Welcome to Year 5

The adults working in Year 5 are Miss Parkinson, Mrs Stead, Miss Cooper and Mrs Secker.

 

Important Information:

  • Our PE days are currently Tuesdays and Wednesdays; however, we encourage the children to have their PE kits in school every day.
  • Strings lessons will take place every Monday morning.
  • Children are required to read at least 3 times weekly and have their Reading Records signed on each separate occasion.
  • Planners also need to be signed by a parent/carer at the end of each week. Planners and Reading Records need to be handed in by children every Monday morning.
  • Homework will generally be set every Friday.

 

Here is the 2019-2020 Year 5 Curriculum Map:

Space Explorers

The Big Idea:

We know that when we look up at our sky we will see the Sun, the Moon and the stars. We take them for granted. But why are they there? What do they do? How do they affect the Earth? Astronomy, like all sciences, is about asking questions. By becoming space explorers, we can find out more about our solar system and the deeper mysteries of the universe.

AD900

Learning Journey:

Making New Materials

The Big Idea:

We are surrounded by amazing materials that can be shaped, combined, condensed, frozen, melted and burned. In this unit, we are going to experiment with different kinds of materials, and become cooks, chemists and creators of new materials. 

Explaining the theme:

In this unit, we’ll be finding out:

About the chemistry of cooking
What happens when we dissolve or melt things
About gases and what they are
About conductors and insulators
How to separate mixtures by sieving, filtering and evaporating
How to create a brand new material

Exit Point:

Year 5 had a great time creating their own new play dough products. We invited parents in to help us make them; it was very messy! They had lots of imaginative ideas for different textures, colours and scents to create. 

Brainwave

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

Learning Journey:

The children were given the challenge to make an origami penguin. However, they weren't given instructions! It was up to them to figure out what to do and was centred around the idea of having a growth mindset. Needless to say, they found it very challenging but they learned that a growth mindset is characterised by the belief that skills and abilities can be developed over time, through dedication and hard work.