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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!  

What we're learning

Spring 2:

This half term, our class topic is "The Mayan Civilisation".  We will be learning about this ancient South American civilisation through our history, literacy and art lessons, finding out information about the Mayan people, making masks and writing stories, information pages and explanation texts.  

As well as this, during maths we will be mastering fractions.  In Science, we will be learning about how plants grow and reproduce.  Our RE topic is Salvation, linking the concept of sacrifice to the Easter Story.  In PE, we will  improve our fitness levels through different circuit activities, measuring the effect on our breathing and pulse rate.  

 

Summer 1

 

This term our work is based around the topic of Earth and Space.  We will be learning about the movement of the Earth, Sun and Moon and the different planets of the solar system.  In our literacy lessons, we will be reading and writing science fiction stories and using modal verbs to write a persuasive advert for visiting an imaginary planet.

Our focus in maths will be on fractions, decimals and percentages.  In RE lessons, we are learning about the Islamic faith, which includes a visit to the local Islamic centre.   In Art, we will be exploring the work of artist Peter Thorpe, who specialises in art work based on space.  With the music festival approaching in June, we have many songs to learn on the topic of the World Cup.   Our big trip this term is to the Science Museum in London.

Music Festival Songs to practise

 

PARENTS PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE LINKS TO YOUTUBE.  COMMENTS AND LINKS TO OTHER VIDEOS ARE VISIBLE SO PLEASE SUPERVISE YOUR CHILDREN AS REQUIRED.

 

Maliswe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycpvSgvmif8 (starts at 0.52 seconds)

Si Si Si https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKfcanBk9rE

Over the Hills https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQWL9Zsc2eA

Africa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWfY9GRe7SI

Sakura https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqpFjsMtCb0

This one's for you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJKme5S5EJg

Waltzing Matilda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6_DeRE6068&t=69s (First song only)

Kookaburra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QDkhlGGk48

Three Little Birds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4sNi2PUiWM

Top of the World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUMAmI5YcBQ

 

 

 

Homework

Find this week's spelling lists here: 

 

 

Fun and Games

 

Cement your fraction skills with these fun games:

      

 

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