Year 5- Jaune

English
In Class 6 we will be looking at myths. We will be exploring examples of myths that explain natural phenomenon and will write our own.

Later in the term, we will be exploring poetry, with a focus on narrative poetry. We will look at the well-known poem, ‘The Highwayman.’ We will also be writing biographies about famous people that interest us.

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.

Mathematics
We will be looking to develop our knowledge of percentages this term. This will include calculating percentages of amounts.

Later in the term, we will be focusing on angles and shapes. This will include learning shape vocabulary and will include classifying, describing and sorting. We will be estimating, classifying and measuring angles.  

Science
The focus for this term is ‘Animals including Humans.’ This topic covers growth and change. It also includes looking at animal gestation periods and exploring data and pattern- seeking.

This unit of work will give the children plenty of opportunities to develop their investigative skills, particularly their recording skills.

Theme
Our theme this term is ‘Musical Mayhem goes Classical.’ We will be continuing learning the ukulele and will find out more about a few famous classical composers. We will learn more about an orchestra and will look at musical terms such as pitch, rhythm, timbre, texture.

We will look particularly at Gustav Holst’s ‘Planet Suite’ and ‘Peter and the Wolf.’ We will look at the affect these have on our emotions and will also compose our own pieces of music.

RE
This term the children will be learning about Islam. This topic includes looking at Muslim journeys, marriage, death rites and customs. 

PE
PE, this term will be Competitive Games and Orienteering. 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.