Topic: Traders and Raiders
In topic this half term we are continuing to learn about ‘Traders and Raiders’. Big and strong, powerful and brave, the Saxons wave their battle axes and brandish their swords as they begin to invade Britain’s shores. We will be sailing back to the Dark Ages, where the battles were rife and fear reigned. We will learn all about the life of the Saxons, including how they lived and where they came from. Meet the bloodthirsty Vikings from Scandinavia – never before had such terror swept the land!
TRIP DETAILS - Jorvik Viking Centre in York Monday 8th July 2019
In English, we will be studying the epic poem ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes. We will use this to write in a variety of genres with the aim to us being able to confidently apply key writing, spelling and grammar skills expected for year 5. We will be focusing on writing our own poems and newspaper reports as well as drama scripts linked to this text. Please continue to use spag.com to brush up on grammar skills!
Mathematics: Position and Movement, Measurement, Area and Perimeter
We will start the half term by building on our knowledge of perimeter and area from year 4 by finding the perimeter a polygon constructed from other polygons and finding the perimeter using scaled drawings before moving onto measuring the area of polygons. We will then study conversion of measurements for time, length, mass and volume. There will also be sessions on position and movements, Roman Numerals and revision of the year 5 curriculum ready for year 6.
Science: Properties and Changes of Materials
In this unit we will be learning about different materials, their uses and their properties, as well as dissolving, separating mixtures and irreversible changes. We will sort and classify objects according to their properties and will explore the properties of materials to find the most suitable material for different purposes.
RE - What kind of King was Jesus?
In this unit we will explore what the Kingdom of God means for Christians. We will try to make connections between biblical texts and the concept of the Kingdom of God and how Christians put their beliefs into practice in different ways, including in worship and in service to the community.
PE Days - Tuesday and Wednesday
We're very lucky to have our Wednesday session with coaches from Lancashire Cricket Club who will be teaching us about cricket.
A gentle reminder that our school PE kit is a plain white t-shirt (not a polo shirt), plain black shorts and black pumps or trainers for outdoor sports.
Thank you for your continued support,
Mon - Weds: Mrs Holmes (Y5 Teacher, Phase 3 Lead and English Subject Lead)
Weds - Fri: Mrs Bleasdale (Y5 Teacher)
Mrs Cross (HLTA) & Mrs Awan (LSA)