Archive – 2012/2013 – Year 5

Autumn 2012 | Spring 2013 | Summer 2013


Autumn Term 2012

This year, we are starting with a Science Investigative topic called, ‘How to lift a lion, catch a criminal and look through a magic mirror!’ We are going to look creatively at science and link all our creative curriculum skills and subjects with the topic, (where they fit). Taking inspiration from science fiction stories, we will learn about pivots and levers to lift a lion, learn how the police use science to solve crimes and use lots of different science equipment, including microscopes.

Literacy

We will have fun, focused lessons on grammar and sentence construction as well as learning new spelling strategies. We will then apply these skills to writing science poems, science-fiction and scientific reports!

Numeracy

Numeracy will be taught in cross-year groups and will stand alone, following the Numeracy Strategy.

Science

We will learn how to be scientists and follow the scientific method to learn about Microbes, Gases, Reversible and Irreversible Changes and lots more!

PSHCE / RE

Every week we will learn different social and emotional skills in PSHCE, following the SEAL units. In RE we will learn about Judaism and how Jewish people practice their faith.

ART/DT

Art and DT will focus on creatively communicating our science learning – we will learn drawing, painting and model making skills as well as undertaking a DT project to design a new ‘bread product’!

ICT

In addition to carrying out research for our topic, we will learn to write simple programming sequences, use sensors and create different types of graphs.

PE

In Year 5 we look at more advanced invasion game skills and fitness.

Trips

If all goes to plan, we will be off to @t Bristol for their special forensics day workshop. We will meet a real-life forensic scientist and learn how the police use science to solve crimes.

Useful Website Links
The Times Spelling Bee – a great site for practising your spelling and for learning the meaning of new words.
Ideas for Spelling Games – a great site for parents to give ideas for games that you could play with your child to help them learn their spellings. We play lots of the games in class, and we really like sparkle, invisible man and basketball spelling!

Letters
Year 5 Autumn Term Homework Grid
At Bristol trip letter Sep 2012


Spring Term 2013
Autumn 2012 | Spring 2013 | Summer 2013

Our Spring Term is going to take inspiration from the award winning picture book by David Wiesner, Flotsam.

We are going to look creatively at History and link all our creative curriculum skills and subjects with the book, (where they fit). We will investigate some famous flotsam, such as the Mary Rose, the Tudor warship that sank off the coast of Portsmouth. We will learn about evaporation, condensation and forces in Science, as well as how to use force-meters. We will learn a little about the history of the camera and use ICT packages to edit images and photographs.

Literacy

We will have fun, focused lessons on grammar and sentence construction as well as learning new spelling strategies. We will then apply these skills to writing our own descriptive stories that put words to the wordless Flotsam book! We will also write some historical recounts about the story and events in History, such as the sinking of the Mary Rose.

Numeracy

Numeracy will be taught in cross-year groups and will stand alone, following the Numeracy Strategy.

Science

We will continue to develop our science skills and recap our knowledge of forces, including what causes things to float or sink. We will also investigate evaporation and learn how sounds travel.

PSHCE / RE

Every week we will learn different social and emotional skills in PSHCE, following the SEAL units. In RE we will learn about how different religions practice their faith.

ART/DT

Art and DT will focus on creatively communicating our historical learning – we will learn how to draw perspective drawings using the horizon and vanishing points and paint our own pictures that we could add to the Flotsam book. In DT we will make cardboard automaton – moving toys.

ICT

In addition to carrying out research for our topic, we will learn to create a simple database, use sensors and manipulate photographs.

PE

In Year 5 we look at more advanced invasion game skills, dance and fitness.

Trips

We will be looking into costs of a possible trip to Portsmouth to see the Mary Rose warship.

Useful Website Links
The Times Spelling Bee – a great site for spelling and learning the meaning of new words.
Ideas for Spelling Games – a great site for parents to give ideas for games that you could play with your child to help them learn their spellings. We play lots of the games in class, and we really like sparkle, invisible man and basketball spelling!

