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Where is all the evidence? Autumn Term

Curriculum Outline For Pickmere Year 5 – Autumn Term

Where is all the evidence?

Literacy

Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg (En5/1, En5/2.2, En5.3.3)

This term, the children will be learning about information texts and will eventually write their own newspaper report based on the event at the Niagara Falls to link in with our class story.

A narrative text based on Ancient Egyptian history (En5/1, En5/2.2 En5/3.3)

As part of our topic “Where is all the evidence?” the children will be finding out all about the Ancient Egyptians, they will then use this knowledge to write a short narrative based in the past.  

 

Grammar

 We will be focusing on suffixes and prefixes, passive verbs, the subjunctive form, expanded noun phrases, relative clauses, adverbs and modal verbs (En5/3.4).

 

Maths

This term we will be focusing on four topics in Maths:

Number and Place Value  (Ma5/2.1)

We will be reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers to at least 1,000,000 and determing the value of each digit; counting forwards and backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1,000,000; interpreting negative numbers in context, counting forwards and backwarsd with positive and negative whole numbers, including through 0; rounding any number up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10000 and 1000000 and reading Roman numberals to 1,000 (M) and learning how to recognise years written in Roman numerals.

 Addition and Subtraction (Ma5/2.2)

 We will be adding and subtracting whole numbers with more than 4 digits using formal written methods; adding and subtracting numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers’ using rounding to check answers to calculations and solving addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts.

 Multiplication and Division  (Ma5/2.3)

 We will be identifying multiples and factors; begin to use the correct vocabulary of prime numbers, prime factors and composite numbers; recall all prime numbers; multiply numbers using formal written methods; divide numbers using formal written methods; multiply and divide decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000; recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers and solve problems involving multiplication and division.

 

Science

This term we will be focusing on two topics in Science:

Living things and their habitats (Sc5/2.1)

We will be describing the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird and will also be describing the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.

Earth and space (Sc5/2.4)

During this topic, we will be learning all about the movement of the earth, and other planets in relative to the sun in the solar system. We will also be looking at the movement of the moon and how we can use our knowledge to explain day and night.

 

Topic

Our Topic this term is “Where is all the evidence?” and will be based around the Ancient Egyptians and their life.

We have lots of exciting things planned, such as themed cooking (DT2/2.1). We will also be plotting events on a timeline in chronological order and learning all about how they lived, worked and their beliefs. (Hi2/1.4). We will also be creating our own Ancient Egyptian artwork including masks and sarcophaguses (DT2/1.2).

We will have educational trips based around our topic too and lots of cooking days, art days and use of the MacBooks to learn as much as we possibly can about the Ancient Egyptians.

 

Computing

We will be using the MacBooks and iPads to support various lessons throughout the Autumn term. We will use Purple Mash to improve on our coding skills learnt in Year 4. We will also be using the internet to support various lessons, particularly the world wide web to research and communicate (Co2/1.4).

RE

This term we will be focusing on Christianity. We will be looking at the important features of the life of Jesus and their meaning for Christians.

PE

PE will still be taught on a Monday and Friday, so please make sure you have your full PE kit in school (PE2/1.1). Swimming will take place on a Thursday (PE2/1.2).

French

French with Mrs Carter (FL2/1.1, FL2/1.2, FL2/1.3, FL2/1.4).

Homework

Homework will be given out on a Tuesday; this along with Spellings will be posted on the school website.

‘My Maths’ homework will also be available. Could all Homework please be completed by the following Monday.

Spelling and handwriting will be given out on Monday for a test on Friday (En5/3.1, En5/3.2).

Reading: weekly your child will be given guided reading homework (En5/2.2) and in addition to this could you please read with your child as frequently as possible (even if they are a free reader, as this is proven to improve a child’s comprehension skills).

 

What do we know about our world?

What do we know about our world?

