Welcome to Year 5 LearningKey information for children, parents and carers
Year 5 Curriculum Map
Year 5&6 Word List
Year 5 Spellings Homework
Homework is given out every Thursday and expected in your class tray on Tuesday.
Big Talk homework is distributed by your teacher every two weeks.
Spelling words are posted on this page each week for all groups. They are tested every week.
Your class PE day is every Wednesday. Please remember your full Physical Education kit on this day.
Please read every day at home. Bring your completed reading record into school on Tuesday.
Please write in pencil for maths. When you have a pen licence you may write in black pen only (not biro).
Year 5 Curriculum MapSummer 1 Topic - Isle of Wight
Building Learning Power:
The muscles we will be using this term are imitation of language and style when studying Shakespearean play scripts. Further to this, we will using reasoning in order to explain the processes that we observe in science. We will also be developing our empathy & listening skills for our relationships topic in PSHCE.
How would you persuade the Year 4s to attend the residential trip to the Isle of Wight?
We will continue to examine one of Shakespeare’s classic plays with a focus on old English, Shakespearean settings and themes. Year 5 will also discuss why Shakespeare’s writing is so famous and explore a variety of interpretations of his plays. Following on from our exciting trip to the Isle of Wight, the children will be writing their own persuasive brochure paying attention to persuasive feature and techniques.
How are decimals, percentages and fraction linked?
We will be consolidating our understanding of the link between fractions, decimals and percentages . In addition to this, we will be looking at properties of 2D and 3D shapes. Furthermore, we will begin to plot points on a 4 quadrant grid and look at reflection and translation.
Can a gas be heavier than a liquid?
After completing our projects on sound, we will be looking at properties and changes of materials. In order to understand this, we will identify different materials on the basis of their properties, such as hardness, solubility and transparency. We will think about the ways in which materials can dissolve in liquids to form solutions and understand how this process can be reversible based on our knowledge of solids, liquids and gases.
In computing this term, Year 5 are going to be Architects!
They will learn to use search techniques effectively and appreciate how results are selected and ranked. They will also be evaluating the reliability of information which is downloaded.
In History, we will be continuing our Victorian theme and will be researching information on significant Victorian individuals who have left a lasting legacy in this country, and the world today.
In music this term, we be studying music symbols and how these can be read in music scores. Children will learn to identify notes and symbols on a music score, and subsequently endeavour to create their own scores to be performed.
Art & Design Technology
Our topic this term is ‘Victorian Houses’. Pupils will look at Victorian architecture and design, with a focus on William Morris. They will then produce sketches and models, using a variety of materials and techniques to replicate these.
We will make links to our topic of Relationships in PSHCE by discussing how Christians have a relationship with God, through Jesus, in the Christian faith.
The children will be comparing the human and physical characteristics of Ealing and the Isle of Wight.
The children will be developing their map reading skills (including digital maps), and also their fieldwork skills to observe, measure and record geographical features.
This term year 5 classes will be alternating between cricket, dance and athletics. The skills we will be practising are hand-eye co-ordination; ability to follow a rhythm and choreography; speed and power.
Quelle est la météo! This half term our focus will be on the seasons. We will be extending familiar French words such as months, weathers and colours to develop our skills.
In assemblies this term KS2 will learn more about the 4R’s of Building Learning Power: Reflectiveness, Reciprocity, Resilience and Resourcefulness. We will enjoy Year 1 and Reception class assemblies too.
This term, we will be looking at the value and importance of relationships. Alongside this, we will discuss ways in which we can support one another to maintain happy and healthy bonds with others.
We will present our sound experiments at the science fair this term. In addition, our residential trip to the Isle of Wight will incorporate our learning of the Victorians and the geographical differences between London and the Isle of Wight.
As part of our global citizenship, we will be looking at fairness and how the British Empire was built on importing and exporting goods, via the River Thames, which has lead today to the movement of fair trade products.