Welcome to Year 5
The adults working in Year 5 are Miss Parkinson, Mrs Stead, Mrs Secker (Friday pm) and Mrs Towler (Thursday pm).
Here is the 2019-2020 Year 5 Curriculum Map:
We have written and performed some poignant poems for Remembrance Day
Explaining The Theme:
In this topic, we’ll be finding out:
About the Maya from the buildings and artefacts they left behind
How the Maya worshipped their gods
How the Maya used glyphs for writing and counting
Why the Maya empire declined
What Benin City in West Africa might have looked like
How to use different sources to find out about the Kingdom of Benin
How the Edo/Benin people celebrate and worship
How to make West African masquerade masks
After flying over London, Paris and other cities, we headed across the Atlantic Ocean towards Florida, where we crossed into the Bermuda Triangle. Suddenly, the plane started going hay-wire. We were crash landing!
Luckily, we were all fine and exited the plane to see where we were...
We walked through dense rainforest until we came across some ancient ruins. It turned out we had crash-landed in Mexico where temples had once been built by the Maya civilisation.
Here are the children acting out scenes from a well-known Maya myth, 'The Hero Twins'.
We learned all about the major achievements of the Maya people: their calendar, writing and number systems. They were all very complex systems and we found it really tricky trying to create our own names using Maya glyphs (symbols).
We had lots of fun designing our own artefacts. Some children made Maya festival masks; others worked with clay to make temples or pottery. It was hard work but there were some brilliant results.
The Big Idea:
Every day, we are learning lots of new and different things – gaining the knowledge, skills and
understanding that we will need to become successful adults. By finding out more about how we learn,
and how we can improve our learning, we will be better equipped for meeting the many challenges
ahead of us.
Explaining the theme:
In this unit, we’ll be finding out:
How different people learn
About the importance of practice when learning a skill
How the brain works
How to make connections between our learning
How we can share our learning with others
Why it is important to learn from other children and cultures around the world
How positive thinking can help us to succeed
How to look after our brain
How to design a school for learning