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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

The Year 5 team

Summer term 2022

Dates for diaries

Monday 25th April – Return to school

Thursday 27th – Young Shakespeare Company  

Monday 2nd May – Bank Holiday – school closed

Friday 6th May – Rainforest Roadshow

Monday 23rd May – Sports morning

Friday 27th May – Break up for half term

Monday 6th June – Return to school

Friday 24th June – Founders Day (closed to pupils)

Thursday 30th June – Class photos

Wednesday 20th July – Break up for summer holidays

 

Visits and visitors

This term in English we will be looking at the works of William Shakespeare.  We are excited to welcome into school The Young Shakespeare Company, who will be performing a Midsummers Night’s Dream.

To support our Geography project about South America, Year 5 will have a visit from The Rainforest Roadshow where we look at artefacts and hear about life in the rainforest. This will teach the children more about South America, Brazil and the rainforest.

 

English

Power of Reading texts (Summer 1):

  • William Shakespeare 
  • Jemmy Button (Non-fiction picture book- POR)

 

Writing to entertain: wedding invitation (linked to Midsummers Nights Dream)

                                       setting description (linked to Midsummers Nights Dream)

Writing to inform: non-chronological report

Writing to express: poetry (description of the journey on the HMS Beagle)

 

Power of Reading text (Summer 2):

  • Somerset Tsunami

 

Writing to entertain: narrative

Writing to inform: explanatory text

Writing to express: poetry

Writing to influence: letter writing

 

Our spelling focus for this term will be consolidating those Y5/6 Common Exception spellings, whilst the punctuation and grammar for this term includes:

  • Multiclause sentences and suing colons, semi-colons and dashes to mark boundaries between them
  • Fronted adverbials
  • Use of parenthesis 

Using adverbs and modals verbs to indicate degrees of possibility

Maths

Decimals – adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals

Geometry – measuring and drawing angles, identifying regular and irregular polygons,

Position direction – symmetry, reflection, coordinates on quadrants

Measure -- converting units including metric and imperial

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science

Life Cycles  Plants                                                                              

 

 History

Old World, New World: a comparative study of Anglo-Saxon and Mayan civilisations

Geography

Brazil and the Rainforest

Music

Motown

Reflect, rewind and replay

Art

Rousseau

DT

Food – making Salsa

PE

Athletics

Outdoor Adventurous Activities

Computing

Game Creator

3D Modelling

RE

Multi-faith customs

PSHE

Relationships

Changing Me

Spring term 2022

Dates for diaries

Tuesday 4th January- pupils return to school

Monday 7th February- online safety week

Friday 18th February- break up for half term

Monday 28th February- Staff training day

Tuesday 29th February- pupils return to school

Wednesday 2nd March – Parents’ evening

Thursday 3rd March – Parents’ evening

 

Friday 18th March- Comic Relief

Monday 28th March – Friday 8th April -SEND Reviews

Friday 8th April-  Break up for Easter break

Further dates will be added as the year goes on. We will communicate these via email and the school newsletter.

Hello and welcome to Spring term in Year 1! We are looking forward to another exciting term of learning. Say hello to our team-

5E – Mr Emmott

5M – Miss McCabe

5EW – Miss Edwards and Mrs Wilson

Should you need to speak with your child’s teacher please send an email to; enquiry@bournvillevillageprimary.org.uk

For appointments or absences from school please call the office or send an email to; attendance@bournvillevillageprimary.org.uk

 

P.E. days:

Tuesday – 5M & 5EW

Wednesday – all of Year 5

Friday – 5E

These days will rotate throughout the year. We will inform you via Seesaw before changes take place.

Library

Year 5 will visit the library on a Tuesday. Please ensure that your child has their borrowed book in their bag if they need to change it.

Homework

The usual days for setting homework are Tuesday for Maths and Thursday for English.

 

Visits and Visitors

During Spring term, we currently have no visits or visitors.  We will, however, have the Royal Shakespeare Company and Dave Shaw’s Rainforest Roadshow visiting us in the Summer Term.  Details will follow accordingly.

Curriculum Overview

English

Reading
As we are a Power of Reading school, we use a range of high-quality texts and strategies to facilitate our English lessons. In spring term children will be studying two texts.  The first is ‘Princess Blankets’ by Carol Ann Duffy, which is a modern fairy tale.  The second is ‘Shackleton’s Journey’ by William Grill, which is factional text that retells the historic exploration of Antarctica by Shackleton and his crew.
Writing

In year 5, children will engage with a wide range of writing opportunities. Writing outcomes in spring term will include writing a narrative, writing in role and non-fiction writing, such as a journal and newspaper reports. Children will continue to practise applying multi-clause sentences in their writing with the correct use of punctuation. They will also continue to learn about using semi-colons and brackets in their writing.

Maths:
 During spring term, our focus will be primarily on number. The children will:

  • Develop their use of written methods for multiplication using larger numbers
  • Divide 4-digits by 1 digit and divide with remainders
  • Add, subtract and multiply fractions
  • Develop their understanding decimals and percentages

 

Spring Term

Science

Materials and Changes

French

Breakfast/At the Café.

Geography

Rivers and the Water Cycle

History

People and Power in British History

Music

Pop Ballads

R.E.

Pilgrimage/Creation Stories

Computing

Spreadsheets/Databases

PSHE

Dreams and Goals/Healthy Me

Art

Pop Art/Old-School Hip

D&T

Fairground Rides

P.E.

Athletics & Tennis (Outdoor) Fitness/Volleyball (Indoor)

Autumn term 2021

Class teachers can be contacted via email to enquiry@bournvillevillageprimaryschool.org.uk or via the school phone number. However, if your enquiry is regarding absence, please use attendance@bournvillevillageprimary.org.uk .

 

P.E

P.E. days: Tuesday – 5E & 5EW Wednesday – all of Year 5 Friday – 5M

These days will rotate throughout the year. We will inform you via Seesaw before changes take place.

Library

Year 5 will visit the library on a Tuesday. Please ensure that your child has their borrowed book in their bag if they need to change it.

Homework

The usual days for setting homework are Tuesday for Maths and Thursday for English.

Visits and visitors

Museum in a box will be arriving on Thursday 4th November as we begin our Tudor Transformation unit. We aim to use further visits and visitors to support our curriculum. Further details to follow.

English

Reading

We are a Power of Reading school and therefore use a range of high-quality texts and strategies to facilitate our English lessons. These books are carefully chosen to expose the children to a wide range of vocabulary and to support their writing skills. We are confident that the children will find these texts highly engaging, and you will hear more about them throughout the year.

Writing

In year 5, children will engage with a wide range of writing opportunities. In autumn term, poetry, narrative and letter writing will feature alongside in-depth character analysis. Children will consolidate and expand upon their knowledge of grammar and punctuation, and work with a range of spelling rules. Children will study and produce descriptive writing, non-chronological reports, recounts, persuasive letters and narrative.

Maths

During autumn term, our focus will be primarily on number and place value. The children will:

- Consolidate and develop their understanding of numbers to a million

- Round numbers to one million

- Compare and order numbers

- Investigate and work with negative numbers

- Express numbers in Roman numerals

- Develop their use of written methods for addition and subtraction using larger numbers and more than one exchange

- Develop their understanding of statistics using a broader range of graphs, timetables and charts

- Develop their understanding of multiplication and division

- Develop their understanding of perimeter and area

 

Wider curriculum

Recommended reads for Year 5

The Wild Way Home by Sophie Kirtley

Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo

The Highland Thief by M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman

The Good Thieves by Katherine Rundell

Goth Girl by Chris Riddell

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