Literacy

Myths from around the world (En5/1, En5/2.2, En5.3.3)

As a class, we are going to be reading 'Percy Jackson and the lightning thief' as our class reader. We will also be reading a range of Greek myths and finding key features of this text type. We will be taking part in drama and role-play, practising our speaking and listening skills and writing a range of setting descriptions and character descriptions based on what we have read. Finally, we will be writing and editing our own Greek myth.

Poetry (En5/1, En5/2.2 En5/3.3)

In the second half of the summer term we will be focusing on poetry, heavily linking this in with our grammar work. We will be reading and writing a range of poetry. 

 

Grammar

We will be using brackets, commas and dashes to indicate parenthesis (En5/3.4b), learning about modal verbs (En5/4), using expanded noun phrases (En5/4), revising relative pronouns and relative clauses (En5/3.4c) and using semicolons, colons and dashes to mark boundaries between clauses (En5/3.4b). We will also be revising a range grammatical terms learnt throughout KS2. Alongside grammar, we will be practising our spellings in line with the Year 5/6 spelling rules (En5/3.1).

 

Numeracy

This term we will be focusing on four topics in numeracy:

Measurement (Ma5/3.1)

We will be converting between different units of metric measure and using approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints. We will also be learning how to measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in centimetres and metres and calculating and comparing the area of rectangles, including squares. We will  also be estimating volume and capactiy. Finally, we will be solving problems involving all of the above.

Properties of shape (Ma5/3.2)

We will be identifying 3D shapes including cubes and other cuboids from 2D representations. We wil also be working on angles; measuring, estimating and comparing actute, obtuse and reflex angles, indentifying angles at a point and 1 whole turn and angles at a point on a straight line and half a turn. We will also be using the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles.

Position and direction (Ma5/3.3)

We will be identifying, describing and representing the position of a shape following a reflection or translation, ensuring that we use the appropriate language and knowing that the shape has not changed.

Statistics (Ma5/4.1)

We will be solving comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graphy. We will also be completing, reading and interpreting information in tables, including timetables.

  

Science

This term we will be focusing on two topics in science:

Animals including humans (Sc5/2.2)

We will be describing the changes as humans develop to old age.

Forces (Sc5/4.2)

We will be learning about air resistance, water resistance and friction and how they affect moving surfaces.  We will also focus on gravity and how it causes unsupported objects to fall towards the Earth. We will also be using levers, pulleys and gears to explore the effects of forces acted upon them.

 

Topic

Our Topic this term is “What do we know about our world?” We have lots of things to do and we will be linking this in with our residential.

Please remember that this half term is our residential (April 26th and 27th). We will be learning lots of new skills canoeing, kayaking and camping! 

Before our residential, we will be planning our own suitable evening meals to be cooked at the campsite. We will be given a budget and will be using the macbooks to use the internet to order our own food online. We will then be cooking our meals using our camping stoves at the campsite (Co2/1.4, DT2/2.1)!

To link in with our residential, we will be learning all about canals and how canals are made, we will then canoe along said canals (Ge2/1.3)! We will also be using our mapping skills to map our journey along the canal (Ge2/1.4). During our residential we will be using our sketch books to sketch pictures of our surroundings (Ar2/1.1) and will also be writing diary entries during our night away and thank you letters once we have returned to school (En5/3.3). We will also be learning about Delamere’s local history throughout this topic and we will also be writing a narrative text based on our local history (Hi2/2.1).

Back at school, we are going to have a Key Stage 2 global food day, where we will be learning about where our food comes from and cooking meals from around the world (DT2/2.1). We will also be focusing on art around the world, learning about the famous artist Banksy (Ar2/1.3). 

Computing

We will be using the MacBooks and iPads to support various lessons throughout the summer term. We will use Purple Mash for coding and we will be learning to design, write and debug programmes (Co2/1.1). We will also be using the internet to support various lessons, particularly the world wide web to research and communicate (Co2/1.4).

 

RE

This term we will be focusing on Islam and Christianity in RE. 

