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Class Teachers: Mr. Voaden

Learning Support Assistant: Miss. Ahmed

General Class Information - Spring Term 2024

PE 

Outdoor kit will be needed on Tuesdays and indoor PE kit on Fridays.

Home Learning

Each week Year 5 are expected to read for 5-10 minutes at least 3 times per week; practice their spellings (tested weekly) and practice their times tables. Please log in to LBQ, Prodigy, Spelling Shed, TTRockstars to access fun ways of learning.

Additionally, should you wish to get creative with your child, each half term Year 5 are given home learning tasks that are suitable for the whole family. Home learning can be brought to school at any point in the half term to be celebrated with the class.

 

Learning overview for this Academic Year

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What we are learning in the Spring Term

Maths 

In maths, this term we will be looking at the following areas:-

Multiplication and Division B

  • Multiply up to a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number
  • Multiply a 2-digit number by a 2-digit number (area model)
  • Multiply a 2-digit number by a 2-digit number
  • Multiply a 3-digit number by a 2-digit number
  • Multiply a 4-digit number by a 2-digit number
  • Solve problems with multiplication
  • Short division
  • Divide a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number
  • Divide with remainders
  • Efficient division
  • Solve problems with multiplication and division

Fractions B

  • Multiply a unit fraction by an integer
  • Multiply a non-unit fraction by an integer
  • Multiply a mixed number by an integer
  • Calculate a fraction of a quantity
  • Fraction of an amount
  • Find the whole
  • Use fractions as operators

Decimals & Percentages

  • Decimals up to 2 decimal places
  • Equivalent fractions and decimals (tenths)
  • Equivalent fractions and decimals (hundredths)
  • Equivalent fractions and decimals
  • Thousandths as fractions
  • Thousandths as decimals
  • Thousandths on a place value chart
  • Order and compare decimals (same number of decimal places)
  • Order and compare any decimals with up to 3 decimal places
  • Round to the nearest whole number
  • Round to 1 decimal place
  • Understand percentages
  • Percentages as fractions
  • Percentages as decimals
  • Equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages

Perimeter and Area

  • Perimeter of rectangles
  • Perimeter of rectilinear shapes
  • Perimeter of polygons
  • Area of rectangles
  • Area of compound shapes
  • Estimate area

Statistics

  • Draw line graphs
  • Read and interpret line graphs
  • Read and interpret tables
  • Two-way tables
  • Read and interpret timetables

What we are learning in the Spring Term

English

In English, this term we will be looking at the following areas:-

 

The children will be using their inference and prediction skills for each of the books as well as linking any prior knowledge of books, poetry, magazines or films that may compliment these High-Quality Texts.


For the book 'Who Let the Gods Out?' the children will be planning and writing a narrative based upon the book. They will identify character descriptions, setting descriptions, the thoughts and feelings of different characters and then learn how to write using imagery and figurative language. This will build throughout their learning which will allow them to write a fantastic narrative. This high quality text links to the science topic - 'Space'.

For the 'The Great Kapok Tree', the children will learn how to plan and write their own short play. They will learn various grammar skills, the use of emotive words and actions within their script writing and then act out their play. This particular book will link to their geographical topic - 'South America and the rainforests'.

What we are learning in the Spring Term

Geography

In Geography, this term we will be looking at the following areas:-

What we are learning in the Spring Term

History

In History, this term we will be looking at the following area:-

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What we are learning in the Spring Term

Science

In Science, this term we will be looking at the following area:-

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What we are learning in the Autumn Term

Maths 

In maths, this term we will be looking at the following areas:-

Number and Place Value

  • Roman numerals to 1,000
  • Numbers to 10,000
  • Numbers to 100,000
  • Numbers to 1,000,000
  • Read and write numbers to 1,000,000
  • Powers of 10
  • 10/100/1,000/10,000/100,000 more or less
  • Partition numbers to 1,000,000
  • Number line to 1,000,000
  • Compare and order numbers to 100,000
  • Compare and order numbers to 1,000,000
  • Round to the nearest 10, 100 or 1,000
  • Round within 100,000
  • Round within 1,000,000

Addition and Subtraction

  • Mental strategies
  • Add whole numbers with more than four digits
  • Subtract whole numbers with more than four digits
  • Round to check answers
  • Inverse operations (addition and subtraction)
  • Multi-step addition and subtraction problems
  • Compare calculations
  • Find missing numbers

Multiplication and Division A

  • Identify multiples
  • Identify common multiples
  • Identify factors
  • Identify common factors
  • Identify prime numbers
  • Identify square numbers
  • Identify cube numbers
  • Multiply by 10, 100 and 1,000
  • Divide by 10, 100 and 1,000
  • Multiples of 10, 100 and 1,000

Fractions A

  • Find fractions equivalent to a unit fraction
  • Find fractions equivalent to a non-unit fraction
  • Recognise equivalent fractions
  • Convert improper fractions to mixed numbers
  • Convert mixed numbers to improper fractions
  • Compare fractions less than 1
  • Order fractions less than 1
  • Compare and order fractions greater than 1

What we are learning in the Autumn Term

English

In English, this term we will be looking at the following areas:-

The Lost Thing

Beowulf

English

The children will be using their inference and prediction skills for each of the books as well as linking any prior knowledge of books, poetry, magazines or films that may compliment these High-Quality Texts.

For the book 'The Lost Thing' the children will be planning and writing a setting description using exciting nouns, adjectives, verbs and expanded noun phrases. They will link their senses and life experience to support their writing. The children will also write a piece of poetry based upon the book. They will learn about the differences between poems and how this can reflect in their writing and response. They will then link a personal experience to the book and write an individual piece of poetry and perform their final piece in front of the class.

For the book 'Beowulf' the children will be planning and writing a Curriculum Vitae based upon a character from the book. They will learn about Curriculum Vitae, identifying the main features of and how to write one using the correct organisational devices and content. They will then explore how C.V's are used in context when they grow older. The children will also be researching and writing a newspaper article based upon the book. Again, the children will identify the main features, grammar and punctuation. They will then plan and write their own newspaper article using an ICT platform.

What we are learning in the Autumn Term

Geography

In Geography, this term we will be looking at the following area:-

Settlements

 

In Geography, the children will be researching 'Settlements'. They will be observing and linking how settlements have changed over differing periods in history. Linking prior knowledge of the Stone Age, Egyptians, Vikings, Current Era etc they can draw and explain how shelters, towns, villages and cities developed. Using Maslow's hierarchy of needs they will apply this to Settlements.

What we are learning in the Autumn Term

History

In History, this term we will be looking at the following area:-

Anglo Saxons & Scots

In History, the children will be researching 'Anglo Saxons & Scots'. They will be observing the invasion of the Anglo Saxons & Scots and how the seven kingdoms were created. Using their prior knowledge of the United Kingdom, the children will be looking at how the countries, counties, cities and towns developed during this era. 

What we are learning in the Autumn Term

Science

In Science, this term we will be looking at the following area:-

Living Things & Life Cycles

In Science, the children will be researching 'Living Things & Life Cycles'. They will be observing and comparing life cycles of plants, animals and humans - learning how living things reproduce and develop over time. The children will focus in depth on the human life cycle and look at each stage from reproduction, gestation, birth, childhood, puberty, adulthood up to death. As they are in Year 5, the children will also compare the differences and similarities of the female and male body during puberty.