Welcome to Miss Knowles’ class - Year 5
Miss Knowles, Year 5, Summer 1
Our topic this term is based on the book ‘Kaspar the Prince of Cats' by Michael Morpurgo
How the curriculum will be covered
In English we will be basing our work on the text Kaspar the Prince of Cats. During the term the children will have the opportunity to write different types of text. These include; character descriptions, letter, narratives, diary entries and newspapers We will also be looking at how to include both the year 4 and 5 grammar in our work, such as:
We will be using the Power maths scheme of work in our online and in-school lessons looking at how to develop our reasoning and problem-solving skills. Our topics will include adding and subtracting fractions, multiplying fractions calculating fractions of amounts and decimals and percentages. Supporting this we will be regularly using Times Table Rock Stars to support our understanding of multiplication and division. Additional resources will be sent out to parents where necessary to support their child’s individual needs.
In Science this term we will be looking at properties and changes of materials. In particular we will be focusing on the scientific skills of investigation, testing, concluding, predicting and comparing. We will cover conductors and insulators, dissolving, separating materials and their properties.
In Geography we will be looking at the journey the Titanic had taken, plotting the coordinates on the map and looking at the physical geography of those countries.
In History we will be looking at the human impact the Titanic had, by looking at what else was happening in the world at that time exploring our chronological understanding of that time. The children will have opportunities to debate and present their understanding in a variety of ways.
In art we will be focusing on the skills of sketching, looking at how to create texture and tone in drawings, with a focus on perspective drawings of the Titanic. The children will get the opportunity to appreciate art from the time and recreate pieces that are meaningful to them.
This term we will be creating Scratch Quizzes, which the children will programme themselves. We will explore different types of questions that can be asked and create a quiz that can support our understanding in another subject.
In RE this term we will be exploring the question ' If God is everywhere, why go to a place of worship?', lookign at Christianity, Hinduism and Judaism. We will be drawing comparisons to the different religions and our own beliefs. Encouraging respectful and open discussions, celebrating differences.
We will be following the Real PE scheme of work, this term we will be focusing on unit 4 Physical. The children will be taught to combine skills in sports, perform and transfer movements in team building games, with opportunities to lead and reflect on their learning.
In French this term we will be continuing with our 'Hobbies' unit. Building on our language each week and using conjunctions to extend our writing further. Focusing on the key skills listening and responding, speaking, writing and reading.