 

PE

PE will still be taught on a Wednesday and Friday, so please make sure you have your full PE kit (PE2/1.1). 

Swimming will continue to take place on Mondays (PE2/1.2).

 

French

French with Mrs Carter will continue to be taught on Fridays (FL2/1.1, FL2/1.2, FL2/1.3, FL2/1.4).

 

Homework

A letter discussing the changes in homework have been sent to you and to explain it further each class will be holding a parents chat after school at 3.20pm on Monday 16th April. Homework will be available on the website as normal.

‘My Maths’ homework will still be available weekly.

Spelling and handwriting will still be given out on Monday for a test on Friday (En5/3.1, En5/3.2).

Reading - could you please read with your child as frequently as possible (even if they are a free reader, as this is proven to improve a child’s comprehension skills).

 

 

Can we make the world a better place?

 

 

Can we make the world a better place?

Literacy

This term, the children will be writing information texts linked in with our topic work. They will also be completing narrative writing (En5/3.1, En5/3.2, En5/3.3).

In grammar, the children will be learning about parenthesis, modal verbs, expanded noun phrases and using commas and hyphens to avoid ambiguity (En5/3.4).

The children will continue to use Cracking Comprehension to support their comprehension work (En5/2.2).

 

Maths

During the spring term, the children will be focusing on fractions, decimals and percentages (Ma5/2.4).

We will be comparing and ordering fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number; identifying equivalent fractions, recognising mixed numbers and improper fractions and converting from one to the other; adding and subtractiong fractions with denominators that are multiples of the same number; multiplying proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers; reading and writing numbers as fractions; round decimals to the nearest whole number and to 1 decimal place; read, write, order and compare numbers with up to 3 decimal places; write percentages as a fraction and decimal and solving problems involving percentages, decimals and fractions.

 

Science

This term, the children will be learning about Properties and Changes of Materials in science (Sc/3.1).

We will be comparing and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets; knowing 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; explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda.

 

Topic

Our topic this term is “Can we make the world a better place?”

We have lots of exciting things planned such as a KS2 art day, fair trade fortnight, STEM week, Safer Internet day and a Chinese cooking day.  

 

RE and CARE

This term, in CARE, we will be focusing on resilience.

In RE, we are going to be concentrating on the kingdom of God, forgiveness, salvation and resurrection. We will also be learning about Buddhism.

 

PE

PE will still be taught on a Wednesday and Friday, so please make sure you have your full PE kit (PE2/1.1). Swimming will continue to take place on Mondays (PE2/1.2).

 

French

French with Mrs Carter (FL2/1.1, FL2/1.2, FL2/1.3, FL2/1.4).

 

Homework

Homework will be given out on Monday; this along with Spellings will be posted on the school website.

‘My Maths’ homework will also be available. Could all Homework please be completed by the following Monday.

Spelling and handwriting will be given out on Monday for a test on Friday (En5/3.1, En5/3.2).

Reading: weekly your child will be given guided reading homework (En5/2,2) and in addition to this could you please read with your child as frequently as possible (even if they are a free reader, as this is proven to improve a child’s comprehension skills).

 

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How did Britain begin?

 

Curriculum Outline For Pickmere Year 5 – Autumn Term

 

How did Britain begin?

 

Literacy

 

Myths from around the world (En5/1, En5/2.2, En5.3.3)

This term, the children will be learning about information texts and will eventually write their own newspaper report based on The Battle of Hastings to link in with our topic work.

 

A narrative text based on Anglo-Saxon and Viking history (En5/1, En5/2.2 En5/3.3)

As part of our topic “How did Britain begin?” the children will be finding out all about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, they will then use this knowledge to write a short narrative based in the past.  

 

 

Grammar

 

We will be focusing on suffixes and prefixes, passive verbs, the subjunctive form, expanded noun phrases, relative clauses, adverbs and modal verbs (En5/3.4).

