|This half term, our main text is Beetle Boy by M.G Leonard.|
As we study this text, the children will be practising their ability to retrieve key information from the text. They will practise their inference skills, using evidence from the text, and they will look at authorial choices.
|We will be writing in a range of genres, including a narrative and an information text. We will focus on accurate speech punctuation as well as including relative clauses and parenthesis in our writing.|
|Maths||In Maths, we will continue learning about decimals:|
|Number - Decimals|
|Solve problems involving numbers up to three decimal places. |
Multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1 000.
Use all four operations to solve problems involving measure [for example, length, mass, volume, money] using decimal notation, including scaling.
|Science||This half term, our unit of learning is Living Things and their Habitats. The children will learn about:|
|PE||During this half term, Year 5 will be doing athletics and working on improving in a variety of different events. This will include things like running(short distance and long distance), jumping (high jump and long jump) and more. In addition, pupils will take part in a range of fitness challenges, where they will record their scores. They will learn different components of fitness including speed, stamina, strength, coordination, balance and agility. Pupils will be given opportunities to work at their maximum and improve their fitness levels. They will be asked to recognise areas in which they make the most improvement using the scores they have recorded. Pupils will be taught to work safely and with control.|
|History||This half term, we will be studying Baghdad, circa AD900. This will include:|
|DT||The children will design and make a pop-up toy. They will focus on the design as well as how cams can be used to produce different types of movement and change the direction of movement.|
The focus for our PSHE sessions will be Healthy Bodies and Healthy Minds. We will be discussing how we are all unique. In addition to this, we will look at the importance of self-acceptance. We will talk about valuing our bodies and minds as well as looking at lifestyle habits (including alcohol, tobacco and drugs) and their effects on wellbeing.
Our additional unit this half term is about first aid and ensuring children know what to do in an emergency.
|Music||This term, the children will be learning the ukulele. They will build on the skills they learnt previously.|
|Computing||This term, the children will continue to learn how to show respect and be safe online. They will go on to learn how to use vectors in a drawing program.|