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What's that I hear?

 

 

 

Welcome back team Pickmere! We hope you had a lovely Easter break after what turned out to be quite a challenging term for us all. Fingers crossed this will be our first full term of year 5 in school. We have lots of exciting things planned - as always - and can't wait to share the learning experiences with you.

Literacy

This term we will continue to focus on the various aspects of year 5 grammar. Children will then have the opportunity to use this within an assessed narrative piece of writing along with assessed recount. During the Summer term literacy will be linked to the following videos: Yellow Submarine by The Beatles and the failed flight scene in How to Train your Dragon (En5/1, En5/2.2, En5/3.3). These videos have been chosen as they coincide with our topic for this half term, ‘What’s that I hear?’

As part of our topic, children will also be exposed to writing biographies and information texts.

 

Grammar

This term we shall be focusing on our spellings (prefixes, suffixes, silent letters homophones and knowledge of morphology and etymology in spelling) (En5/3.1). We shall also continue to develop our knowledge and understanding of punctuation, usage of paragraphs and writing for cohesion (En5/3.4).

 

Maths

This term we will be focusing on geometry and measurement

 

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 capacity. 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 will also be working on angles; measuring, estimating and comparing acute, obtuse and reflex angles, identifying 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.

 

Science

This term we will be focusing on learning about animals, including humans and living things and their habitats.  

 

Animals including humans (Sc5/2.2)

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

 

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.

 

Topic

This terms topic is called, ‘What’s that I hear?’ The children will be covering the full key stage 2 music curriculum throughout the duration of this topic. During the first half of the term the prime focus will be on the key vocabulary, history of music and composing music. After half term we will be learning all about The Beatles and their influence on the local area. Throughout our topic lessons, children will have the opportunity to use the MacBooks.

 

Computing

We will be using the MacBook’s and iPads to support various lessons throughout the Summer term, particularly the world wide web to research and communicate. We will use Purple Mash to improve on our coding skills learnt in Year 4. Internet safety will also be re-visited this term. (Co2/1.4).

 

RE

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

 

PE

PE will be taught on a Tuesday and Friday, so please make sure you have your full PE kit in school (PE2/1.1). It is unlikely that swimming will take place this term due to COVID restrictions and logistics involved with this. We will of course update you as soon as we have any additional news.

 

Italian

This term pupils will learn Italian with Mr. Hunt (FL2/1.1, FL2/1.2, FL2/1.3, FL2/1)

 

What Makes Cheshire Special?

 

 

Pickmere

Spring Term Learning Overview

 

Workshops and Themed Days

We have done our best to make provision for all children in year 5 to take part in the Bikeability Scheme. To book this we do need 100% uptake and it will also be dependent on the current COVID guidance. It has been provisionally booked in for February. 

 

Literacy

This term we will continue to focus on the various aspects of year 5 grammar. Children will then have opportunity to use this within an assessed piece of letter writing and within an assessed diary entry. During the Spring term literacy will be linked to the following books; FArTHER by G Baker and The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman. (En5/1, En5/2.2, En5/3.3)

As part of our topic “What makes Cheshire Special?” the children will be completing a persuasive piece of writing linked to Cheshire and a non-chronological report based on the geographical location of Cheshire.

 

Grammar

This term we shall be focusing on our spellings (prefixes, suffixes, silent letters homophones and knowledge of morphology and etymology in spelling) (En5/3.1). We shall also continue to develop our knowledge and understanding of punctuation and writing for cohesion (En5/3.4).

 

Maths

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

 

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 subtracting 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 we will be focusing on learning about Properties and Changes of Materials

 

  •   Properties and Changes of Materials (Sc5/3.1)

We will be comparing and grouping 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

This terms topic is called, ‘What Makes Cheshire Special?’ The children will primarily be focusing on developing their geography skills. We will be focusing on map and compass reading along with the main features of rivers. We shall also take the opportunity to learn a little about how Cheshire has changed over time with a key focus on the Romans. Children may also have the opportunity to put a full class film clip together through use of specialist digital recording equipment.

 

Computing

We will be using the MacBook’s and iPads to support various lessons throughout the Spring term, particularly the world wide web to research and communicate. We will use Purple Mash to improve on our coding skills learnt in Year 4. Internet safety will also be re-visited this term. (Co2/1.4).

 

RE

This term we will be focusing on Judaism and Hinduism in RE.

 

PE

PE will be taught on a Tuesday and Friday, so please make sure you have your full PE kit in school (PE2/1.1). Swimming will take place as soon as possible and parents will be updated once we know more.

 

Italian

This term pupils will learn Italian with Mr. Hunt via zoom (FL2/1.1, FL2/1.2, FL2/1.3, FL2/1).

 

How did history begin

Curriculum Outline For Pickmere – Autumn Term

 

How did history begin?

 

 

 

 

 

A very warm welcome to Pickmere! We hope you had a lovely summer and are excited to start your year 5 journey together.

 

Literacy

The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield and The Secrets of Stonehenge by Mick Manning (En5/1, En5/2.2, En5.3.3)

 

During the first half of the term, children will be learning about narrative writing and by using the book ‘The Darkest Dark,’ this will be linked to our Earth and Space topic in Science. After half term, the children will be learning about information texts and will eventually write their own non-chronological report based on The Secrets of Stonehenge.

 

As part of our topic “How did history begin?” children will be finding out all about Skara Brae, they will then use this knowledge to write a newspaper article.  

 

Grammar

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

 

Maths

This term we will be focusing on three 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 determining 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 backwards 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 numerals 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:

 

Forces (Sc5/4.2)

During this topic we will be learning how to work scientifically by planning investigations. We will be identifying the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction that act between moving surfaces. 

