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
Our topics in the Spring term shall be: London Calling, The Circle of Life and The Point of No Return.
This unit is designed to take pupils on an exciting journey back in time to 17th Century London in the era of the Plague and the Great Fire. This is the London of Charles II, Sir Christopher Wren and the diarists Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn.
We will be learning about the ‘cures’ for plague sold by so-called quack doctors and exploring the different reasons as to why the Plague finally came to an end.
THE CIRCLE OF LIFE
In our second unit, we shall not only be studying life cycles, but also learning to appreciate the variety of life on our planet and how it can be supported.
We shall initially focus on animals and how they change through their lives but will also explore how this fits into the lifecycle of the animal. We shall also incorporate our DT work, by creating moving animal toys using cam mechanisms.
THE POINT OF NO RETURN
In the final unit of the Spring Term, we shall be learning about food, its ingredients and where it comes from. We shall also be studying reversible and irreversible changes as part of our science work. Through investigations and observations, the children will have a through knowledge of the states of matter and how these scientific processes affect our daily life.