Letters

Yr 5 Spring Term Homework with Resources

Miss Cosgrove’s Maths Group

Spring Term 2
Here are some Maths questions, which link to what we have been learning in class that you might want to practise at home. There are answers for you to use to check and help your learning.

Week Commencing Maths Focus Home revision questions Home revision answers (try to only use these if you are stuck or are checking through your work)
18th Feb Properties of Shapes 2d Shapes 2d Shape Answers
Calculating Area and Perimeter Area
Perimeter
Harder perimeter
Area Answers
Perimeter answers
Harder perimeter answers
25th Feb Finding equivalent fractions Fractions to decimals
Fractions to decimal answers
Fractions of amounts. Fractions of whole numbers Fractions of amounts answers
4th March Time problems Time Time Answers
Measuring angles [You may want to use the Printable Protractor you can print out] Angles Angle Answers
11th March -SCIENCE WEEK!! Reading line graphs Line Graphs Line graph answers

Spring Term 1-

Year 5 and 6 Maths Homework for Miss Cosgrove’s Group


Summer Term 2013
Autumn 2012 | Spring 2013 | Summer 2013

During the Summer Term, will be developing lots of our skills, especially our Geography skills, by exploring the country of France and also answering the question, Qui a volé la joconde?
This Year 5 summer term curriculum overview shows some of the things we will be learning, but we will also be going with the children’s ideas as to where they want the learning to go.

You will also continue learning about France, at home, through your homework. Try to do one piece of homework , Y5 Summer homework grid, each week.
For Maths homework please complete a Mathletics activity each week too.

At the end of the Summer Term, in July, we will possibly be taking a trip to do a French Cultural Workshop at the Médiathèque, Institut français du Royaume-Uni in London. This has not been confirmed yet but the estimated cost is £20 per child.

Reading inspiration for our topic.. Here is a list of Picture books and children’s stories set in France that may be of interest to you!

 

Literacy
Non- Fiction: understanding and writing an information text about Berkeley and the UK to send to our linked school in France; report writing on the different regions of France; a historical recount of an event in French History; and practise writing explanation texts.
Poetry: Looking at some French Nursery Rhymes and their translations and focusing in on performing poetry with a French theme
Narrative: Focusing on developing character and setting in French inspired stories.
Numeracy
Counting and Partitioning;
Handling Data and measures;
Calculating, measuring and understanding shape;
Securing number facts, understanding shape;
Securing number facts, relationships and calculating.
Scientific and technological understanding
Investigating the factors affecting the growth of plants and learning about the Life cycles of plants and the structure of flowering plants.
Understanding the movement of the Earth, Sun and Moon and investigating the effects.
Revising circuits and making simple circuits.
Looking at different French foods and designing and making a French meal.
Historical, Geographical and Social Understanding
Learning the names and locations of the world’s continents, and the basic geography of France and its departments and cities.
Creating a map of France.
Learning about French landscapes, landmarks and cities.
Listening to and learning basic French words and sentences.
Finding out about famous historical events that happened in France.
Understanding the Arts
Looking at and appreciating French Art Work by artists such as Seurat, Monet, and Degas and creating our own art-work inspired by these.
Sketching observational drawings of flowering plants, linking in with our science learning.
Listening to French Music, including the French national Anthem.
ICT
Researching topic information and using ICT and photo editing software to present our work.
Learning how to ICT models to simulate processes, linking in with our science learning.
Programming with basic computer control language.
Religious Education
How different religions worship and the similarities and differences between different religions.
Physical Development, Health and Wellbeing
Developing our fitness and athletic skills and practising net and field game skills and tactics.
Understanding relationships and emotions.
Understanding differences between drugs and medicines.
Understand the changes that happen to the body as it goes through puberty in S.R.E.
Wow-Trip
At the end of the Summer Term, in July, we are taking a trip to do a French Cultural Workshop at the Médiathèque, Institut français du Royaume-Uni in London, followed by a visit to the Science or Natural History Museums.Trip information Letter and Emergency Contact Form