Year 5- Jaune

English

In Class 6 we will be looking at balanced arguments. We will be exploring examples of these texts and will then have some in class debates about controversial issues, such as use of mobile phones in schools and also moral issues surrounding zoos in the developing world. This will be followed by some written work in the style of this genre.  Later in the term, we will be exploring myths, which will link to our theme work on the Ancient Greeks. We will then write our own myths. Alongside this, we will be looking to improve our use of vocabulary and knowledge of sentence structures, including looking at tenses and word classes, such as nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives.  We will also focus on a few aspects of sentence punctuation, including dashes and semi-colons.

Mathematics

We will be looking to develop our knowledge of fractions this term and will be making the link between fractions, decimals and percentages.  We will learn how to convert percentages to decimals and fractions and vice versa. We will also be learning how to calculate percentages of amounts and will solve real-life percentages problems.

Science

The focus for this term is ‘Living Things.’ This topic covers food chains, habitats and life cycles for animals and plants. This unit of work will provide some opportunities to further develop their investigative skills.

Theme

Out theme for this term is Ancient Greece. We will be exploring where Greece is and how and why the Ancient Greek Empire expanded. We will look at powerful Greek rulers; the influence of the God’s on the Greek way of life and how the Olympic Games began. We also have a visiting group in for the day on the 1st March, to help the children to understand this topic further.

ICT

Our ICT this term is ‘Scratch,’ with a focus on programming. We will be teaching the children how to program games and make and produce their own games on the computer.  Language will include:  algorithm, sprite, code, debugging and scripts.

RE

This term the children will be learning about Christianity. This topic includes looking at Bible stories and the Christian value of caring and love. It also covers the work of Christian charities and later in the term looks at the Easter story in the Bible. 

PE

PE, this term will be Gymnastics. PE will take place on a Wednesday afternoon. Occasionally, PE may have to be on a different day, so I should therefore be grateful if you would ensure that children have their kit in school every day. This term children will be provided with the opportunity to acquire, develop and refine skills taught alongside a sports coach. As I am sure you are aware, PE kits need to be labelled, long hair tied back and all earrings removed for PE sessions.