Year 5 Autumn Term Parents Summary 2019
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 biographical and autobiographical writing with a focus on Roald Dahl. Additionally, we will be looking at fantasy stories, recounts and slam poetry.
In Mathematics the children will consolidate their understanding of the written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They will be applying the multiplication facts up to 12 x 12 and their corresponding division facts. 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 charts and graphs.
Science: This term our focus will be Earth and Space. The children will look at and describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system, as well as observing and explaining how day and night occur.
For our cross curricular Topic work, we will be looking at the Anglo Saxons. Children will use atlases, pictures and the internet to establish routes taken by the invaders and discuss the issues they faced showing an understanding of causes and consequences of the end of the Roman occupation in Britain. They will use observational skills to draw houses and artefacts, research skills to develop an understanding of life in an Anglo Saxon village, develop knowledge of nets and structures to plan and design and reproduce an Anglo Saxon settlement.
Children will need a PE kit each week for outdoor games. There will be a focus on invasion games to link in with our Topic work.
In P.S.H.E. children will learn about ‘Fun, food and fitness’, including the factors that influence people’s choices about the food they buy and eat and that messages given on food adverts can be misleading.
In Music children will be continuing 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.