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Year 5

Tuesday 14th June 2022

Ancient Greek Topic Day!

 

To end our topic on Ancient Greece, we held a Greek Day, starting by choosing authentic Greek names. Then to wake us up, we completed a Spartan style training drill to prove our worth to the Spartan army. No slacking was allowed, although we were able to wear shoes and clothes - unlike Spartan boys in Ancient Greece! We spent the rest of the morning ‘in the life of an Athenian child’. We learned to read and write the Greek alphabet, found out about famous philosophers, compared Ancient and Modern Olympics and even held our own Bridgetown Olympic games. Throughout the morning we worked in shifts as a team to prepare spinach and feta filo pastry, Greek salad, hummus and pitta bread for our delicious feast.

 

We put on our dancing shoes in the afternoon to learn some Greek dance steps—tricky but great fun! We had worked up an appetite so were ready for our symposium. In Ancient Greece, only men would have been allowed to attend these feasts but we made an exception for today!

 

Summer 2

 

This half term we will be continuing with our Ancient Greeks topic and then moving onto a topic focused on William Shakespeare and linking to our RSC production - Much ado about nothing. We will also have an English and DT focus on the text 'The Borrowers' by Mary Norton.  

                          

Here is our knowledge organiser for this half term. 

 

Here is our English, maths, topic and science overview for this half term. 

 

 

English

Maths

Topic

Science

1

Greece holiday brochures

To create a holiday brochure about ancient Greece with a focus on persuasive writing.

Decimals

 

Multiplying dividing decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.

Ancient Greece (finishing off half  last term’s topic).

 

Ancient Olympics and Topic day (including cookery and Olympic games). 

Living things and their habitats

 

Parts of a flowering plant and their jobs

2

Geometry

 

Measuring, drawing and calculating angles.

 

Money week activities 13th – 19th June

Pollination and plant reproduction 

3

The Borrowers

 

To write a chapter of a story in the style of the author (Mary Norton) with a focus on using dialogue.

 

Shakespeare

Vocabulary introduction.

Life cycle and reproduction of mammals

4

Geometry

 

Parallel and perpendicular lines.

Polygons and 3d shapes.

Who was Shakespeare?

Jane Goodall

5

Geometry

 

Reflection and translation.

Shakespeare’s impact on modern day society.

Amphibians and reptiles

6

Analysing Shakespeare’s plays.

RSC production preparation – Much ado about nothing.

Measurement

 

Metric and imperial units. 

RSC production preparation – Much ado about nothing.

Reproduction and life cycle of birds

7

Measurement

 

Volume and capacity.

RSC production preparation – Much ado about nothing.

RSC production preparation – Much ado about nothing.

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Year 5 had a great time being part of the RSC workshop, learning a short piece of Macbeth. They look forward to performing it during the jubilee celebrations on Thursday 26th June 4:50pm

Year 5 Greek pots

Summer 1

We look forward to a half term travelling back in time to the Ancient Greeks  where we will find out about Ancient Greek art, sports, daily life and empire. We will also be writing Greek myths and exploring Greek gods and goddesses. 

Here is our knowledge organiser for this half term. 

Here is our English, maths, topic and science overview for this half term. 

Week

English

Maths

Topic

Science

1

Shakespeare Week

Greek myths

Ordering and comparing decimals

 

Rounding decimals

Ancient Greeks topic afternoon

What is puberty?

2

Greek myths

Decimal, fractions and percentages

 

Adding and subtracting decimals

To explore some of the key events during the ancient Greek period.

Bank holiday

3

Adding and subtracting decimals

 

 

 

To examine how Alexander the Great’s Empire grew and the effects of this.

 

Emotional changes

4

Persuasive Greek travel brochures

To research aspects of daily life and society in ancient Greece

Physical changes

5

Athens VS Spartans debate

Multiplying and dividing decimals

To make connections and draw contrasts between life in ancient Athens and life in ancient Sparta

Personal hygiene

Violent volcano eruptions!

Swans

Herons

World Book Day

 

Today the children dressed as some amazing characters inspired by their favourite book characters and authors. Throughout the day, the children looked at a range of vocabulary which was linked to their teachers costumes, stopped, dropped and read their book and listened to a story being read by Ms Wilkes and Mrs Element. Miss Harris and Miss Woodcock then read stories to Year 2 and Year 4.

 

 

Spring 2

We are looking forward to starting our volcano topic where we will be exploring volcanoes of the world, understanding the layers of the Earth and even creating our own volcanic eruptions. 

 

Here is our knowledge organiser for this half term. 

Here is our English, maths, topic and science overview for this half term. 

