Class Teacher : Mr Saunders
Teaching Assistant : Miss Cunha and Miss Winstone (Tuesday)
We are a year 5 class with 29 children. Each week our learning consists of reading, writing, grammar, handwriting, maths and topic. Alongside this R.E, P.E, Spanish and computing make up the weekly curriculum. Homework will be given out weekly on a Friday, which will consist of literacy, numeracy or topic-based with a set of spellings to learn for a test the following week (Friday). P.E (curriculum map) take place twice a week on Monday and Tuesday. Pupils are expected to bring in appropriate P.E kit which should include a white t-shirt, shorts/joggers and trainers or daps.
PE- Gymnastics will be the PE focus for this term. Pupils wil be applying a variety of gymnastic skills to create their own rountine.
Our pupils enjoy learning and we love inspiring them to learn more, but we can only do that with help from home. Please listen to your child read at least three times a week and encourage them to complete their homework.
Term 1- ‘Fairground’
Year 5 have a rollercoaster of a first term ahead of them! As a stimulus for the topic, we will be visiting Brean Leisure, to gain a real experiene of who rides operate. During this topic we will become scientist, in order to understand how a fairground ride works. They will investigate electrical circuits, push and pull forces and test electrical conductors. Once we understand how a fairground ride works the fun can begin…
The children will design their very own fairground ride. Once the design has been evaluated, adapted and improved the children will then make the fairground ride they have designed – evaluating and adapting as they make! For more information please view our topic plan here.
Term 2- 'The Normans
We will be stepping back in time and becoming historians, learning about one of the most important historical moment- The Battle of Hastings. We will study what life in Norman Britain was like and the changes that happened. We will also be visiting Cardiff Castle and learning about the importance of castles dueing the Norman period.
We will also be learning African drumming this term. This will take place every Monday morning. At the end of the term we will be celebrating our success with a class performance during assembly. All parents are welcome!
Term 3- 'Mysterious Materials'- what is it made of?
This term we will become scientist, carrying out various experiments linked to materials and their properties. We will be developing pupils enquiry through experiements by taking measurements, making predictions and presenting findings.
Our computing focus for the term is ' We are Artist'. The children will be given the opportunity to explore how to create a variety of art through graphic design, using different programmes. We will be creating tessalations, replicating the artwork of famous artist and generating landscapes.
PE- The focus for PE this term is dance. We will be creating our own class dance linked to our topic. Don't forget to bring your dancing shoes!
Term 4- The SS Great Britain
This topic has a history and art focus. We wil be reviewing what we already know about the famous engineer Brunel and we will also be learning lots of new facts as well as dates and events of significance. We will then use this knowledge to create a timeline of The SS Great Britain and retell some of these key events though art. We will use different mediums including Japanese inking and stencelling to recapture these moments of history. We will then disply our artwork in the school artshow. How fun!!
Our finished pieces of artwork- Japanese marbelling of The SS Great Britain in a storm, year 5 and 6's 3D model of the boat herself and our prints in the style of Andy Warhol. Don't they look great!
PE- This term we will be focusing on tennis!
Term 5- How do we grow?
During this Science based topic we will be leaving all about plants including how they grow, the importance of PH levels, the life cycle of a plant, pollination and much more! Furthermore, we will also be growing our own salad and closely observiting it and its growing conditions throughout the term. Click here to view our medium term plan.
In addition to this we will also be creating a dance/perfomance for the KS2 end of year production. Exciting times!
PE- The PE focus for this term will be cricket. We are hopibg for lovely sunny weather this term so please make sure your child has an appropriate PE kit for the outdoors!