 

 

Numeracy

 

This term we will be focusing on four topics in numeracy:

 

Number and Place Value  (Ma5/2.1)

 

We will be reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers to at least 1,000,000 and determing the value of each digit; counting forwards and backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1,000,000; interpreting negative numbers in context, counting forwards and backwarsd with positive and negative whole numbers, including through 0; rounding any number up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10000 and 1000000 and reading Roman numberals to 1,000 (M) and learning how to recognise years written in Roman numerals.

 

Addition and Subtraction (Ma5/2.2)

 

We will be adding and subtracting whole numbers with more than 4 digits using formal written methods; adding and subtracting numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers’ using rounding to check answers to calculations and solving addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts.

 

Multiplication and Division  (Ma5/2.3)

 

We will be identifying multiples and factors; begin to use the correct vocabulary of prime numbers, prime factors and composite numbers; recall all prime numbers; multiply numbers using formal written methods; divide numbers using formal written methods; multiply and divide decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000; recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers and solve problems involving multiplication and division.

 

Science

 

This term we will be focusing on two topics in science:

 

Living things and their habitats (Sc5/2.1)

We will be describing the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird and will also be describing the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.

 

Earth and space (Sc5/241)

During this topic, we will be learning all about the movement of the earth, and other planets in relative to the sun in the solar system. We will also be looking at the movement of the moon and how we can use our knowledge to explain day and night.

 

Topic

 

Our Topic this term is “How did Britain begin?” and will be based around the end of Roman Britain, the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings.

 

We have lots of exciting things planned, such as making and cooking our own Anglo-Saxon feast (DT2/2.1). We will also be plotting events on a timeline in chronological order and learning all about the invasions, settlements, the Battle of Hastings and the different kings and kingdoms (Hi2/1.4). We will also be creating our own shields, helmets and jewellery (DT2/1.2).

 

We will have educational trips based around our topic too and lots of cooking days, art days and use of the MacBooks to learn as much as we possibly can about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.

 

Computing

 

We will be using the MacBooks and iPads to support various lessons throughout the summer term. We will use Purple Mash to improve on our coding skills learnt in Year 4. We will also be using the internet to support various lessons, particularly the world wide web to research and communicate (Co2/1.4).

 

RE

 

This term we will be focusing on Christianity. We will be looking at the important features of the life of Jesus and their meaning for Christians.

 

PE

 

PE will still be taught on a Wednesday and Friday, so please make sure you have your full PE kit (PE2/1.1). Swimming will continue to take place on Mondays (PE2/1.2).

 

French

French with Mrs Carter (FL2/1.1, FL2/1.2, FL2/1.3, FL2/1.4).

 

Homework

 

Homework will be given out on Monday; this along with Spellings will be posted on the school website.

‘My Maths’ homework will also be available. Could all Homework please be completed by the following Monday.

 

Spelling and handwriting will be given out on Monday for a test on Friday (En5/3.1, En5/3.2).

 

Reading: weekly your child will be given guided reading homework (En5/2,2) and in addition to this could you please read with your child as frequently as possible (even if they are a free reader, as this is proven to improve a child’s comprehension skills).

 

What's the reason behind it all?

 

  

Curriculum Outline For Pickmere Year 5 – Summer Term

What’s the reason behind it all? 

Literacy

 Myths from around the world (En5/1, En5/2.2, En5.3.3)

We have just finished reading our class reader, Percy Jackson. We will be using this story to inspire us in literacy during the summer term. We will be reading a range of myths and comparing them, finding key features of this text type. We will be taking part in drama and role-play, practising our speaking and listening skills and writing a range of setting descriptions and character descriptions based on what we have read. Finally, we will be writing and editing our own myth, using all of the features found in myths.

A narrative text based on the local history of Delamere (En5/1, En5/2.2 En5/3.3)

As part of our topic “what’s the reason behind it all?” the children will be finding out all about the local history in Delamere. We will be using this to write our own narrative stories based around Delamere’s local history.

