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Class 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Read on to find out what we are learning this term.



In our English lessons, we are reading ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes.

We will be basing all of our lessons around this exciting and romantic poem, about a Highwayman, Bess, the landlord’s daughter, Tim the ostler and a troop of St George’s soldiers.

We will be writing a stream of consciousness, reports  and our own stories based on this fantastic story, as well, as, acting out the poem too.

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In our Maths lessons this term we are covering a range of subjects, including 3-d shape, perimeter, area, fractions, decimals, time and written calculations.

There is a BIG focus on Times Tables this year.  Speed is key! Get practising!

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Our theme this term is Ancient Greece. This history unit will teach the children about who the Ancient Greek people were, when they lived and where and how they were able to establish their empire. They will learn how the political system worked in Ancient Greece, investigate the legacy of Athenian Democracy and compare it with the political systems we have today. The children will also compare and contrast the modern day Olympics with the Ancient Greek events and use their mathematical skills to present their findings in the form of a Venn diagram. They will also learn about and order events from the Battle of Marathon and write in role to present the events from a specific viewpoint. In addition to this, they will learn about Ancient Greek religion, research information about a variety of Greek gods.




Properties and Changes of Materials

Pupils will investigate materials according to their properties and carry out experiments too.

They will test for solubility, conductivity and response to magnets.  As well as, investigate how to separate materials using filtration, sieving and evaporation.  Children will recognise and understand the difference between reversible and irreversible changes; such as burning, and the action of acids.

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Our Music lessons continue to be delivered on a Wednesday afternoon. We are learning to read tablature and notation, and play a range of music on our guitars.

We will be taking part in a concert this term too – joining with all the other schools who are learning guitar to show off our skills!




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Our P.E  lessons this term will include athletics; setting up equipment, measuring and timing events as well as striking and fielding skills in order to play summer games, such as rounders and cricket.




Then, we will ‘Explore right and wrong with Christians and Humanists’ where the children will identify values in human and their own lives.

The children will also learn about the work of 2 major faith based charities: ‘Islamic relief’ and ‘Christain Aid’.

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Our French learning this half-term will be focusing on the body. The children will learn the names of body parts and use this to begin to speak and write short phrases. The children will role play having a conversation at the doctors and then write the script up in their French book. They will also learn songs and cultural elements.


Art and Design/Design Technology

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This term, we will be understand and use mechanical systems in their products (for example, gears, pulleys, cams, levers and linkages). The children will apply their understanding of computing to program, monitor and control their products.
‘Photo Stories’
This term, the children will be adding and manipulating pictures and text in a desktop publishing programme to create a ‘photostory’ based on ‘The Highwayman’
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