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Learning in Year 5

Termly Overview - Spring Term

English

During our first term, the children will be exploring the animation 'The Piano'. This emotive piece will enable the children to explore feelings and emotions in order to produce written outcomes such as, a narrative and a letter. 

During our second term, the children will go undercover, become fully immersed in Anthony Horowitz's 'Stormbreaker'. This spy thriller will undoubtedly grip the children, as we complete spy training, design our own gadgets, and write balanced arguments. 

Maths

This term in Maths we are covering a variety of topics including:

  • Fractions
  • Number- Multiplication and Division
  • Decimals and Percentages
  • Perimeter and area

Science

In science, we will explore living things and their habitats, looking at life cycles.

In the second half term, we will learn about materials and their properties, identifying how to separate materials based on their properties. We will also be observing how some materials react and classifying these reactions into groups. 

 

Art

In Art we are beginning to look at collage and how we can develop and use our skills to create a piece of art. 

Music

We will be developing our drumming skills. 

Geography

The children will explore natural resources and the impact it has on the environment. The children will look at the distribution of resources globally, and how trade impacts development and prosperity. We will also examine how global warming is influencing these links. 

RE

The children will look at Brahman in Hinduism, exploring deep philosophical questions. 

ICT

We are learning how to game programme this term. We are using Scratch for this unit of work. Scratch is a free block based visual programming language. https://scratch.mit.edu/