Welcome to the Year 5 page!
Below you will be able to discover all about Year 5's latest activities.
Can we survive out of this world?
Throughout the Spring term in Year 5 we are going to be learning all about the universe that we live in.
Our Space Adventure!
Our topic work this term will relate to science, geography and art. We will be completing a space adventure investigating if we can survive out of our own world.
This topic has a strong science focus. The children will be taught about the physical processes which cause day and night. They will learn about the moon and the cycles it completes, linking the moon's relationship to the Earth in terms of rotating the sun.
The children will be developing an understanding of gravity and ensuring that they can show this in a labelled diagram. The children will learn that gravity is the opposing force of air leaving a rocket or balloon and that it creates the force to move it.
The children will be learning about night and day and the physical explanations linked to this. They will be taught facts about the moon and should understand that it is spherical in shape and takes 28 days to orbit the earth.
The children will learn facts about the solar system and the order of the planets.
Our topic about the planet Earth also has a geographical focus. In order to understand the science of the universe it is important that the children learn about the geography of our own planet.
They will investigate and identify key facts about planet Earth by:
- Using aerial photographs & satellite images
- Developing an understanding of continents, oceans and major seas and identifying where these are on a globe and a map
- Identifying key facts about planet earth using ICT.
Through art and design technology the children will be:
- Researching information about rockets and beginning to design their own model rocket
- Developing an understanding of the meaning and purpose of detachable parts in a model.
- Creating their rocket model using a planned design – applying finishing techniques.
- Creating a marbled effect to make an image of Jupiter.
- Listening to a piece of music and discussing what images it evokes.
- Understanding the roles of robots.
- Finding out how robots can come to the rescue in real life.
- Investigating how toys have changed over time and led to the robots we have today.
- Making a robot with moving parts.
Please check back again soon to see Year 5's photo gallery
In literacy we will be working towards our differentiated class targets within the context of:
- Space poetry
- Persuasive writing
- Diary writing
- Play scripts
Homework is given out on a Wednesday and collected in on the following Tuesday. It will useually be marked and returned to the children within a week. Homework will be marked in relation to effort and presentation. Please encourage your child to take time and care in the presentation and completion of their homework. We feel that this helps them to take responsibility for meeting deadlines and presenting work of a good standard that they can be proud of.
Homework is prepared to support the learning in class, it will either reflect the same subjects we have been working on that week or will be revision of topics we have done recently. Please remember that some children work in a different way when they are at home compared with when they are at school. We set the level of the homework based on what children are able to achieve in class. If they are finding it too easy at home then we may need to find out why they are not finding this the case at school.
On occasion we will give out project work. The children will have longer than the standard week to complete this and will be encouraged to complete their own research. They can then present their work to be marked on the allocated date. Each week children will have timestables and spellings to practise at home and will be tested on them in school. Please also make use of the mathletics website that each child has their own log in for. Each time children submits a task the teachers at school can see the result.
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Our trip this term is to the Science Museum on 21st January 2014. It is important that we have the signed permission slip for each child. Thank you for any offers we have had for help, we have now got sufficient adults to acompany us on the trip.