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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).

How is the world different?

 

 

Curriculum Out Line for Pickmere Year Five – Spring Term

Literacy

This term we will be covering several topics, and reading several class stories; including continuing to read Percy Jackson and the Lightning Bolt. 

 

Narrative Writing

We will be looking at the different genres of narrative text and learning about the different structures and features, particularly effective in descriptive writing.

Information texts

We will be learning about the different features of an information text. We will be applying this to composing an informative text about one of the physical geographical features that we will be learning about in topic.

Children will develop their skills to reflect critically on what they have seen and read. They will develop their ability to write using the characteristics of each form of nonfiction text and improve their writing aided by their editing skills.

 

Grammar

Children will be learning how to use commas and hyphens to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity in writing, using brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis and using punctuation to mark boundaries between independent clauses

 

Numeracy

 This term we will be focusing on learning about fractions, percentages and decimals. 

 

Science

This half term, children will be learning about living things and their habitats, linking in with our current topic. They will be learning about the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird. They will also look at reproduction in plants and animals. 

 

Topic

Our Topic this term is “How is the World different?” We will be learning about human and physical geographical features of the world; developing an understanding of climate change and its impact on the earth; looking at the way human development has changed our planet and looking at demographical differences and their impact.

 

Homework

Homework will be given out on Tuesday this along with Spellings, will be posted on the school website. ‘My Maths’ Home Work will also be available. All Homework should be completed by the following Monday.

Spellings will be given out on Tuesday for a test on Friday.

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).  Children are expected to record a comment in their reading diaries, at least 3 times a week

Where did it all begin?

Pickmere summer term topic web

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