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 Class 5S Year 5 - Autumn Term Curriculum Welcome back after the summer holidays! We hope that you have all enjoyed your summer break and are looking forward to the academic year ahead. Year 5 Staff : Class Teachers: Mrs. N. Scholey & Miss C. Douglass Additional Teacher: Mrs. A. Garforth Support Assistants: Mrs. L. Hibbert, Mrs. T. Smith, Mrs L. Bellwood & Mrs J. Nash This term we are looking forward to lots of new and exciting things again. Our topic this term is ‘Infinity and Beyond’, where we will be learning all about space. The topic will extend through many subject areas including English, Science and Geography. Our topic will use many writing skills resulting in children writing their own adventure story. Children will have the opportunity to use their artistic skills this term along with their design skills to plan, design and make their own space buggies. This is a very exciting topic drawing on many skills with lots of fun and meaningful activities enabling this topic to be stimulating and fun. (See Topic Plan for full details) In R.E. the topics are ‘Creation’ and ‘The Commandments’. Parents are encouraged to start discussions with children relating to these topics focusing on key terminology and its meaning. In Maths we will be focusing on basic skills and problem solving (further information can be found on the topic plan). To help your children you need to provide your children with opportunities to practice their times tables, recap on previous topics to keep it fresh and encourage problem solving relating to real life issues, such as with money and measure as an example. During English we will study the media of film by watching ‘War of the Worlds’, this will allow us to develop our descriptive writing through recounts from various scenes of the film. We will also write our own sci-fi, adventure and mystery stories linked to space. As parents / carers you can support at home by helping your child to complete homework relating to our class work and pointing out descriptive writing encouraging discussions around why it is a good piece of descriptive writing. In Science we will further explore the topic as we look at the solar system and the moon landings. This is a fantastic topic where we will be broadening our basic skills, and expanding what we learnt last year. Please take a look at the attached topic overview regarding skills we will be covering in each subject area. At home children could be doing some of their own topic research to help them further engage with the topic, i.e. Do they know all the planets? / What order are the planets in? / What is the Solar system made up of? / Who was the first man land on the moon? / What is NASA? What do they do there? Physical Education (P.E.) – will take place on Tuesday (afternoon) and Wednesday (morning), so children must ensure their P.E. kits are in school ready to be worn on those days. A P.E. kit consists of: a white t-shirt, blue (or black) shorts, and a pair of sports trainers for outdoor use, which they should leave in school. All P.E. kit must be clearly labelled with your child’s name. As an optional extra, a dark coloured pair of jogging trousers and a jumper can also be worn when we are outside / during the winter months. In addition, the only jewellery permitted in school is a pair of plain small stud earrings. If your child has pierced ears, it would be appreciated, if you could kindly remove them on each morning of P.E. We are not able to remove them or cover them, so this will result in your child not taking part in our P.E. lesson due to health and safety reasons. Long hair must be tied back. Homework - This will be handed out on a Friday and MUST be completed and returned to school by the following Thursday. Children will have an independent reading book which will be brought home on a daily basis and MUST be returned to school every day. Children can be reading their own independent book from home or class reading area once they have finished the given book and completed a book review. Children’s independent reading books are changed once a week in school. Reading records are to be completed each time you listen to your child read at home. Assembly - We will be having a joint Year 5 assembly on Friday, 13th October 2:30 pm. Additional letters will be sent out with regards to the following: • School trips, Masses, Christmas Presentation, etc. Thank you, Mrs. N. Scholey, Miss. C. Douglass & Mrs. A. Garforth Year 5 Teachers

Year five Magna trip

Magna is a science centre set in the former Templeborough steelworks. During the morning we were able to explore hands-on exhibits on Air, Earth, Fire and Water in four themed zones. We also watched a fantastic show recreating the history and working of one of the furnaces that once melted the steel.

After lunch we had a space workshop where we leant about space and rockets.

Before the coach picked us up there was just enough time to have some fun in the outside adventure zone.

 

International Space Station

and Space Shuttle

 

Using the internet and books we carried out research on either the International Space Station (ISS) or the Space Shuttle. We put all the facts we found out in to our jotters so that we could transfer the information to a poster. Next, in pairs, we designed a poster to present the facts we found. Then we designed our own Space Shuttle or ISS and labeled what we were going to use to make it. We brought things in from home to make our models. We had lots of fun making our models. We needed lots of tape.

 

 

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