Year 5

Hannah Rolfe (Small)2

Mrs Hannah Rolfe

Year 5 Class Teacher

Welcome to Year 5!

Term 3: I Have A Dream…

Term 3 already! This term we are going to be learning about a range of influential and inspirational people – past and present. It has been a hard choice with so many to choose from, but we have chosen to learn about: Martin Luther King, Tim Berners Lee, Emily Davison, Emmeline Pankhurst and Isambard Kingdom Brunel. During the term, we will be researching these people to find out why they are (or were) influential using a range of ICT skills. We are going to learn how to include hyperlinks when creating quizzes about them, whilst improving our understanding of PowerPoint. During the term, we are also hoping to learn about the countries they lived in and will be creating a travel brochure about Atlanta in the coming weeks, which is where Martin Luther King grew up. Later I the term, we will be writing our own stories and information texts. In art, we are focusing on landscapes and perspective. We will use the countries researched as the stimulus for our art work. Our science skills will focus around life cycles and being able to make comparisons between them. We are going to focus on those of a mammal, bird and amphibian to begin with. During maths sessions, we will be looking at a range of areas including: division, the translation and rotation of shapes, decimals and finally problem solving. This term, we will also be organising a Peapod.
Many thanks for your continued support, Mrs Rolfe

This term our School Priorities are:
Writing: Use knowledge of root words and spelling patterns to improve spelling
Maths: Solve problems involving multiplication and division

Term 2: Goosebumps

This term the class have chosen to learn about things that go bump in the night, religious festivals and other unexplained phenomenon.
The first area we are going to research is Halloween. We are going to use our capitalising skills to answer the questions ‘Why do we celebrate Halloween?’ and ‘How do other countries celebrate Halloween?’ This will allow us to cover some of our geography skills, which focus on locating places on a map and naming major cities and countries. We will be learning how to write setting and character descriptions, and how vocabulary can help create a mood or a feeling. In art we are going to create 3D pictures using a range of mediums. Following this, we are going to learn about the ‘Day of the Dead’ festival celebrated in Mexico. We are going to find out how the festival is celebrated and then make our own bracelets. Towards the end of this section, we are going to create a piece of art work using a technique called ‘pointillism’. The Disney film ‘Coco’ is going to be the stimulus for our writing. Next on the list is UFO’s, where we will be learning about Roswell and learning the difference between primary and secondary sources of information. As Christmas approaches, we will be turning our attention to Scrooge and learning how to improve our letter writing skills. Maths this term is centred around addition and subtraction and learning how to apply these skills to a range of real life problems.
Many thanks for your continued support, Mrs Rolfe

This term our School Priorities are:
Writing: Use commas to separate clauses in my writing
Maths: Add and subtract numbers mentally

Term 1: It’s The Hard Knock Life

A warm welcome to Year 5, we are in for a busy and fun packed year. The class have decided to learn about the Victorians and have made a good start.

We have started the topic by creating a timeline to find out when the Victorian era took place. Following this, we have learnt about the Industrial Revolution and its importance. In the coming weeks, we will be deepening our understanding of Queen Victoria I and the Royal family, life in the Workhouses, comparing our diet to the Victorian times and learning about Victorian inventions. In art lessons, the class are going to improve their ability to draw portraits. We will be looking at Queen Victoria and Dr Barnardo and using a range of mediums to create portraits of them. This term, our maths is based around numbers and the number system. The children will be working with numbers up to 1,ooo,ooo and learning how to read, write and order them. All of our writing will be topic based. We have started the term by learning about diaries and are in the process of writing our own. Later in the term we will be creating fact files, information texts and writing the opening to a film sequence.

Many thanks, Mrs Rolfe

This term our School Priorities are:

Writing: To improve our joined-up handwriting.

Maths: To learn our times tables up to 12×12.