week! We love finding new vocab that we can use in our writing and finding synonyms for these words.
Take a look at our pictures!!!
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Class Newsletter for Year 5- Class newsletterYr5 summer 2019
Document showing what the Year 5 children will look at in Summer Term- year 5 Topic web Magical Cities 2019