Welcome to Year 5
Please visit Our Curriculum section of our website, where you will find our Class Overviews which detail what we will be learning this term.
In our first term in year 5, our topic is the Ancient Egyptians. We use atlases to locate places in Egypt and create our own maps. We focus on the pyramids and mummification as well as examining artefacts. We visit the Oriental Museum and in art we will sculpt scarab beetles, a sarcophagus and canopic jars.
In English, we look at many different text types some of which are linked to the Ancient Egyptians including narrative and information reports. Our featured author this half term is Roald Dahl.
In maths, we read, write, order and compare large numbers; round any number up to 1000000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10000 and 100000; interpret negative numbers in context, count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers including through zero; add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits, including using formal written methods; and solve a variety of problems. We also solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph. In every term, we work hard to learn all our multiplication tables and the related division facts.
During the first half of this term, our science topic is forces. This involves studying different kinds of friction including air resistance and water resistance.
Our History topic for this half term is the Maya. We locate Central America on a world map and create our own map of Ancient Mayan settlements. We also create timelines to show key aspects of the Maya history and think about how artefacts help to inform us about the past.
In English, we read a variety of short stories written by our author for this term, George Layton. We then use these as a model to write our own narrative texts. We also read Mayan traditional stories and use these as a stimulus to write a play script.
In Maths, we finish our properties of number topic before moving onto reading and drawing a variety of lines graphs. We then learn how to solve problems involving long multiplication and short division. We also continue to solve problems using the four operations. Learning our times tables will always be a priority!