Welcome to Year 5
Nurturing bright futures
Meet The Team
5P Class teacher - Mr L. Riches
5P Teaching Assistant - Mrs C. Hulm
5G Class Teacher - Miss R. O'Dea
5G Teaching Assistant - Mrs K Lilley
5P Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
5G Email: email@example.com
Welcome to Year 5!
PE days for the AutumnTerm 2021 will be every Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning. Children will need to bring their Outdoor PE kit on a Tuesday afternoon and their swimming kit on a Thursday morning. It is essential that the children bring a change of clothes.
Homework will be set each Friday and is due back in the following Wednesday. Children will need to put their homework book into the designated homework box in their classroom. Homework will consist of one activity from the Topic home learning sheet, reading to an adult three times each week, timetables practice and weekly spellings. We ask that adults at home sign and date their child's reading record when they have been heard read. Children need to bring their reading book into school each day even if it doesn’t need changing.
Times Tables Rockstars is an excellent way to encourage your child to practice their timetables at home. We will also be using this website in class to help develop recall of these important facts.
Children are able to bring a water bottle, with water only, in to school which is clearly labelled with their name. These need to be placed in the designated space in your child's classroom. At break times, children are allowed to bring in their own healthy snack.
Homework will be set each Friday and is due back in the following Thursday. Children will need to put their homework book into the designated homework box in their classroom. Homework will consist of one activity from the Topic home learning sheet, reading to an adult three times each week, timetables practice and weekly spellings. We ask that adults at home sign and date their child's reading record when they have been heard read. Children need to bring their reading book and RWI Log Book into school each day.
Topic home learning is set termly from the Dynamic Dynasties home learning tasks in your child’s homework book and class pages. Children should choose one activity to complete each week.
Spelling Shed is full of games, which are designed to encourage your children to develop their spelling of the year 5 and 6 curriculum words. Logins can be found in the back of your child's Reading Record book.
Bug Club is a great way for your child to continue improving their reading and comprehension skills. The book bands correspond with the book band that your child is on in school and completing the quizzes by clicking on the Bug's face on pages throughout the books will improve your child's comprehension skills further. Logins can be found in the back of you child's Reading Record book.
Times Table Rock Stars and Numbots is a great way for your child to practise their times tables and number skills. Logins can be found in the back of your child's Reading Record book.
Our Autumn Term Curriculum
This half term, we will be using the book Cosmic to learn how to write an modern fiction story. In addition, we will be investigation the structure of non-chronological reports and comparing a range of poems by the same author.
This half term, we will be focussing on place value and the four number operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
In Science, we will be learning all about Properties and Changes of materials.
This project focusses on history and teaches children about the history of ancient China, focusing primarily on the Shang Dynasty, and explores the lasting legacy of the first five Chinese dynasties, some of which can still be seen in the world today.
Our art and design topic for this term is ‘Taotie'. This project teaches children about the significance and art of the taotie motif, including ancient and contemporary casting methods.
This term we will be exploring the use if coding using the Purple Mash scheme of learning for year 5.
This year we will be using the award-winning Music learning scheme, Charanga. Children’s learning will be focussed on the classic rock song 'Livin' on a prayer’ and will have many opportunities to listen to and apprise music as well as studying lyrics and rhythm.
The children will focus on specific topics including friendships and peer influence, physical contact and feeling safe, responding respectfully to a wide range of people; recognising prejudice and descrimination.
This half term, the children will be focusing on the key question – Why do some people believe God exists? Lessons will enable pupils to learn in depth from different religious and spiritual ways of life about teaching about hard times, focussing on exploring death.
This term children will be studying the following topics during weekly French lessons: Buildings on the high street, Directions, Connectives/adjectives, Asking where places are and Christmas.
Dynamic Dynasties Home Learning Tasks
1. Use your existing knowledge and research skills to write a few sentences about each of the following Chinese dynasties and periods. Present your sentences on a timeline. • Xia Dynasty (c2070–c1600 BC) • Shang Dynasty (c1600–c1046 BC) • Western Zhou Dynasty (c1046–c771 BC) • Eastern Zhou Dynasty (c771–c256 BC) including the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period • Qin Dynasty (c221–c207 BC) • Han Dynasty (c206 BC–cAD 220)
2. Use a range of sources to create a mind map about the Shang Dynasty. Include the headings: dates, location, how the dynasty began, beliefs, everyday life, warfare, achievements and how the dynasty ended. Use your mind map to write a non-chronological report. Include a title, opening paragraph, subheadings, interesting facts, precise topic vocabulary and images with captions. Once complete, share your report with a family member.
3. Look online for pictures of oracle bones from the Shang Dynasty. Use your existing knowledge, information books or the internet to answer the questions. • What is an oracle bone? • What were oracle bones used for? • Why are oracle bones an important source of evidence for archaeologists and historians to learn about the Shang Dynasty? Dynamic Dynasties These activities are for you to do at home. You can do all of them or choose the ones you find most interesting. Dynamic Dynasties Generic/Home learning Page 1 of 3 Downloaded by Riches at Potters Green Primary School on 10/09/21 Copyright © 2021 Cornerstones Education Limited Image from: Met museum/Public domain Image from: Art insitute Chicago/Public domain
4. Use a range of sources to find out about an ancient Chinese achievement, invention or innovation that interests you, such as traditional Chinese medicine, metalworking, the Great Wall of China or Chinese writing. Record your findings as a list of facts and include a picture or drawing.
5. Find images of ancient bronze artefacts from the Shang Dynasty that feature taotie designs. Create a piece of art by copying or tracing one or more taotie designs onto paper. Colour your design using paints, felt pens or crayons, using a combination of black, blue and green colours to recreate the patina of the bronze. Share your art with a family member and explain what you have learned about the taotie motif.
6. Use a range of sources to find out about the Silk Road. Record your findings and provide information about the purpose of the Silk Road, its length, the route it took, the countries involved, items that were traded and the origin of the name.
7. Finish your home learning by writing a summary of the topic, explaining what you have learned about the Shang Dynasty, other ancient Chinese dynasties, their ways of life and their accomplishments. Dynamic Dynasties Generic/Home learning Page 2 of 3 D.