Welcome to the Year 5 Class Page for 2021-22 with Mrs Stevens-Ward & Miss Eatock, Mrs Dunsmuir & Miss Carter
I hope everybody has had an amazing summer holiday! We are looking forward to starting our new year, which we will kick off with our Victorian topic.
Year 5 Curriculum Overview 2021-2022
Below you can find our curriculum overview for the year ahead for each subject. You can see what will be coming up in each term including any exciting trips, dress-up days and visitors which we plan to have.
Here is a video explaining some of the things we will be covering this term. You can also see the expectations for a Year 5 child's writing. If you have any problems watching the video on the school website, just click on the link below:
You will find our Year 5 newsletter, with the same information, as a pdf below:
We would love for you to be able to discuss the learning that is happening in class. Please have a look at our weekly timetable.
Our English focus for the next few weeks will be biographies, where we will be writing about the life of Queen Victoria and other notable Victorians. Additionally, we will be reading and writing about our class story, Street Child by Berlie Doherty.
Our first Power Maths unit will be looking at place value within 100,000. We will be using number lines, place values grids and part-whole models to cement our understanding of place value this term.
Properties of materials is our focus for science this term. We will be investigating what properties different materials have, as well as discovering what changes are reversible and irreversible changes.
We will be looking at the styles of William Morris and William Turner during our art lessons in order to get inspiration for our own Victorian designs.
We will be investigating life in the Victorian era by learning about Queen Victoria, important changes and inventions of the Victorian era, as well as looking at Victorian artefacts and lifestyles.
We will be exploring our new ICT platform 'Purple Mash', where we will be focusing on coding efficiently and investigating different strategies for coding.
We will be looking at beginning and belonging in PSHE, with the focus being on exploring new situations and identifying the emotions experienced. We will also be developing our own networks of support and considering how we can support others.