 

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 “How did history begin?”

 

Children will be learning about how some people believe that in prehistoric times there was a Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We have lots of exciting things planned, such a themed topic day (DT2/2.1), where we will come to school dressed up, do lots of art and cooking!Throughout the topic we will be plotting events on a timeline in chronological order and learning all about how archaeological evidence has shaped some people’s opinions (Hi2/1.1). We will also be creating some cave artwork similar to those found within the Lascaux Caves (Ar2/1.2 and Ar2/1.3).

 

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). As part of our topic we will learn how to use a green screen and put layer video and sound clips.

 

RE

This term we will be focusing on Christianity. We will be looking at how Christians believe that God speaks good news to people through the life of Jesus. We will also be learning about the advent story.

 

PE

PE will be taught on a Tuesday and Friday, so please make sure you have your full PE kit in school (PE2/1.1). Please ensure that your PE kit is in school daily as timetabled PE sessions can get changed last minute due to sporting competitions. 

 

Italian

Italian with Mr Hunt (FL2/1.1, FL2/1.2, FL2/1.3, FL2/1.4).

 

Music

We will continue to have our singing lessons with Mr.Hartwell-Jones on a Tuesday morning. On a Monday, we will be continuing with our brass instrument lessons – please make sure these are brought into school each week. (Mu2/1.1, Mu2/1.2, Mu2/1.3, Mu2/1.4, Mu2/1.5, Mu2/1.6).

 

 

How are things different?


Curriculum Outline for Pickmere Year 5 – Spring Term

 

How are things different?

 

 

 

Literacy

This term we will begin by focusing on aspects of year 5 grammar. Children will then have opportunity to use this within an assessed narrative piece of writing. During the Spring term literacy will be linked to the story book, The Hunter by David Geraghty. (En5/1, En5/2.2, En5/3.3)

As part of our topic “How are things different?” the children will be completing a persuasive piece of writing linked to South Africa and a comparative piece of writing which compares the United Kingdom and South Africa. 

 

Grammar

We will be focusing on suffixes and prefixes, modal verbs and adverbs, parenthesis, expanded noun phrases and punctuation within direct and reported speech. (En5/3.4).

 

Maths

This term we will be focusing on fractions, decimals, percentages and statistics. In practical Maths we will be budgeting for a holiday to South Africa (linking with topic)

 

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 subtracting 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.

 

Statistics (Ma5/4.1)

We will be solving comparison, sun and difference problems using information presented in line graphs; Complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables.

 

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 “How are things different?”. As a class, we will be focusing on South African and the differences and similarities that it shares with the United Kingdom.

We have lots of exciting things planned, such as a trip to the World Museum in Liverpool and an around the world cooking day as part of DT. Children will use the MacBook’s to conduct independent research which will lead to them budgeting and planning a holiday, in maths, to South Africa. 

 

Computing

We will be using the MacBook’s and iPads to support various lessons throughout the Spring term, particularly the world wide web to research and communicate. We will use Purple Mash to improve on our coding skills learnt in Year 4. Internet safety will also be re-visited this term. (Co2/1.4).

 

RE

This term we will be focusing on Islam in RE. 

PE

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

 

Italian

This term pupils will learn Italian with Mr. Hunt (FL2/1.1, FL2/1.2, FL2/1.3, FL2/1.4).

 

 

Who Inspires Us?

A very warm welcome to Pickmere! We hope you had a lovely summer and are excited to start your year 5 journey together.

 

Curriculum Outline For Pickmere Year 5 – Autumn Term

Who inspires us?

Literacy

      Flotsam by David Wiesner and Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela (En5/1, En5/2.2, En5/3.3)

      During the first half term, the children will focus primarily on persuasive writing and narrative writing which will link with out book ‘Flotsam”(En5/1, En5/2.2 En5/3.3). After half term, our focus will switch to Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom, where pupils will write biographies, speeches and take part in debates!

      As part of our topic “Who inspires us?” the children will be finding out all about inspiration people, they will then use this knowledge to write a short narrative on an inspirational individual and a newspaper article on Nelson Mandela.

Grammar

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

Maths

This term we will be focusing on three 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 determining 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 backwards 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 numerals 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, the children will be learning about Properties and Changes of Materials in science (Sc5/3.1).

We will be comparing and grouping 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 “who inspires us?”. As a class, we will be focusing on inspirational people that have changed the world. 

We have lots of exciting things planned, such as a trip to the Manchester Science and Industry Museum and in DT lessons we will be trying to recreate some of the UK’s greatest inventions. We will also be plotting events on a timeline in chronological order and learning about how Nelson Mandela has changed the world. We will be using the MacBook's to conduct research, and will complete art work related to inspirational people. 

 

Computing

We will be using the MacBook’s and iPads to support various lessons throughout the Autumn term, particularly the world wide web to research and communicate. We will use Purple Mash to improve on our coding skills learnt in Year 4. Internet safety will also be re-visited this term. (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. We have an exciting Pilgrim day planned at Chester Cathedral where children will get to take part in lots of interactive activities. 

 

PE

PE will be taught on a Tuesday 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).

 

Italian

This term pupils will learn Italian with Mr. Hunt (FL2/1.1, FL2/1.2, FL2/1.3, FL2/1.4).

 

Homework

A homework learning grid, consisting of six tasks, will be given out at the start of each half term. Pupils are expected to complete one task per week and are required to spend a maximum of 40 minutes completing a task. Spelling and handwriting will also be given out at the beginning of each half term.

Please can you 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).

On a Wednesday each pupil should bring one piece of homework into school with them, along with their completed reading comprehension task, and place it within the homework tray. 

 

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