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Year 5

Autumn 2020

Class studies ~ here are details of the topics that the children are studying this term.

Whole school targets

As a school, in English we are concentrating on improving children’s writing.  This term our whole school targets are to improve children’s sentence structure and punctuation. All children will have English targets relating to this whole school target.

In mathematics, we are concentrating on improving children’s ability with mental arithmetic and their sense of number and we have timetabled in extra time for this.  As part of the curriculum, all children, from Reception onwards will be learning French, and our Year 5 and Year 6 children will be learning Spanish weekly. We are also offering German and Spanish as a club to other year groups, and la Scuola Italia Broxbourne offers the opportunity for children in Years 1 to 6 to learn Italian; do see the clubs list.

Year 5 classes

Children’s scientific studies are focusing on the topic Properties and Changes of Materials. In history children will be introduced to the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, and a visit by History Off the Page, on 18th November, will enrich their studies.  In design and technology children will be creating Lucet bracelets, a design technique used by the Vikings. Children’s art work will explore Anglo-Saxon illuminated lettering.  In computing, children will be learning how to record, assimilate and predict data from a variety of different sources.  In music children will be exploring musical rhythm, including pitch, dynamics and notation. In religious education Year 5 are studying Christianity and Judaism. They will also extend their understanding of the poetry of Roger McGough. In PSHE&C children’s learning will relate to the themes of being assertive, building self-esteem, talking and writing about feelings, and celebrating and setting achievements and goals.

Spring 2020

Children’s studies       

Across the school in English, all children will be focusing on writing imaginative and thoughtful texts, which are appropriate to task, reader and purpose.   In mathematics, we continue to focus on improving children’s mental arithmetic ability and number fluency, alongside teaching other areas.

Year 5 classes

Children’s English studies will focus on discussion, film narrative and play scripts.  The play script studies will focus on Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.  In their studies of film narrative, they will be learning to retell the story of a short film, in the first person.  They will also be reading a range of writing by other significant children’s authors and will focus on the poems of Spike Milligan. Children’s scientific studies are focusing on forces, and the Earth and Space. In music children will be appraising and composing music on a space theme.  In geography children are studying rivers, in particular those in the local area.  A river walk in Barclay Park will consolidate their studies. Their art studies will focus on landscapes, and in design and technology they will be investigating mechanical systems in toys.  In computing children will be collecting and presenting data using data loggers and data modelling. In religious education children will be continuing their studies of Christianity and Judaism.  A visit to The Jewish Museum, London, on 9th March, will support their studies.

Autumn 2019

Class studies ~ here are details of the topics that the children are studying this term.

Whole school targets

As a school, in English we are concentrating on improving children’s writing.  This term our whole school targets are to improve children’s sentence structure and punctuation. All children will have English targets relating to this whole school target.

In mathematics, we are concentrating on improving children’s ability with mental arithmetic and their sense of number and we have timetabled in extra time for this.  As part of the curriculum, all children, from Reception onwards will be learning French, and our Year 5 and Year 6 children will be learning Spanish weekly. We are also offering German and Spanish as a club to other year groups, and la Scuola Italia Broxbourne offers the opportunity for children in Years 1 to 6 to learn Italian; do see the clubs list.

Year 5 classes

Children’s scientific studies are focusing on the topic Properties and Changes of Materials. In history children will be introduced to the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, and the visit by History Off the Page, on 20th November, will enrich their studies.  In design and technology children will be creating Lucet bracelets, a design technique used by the Vikings. Children’s art work will explore Anglo-Saxon illuminated lettering.  In computing, children will be learning how to record, assimilate and predict data from a variety of different sources.  In music children will be focusing on composition with a short melody line.  In religious education Year 5 are studying Christianity and Judaism. They will also extend their understanding of the poetry of Roger McGough.

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