Year 5 - Jaune

English

In La Classe Jaune, we will be looking at historical stories. We will be exploring a text called War Game, set in World War 1 and will then write a story of our own set in this period of history. Later in the term, we will be exploring poetry, with a focus this time on performance poetry. This will include several speaking and listening skills, like appropriate clarity and volume of voice, as well as tone and expression.  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 data handling and statistics, with a particular focus on bar graphs, line graphs and reading and interpreting timetables. Later in the term, we will be focusing on fractions. We will be exploring equivalence, ordering, adding, subtracting and simplifying fractions. 

Science

The focus for this term is ‘Materials and their Properties.’ This topic covers processes like dissolving, evaporating and condensation. It also includes looking at the water cycle and at reversible and irreversible changes. This unit of work will be very practical and will give the children plenty of opportunities to develop their investigative skills.

Theme

Our theme this term is ‘Scratch.’ Scratch is an ICT unit of work, 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 parables and what the Bible and Jesus tries to teach Christians. 

PE

PE, this term will be Invasion Games, particularly focusing on hockey. If the weather is not good enough for the children to go outside, there will also be opportunities for some 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.