Year 5 Summer 1 Topics 2018

 Meet the Year Group Team 

Head of Year

Class Teachers

PTP Support

Mrs T Lund Miss S Gill Mr C Smith
  Miss A Lounton Mr A Fyfe

Summer 1 Topics

English:

The children will be writing:

  • An informative leaflet about Ancient Greek weapons and armour
  • A recount about the Greek Day
  • Their own version of an Ancient Greek myth
  • A persuasive piece of writing to say whether Athens or Sparta is the better place to live

Our grammar focus will be: to understand how to use subordinate and relative clauses, using semi colons and colons within a sentence and varying our sentence lengths to create interest for the reader.

In reading, the children will be learning to:

  • Use different strategies to find out the meaning of words and phrases
  • Explain and discuss their understanding of what they have read through formal presentations and debates.
  • Identify main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph identifying the key details that support the main ideas.
  • Extract information and make notes using quotations and reference to the text.
  • Identify and explain the author’s point of view with reference to the text.
  • Make links between the authors’ use of language and the inferences drawn.
  • Discuss and evaluate the intended impact of the language used with reference to the text.
  • Discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader.

 Maths 

  • Read Roman numerals to 1000 (M) and recognise years written in Roman numerals
  • Add and subtract fractions with denominators that are multiples of the same number
  • Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers
  • Use all 4 operations to solve problems involving measure using decimal notation including scaling.
  • Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why
  • Convert between different units of metric measure
  • Understand and use approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints
  • Solve problems involving converting between units of time
  • Identify the position of a shape following a reflection or translation
  • Explain their method to a mathematical problem

Science:  
Life cycles

In this topic, the children will be learning about the life cycles of different animals and plants. Firstly, they will explore how flowers reproduce and identify certain features. Finally, they will describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.

Computing:

Blogging - World Cup Project - Data Analysis & Geography Linked

RE

This half term, the children will be learning about different places of worship within various religions. Within this, they will have the opportunity to discuss and reflect upon why these places are important to certain people and what places are important to them.

Art:

We will be exploring different sketching and modelling techniques and linking to this half-terms topic of Ancient Greece by making masks.

DT:

The children will be looking at where our food comes from, the nutrition aspect of foods as well as preparing our own healthy dishes.

PSHE:

During this topic, the children will be looking at what makes us different or the same from others through class discussions, debates and reflections.

PE: 

Athletics (Running and Jumping), Striking and Fielding Softball, Cricket & Rounders leading to competition

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