Journey through space – the final frontier! Let’s take a trip to the stars, planets and suns and discover the amazing wonders of the night sky.
During this half term, we’ll read information texts to find out about the Solar System and the Sun, using mnemonics to help us remember the facts. We’ll make a Solar System and investigate the cycle of day into night. We’ll learn about Galileo, the ‘father’ of modern astronomy and his famous astronomical discoveries. Taking on the roles of the planets, we’ll use movement to demonstrate the motions of the planets and moons. We’ll investigate lunar myths and write astronaut poetry.
At the end of the project, we’ll look at alien-themed comics, invent our own aliens and consider the big question: why is there life on Earth?
myths and legends, newspaper reports, science-fiction, graphic narrative
Earth and space, forces
Art & design
Selecting materials, design research, structures, evaluation
Locating physical feature
Significant individuals – Galileo Galilei and Sir Isaac Newton
Help your child prepare for their project
The possibilities are endless when you’re thinking about the vastness of space. Why not work together to make a papier mâché model of your favourite planet? You could also watch a science-fiction film or read a book to see how space is presented. Alternatively, visit the local library together to find fascinating non-fiction books about space.
Spellings for Friday1st November
Add prefixes and suffixes to the list of root words.
Find as many words as you can that are made from the root words.
Peasants, Princes and Pestilence
Lock your doors and pull up the drawbridge: the dreaded ‘Great Pestilence’ is here.
At the start of this half term, we’ll meet a strange character and use a range of source materials to research the symptoms of the Black Death. Our geography skills will help us understand how the black death came to Britain and why it spread so quickly. We’ll investigate the effects of bacteria on the human body and find out about disgusting and dangerous plague ‘cures’. Our personal plague journals will record the horror of the black death and we’ll write poetry inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer. We’ll learn about different social classes, understand the reasons for the Peasants’ Revolt, take part in a mock battle and learn what it was like to be a knight.
We’ll find out about the Black Death through history and make a timeline of outbreaks around the world. Observing live domestic rats will help us to learn about their characteristics and life cycles.
English: Stories, journals, poetry, persuasive speech, letters
History: 14th century Britain
Computing: Collecting, evaluating and presenting data and information
Geography: Using maps
PE: historical games, battle reenactment
Science: Living things, germs and bacteria
Help your child prepare for their project. This half term, we’ll travel back to the dark and deadly world of 14th century Britain. Why not visit your local library or museum to see if the 14th-century plague affected your area? You could also look around your house with an adult to see how many products there are that are made to tackle germs. Would they have helped to prevent the spread of the plague? Alternatively, read a book together that is set during a plague. How were the characters’ lives affected by the deadly disease?
Pick and Mix Homework.
Year 5 2019
I hope everyone had a lovely summer and the children are ready for a new school year. I am sure that your child will enjoy their time in Y5 we have some exciting topic work planned.
I look forward to working with your children.
The children will begin Y5 in the groups sent up to me. These will be changed as soon as it is evident that your child is not working at the correct level. Year 5 lays the foundations for Year 6 and the work may seem a little more difficult in the beginning. Please let me know if your child expresses any concerns. Groups are also fluid dependent on needs. For example a group of children may need extra support with fractions but a different group may need support for division. The grouping will also take account of those children who need to be extended beyond the learning in the lesson.
The class arrangements that you need to be aware of are as follows:-
Monday- PE. Library and reading book change.
Friday - Test day. Spellings are given out and will be displayed on the web-site. There is always an activity to accompany these. PE
Reading books must be in school every day.
Although there is a designated reading book change day, reading books can be changed whenever necessary. Please do not make your child struggle on with a book they do not enjoy- it can be changed.
If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
WOW! What a fantastic week to kick start the new year!
Year 5 children have been riding virtual rollercoasters, creating a new classroom worship area and writing setting descriptions that would blow your socks off!
As ever, new spellings are available on Spelling City and we will have our next weekly quiz on Friday 18th January.
Our next times tables quiz will be on the same day and will consist of 20 mixed questions.
Have a relaxing weekend!
Pick 'n' Mix - Spring 1 - Scream Machine
Spelling City - The 'How To...' Guide
Knowsley Safari Park...