Week

English

Maths

Topic

Science

1

The Magicians Elephant

World Book Day

Converting improper fractions and mixed numbers

Volcano afternoon

Human life cycles

2

Talk 4 Writing: Humpty play script

Comparing and ordering fractions

Fractions as division

Layer of the Earth

3

Adding and subtracting fractions

 

Formation of a volcano and eruptions

Changes from birth and milestones

4

Planning, writing and performing play scripts

Using maps to locate volcanoes

Animal classification and insect life cycles

5

Volcano fact file

Understanding different types of volcanoes

Amphibians and their life cycles

6

Addition and subtraction word problems

Volcano making and eruptions

Research animal classifications

Anglo Saxon Battle Dance Music

Still image for this video

Viking Rock (assembly song)

Viking Rock (backing song)

Viking Rock (performance track)

Anglo Saxon Topic Day 11.01.22

National Space Centre trip 2022

What an amazing day we have had! Here are a few highlights of the day; we visited the planets gallery to find out all about our solar system, some of us created weather forecasts in the weather hub, we walked up 144 stairs to top of the rocket tower to discover more about the space race but most excitingly we visited the planetarium to watch the enthralling astronaut show.

Spring 1

Welcome back and Happy New Year! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break. We look forward to the term ahead where we explore the Anglo-Saxons and prepare our class assembly. 

Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic. 

Here is the maths, English, topic and science overview. 

 

Week

Maths

English

Science

Topic

1

Area and Perimeter

 

Vocabulary introduction

Measuring perimeter

Poetry

 

Kenning poems

Space Centre trip

2

Area and Perimeter

 

Calculating perimeter

Calculating area

Comparing area

Talk4Writing – A stormy rescue.

 

Vocabulary

Cold write

Text map

Comparing and classifying materials

Anglo Saxon topic day

3

Area and Perimeter

 

Estimating area

End of unit check

 

Multiplication and division

 

Multiplying numbers up to 4 digits by a 1 digit number

Multiplying 2 digit numbers

 

A story rescue

 

Writing from a different

Perspective

 

Boxing up

 

Beowulf

 

Read Beowulf

 

Hero character

 

Relative clauses

Investigating thermal conductors and insulators

Where did the Anglo Saxons come from and why did they invade?

4

Multiplication and division

 

Multiplying 2 digit numbers

Multiplying 3 digit number by 1 digit

Multiplying 4 digit number by a 2 digit number

Dividing up to a 4 digit number by a 1 digit number

Magician’s elephant activities tbc

Investigate and explain the process of dissolving

Describe an Anglo-Saxon village and Anglo-Saxon job roles

5

Multiplication and division

 

Dividing up to a 4 digit number by a 1 digit

Division with remainders

Problem solving division with remainders

End of unit check

Beowulf

 

Boxing up

 

Innovating

 

Identifying figurative language

 

Improving sentences using figurative language

Use different processes to separate materials

Understand where Anglo-Saxons settled

6

Fractions

 

Equivalent fractions

Converting improper fractions to mixed numbers

Converting mixed numbers to improper fractions

Number sequences

Comparing and ordering fractions

Fractions as division

End of unit check

Beowulf

 

Boxing up

 

Hot write

 

Have you got what it takes to be an Anglo-Saxon

 

Research Anglo-Saxons

 

Class Assembly preparation

7

Have you got what it takes to be an Anglo-Saxon

 

Modal verbs

 

Write up report

Identify and explain reversible and irreversible chemical and physical changes

Class Assembly preparation

 

Topic Space Day

We have had a brilliant start to this half term, learning about what it takes to be an astronaut. At the start of the day we were invited by Tim Peake to take part in the UNSA Astro Science challenge. We spent the morning taking part in lots of different challenges to develop the key skills astronauts need: teamwork, listening and communication, memory and problem solving.  In the afternoon we worked in teams to achieve the first UNSA space cadet badge: Build and Launch a Rocket.

 

Click the image below to find out more about the Astro Science Challenge.

Swan UNSA Space Cadets - 02.11.21

Heron UNSA Space Cadets 2.11.21

Autumn 2

Welcome back, we hope you all had a restful half term break. We have another exciting half term ahead where we explore outer space, research famous astronauts, create rocket paintings and even visit the National Space Centre. 

 

Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic. 

Here is the maths, English and topic curriculum overview.

 

Week

Maths

English

Topic / Science

1

Addition and subtraction

 

Problem solving 

 

Graphs and tables

 

Interpreting tables 

Non-chronological report

Create an information booklet all about the planets in our solar system

Space Immersion Day: Team work and astronaut training activities.

