Welcome to Miss Knowles’ class - Year 5
Miss Knowles, Year 5, Autumn 1
Our topic this term is based around the book King Kong by Anthony Browne.
How the curriculum will be covered
In English we will be basing our work on the text King Kong by Anthony Browne. During the term the children will have the opportunity to write different types of text. These include; newspaper reports, leaflets and non-chronological reports. We will also be looking at how to include both the year 4 and 5 grammar in our work.
We will be continuing with our whole class guided reading and this term we will continue to focus on inference and developing comprehension skills using different types of written information. Using our reading with RIC starter this will give the children to answer questions based on a wide range of texts and multimedia.
We will be using the Power math’s scheme of work in our lessons looking at how to develop our reasoning and problem-solving skills. Our topics will include place value, rounding numbers, ordering and comparing numbers, addition and subtraction and place value within a million. These topics will be supported by class discussions and we will recap daily what the children we have already covered.
In science we will be focusing on forces.
-levers, pulleys and gears
We will be using a range of scientific skills to investigate these forces which will include planning, measuring, recording, predicting, presenting, concluding and testing.
In art this term we will be looking at a range of North American artists and replicating some of their work. The techniques we will be looking at are collage, painting, modelling and sketching. To be able to replicate these artists work we will have to explore the artists life and inspirations, allowing us to appreciate the art as a whole.
Our computing theme this term is computer systems and networks. We will be looking at how there are a range of input, output process that make up the computer or device that we use in day to day life.
Our topic work is based on Mexico. We will be finding out about the differences between regions of Mexico and the UK. We will be looking at the weather, climate, celebrations and day to day life. Comparing this to the UK gives the children the chance to make some of their own comparisons to help them understand a different culture.
PSHE will be taught across the curriculum and we will include topical and relevant discussions within our curriculum. We will be looking at health and wellbeing and mental health this term.
This term PE will focus on athletic skills and developing fitness levels. Limited equipment will be used due to current restrictions and we will be making the most of all outdoor space where possible.
Our RE topic this term is based on the question ‘What do different people believe about God?’ and we will be focusing on both Christianity and humanism. Looking at the different beliefs of atheists, theist’s and agnostics.
How can you help?
-Please support your child by reading regularly at home.
- Encourage your children to go on Times Table Rockstar’s and spelling shed to complete their weekly homework.
-Please ensure that homework is completed on time
-Finally, please remind your children that doing their best is all that I could ask for!
I look forward to working with you all and please feel free to contact me via Dojo. If you have any concerns or questions.