Year 5

Class Teachers

Ms Hannah Say (5S)
Ms Jennifer Roberts and Ms Suhena Islam (5IR)

What We Are Learning

Maths

Autumn 1

  • Number & Place Value
  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Multiplication & Division
  • Four Operations
  • Measurement: Time

Autumn 2

  • Fractions, Decimals & Percentages
  • Geometry: Properties of shapes
  • Measurement: Length & Mass
  • Measurement: Volume & Capacity
  • Four Operations in the context of volume, capacity, length & mass
  • Statistics

Literacy

Autumn  1: Narrative - stories from other cultures

  • Develop atmosphere
  • Paragraphing for purpose and effect
  • Opening, problem, build-up, climax, resolution
  • Adding depth to the character description
  • Varied sentence structure and length
  • Dialogue move the action on
  • Develop different opening/ending for effect
  • Descriptive language: similes and metaphors

Autumn 2: Newspaper report

  • Who, what, when, where, why
  • Factual statements vs opinions (authorial intent)
  • Rhetorical questions
  • Caption
  • Headline
  • Byline
  • Quotes
  • Powerful closing statement
  • Reported speech
  • Present and past tense used appropriately
  • Text layout
  • 3rd person

Science

Autumn 1: Living Things and Their Habitats

  • Describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird
  •  Describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals

Autumn 2: Animals Including Humans

  • Describe the changes as humans develop to old age
  • Report finding from enquires and provide explanations of results.
  • Record data and results using a variety of models.

 

ICT

Autumn 1

  • Create a Prezi/Google Slides/PowerPoint presentation and present to the class.

Autumn 2

  • Research drought and create a persuasive blogpost for your class page/school website.

PE

Fridays and swimming on Wednesdays.

Book Bags

Remember to bring book bags to school everyday. We will change them on Mondays.

Spellings

Week beginning 9th October

  • assistant
  • assistance
  • obedient
  • obedience
  • independent
  • independence
  • persist
  • persistence
  • insistent
  • insistency

Week beginning 2nd October

  • agency
  • innocent
  • innocence
  • decent
  • decency
  • frequent
  • frequency
  • confident
  • confidence
  • confidential

Week beginning 25th September

  • observant
  • observance
  • observation
  • expectant
  • expectation
  • hesitant
  • hesitancy
  • tolerant
  • tolerance
  • substance

Week beginning 18th September

  • official
  • special
  • artificial
  • partial
  • confidential
  • essential
  • initial
  • financial
  • commercial
  • provincial

Week beginning 11th September

  • vicious
  • precious
  • conscious
  • delicious
  • malicious
  • suspicious
  • ambitious
  • cautious
  • fictitious
  • infectious

Yearly Overview

Our curriculum overviews gives you an idea of which topic your child will be studying at which point during the school year.

5IR’s Ancient Greece Assembly

Here's the script for 5IR’s Ancient Greece Assembly:

5IR Ancient Greece Class Assembly

5IR’s Canada Assembly

Here's the script for 5IR’s Canada Assembly:

5IR Canada Assembly Script

Year 5 Highlights

Chile

Climate

Crime and Punishment

Hispanic Week

Landmarks

Leaders

Métis People

Science

Sports People

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