Year 5J 2016 - 2017

Mr Jolly

Summer 2

In English this half term, we will be starting off by analysing a selection of fascinating letters, both formal and informal, from different periods in History. During this unit the children will find out more about colons, semi- colons, dashes and the subjunctive form. We will then move onto using texts about electronic equipment to introduce features of a non- chronological report. The children will end this unit writing a report of their own. Our final topic looks at a modern classic text, Kensuke’s Kingdom, written by Michael Murpurgo. The children will explore emotions and point of view, ending with their own extra chapter.

In Maths, we will start with continue with our work on fractions but the focus will move towards percentages and how they relate to decimals and fractions. We will then spend a week consolidating place value, an essential part of mathematicians work. This will be followed by an assessment week which will give the children an opportunity to show off what they have learnt. Finally, we will focus on multiplication and division ensuring that the children are ready to fly when they enter Year 6.

For our Science unit Year 5 will continue to explore properties of materials. I won’t give too much away, but expect tales of Alien soup, magic custard and ways you can keep you cup of tea or coffee warmer for longer.

For R.E. Year 5 will explore the lives of significant women in the Old Testament. The aim of this unit is to widen the children’s knowledge and understanding of the role and significance of women in the Bible. To reflect upon the actions of these women and consider what we can learn from their stories.

Our topic work will move towards History, by investigating the big question ‘what impact did the Anglo- Saxons have?’ In this unit, the children will explore the world of the Anglo-Saxons, and why they came to Britain.

In Computing Year 5 will be architects. We will research examples of art gallery architecture, before creating their own virtual gallery. Art moves on to looking at silk painting and the skills needed to produce such artwork. DT will continue to be based around our topic of bread where we will be making our own selection to sample.

Year 5 will continue to have indoor P.E. on a Tuesday and Wednesday and outdoor P.E. on a Friday, although kit should be in school at all times in case on any last minute changes. In addition, may I remind you that homework is handed on Friday and should be returned, completed in full and to the best of your ability, no later than the following Friday.


 

Summer 1

In English this half term we will be starting off by analysing ‘What Do You Want To Be’ by Wilf Merttens. The children will use Merttens’ style of poetry to plan, write and perform their own poems about hopes for their future careers. Year Five will then move on to a non-fiction unit. During the unit we will read a selection of fascinating letters, both formal and informal, from different periods of history. The children will learn to recognise and use modal verbs, and find out about the correct use of colons, semi colons and dashes. Our history topic this term will be focusing on the Vikings; to link with this we will end out term by reading The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, investigating settings, character development, dialogue and narrative style.

In Maths we will start with properties of shape: measuring angles, calculating angles and exploring regular and irregular polygons. This will be followed up with a week each fractions, decimals and percentages.

For our Science unit Year 5 will continue to cover forces for the first week and then move on to our final topic of materials. During this exciting scheme we will we conducting lots of practical experiments which will deepen our previous knowledge about materials.  

For R.E. Year 5 will gain greater understanding of the lives and resilience of the early Christians. To realise the significance of the life of St Paul and the concept of mission. The children will also learn basic facts about how Christianity came to Britain.  

Our topic work will move towards History, the children will investigate the world of the Vikings and discover how we know how the Vikings lived.

 

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In Computing Year 5 will be web developers. We will work together to create a website explaining e- safety and responsible online behaviour.  The DT topic will move onto a food element where we will be looking closely at bread. We will experience different types and bread and learn how to make it using a basic recipe. Art moves on to looking at printing, focusing in on the work of Hokusai.

Year 5 will continue to have indoor P.E. on a Tuesday and Wednesday and outdoor P.E. on a Friday, although kit should be in school at all times in case on any last minute changes. In addition, may I remind you that homework is handed on Friday and should be returned, completed in full and to the best of your ability, no later than the following Friday.

Spring 2

Spring 2 is short in length but promises to be fun packed along with lots of important learning overflowing each week, beginning with World Book Week.

In English this half term we will be starting off with a fiction topic, the children will be introduced to faraway places and exciting adventures in Cloud Tea Monkeys and Mysterious Traveller. We will then move onto looking at different ways of writing speech, playscripts, speech bubbles, direct and reported speech when composing reports and journalistic writing. Poetry will be the final unit we will look at this term. The children will learn the classic narrative poem Ballad of Charlotte Dymond to recite and identify features, role play to study the characters, and compare with Lochinvar and explore relative clauses.

In Maths we will start with place value, an essential part of mathematicians work, consolidating what we have learnt previous and looking at solving problems. This will be followed up with a week each measurement: area, perimeter and volume. A big focus after this will be on multiplication and fractions.

For our Science unit Year 5 will cover forces. The topic will explore the effect gravity has on humans and objects on Earth; identify the effects of friction, air resistance and water resistance and investigate mechanisms and how they can help us in the world in which we live. During the whole unit we will be working scientifically, using equipment to take accurate measurements and recording the results in tables and charts.


