Year 5 Spring Term Curriculum Overview
In Mathematics the children will consolidate their understanding of the written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They will be learning the columnar method for multiplication, and the bus stop method for division. The children will continue to work with fractions and decimals. They will consolidate their understanding of shape and space and will continue to draw and interpret line graphs. Children will also be introduced to Roman Numerals.
In English children will present work individually and in groups, orally and in writing. Story writing, non-fiction writing, poetry, punctuation, grammar and spelling will continue to be developed, as will reading. The children will be looking at mystery and suspense writing with a focus on Penny Ho-Yen. Additionally, we will be looking at current affairs as part of the Young Speaker Challenge.
In History and Geography, we will be looking at Mexico and the Mayans. The children will use atlases, pictures and the internet to learn more about the physical and human geography. In History, the children will begin to understand the role of an archaeologist to piece together information and create a picture of the past. In Art and Design, they will create their own Mayan celebration masks.
In Science, for the first half term children will be learning about ‘Properties and changes’, investigating the properties of materials and as well as dissolving, separating materials and irreversible changes. For the second half term, children will be learning about ‘forces’. We will explore balanced and unbalanced forces, gravity, friction and the use of mechanisms.
Children will need a PE kit each week for outdoor games. There will be a focus on invasion games.
In P.S.H.E. children will learn the importance of staying safe on the internet and learn how to deal with friendship issues and team work.
In Music children will continue to learn the violin. The learning will conclude with a concert for parents towards the end of the term.
Please remember that this is just a brief outline of this term’s plans and does not include everything the children will be doing.
- Meet the Mayans… January 17, 2020
- Stick it to the man! November 15, 2019
- St Joseph’s The Musical! October 18, 2019
- Tanzanite Class Assembly September 27, 2019
- Welcome Back! September 16, 2019
- Indigo LEARNING POWERS stars of the week! September 13, 2019
- Indigo LEARNING POWERS stars of the week! September 6, 2019
- Summer reading ideas! July 5, 2019
- The Life of Christ June 28, 2019
- Young Speaker Challenge 2019 April 23, 2019