We had a fantastic day at the Safari Park and for some of us, it was a whole new experience. We initially had 'free time', so we went and looked at the animals in enclosures - giraffes, bats, meerkats, Hogs and birds of prey. Next we got back on our coach in order to see the animals in the safari park. We had a tour guide, who was called Ben. He told us lots of interesting facts about all the different species. After the hot journey around, we had lunch sat on the grass, under a tree. At 1:30 we watched the sealion show with a World Cup theme! Arthur and Roger were very clever and even more cheeky! Finally we moved on to our classroom talk about growing. Again, the teacher taught us lots of different facts. We even saw a milk snake up close! Please look at the pictures below...
Spellings: 29.06.18 – Year 5 and 6 word list
Welcome back after a lovely half term break. This half term we are covering Ancient Greece and Myths, along with carrying on our science topic of life cycles and growing.
Here are some pictures of our fantastic day at the Anderton Centre. The activities we carried out were: tree climbing, crate stack, the wall of trust and canoeing.
Words with the sound i but are ie after c
Words with silent letters
Find 5 more words with each spelling rule and find the definitions.
During D&T we have made our own vehicles.
Focus: To make a fast car.
We have used our understanding of forces in order to make the fastest car. Now we need to electrify the cars using a circuit and then we can test them! Watch this space!!
Add the suffix -ate to the words given.
Now find 5 more words that end in -ate.
Find the definition to the words ending in -ate.
Find the words which sound the same but have a different meanings.
Then find 5 more sets.
Year 5 have enjoyed World Book Day 2018. Each and every child who has dressed up looks brilliant! They have carried out book talk with their tables and friends, read aloud to their friends with tone and intonation, written a character description and taken part in whole school reading.
CONGRATULATIONS to Nathan Garlick on winning best costume in Year 5, voted for by his peers.
Take a look at the pictures below. There are more on Faceboook.
What would the stem word be to these words? Create an adjective by adding the suffix:
-cial or -tial
Maths: Multiplication and Division
English: Reading phase for Novel as a theme
Year 5 had a brilliant day making their space themed cakes. They made the base of the cake in groups and then decorated them using their designs. Please take a look at the pictures below. I'm sure you will agree, they are fantastic!
Spellings - 22.02.18
To earn house points:
4 HP - 10 more spellings
7 HP - 10 spellings and their definition
10 HP - 10 spellings and definitions for all 20
Spellings - 1.2.18
prefix - trans
Spellings - 25.1.18
Please find 10 more spellings that begin with the prefix -tele.
As an extra challenge, find the definitions for each spelling.
Spellings - 12/1/18
Rule - Prefix - auto
Welcome back after the lovely long Christmas break. I hope everyone has recharged their batteries ready for the term ahead. Please can I say a big thank you for the gifts received at Christmas. They were very generous.
This half term our topic is related to space - most learning will be linked to this.
Thank you for your continued support
Spellings: 7/12/17 (last lot before Christmas)
Homophones & near homophones
1. Find the definition for each of your spellings.
2. Find 10 more homophones and near homophones.
Anglo- Saxon Day!
Year 5 had a brilliant day creating shields, swords, helmets and brooches. We learned lots of new interesting facts about artefacts found from Anglo-Saxon times. Some of us we allowed to wear and hold different weaponry. Take a look at the pictures below.
Spellings - 23.11.17
Rule: short vowel sound - i spelt y.
Please find 10 more spellings with a definition using the same rule.
We had an exciting afternoon learning about magistrates, their job and what happens in court. I'm sure your child will be able to tell you all about it!
Here are this week spellings: 16.11.17
Rule: ious or tious
Please find 10 more mixed spellings using these rules. You can also find the definitions.
Welcome back after the half term. I hope you had a lovely week off.
Here are this weeks spellings: 09.11.17
Please research 10 more spellings using the same rule - cious
Spellings - 19.10.17
Spellings - 13.10.17
Spellings - 14.9.17
I am very sorry, but the spellings would not upload as a document.
They will be tested on Thursday 14th September.
WELCOME TO YEAR 5!
Autumn Term - 'Legend has it'
I hope everyone has had a fabulous summer and you are all feeling refreshed ready for the busy and exciting year ahead.
Our class novel this half term is Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo. Our English, Geography, History and Art work will be based creatively around this novel learning all about legends, Anglo - Saxons and Scots.
Year 5 routines:
Monday and Tuesday - PE
Wednesday - Reading and library book changing day
Thursday - Spelling and times table test
Spellings will continue to be loaded each week on here.
Please continue to keep an eye on our class page for new information and images of our exciting educational journey through Year 5
Thank you for your continued support
Mrs Sanderson, Mrs Clark and Mrs Robert