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Year 5

Pupils in Year 5 continue learning based on the Key Stage 2 curriculum. 

View an example Year 5 curriculum map 

Click here to view 'Meet the Teacher' Powerpoint  

Welcome from Year 5 

Autumn Term 1

It has been a great start to the year and it has been a joy seeing all the children smartly coming in everyday ready to learn. In year 5, we are looking forward to the term ahead.  We are focused on our value of aspiration in our pursuit to be masters of our learning.  During Autumn Term 1 we will continue to develop our understanding of place value, addition strategies, using punctuation appropriately whilst also exploring the topic Stargazers.  

Our topic for this term is Stargazers

 

Journey through space – the final frontier! Let’s take a trip to the stars, planets and suns and discover the amazing wonders of the night sky. 

During this half term, we’ll read information texts to find out about the Solar System and the Sun, using mnemonics to help us remember the facts.  We’ll make a constellation and investigate the cycle of day into night.  We’ll learn about Galileo, the ‘father’ of modern astronomy, his famous astronomical discoveries and the importance of the space race between America and the USSR. 

At the end of the project, we’ll look at space-themed text and consider the big question: why is there life on Earth? Finally, we’ll invite you to our ‘Visitors’ centre’ and share our knowledge with you.

Our learning this term

Maths

Place value; addition; subtraction

English

Recounts;

Science

Forces; space

History

Galileo and the space race

Geography

Star maps

Computing

Programming;

RE

Sikhism

Art and design

Jackson Pollack;

PE

Dance, Ball Games

Music

‘Living on a Prayer’ singing with instruments. 


Our memorable event this term is…a visit to the Science Museum

   

Click here to view Yr5 Science Museum Letter  

Autumn Term 2

We are thoroughly looking forward to the second half of this term especially as we begin the countdown to Christmas.  In year 5, we are looking forward to the term ahead.  We will continue to embed our understand of the school values – Aspiration, Achievement, Mutual Respect, Self-Discipline and Personal Responsibility - in our pursuit to be masters of our learning and effective citizens in our community. This term, our topic will be: “Where do we live?” in which we will be learning about Grove Park, Lewisham and the history of the area.

Our topic for this term is ‘Where do we live?’

 

During this half term, in geography, we’ll be learning about population and the impact it has on the environment and on people's lives. 

In history, we’ll learn about the history of London, Lewisham and Grove Park and how it has changed. We will also explore significant events that contributed to the adaptations in the area and significant people who lived or grew up in Grove Park.

If you have any information to share, old images or maps, please let us know. 

Our learning this term

Maths

Properties of number, division and fractions

English

Exploring descriptive, biographical and narrative writing using the texts Rose Blanche and Anne Frank’s Diary.

Science

Earth and space and electricity

History

History of Grove park and Lewisham

Geography

Identifying Continents, European countries, UK cities and London boroughs based on population

Computing

Coding using Scratch

RE

Christmas

Art and design

Nathan Bowen and Banksy – local art with an important message. 

PE

Pine will have weekly swimming lessons. 

Mulberry will have a sports specialist teaching them a range of skills throughout the half term. 

Cherry will have dance and ball games. 

Music

Jazz music

 Our memorable event this term is a…visit to the Royal Observatory planetarium in Greenwich

 

Click here to view Yr5 Royal Observatory Trip Letter 

Spring Term 1

It has been a wonderful start to the second half of the term and a privilege seeing Upper Key Stage 2 adapting to the change.  We are thoroughly looking forward to heading in the Spring Term with the same love of learning that we have seen thus far.  We are all looking forward to the term ahead.  We will continue to embed our understand of the school values – Aspiration, Achievement, Mutual Respect, Self-Discipline and Personal Responsibility - in our pursuit to be masters of our learning and effective citizens in our community.  This term, our topic will be: “How significant the Monarchy?” We will be exploring all information related to the “Tudors”, for us to understand how significant changes made by the monarchy have affected the lifestyle of many British people today.

We are also very happy to information that this term the children will be learning how to play the ukuleles. They have the amazing opportunity to be taught by a music specialist who will help and guide term to become fantastic ukulele players.

Our topic for this term is

How significant are the monarchy; The Tudors’

 

During this half term, in history, we’ll be learning about the Tudors and the importance of Henry VIII, his wives and the Church of England. We will be exploring the people and significant events which occurred during the Tudors period and how certain events changed the key churches and religion in the United Kingdom.

Our learning this term

Maths

Division, decimals and fractions

English

Exploring descriptive, narrative writing and letter writing using the texts ‘The Princess’ Blanket’ and ‘Treason’.

Science

Living things and their habitats

History

Tudors

Geography

Will be taught next term  

Computing

Coding using Scratch

RE

Buddhism

Art and design

Portraits

PE

Pine, Mulberry and Cherry will be learning how to play Kwik Cricket for their outside PE session and gymnastics/dance for their indoor PE session.

Music

Ukulele lessons

 

Our memorable event this term is a…visit to the National Portrait Gallery on the 31ST January

 

Spring 2

Our topic for this term is

‘What did explorers discover in the polar regions?'

This half term, we’ll identify the Polar Regions, comparing the Arctic and Antarctic. We’ll then find out more about them using non-fiction books, globes and maps and also learn most of the technical vocabulary. When we’re more familiar with the Polar Regions, we’ll learn about some of the brave explorers like Sir Ernest Shackleton and Robert Falcon Scott and how their expeditions across the snowy lands lead to great discoveries about the coldest parts of our world. We’ll write exciting diary entries, stories and non-chronological reports about the Polar Regions.

Our learning this term

Maths

Fractions, multiplication, division and area

English

Exploring descriptive, narrative writing and letter writing using the texts ‘Ice Trap! Shackleton’s Incredible Expedition’ and ‘Skellig’.

Science

Animals including Humans

History

Will be taught next term 

Geography

Explorers

Computing

Online Safety

RE

Christianity

Art and design

Building an igloo  

PE

Pine, Mulberry and Cherry will be learning how to play Tennis for their outside PE session and gymnastics/dance for their indoor PE session.

Music

Singing

Our memorable event this term is a…visit to the Cutty Sark and Maritime Museum

PE reminders

All classes will be learning how to play Tennis and dance. Please remember that a full school PE kit should come into school on Mondays and they are to be taken home on Friday.

Cherry class have PE on Thursday (inside PE).
Mulberry class have PE on Monday (outside PE) and Tuesday (inside PE).
Pine class have PE on Monday (outside PE) and Tuesday (inside PE).

Home learning

Information about home learning can be viewed by clicking the links below.  In addition to this, please read with your child for at least 20 minutes per day and practise their handwriting and times tables.

Click here to view Home Learning Information Autumn Term 1   

 Click here to view Home Learning Information Autumn Term 2  

Click here to view Reading List  

Click here to view Home Learning Information Spring Term 1 

Click here to view Home Learning Information Spring Term 2 

Key dates for your diary

Parents evening

26th and 27th February 2020

INSET Day

2nd March 2020

Meet the Head Teacher

4th March 2020

World Book Day

5th March 2020

Sports Relief Day

13th March 2020

Trip to the Cutty Sark and Maritime Museum

TBC

How you can help us

  • Bring your child to school every day on time.
  • Discuss their learning at home.
  • Read with your child every day.
  • Support your child to practise their spellings and times tables.

Here is an example of our new timetable: