Archive – 2014/2015 – Year 5

New Curriculum Overview

Welcome back to a brand-new school year!

We had a fantastic trip to SkillZone on Thursday, 11th September.

science of mountaineering climb a mountain ride a rickshawyeti

Our topic for this term is -“Climb a mountain, spy a yeti, ride a rickshaw!”

We are going to explore the geography, history and culture of the Indian subcontinent; learn about the Himalayan mountains and the myths surrounding the infamous Yeti; and follow the path of the great Ganges River to discover more about life in India.

Try testing your growing knowledge by playing the Jeopardy game I made – https://jeopardylabs.com/play/climb-a-mountain

These topic starting points may lead in many different directions but will give us lots of creative ideas for all our topic lessons and literacy and science learning.

For homework you must practise your weekly spellings and read each night. You need to be reading at least five minutes every day, with a more sustained reading session at least once a week. Please write in your reading records and challenge yourself with a wide range of reading genres. After each reading session, try to answer a different reading prompt question from the ‘Reading Prompts’ sheet.

In addition to reading and spelling, try to do one topic homework activity every week. This could include: working through a literacy study book, (such as the CGP study books); writing short stories; updating a diary; blogging a short story; or completing one of the Year 5 Home learning Grid Sep 2014 activities.

From time-to-time, or if I feel that you need more work on a particularly focus area that we have been learning in class, I may send you home individual homework tasks. This is also the case for your other teachers for Maths and Literacy.

Homework Sharing Date
You will be required to share all your homework on Thursday 2nd October and Thursday 23rd October.

Letters:

Y5 Welcome Letter Sep 2014

Curriculum Documents:

Year 5 Curriculum Overview 2014-2015

Year 5 Home learning Grid Sep 2014

Reading Prompts

Y4 Spelling Lists

Y5-6 Spelling Lists

Handwriting Paper

To help link your home reading to this topic, I have researched a number of great children’s books set in India or the Himalayas, that you might like to read.

Mama's Saris Pooja Makhijani

Mama’s Saris Pooja Makhijani

Grandpa Chatterji by Jamila Gavin

Grandpa Chatterji by Jamila Gavin

Grandpa Chatterji's Indian Summer by Jamila Gavin

Grandpa Chatterji’s Indian Summer by Jamila Gavin

Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan

Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan

Ghost Leopard by Lars Guignard

Ghost Leopard by Lars Guignard

King of the Cloud Forests by Michael Morpurgo

King of the Cloud Forests by Michael Morpurgo

Saraswati's Way by Monika Schroder

Saraswati’s Way by Monika Schroder

Boys Without Names by Kashmira Sheth

Boys Without Names by Kashmira Sheath

Jasmine Skies by Sita Brahmachari

Jasmine Skies by Sita Brahmachari

Tiger Moon by Antonia Michaelis

Tiger Moon by Antonia Michaelis

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Kim by Rudyard Kipling

Kim by Rudyard Kipling & adapted (Comic Version) by Lewis Helfand

Scream Street 11: Hunger of the Yeti

Scream Street 11: Hunger of the Yeti by Tommy Donbavand

Yeti Boy by Kara May

Yeti Boy by Kara May

The Abominable Snowman

The Abominable Snowman by R.A. Montgomery

Hunt for the Yeti Skull

Jack Stalwart – The Hunt for the Yeti Skull by Elizabeth Hunt

The Yak, The Yeti and the Yurt by Sam Cooper

The Yak, The Yeti and the Yurt by Sam Cooper

Beastly Tales by Malcolm Yorke

Beastly Tales by Malcolm Yorke

T is for Taj Mahal by Varsha Bajaj

T is for Taj Mahal by Varsha Bajaj

The Sacred River by Ted Lewin

The Sacred River by Ted Lewin

 

 

 

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