Welcome to Year 5!
Teacher: Miss Gregory
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Harvey and Mrs Hardman
A copy of the Year 5 curriculum overview can be downloaded below.
PE days are on Tuesdays - you need a full indoor and outdoor kit at all times. These will be sent home every half term for a wash!
Spelling Test Day is Friday (Please access spelling shed!)
Homework is reading 3 x week - This is now recorded on your reward charts!
Times tables Rock Stars weekly, Spelling Shed weekly and our termly topics homework needs to be completed. (Please see task sheet below)
Summer homework due: Monday 11th July 2022.
Key date: 4th July - School trip to St Anne's Beach.
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Hi all! My name is Miss Gregory and I am the Year 5 teacher at Huncoat Primary School. Summer term is such an exciting term for Year 5 and we are going to be learning about some fantastic topics. This half term, our topic is ' To infinity and beyond'. Our BIG QUESTION for this topic is 'Why do we need to know about space?'. Within this topic, we are going to be investigating the science behind day and night and what scientist theories support this. We are also going to be exploring the lunar moon phases (Using Jaffa cakes!). A key question that we will be researching is 'Are there any physical features in the Solar System?'. We are going to be studying the different planets and their properties and we are going to be making comparisons between the Sun, Earth and Moon. This half term, linking to our Science topic, our key focus people are 'Buzz Aldrin' and 'Neil Armstrong'. The children will be given the opportunity to research their significance and understand how they have have contributed towards scientific theories.
In our English topic this half term are focusing on 'Science Fiction'. We are going to be analysing several extracts from science fiction stories, we are going to be looking at action scenes from different stories as well as creating our own science-fiction planet and character. The outcome of this unit will be to write a short narrative based on the plot outline of E.T (with elements of other extracts explored).
In R.E this half term we are going to be studying the religion 'Judaism'. Our BIG QUESTION is going to be 'Do people need laws to guide them? '. The children are going to be given the opportunity to explore the importance of the Torah to Jewish people as a guide to life and faith. The children will have opportunities for revisiting prior learning on how the Torah was given to Moses. The children will learn that Jewish people attend the synagogue in order to find out more about how to live their lives and to seek guidance from religious leaders. They will explore how the Torah is respected and honored through Jewish worship and the way that it is used and handled at the synagogue.
In Art and Design this half term, we are studying Wassily Kandinsky - Abstract Art – Planet Surfaces. We are going to be revisiting all the different elements of art and how different planet surfaces have different textures. We are going to be sketching using different HD pencils to create different tones, we are going to be using papier-mâché to re-create the solar system using different textures and we are going to be mixing and blending paints to paint our models. In Design & technology this half term we will be researching, analysing, designing, making and evaluating space buggies.
Below you can find some of our knowledge organisers and our termly newsletter.
Please also see the Y5/Y6 statutory spelling list. These are words which children need to learn by the end of Year 6.