|This half term, our main text is Asha and The Spirit Bird by Jasbinder Bilan. We will also be studying ‘Jabberwocky’ by Lewis Carroll and ‘The Listeners’ by Walter de la Mare.|
As we study these texts, the children will be practising their ability to retrieve key information from texts, use evidence to draw inferences about characters and use evidence to support their responses to questions.
|We will be writing in a range of genres, including a diary entry and a narrative. We will focus on formality by choosing appropriate language and grammar for the text types. |
|Maths||In Maths, we will be continuing our work on multiplication and division. We will learn to use a variety of written methods to solve short and long multiplication questions. We will use the bus stop method to solve division questions. The children will also begin work on fractions, which will continue after the February half term.|
|Number - Multiplication and Division||Number - Fractions|
Multiply and divide numbers mentally drawing upon known facts.
Multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one- or two-digit number using a formal written method, including long multiplication for 2-digit numbers.
Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a one-digit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders appropriately for the context.
Solve problems involving addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and a combination of these, including understanding the use of the equals sign.
Compare and order fractions whose denominators are multiples of the same number.
Identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually including tenths and hundredths.
Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements >1 as a mixed number [for example 2/5 + 4/5 = 6/5 = 1 ⅕ ]
|Science||Our topic for the whole of the spring term will be chemistry, learning about properties and changes of materials. By the end of the topic, children will be able to:|
|RE||Christianity and God.|
Our key question for the half term is: ‘What does it mean if God is holy and loving?’
During this topic, pupils are expected to be able to:
|The children will improve on key skills used in dodgeball such as throwing, dodging and catching. They will also learn how to select and apply tactics to the game to outwit their opponent.||The children will develop their understanding of the importance of fair play and honesty while self-managing games, as well as developing their ability to evaluate their own and others’ performances.|
|History||This half term, we will be studying Britain’s settlement by the Anglo-Saxons and Scots. Our key objectives are:|
|MFL||French – Quel temps fait-il?|
We will be describing the weather in French:
By the end of the topic, the children will be able to:
|DT||By the end of this unit of work, the children will create a fabric doorstop. They will be able to:|
|PSHE||The focus for our PSHE sessions is:|
How do our care needs change and what are the effects of loneliness and isolation? The children will look at ways in which we can show care in the community.
We will also study renewable energy as part of our ‘protecting the environment’ unit.
|Music||This half term, our Music Express unit is ‘Lifecycles’.|
The sequence of lessons begins with ‘Don’t wake the baby’ and Brahms Lullaby. The children will perform these songs and evaluate their performances. Further through the sequence of lessons, they will learn and perform in four vocal parts for a piece of music called ‘Deadline Voices’.
|Computing||This term Year 5 will learn the Childnet SMART advices rules for how to stay safe when online, gaming or using apps. They will also create and use simple databases.|