For R.E. Year 5 will look at understanding about the Christian belief that Jesus died and rose victoriously and what this means to Christians; focussing on the Easter story in detail. We will think about times in our life when we have been victorious and how this made us feel.  Our topic work will move towards Geography, by investigating the question ‘Where should we go on holiday?'. We will be focussing our investigation on the Alpine region; understanding beyond our local area to include Europe. We will look at the location and characteristics of this region, using maps work, research and investigation to identify human and physical features of this location.

In Computing Year 5 will be bloggers. We will examine what should be incorporated within a good blog and then write our own blogs. DT will continue with our project on alarms where we will make our final product to protect a building in Rochdale. Art moves on to looking at 3- D artwork, focussing on Michelangelo’s famous sculptures. We will investigate him as an artist, techniques he has used and finally creating our own sculpture in the style of Michelangelo.

Year 5 will continue to have indoor P.E. on a Tuesday and Wednesday and outdoor P.E. on a Friday, although kit should be in school at all times in case on any last minute changes. In addition, may I remind you that homework is handed on Friday and should be returned, completed in full and to the best of your ability, no later than the following Friday.

 

 

 

Spring 1

In Maths we will again begin with place value, including negative numbers. This will be followed up with a week each on addition & subtraction, multiplication & division, fractions & decimals and co-ordinates & line graphs.

In English this half term we will be starting off by creating our own short story, our aim is to create a spine shivering spooky story. We will then move on to look at a non-fiction unit; this will include looking at argument and debate texts, discussing the differences between fact and opinion. We will hold our very own class debate and then write an argument text.

Our science unit will cover Earth and Space for this half term. The topic will include proving that the Earth moves around the sun; that the moon moves around the Earth; and that the seasons, and day and night are all a consequence of these movements. We will use our science investigation skills to prove this.

For R.E. Year 5 will learn to understand the importance of Jesus’ teaching and the impact it has on us today We will learn, discuss and reflect on what we have been taught and will teach to others in our life that is important, just as Jesus did. Our topic work will move towards Geography, by investigating the big question ‘How is our country changing?’ We will investigate different events that have affected the UK over the last century.

In Computing Year 5 are being artists. We will begin by making tessellations using a program called Inkscape. DT will begin with a new project on alarms. Our theme on Cam toys that ended before Christmas was a huge success. You can see some of the final products on the school website. Art moves on to looking at landscapes, focusing in on the work of Eileen Downes.

Year 5 will continue to have indoor P.E. on a Tuesday and Wednesday and outdoor P.E. on a Friday, although kit should be in school at all times in case on any last minute changes.

 

 

Autumn 2

In English this half term we will be starting off in finishing our Slam poetry unit.  This will culminate in a ‘rap’ style poetry contest. We will then move on to look at biographies & autobiographies and a non-fiction unit of recounts.

In Maths we will start with place value, decimals and subtraction. This will be followed up with a week each on measures, fractions and a combination of all of the four number operations.

Our science unit will continue with our current work on life cycles. We will now begin to compare each stage of the life cycles and finish with a final write up comparing all of the stages.

For R.E. Year 5 will explore Christmas around the world, comparing different ways Christian celebrate this special time of the year. Our topic work will move towards History, by investigating who were the Maya’s? which will form the basis for the half terms learning log.

In Computing we are focusing on different forms of communication starting with semaphore. DT will continue our theme on Cam toys where we have currently built up to the design stage and will start to make these over the next few weeks. Art moves on to looking at painting and surrealism art, with a particular focus on Salvador Dali’s ‘Melting Clocks’.

May I remind you that although Year 5 are scheduled to have indoor P.E. on a Tuesday and Wednesday and outdoor P.E. on a Thursday, kit should be in school at all times in case on any last minute changes.

 

Welcome back to another school year.  We hope you had a great summer and are rested and ready to learn lots in this busy year.  We have an exciting year planned.

In English we are focusing on the Jungle Book, looking in detail at the characters                                                 and Kipling’s style of writing. For Maths we will be starting by exploring place value and addition with a particular interest in the decimal places. In science we are beginning to look at life cycles. 

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The learning logs for this year will be focused around our foundation topics; Geography, History, R.E., Art, DT, Music and P.E. In Geography we are opening with the Amazon where we will be learning about the countries around it and the people of it. In R.E. we are focusing on the Bible and why it is important to Christians. Art looks Cezanne’s artwork and life. DT explores moving mechanisms.

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Year 5J: News items

Cezanne Still Life, by Mr Jolly

Year 5J: Gallery items

5J at DIG, York, by Mr Jolly

5J Viking Projects, by Mr Jolly

Year 5J: Events items

St Peters Day, by Mr Whelan

Church Visits, by Mr Whelan

Church Visits, by Mr Whelan

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St Peter's Church of England Primary School

Muriel Street
Rochdale
OL16 5JQ

Headteacher: Mr A Whelan

Tel: 01706 648195
Fax: 01706 710302
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