We have had a fantastic start to our new school year in Year 5!
We have started our new topic 'Anglo-Saxons and Vikings' this week. We are beginning to build on our understanding of the Anglo-Saxons and how they invaded Britain. In Art, we are creating our own Anglo-Saxon crosses, inspired by the pictures below:
In Reading, we have started our whole class reading book 'The Boy at the Back of the Class'. It is a lovely story about a refugee child who starts a new school and makes a great group of friends to go on adventures with. We are all really enjoying it so far and I look forward to doing some writing inspired by the book.
In maths, our focus has been number and place value. We have been looking at the value of digits in numbers up to one million and how we can compare and round these numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000 and 10,000.
In Science, we have began investigating electricity. We will be making simple circuits, discussing conductors and insulators and experimenting with complete and incomplete circuits.
Previous home learning ideas
This half term in Y5 our topic is ‘Where are we in the world?’ We will be looking at different geography skills such as map reading, orienteering and looking at grid references. We will also be comparing different features of places in the UK.
Our whole class reading book is ‘The Nowhere Emporium’ by Ross Mackenzie. Some of our English work will be based on this, as well as ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ by Drew Daywalt. We have already written a fantastic newspaper report.
In science, we are looking at the properties and changing of materials. We will be doing experiments comparing materials hardness, absorbency and conductivity.
In art we are looking at sculptures by Barbra Hepworth. We have analysed some of her sculptures and we are going to be designing and creating our own sculpture using clay.
We have had a fantastic start to the school year and our learning in Y5!
For our first Topic – ‘Prehistoric Britain’- we have enjoyed learning about life in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We have been able to compare general life, the tools they would have used and the houses they would have lived in. In art we have been making our very own cave paintings!
In English we have been looking at ‘The Viewer’ by Gary Crew. We have been completing lots of exciting descriptive writing as well as a Newspaper report on the disappearance of Tristan.
In maths, our focus has been number and place value. We have been looking at the value of digits in numbers up to one million and how we can round these numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000 and 10,000.
We are looking forward to our trip to Creswell Crags as well as starting swimming!