 

Grammar

We will be using brackets, commas and dashes to indicate parenthesis (En5/3.4b), revising relative pronouns and relative clauses (En5/3.4c) and using semicolons, colons and dashes to mark boundaries between clauses (En5/3.4b). We will also be revising a range grammatical terms learnt throughout KS2. Alongside grammar, we will be practising our spellings in line with the Year 5/6 spelling rules (En5/3.1).

 

 Numeracy

This term we will be focusing on four topics in numeracy:

Measurement (Ma5/3.1)

We will be converting between different units of metric measure and using approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints. We will also be learning how to measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in centimetres and metres and calculating and comparing the area of rectangles, including squares. We will  also be estimating volume and capactiy. Finally, we will be solving problems involving all of the above.

Properties of shape (Ma5/3.2)

We will be identifying 3D shapes including cubes and other cuboids from 2D representations. We wil also be working on angles; measuring, estimating and comparing actute, obtuse and reflex angles, indentifying angles at a point and 1 whole turn and angles at a point on a straight line and half a turn. We will also be using the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles.

Position and direction (Ma5/3.3)

We will be identifying, describing and representing the position of a shape following a reflection or translation, ensuring that we use the appropriate language and knowing that the shape has not changed.

Statistics (Ma5/4.1)

We will be solving comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graphy. We will also be completing, reading and interpreting information in tables, including timetables.

  

Science

This term we will be focusing on two topics in science:

Animals including humans (Sc5/2.2)

We will be describing the changes as humans develop to old age.

Forces (Sc5/4.2)

We will be learning about air resistance, water resistance and friction and how they affect moving surfaces.  We will also focus on gravity and how it causes unsupported objects to fall towards the Earth. We will also be using levers, pulleys and gears to explore the effects of forces acted upon them.

 

Topic

Our Topic this term is “What’s the reason behind it all?” We have lots of things to do and we will be linking this in with our residential.

Please remember that this half term is our residential (May 4th and 5th). We will be learning lots of new skills canoeing and camping! I will arrange a parents’ meeting for the second week back in school.

Before our residential, we will be planning our own suitable evening meals to be cooked at the campsite. We will be given a budget and will be using the macbooks to use the internet to order our own food online. We will then be cooking our meals using our camping stoves at the campsite (Co2/1.4, DT2/2.1)!

To link in with our residential, we will be learning all about canals and how canals are made, we will then canoe along said canals (Ge2/1.3)! We will also be using our mapping skills to map our journey along the canal (Ge2/1.4). During our residential we will be using our sketch books to sketch pictures of our surroundings (Ar2/1.1) and will also be writing diary entries during our night away and thank you letters once we have returned to school (En5/3.3). We will also be learning about Delamere’s local history throughout this topic and we will also be writing a narrative text based on our local history (Hi2/2.1).

 

Computing

We will be using the MacBooks and iPads to support various lessons throughout the summer term. We will use Purple Mash for coding and we will be learning to design, write and debug programmes (Co2/1.1). We will also be using the internet to support various lessons, particularly the world wide web to research and communicate (Co2/1.4).

 

RE

This term we will be focusing on discipleship when learning about Christianity in RE, discussing the importance of the new covenant to Christians. We will also be learning about Judaism this term in RE.  

 

PE

PE will still be taught on a Wednesday and Friday, so please make sure you have your full PE kit (PE2/1.1). Swimming will continue to take place on Mondays (PE2/1.2).

 

French

French with Mrs Carter (FL2/1.1, FL2/1.2, FL2/1.3, FL2/1.4).

 

Homework

Homework will be given out on Tuesday; this along with Spellings will be posted on the school website.

‘My Maths’ homework will also be available. Could all Homework please be completed by the following Monday.

Spelling and handwriting will be given out on Tuesday for a test on Friday (En5/3.1, En5/3.2).

Reading: weekly your child will be given guided reading homework (En5/2.2) and in addition to this could you please read with your child as frequently as possible (even if they are a free reader, as this is proven to improve a child’s comprehension skills).

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