Welcome to the Year Five class page. Mr Pinchbeck is our class teacher and Mrs Newton and Miss Wheatley are our class teaching assistants. Here you can find lots of information about Year Five as well as keeping up to date with all of the exciting things that we get up to throughout the school year. You can also follow us on Twitter - @STAClassPinch - for up-to-the-minute photos and comments on what we're doing in class.
This year we will continue to follow the exciting Inspire curriculum. Our topics cover English, Science, History, Geography, Art, Design Technology and Music. There are 9 topics that we look at over the year in Year 5:
The Space Race
The Circle of Life
The Point of no Return
The Empire Strikes Back
The Voyage of Lifetime
The opportunities they offers for creativity and learning are exciting. Our topics for this term are Mayancraft, The Empire Strikes Back and The Voyage of a Lifetime
In this unit, we will be looking at the Ancient Mayan civilisation; when they lived and how they lived as well as studying their artwork. We will be thinking about how many of the things that we still learn in school had their origins in Mayan civilisation. We shall be looking at their innovative, sustainable farming techniques and considering how we could use them today.
The children will study Mayan ritual music during the first term, examining how they would chant and dance in different ways. They will then compare this to similar “ritual” songs in modern society.
Finally, we will be looking at the ways their lives are different to our lives nowadays, but how some of our items and systems were created by the Mayans.
The Empire Strikes Back
As part of this unit, we will examine the formation of the British Commonwealth and locate the different countries on globes, maps and atlases. We shall look at their climates, terrain and exports. We shall discuss how the Commonwealth was developed after the end of the British Empire, as well as designing stamps as part of our artwork. We will also discuss the Commonwealth Games, and how the games have changed over the years , incorporating several different cultures.
During this unit, we will also look at the structure of modern pop songs through the Commonwealth song “Sing.”
The Voyage of a Lifetime
In this unit we will continue to use the geographical skills developed in the previous unit to explore using maps, atlases and globes.
We will compare two locations: The Rocky Mountains in Colorado and the Grampian Mountains in Scotland. We shall be examining the physical processes behind them, the environments they created and the problems that pioneers faced when crossing such inhospitable terrain. We will also be comparing them to different mountain ranges around the world. The children will discuss what the rocks are made of, looking at the hardness of them and how their properties differ from one to the next.
They will also be singing several traditional American songs as part of an ensemble.
As part of our Art, we will look at different Navajo designs, exploring the weaving they used to create different rugs.
In Year Five our homework is given out on Tuesday and is due back to school no later than the following Monday. It will normally consist of one piece of English, Maths or Topic work.
High Frequency Spellings will be given out on Tuesday and tested the following Monday. RWI Spellings are also given out and tested on a two weekly basis, depending on the unit being studied.
Practising times tables is a vital life skill that will help in all areas of your child’s maths work. It is important that all children are confident and quick when recalling them. Reading is also an important skill and is relevant across all subjects within school. Regular practise really does make a huge difference to both of these, as does talking about what has been read with someone at home too. Please try to ensure your child reads or practises their times tables at home for at least 15 minutes each night and gets their home/school diary signed to indicate that this has happened.
PE will take place on Monday and Thursday in Year Five. It is expected that your child will have the appropriate indoor and outdoor PE kit available on these days. The correct PE kit consists of: a white t-shirt, navy shorts and plimsolls for indoor sports. Trainers are required for outdoor activities. A dark blue tracksuit is an optional extra for outdoor activities, when the weather is colder.
downloads & homework
|Y5 Curriculum Framework||107KB||Download|
|Y5 Class & Curriculum Overview Autumn||4MB||Download|
|Y5 Homework Autumn||172KB||Download|
|Y5 Class & Curriculum Overview Spring||1MB||Download|
|Y5 Homework Spring||171KB||Download|
|Y5 Class & Curriculum Overview Summer||31MB||Download|
|Y5 Homework Summer||190KB||Download|
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