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Year 5 Autumn Term Overview

Welcome to Year 5. This year the class will be taught by Mrs Foster, and we are lucky to have Ms Thrussell supporting the children in the classroom; we warmly welcome Miss Hyde who will also be working with the children in the afternoons.

Our theme this term is called Land of the Free, and is based on the continent of North America. We shall be exploring a range of geographical, historical and cultural features as we develop knowledge, skills and interests across the curriculum.

We have started building on our vocabulary in English as we have been inspired by various pictures and film clips to help create and perform some original, descriptive poetry. This will lead onto report writing, based on the key text ‘How to be a World Explorer’. We shall be incorporating grammar, spellings and vocabulary into the lessons, and fine-tuning the writing as the term progresses.

In Maths we have started to look at place value and comparing larger numbers up to a million, and this will stand the children in good stead as they continue to work through the curriculum for the term. The children can work both individually and collaboratively within the lessons, and each morning they will have the chance to consolidate their learning from the previous day to ensure a solid understanding as well as offering an opportunity to address any misconceptions.

We are looking at the Solar System in our science lessons, and finding out about how the Earth, sun and moon move in relation to each other. After half term, the class will investigate a range of materials and will be able to participate in some interesting experiments.

In Computing, we shall be using Scratch to design and code a simple game, concentrating on algorithms and debugging the game as it develops.

In PE, the children are being given the opportunity to develop their ball techniques as well as working together as a team. We shall also be looking Native American dances, and the children will be creating and performing their own dance based on a specific event.

In RE, we will discover aspects of Jewish and Christian lifestyles, looking at symbolism and the use of light.

We are very much looking forward to the exciting term ahead.

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