Year 5N 2019 - 2020

Miss Nuttall

This is quite a short and busy half term. We have lots of exciting things planned, including a trip to Jodrell Bank, and making some bread!

In English this half term, we will be looking at investigating the different ways of writing dialogue, focussing on Shakespeare’s work. D. Wiesner’s narrative book ‘Tuesday’ will be used to study report writing. The children will use both direct and reported speech, the use of formal and informal writing including the use of passive voice. For the first week of this half- term, we will be focusing on ‘The Hobbit’, by J.R.R. Tolkien, for Book Week.

In Maths, we will be looking at subtracting decimals linking in with our knowledge of place value. We will then move on to looking at fractions. This will be followed up with a week of multiplication, and then division. To end our busy half term, we will finish with shape focusing on angles within polygons.  

In Science, Year 5 will look at 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.

In 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. 

Within Geography, we will be 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 architects. We will research examples of art gallery architecture, before creating their own virtual gallery. DT will continue with our bread topic. 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.

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

If you have any questions please ask one of the Year 5 team.


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