Year 5: Mrs Dickens and Mrs Marks

Welcome back to the second half of the Autumn Term in Year 5. We are very excited with the wonderful topics and lessons we have planned for the rest of this year.

Spellings will be tested on a Friday.

PE will be on a Friday, so you will need to be in PE kit.
Swimming will be on Tuesdays.

Please bring your reading diary into school every day.
 

English

Year 5 are in for a treat with some truly exciting adventures this term. Based on Homer's Odyssey, we will be travelling with Odysseus to strange and magical lands as he tries to get home after the 10 year Trojan War. 

We will encounter the Cyclops, Polyphemus and the sorceress Circe as we join Odysseus on his travels. Will he ever get home?

In Guided Reading we will be having even more adventures with Percy Jackson and the Lightning thief. 

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Author

Hugh Lupton

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Maths

This summer term in mathematics, we will begin with a journey into fractions. We'll look at how to represent them, introduce terms such as equivalent, numerator and denominator. Following this, we'll begin to look at how to read the time, and how to solve problems involving time. Next is a great little topic about the properties of shape, such as faces / edges / vertices and more. We'll finish off with a look at 'Mass & Capacity', while filling any gaps from the spring term such as statistical work.

Mathematician

Fibonacci
First to use the fraction bar

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Science

In science, we will be thinking about forces and how their application can be used in the world around us. We will start by considering gravity and investigating how mass affects gravitational pull. We will then focus on friction and how different materials are designed for different purposes.

Then we will discover all about air and water resistance. We will be carrying out lots of our own investigations and creating our own charts and graphs.  
 

 

Scientist

Isaac Newton
Discoverer or Gravity

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Topic

We have a fabulous topic in store this half term, where we will be travelling back in time to Ancient Greece.

We will be thinking about the geography of modern Greece, before looking at timelines, famous leaders and structures. We will also be answering a key question, thinking about how the Ancient Greeks have shaped our modern lives.

We will be finding out all about Alexander the Great and learning about Herodotus, one of Ancient Greece's, most famous historians.

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Historian

Herodotus

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Knowledge Organisers

Click a coloured button to access key facts, words and more!

Science

History

Design Tech

French

Computing

Music

Geography

Art

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Word Aware

To help new words stick in your long-term memory, use the Word Aware rap.

Choose a word from your weekly spelling list, and join in with the rap.

Think about...

What does it start with?
How many syllables does it have?
What does it rhyme with?
Can you put it in a sentence?

Share new words with your class.

Learning Powers

Every week we celebrate our learning powers and pupils across the school are awarded one of the following awesome mascots for a week.

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Reciprocal

"I'm Approachable Ant. My gift is reciprocity."

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Respectful

"I'm Lovely Ladybird. I treat people with respect."

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Resourceful

"I'm Busy Bee, resourceful, that's me! Hee hee!"

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Reflective

"I'm Beautiful Butterfly. I reflect on what I do!"

Risk-Taking

"I'm Smart Snail. I take risks with my learning."

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Resilient

"I'm Groovy Grasshopper. I never give up."

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Responsible

"I'm Safe Spider. I'm always safe in school, at home, and on the world wide web - I'm e-safe."

Useful Basic Skills for Unconfident Mathematicians

Click on any of the topic videos below to watch some useful revision of basic skills needed in Maths.

Represent numbers to 100

10s and 1s using addition

Hundreds

Numbers to 1000

Numbers to 1000 (PVG)

100s, 10s and 1s (part 1)

100s, 10s and 1s (part 2)

Number line to 100

Number line to 1000

Find 1,10,100 more or less

Compare objects

Compare numbers

Ordering numbers

Count in 50s