Hello Year 5,
Please find the timetable for today's learning below. Please use the timings as a guide and take a break and eat your lunch as you see fit.
All resources will be uploaded on Dojo. This is also where you should send your learning each day.
Amy questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch via Dojo messenger.
As we are learning about South America, if you would like to complete additional learning while you are at home, you could select a South American country that we have not studied yet to research. Any project work that you do can then be photographed and shared on Dojo.
19th July 2021
9.00 – 10.00am
10.00 – 11.00 am
11.30 – 12.30
SPAG + Independent Reading
12.30 – 1.30pm
1.30 – 2.15pm
2.15 – 2.30
2.30 – 3.00pm
Edit and publish your letter to Mrs Shillaber.
We have been learning about South America – Create a project showing all that you now know. This could be a poster, a book , PPT or even a 3D model!
Read this week’s News Paper and use your Oracy skills to discuss with your family.
Continue your South America Project
South America Project
With your families, create a bucket list of activities that you would like to complete during the summer holiday
Welcome to the Summer Term in Year 5!
This term is set to be action packed! With fine weather allowing us to use the field for playtimes and PE, in addition to swimming later in the term, we will be making the most of being active!
Our geography topic on South America will underpin our learning. We will develop our skills as geographers, using map work to locate countries and identify their features in addition to learning about life for those living on this diverse continent. Furthermore, and perhaps most importantly, we will also be learning about the Amazon Jungle and how humans are have an impact on this region. Taking inspiration from Greta Thunberg, we will use our Oracy skills to consider how we can grow up to become responsible Global Citizens.
One of our core focuses for the term and the year is the enjoyment of reading and seeing it bring pleasure to each and every one of the children. To support your child, please ensure that they read at least 3 times each week. Our class text is The Explore by Katherine Rundell , a story about a group of children who are stranded in the Amazon Jungle. We will be using this as a stimulus for our first unit of writing- recounts. We will also be look at poetry - exploring form and writing our own stories based on contemporary fiction, again making links to South America in the text Journey to the River Sea', an adventure novel written by Eva Ibbotson, and set mainly in Manaus, Brazil.
Our focus continues to be on fractions, where we are now learning to multiply fractions. We will then develop our understanding by studying percentages and decimals. As ever, fluency with multiplication and division facts will be crucial for our fraction calculations and understanding, so keep using TT Rock Stars - Can anyone become a Rock Hero? We will also be focusing on identify 3-D shapes, drawing given angles, and measure them in degrees (o) and identifying, describing and representing the position of a shape following a reflection or translation, and of course using and understanding the appropriate language in all mathematical areas.
This term we will begin by learning about the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird and describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals. Later in the term we will be focusing on humans, exploring the changes that take place as humans develop to old age, with an in-depth focus on the changes to the human body during puberty.
In computing, we will be exploring the features of a website and we will learn how websites are built. Children will then work together to research and gather information from lessons and search engines linked to our South America topic. They will then create a website / page to present their learning to the wider world. As always, we will be exploring how to stay safe online. Remember, if you have any concerns about online safety, please contact school and we will do our very best to help.
This term we will have 2 P.E. sessions, on a Tuesday and Friday afternoon. We will be developing our throwing and catching skills, and in the second half of term we will be going swimming.
Art and DT
This term we are learning about the South American artist Romero Britto. We will explore his artistic style and learn how colour theory can be used to create images in his vibrant style. We well then explore the environment impact of clothing waste and embrace the concept of upcycling as we design and make our own item of clothing!
We will continue to develop our understanding and enjoyment of musical styles this term, with a focus on Motown. We will listen to and appraise a range of songs, play instrumental parts with the song
by ear and/or from notation, improvise using instrument and finally perform our compositions. In addition, we will explore the sound of Samba, create our own junk band and learn and perform Samba rhythms!
This term, we will be exploring relationships including our understanding of friendship and family, conflict resolution, communication skills as well as online relationships and our e-safety.
Home learning: As before, a pack that includes spelling and arithmetic will be handed out on Friday to please be returned by the following Friday. Please continue to read for a minimum of 10 minutes each evening as well as accessing TTRS to develop your rapid recall of facts!
Games and PE:
Children will need their PE kit in school all week.
Later in the Summer Term, the children will need swim wear.
Kit: Trainers, white shirt, black bottoms (shorts or joggers/leggings), socks
In colder weather, a plain tracksuit should be worn outdoors for games.
Please ensure that all items of clothing are named. A small named bag containing your PE kit is all that is necessary, as cloakroom space is limited.
Throughout the rest of this year, we will continue our wellbeing afternoon time on a Thursday which will continue to focus on the children's wellbeing and mental health. Please feel free to reach out with any concerns or questions at any time, either via Class Dojo or through contacting the school. We are always here to help support!
Active Heroes Booklet (Active Kids Challenge Included)
Please continue your daily 10 minutes (or more ) of reading.
You can also use the epic app on your phone, or go to getepic.com/students to browse books. Our class code is unx9200.
If you finish reading a book, you can complete an AR test here.