Meet The Teachers
Autumn Term 2021
Over this half term the children will be using a book called ‘Beowulf’ by Michael Morpurgo as a base for our English work. The children will be supported in developing their skills to create and punctuate complex sentences using ‘-ed’ openers, to blend action, dialogue and description within and across paragraphs and to proof read and evaluate their own work.
Our topic this half term is ‘A Kingdom United’ we will be studying all about the Anglo-Saxons and the United Kingdom.
In History, we will be exploring the Anglo-Saxon period in depth by researching the evidence of their settlement and the chronology of the events. In Geography, we will be using maps on a range of scales to name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom and looking at the physical features of rivers and mountains in the UK.
Our Topic of the Ancient Maya
We will be discovering all about where, when and how this ancient civilisation lived and it’s customs and practices.
Our Science Topic of Friction
We will be learning about balanced and unbalanced forces, gravity, friction and the use of mechanisms such as levers, gears and pulleys. The children will identify forces and complete force diagrams.
Continuing Trout Project
Our Brown Trout continue to thrive in the classroom and we will continue to nurture them until they are big enough for release. Look below for links to Ribble Rivers Trust activities to support our learning and check out Seesaw for our regular Five Fish Live updates.
What we are learning about in Year 5 term
This is a selection of the fantastic work the children have completed during home learning.
Home learning resources for week commencing 22nd February 2021
Links To Learning
Link to Rock Stars Timestables
Weekly Sports Challenge
Links to the Trout Project.
PHSE- Life is a Balance
Meet the Maya
Home learning resources for week commencing 8th February 2021
Last Half Term’s Work
Our Topic of Rivers
Our topic of rivers has been enhanced with visits from the Ribble Rivers Trust who make the lessons available on line for our home-learners. The children have also had access to Walks with Atticus which shows them the local rivers and the features they have learnt about.
Our Topic of Lifecycles
The fish tank arrived just before Christmas and in the second week of term we took delivery of the brown trout eggs which have now hatched. The children in school provide videoed updates on Seesaw for their home-schooling classmates as to their progress. The children has also learnt about the lifecycles of other species.
Second Spring Half Term Activities