YEAR 5

Mrs Clifford

assisted by Sophie

USEFUL NOTICES

  • Reading records and reading books must be in school every day. 

  • Bring a water bottle to school each day too as we are not able to offer water from the fountains at the moment.

  • PE days are on Wednesday and Friday and you are to come to school wearing your kit on both days. 

  • For those in the choir, this will be held during the school day each Thursday.

  • Our library session is on a Friday so please have your library book in school to renew or change. 

WRITING & READING

We follow a book-based approach to the teaching of writing and this term, we will read Beowulf written by Michael Morpurgo and illustrated by Michael Foreman. 

Through the study of this text, children get an opportunity to discuss legends and the importance of heroic poetry in early European literature. They go on to create a number of varied written outcomes using the text as a starting point including recounts, formal letters, dialogue, descriptions, obituaries and writing their own epic, heroic narrative using various poetic devices. 

We will also use this text in our Guided Reading lessons and all areas of the KS2 content domain will be covered with children recording their responses to the text.

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HOMEWORK

Homework is set on Wednesday and needs to be completed by the following Monday. Click here for information on what homework is set each week and how we are using Google Classroom.

R.E.

Our first topic of the summer term is:

 

What Do The Monastic Traditions Within Christianity Show Us About Living In Community? 

 

Following this, our topic is:

 

Understanding Faith in Our Local Community.

THEME

We are learning about the fascinating Ancient Greek civilisation. Through our theme lessons, we will learn about different aspects of life in Ancient Greece, including the conflict between the city states of Athens and Sparta, their religious beliefs, Athenian democracy and the famous Greek philosophers Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. 

We will also cover DT objectives through this topic. 

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MATHS

Please support your children to keep their times tables knowledge running smoothly!  We rely more and more on quick recall of mental maths facts to underpin our learning. Time spent practising on Times Tables Rock Stars is encouraged to develop quick recall.

 

Please find the Maths Methods Handbook here. 

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SCIENCE

Our topic this term is Properties and Changes of Materials. During this unit, children will be taught to:

 

  • compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets

 

  • know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution

 

  • use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating

 

  • give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic

 

  • demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes

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Our current issue is Building back Greener.   

 

The pandemic has been devastating. While they continue to battle against covid-19, world leaders are also making decisions about how their countries will recover. For six weeks, students will take part in the Global Conversation - exploring why experts think the best option is to “build back greener” to protect the climate, what this might look like, and whether changes can be made before it’s too late.

 

Make sure you get involved with the online conversations on the hub. 

https://burnetnewsclub.com