2

Maths Week

 

Graphs and tables

 

Two-way tables

Line graphs 1

Drawing line graphs

Science Fiction Story  - This is not Earth (Talk 4 Writing)

 

Write a science fiction story using the Talk 4 Writing text as a model.

 

 

 

 

Earth, Moon and Sun

Geocentric and Heliocentric models

3

Multiplication and division

 

Multiples

Factors

Prime numbers

Square numbers

Cube numbers

Inverse

Operations

Multiplying whole numbers by 10,100,1000

Dividing whole numbers by 10,100, 100

Order of the planets

National Space Centre Trip – Friday 19th November 2021

4

Drawing the planets to scale and putting them in order

5

Day and night

Moon phases

6

Measuring area and perimeter

 

Measuring perimeter

Calculating perimeter

Calculating area

Comparing area

Estimating area

Biography

Conduct research and then write a biography about Tim Peake

Seasonal changes

Constellations

7

Poetry

Create space poems

Katherine Johnson

ROAR2021

 

                   

 

We are taking part in ROAR 2021, a project led by Lions International and 8 Billion ideas who aim to inspire children to ‘Think Big and Dream Big’. The project focus is creating a ‘World Changing Idea’.

 

Lesson 1: Deciding the problem.

Lesson 2: Solving the problem with a product. 

Lesson 3: Creating a product prototype.

Lesson 4: Creating an advert for the problem and product. 

Lesson 5: Presenting the problem and product to Stratford Lions representatives. 

Lesson 1: Deciding the problem

Lesson 2: Solving the problem with a product

Lesson 3: Creating a product prototype

Lesson 4: Creating an advert for the problem and product.

Barbara Hepworth - using wire to recreate an artists sculpture designs. 

             

By Ash, Oak and Thorn.

 

This half term we have introduced a new Talk4Writing unit based on the book 'By Ash, Oak and Thorn' written by Melissa Harrison. This week the children have learnt the first section of the book by reading a text map, adding actions and sounds to the symbols, and then rehearsing it as a class. The actions were suggested entirely by the children meaning they were very imaginative and enabled them to learn this section confidently.  

 

Herons

Swans

The Perfect Parachute!

 

As part of our science 'Forces' topic we have been looking at the impacts of air resistance and an objects surface area. The children worked in groups to create their own parachutes, thinking carefully about the variables and how they could ensure a fair test was carried out. Following extensive testing (numerous drops from the Year 3 / 4 landing!) pupils discovered that their predictions were correct: large parachutes fall more slowly as they have a greater surface area for air resistance to act on.

Welcome to Year 5 Swans and Herons!

The Year 5 team: Miss Harris, Miss Woodcock, Mrs Whittlestone (temporary), Mrs Hewlett, Mrs Goodwin and Mrs D'Ambrosio. 

What a busy few weeks we have had settling into our new classes. We are pleased to say all pupils have had a very positive start and show great readiness for the year ahead. 

 

Here is an overview of all the exciting things we will be doing this half term (Autumn 1).

 

Week

Maths

English ScienceTopic

1

Growth Mind Set activities and challenges.

 

Place value

Numbers to 10,000

Non-chronological report

Swans or herons.

 

 

 

Forces

Introduction to forces and key vocabulary.

 

Force, gravity, friction, air resistance, upthrust, water resistance, weight, mass, newton, newton metre

Introduction to topic.

 

KWL and prior knowledge discussion.

 

2

Place value

Rounding to the nearest 10,100 and 1000

 

Forces

Air resistance and gravity

 

Topic vocabulary focus

 

county, town, city, capital, country, continent

local, environment, pollution, settlement

 

 

Narrative poetry

The Highwayman

 

3

Place value

Using a number line to 100,000

 

Ordering and comparing to 100,000

 

Rounding to 100,000

 

Roman numerals

Forces

Air resistance – planning a parachute investigation.

Ordinance Survey map symbols

 

4

Place value

Using a number line to 1,000,000

 

Ordering and comparing to 1,000,000

 

Rounding to 1,000,000

 

 

Forces

Air resistance – conducting parachute investigation.

Potential off site trip:

 

Using a map in the local area and conducting a traffic count.

5

Place value

 

Negative numbers

 

Counting in 10’s, 100’s, 1000’s

 

Number sequences

 

Forces

Water resistance

What is tourism?

 

Why is Stratford-upon-Avon a tourist town?

6

Addition and subtraction

Adding and subtracting numbers with more than 4 digits.

 

Forces

Upthrust – boat experiment

River Avon – its purpose and comparisons between then and now.

7

Addition and subtraction

Mental addition and subtraction techniques and strategies

 

Forces

Friction – James Bond investigation

Impacts of tourism

 

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