Summer 2 Term learning -2019

This term in literacy we have been looking at the poem The Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll. We focused on identifying portmanteau words as well as adjectives, nouns and adverbs. We also got a chance to act out the poem before writing our own version.

During our science lessons we have been looking at the life cycles of animals focusing on how they change from birth to adulthood. We then got a chance to visit a zoo and compare the similarities and differences between the adult and young animals

Summer 1 Term learning -2019

In History we have been learning about the Anglo Saxons and the Vikings, in particular how the Vikings first invaded Britan. The Vikings built fast ships for raiding and war. These ships were 'dragon-ships' or 'longships'. Viking longships could sail in shallow water so they could travel up rivers as well as across the sea. In a raid, a ship could be hauled up on a beach. The Vikings could jump out and start fighting, and then make a quick getaway if they were chased.

We created our own Viking ships out of lots of different materials - from wood and cardboard to cake!

During our art lessons we have been looking at a new genre called POP Art and the artist Andy Warhol in particular. We have looked at how the popular culture of the time influenced his work and what made him interested in painting.

Spring 2 Term learning -2019

In maths we have been investigating 3D shapes, looking at their properties and creating nets. We have also been consolidating our learning on fractions. Next term year 5 will be learning about angles.

In literacy we have been focusing on the story “This Is Not A Fairy Tale “by Jeremy Strong - where stereotypes are flipped upside down. We have been writing our own story chapters thinking about humour and effect on the audience.

During P.E. we have been learning the key skills involved in tennis, focusing on serving and the accuracy of our passing. We then invited our buddies from reception to come and watch as we held a class tournament.

Spring 1 Term learning -2019

In literacy we have been focusing on the story Bling –by Jon Blake- creating our own diary entries as though we were the main character.

In maths we are focusing on fractions, in particular converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and multiplying fractions by whole numbers. We will be moving on to looking at Area.

During our science lessons, we have been focusing on properties of materials. We conducted experiments to see what materials will dissolve to make a solution and if changes to materials can be reversible or irreversible.

For the rest of the spring term we are lucky enough to be taking part in some singing training where we have been focusing on pitch and singing different songs at the same time.

Autumn 2 Term Learning - 2018

In Literacy Year 5 have been learning about the First World War as part of the 100th anniversary. We discovered what life was like on the front lines and wrote letters home about a soldier’s life in the trenches. However we didn’t stop there, we also looked at the role women had to play in helping the war effort and created non-chronological reports to explain their contribution and how it helped them get the vote. Linked to our WW1 learning, we also created silhouette artwork of soldiers on the front line.

We have been continuing to develop our multiplication and division skills and have been working hard on new methods to help us to solve problems in our maths learning.

We have really enjoyed our R.E learning where we have been looking at Mathew’s gospel. We have investigated Jesus’s family tree and why it is so important as well as learning about the O Antiphons prayers and the part they play in the lead up to Christmas.

Autumn 1 Term Learning - 2018

In year five we have been taking part in the mini police project. We have found out how they do their jobs and what qualities you need in order to be a good police officer.

 In literacy we have started to look at the myth of Prometheus and Pandora- to link with our history topic of ancient Greece. To help us remember the story we came up with actions to go with the words.

During our maths lessons we have been focusing on place value, factors, multiples and prime numbers.