Summer 1 2022

During this half term, Year 5 will be writing an interview with Brian Selznick in a magazine article, reviewing the film ‘Hugo’ based on the book ‘The Invention of Hugo Cabret’ and writing a balanced argument about which place they would prefer to live (linked to Geography). In Teaching Reading, we will be using the fantastic fiction book, ‘The Nowhere Emporium’ to develop comprehension skills. In Maths, we are currently looking at the links between fractions, decimals and percentages. In Science, we are continuing to investigate the human life cycle and the gestation periods of different mammals, and then we will investigate different materials to answer, ‘Can we manipulate and change materials?

In Geography, we are looking at the following question: ‘Where would you rather live?’ To answer this, we will be comparing three different capital cities: London, Paris and Washington. Finally, in Computing we are developing our coding skills using Scratch to create different games. In P.E on Thursdays, we are developing a dance related to football and on Tuesdays, we are practising our Athletic skills.

Spring 2 2022 Update

During this half term, Year 5 will be writing their very own Greek myths and a descriptive poem about one of the Greek gods or goddesses.  We will also be using the fantastic fiction book: ‘Who Let the Gods Out?‘ to develop their understanding of what questions are asking in order to improve their comprehension skills.

In Maths, we are currently developing our knowledge around fractions, adding and subtracting them and investigating decimals and percentages and how they relate to fractions.   In Science, we are continuing to investigate whether or not all plants and animals reproduce in the same way, delving into the world of different animal’s life cycles and comparing their similarities and differences. This will lead us to the next Science theme – ‘should we live forever?’ where we will investigate the human life cycle and the changes we go through as we develop and grow.

In History, we are looking at what the Greeks did for us, which links to computing where we are developing our skills using PowerPoint by creating a presentation about the Greek gods.  In P.E. on Thursdays we are creating a dance related to space. Tuesday P.E. sessions will be looking at developing skills in order to play rounders.