This web-page will be updated with information about our learning journey for your time in Year 5
Miss Brookes and Mrs Vandenberg
* Please bring a sturdy and clearly named water bottle into school every day.
* Please ensure your reading diary and book are in school every day.
*Please ensure all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your name.
*PE is on a Monday (coaching session) Thursday (Class session) Make sure you come to school in your PE kit wit appropriate footwear
* There is no need to bring in any stationery into school, here in year 5 all stationery needed is provided
* Homework is given out on a Friday and collected in on the following Thursday. There will be one piece of English work and one piece of Maths work.
Please complete at least 3 activities from the Topic Home learning ideas
Times tables should be practised as often as possible until your child is competent up to multiplications of 12.
This year, the ‘Reading Challenge’ will continue. If you read at least three times each week (and have evidence of this in your reading record), you will receive a very special reading award pin badge at the end of the year!
Values and Virtues: Eloquent and truthful
Eloquence must be used in a truthful way – to speak truth about myself and others, about relations between people, about the world, and about God. Education is the search for truth and the eloquent articulation of what we discover. As Jesus tells us, “The truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)
Peasants, Princes and Pestilence
Flee your fields, close your doors and pull up the drawbridge. The dreaded and deadly Great Pestilence is here. Mount your steed and gallop through the dark and deadly world of 14th century Britain, sword and shield at the ready, pledging your allegiance to king and country.
The children will be learning about the Black Death understanding human factors which caused the Black death to spread in London and using sources to investigate the Plague.
The children will be learning about the main features of the Christmas story and understanding the story from different perspectives.
Values and Virtues: Faith-filled and Hopeful
Pupils are growing to be Faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future.
Let’s travel back 5000 years, to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt. Cruise along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings.
This half-term, we are going to learn first-hand about the gruesome, yet fascinating, process of mummification. We’ll draw Egyptian artefacts in detail focusing on symbols and design. Studying historical sources will help us find out more about the Pharaohs and ancient religious beliefs. At the end of the term, we’ll think about how the ancient Egyptians contributed to world history.
Parables and the sayings of Jesus
Exploring the parables of Jesus and finding out about the life of Oscar Romero.
know and understand that Christians prepare to remember the first Coming of Christ and prepare for his Second Coming during Advent.
Properties of Materials
We will compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets. We will also give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic.
Values & Virtues: Compassionate and Loving
Compassionate: We are compassionate when we feel sympathy and concern for other people who are in difficulty, whether they are near to us or far away.
Loving: We are loving when we show our sympathy and concern for other people by our actions and by our words.
We will be studying the creation story
Looking at the Canticles of creation written by Saint Francis of Assisi and writing our own and looking at the work of charities such as Cafod
Miracles and the Sacrament of the Sick
Exploring the miracles of Jesus
Places of pilgrimage
The order of the Sacrament of the Sick
Arachnids, insects, molluscs and myriapods. Minibeasts come in all shapes and sizes! This half term, we’ll handle a range of minibeasts and small creatures. Taking photographs, making notes and listening carefully to expert explanations will help us to understand how minibeasts move, what they eat and where they live. Using what we’ve learned, we’ll write an interesting minibeast report. We’ll make detailed drawings of our minibeasts, present data about them and make maps to show the route of our minibeast hunt.
In Science, we will be learning about living things and their habitats. We will describe the life cycles of of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird. We will also describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.
OUR CLASS SAINT: ST. MARTIN DE PORRES
We will also find out about the life of our Class Saint, St. Martin de Porres.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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