Welcome to Class 5
Miss E Edwards
Welcome to Class 5!
Please see below for details about what the children will be studying throughout the term.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to message me on Class Dojo!
Our Class Saint
Year 5's class saint is Saint Teresa of Calcutta. We celebrated her feast day on the 5th September.
Our English unit this term will be focusing on Grammar. We will start by looking at nouns and the different types of nouns. We will then focus on verbs and how to correctly use them in sentences. This will then progress to pupils being able to construct single clause sentences, with a subject/verb focus.
The purpose of this unit is to improve pupils grammatical understanding. This will then allow them to use this knowledge in other units when asked to write larger pieces of work and get all SPaG correct.
Our first Power Maths unit this half term is Unit 4: Multiplication and Division, where we will focus on multiples, factors and multiplying/dividing integers by 10, 100 and 1,000.
We will then progress to Unit 5: Fractions, where we will look at equivalent and improper fractions, and how we can compare and order fractions.
In addition to our English lessons, the children will also have two Guided Reading sessions a week. The text focus will change each week (meaning we get to read a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.) In these sessions, we will focus on using our VIPERS skills.
These consist of vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval and summarising.
Class 5's second unit in science will be Materials. Children will explore all the different properties and purposes of materials and how these materials can be changes (dissolving, separating and irreversible changes). Over the course of the unit, the children will take part in scientific enquiries and will set up their experiments using scientific knowledge and vocabulary.
Year 5 will be finishing their second unit this half term, which is Miracles and the Sacrament of the Sick. They will end by looking at the seven sacraments and the importance of The Sacrament of the Sick.
Year 5 will then be moving onto looking at Advent and the reasons why we celebrate it, during this time of the year.
In Geography, our unit is all about Deserts. We will explore the characteristics of a desert, how animals have adapted to desert conditions and how deserts are used by humans. We then look at the severity of desertification and how it is caused.
In History, Class 5 will continue to look at the Victorian Era (1837-1901). We will consider where this is placed on our historical timeline and how it links to our previous learning. We will consider the successes and dramatic changes of the Victorian Era and the importance the Industrial Revolution played in shaping the future. We will also explore links between our local area and the Victorians and identify how they had an impact on where we live.
Art will be taught by Miss Daws. In Art, the children will be focusing on the artist Stephen Lowry. Throughout this unit, the children will experiment by using watercolours and a simple palette inspired by Lowry to create their own local landscape.
Our second unit in Spanish will be 'Do you have a pet?'. In this unit we will identify the names of all pets in Spanish and correctly be able to state what pet they do and do not have.
DT will be taught by Mrs Deighton. In DT, the children will continue practicing their wood work skills to make a truss bridge, using different equipment such as a bench hook and different saws to get a precise cut to the wood they have measured.
In P.E, the children will start their learning by attending swimming sessions. In these sessions, the children will practice and develop their skills in the water.
The children will start their learning with a focus on online safety. They will recap the SMART rules and how to ensure they stay safe online, being aware of how viruses can damage computers.