Welcome to Year 5! We have a busy but exciting year ahead of us as we enter into our final years of KS2 at Holy Trinity and S. Silas. We will focus on a variety of different topics throughout the year including Ancient Greece, Shakespeare and also celebrating Black History Month. We will be attending class trips and performances to enhance our learning and we will continue to work with Human Utopia to develop our role as Hero Buddies.

Year 5 Team

Miss Hegarty- Class teacher

Miss Clayton- Teaching assistant

Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading folder Reading folder Instrument for band Reading folder
PE kit Homework due Spelling test and times tables challenge
Homework sent out for the week ahead

Summer

This term our History topic is on Britain’s settlement of Anglo Saxons and Vikings. The students will engage in many different  reading, writing and drama activities to develop their understanding of this topic.

In our number stands of Maths, we are continuing to develop our skills and knowledge in fractions and then progressing into decimals and percentages. We will also cover geometry units where we will learn to describe the properties of shape,  measure volume and capacity and convert between units. Fluency, reasoning and problem solving will be embedded throughout our different Maths lessons.

Our science topic in on materials. We will use our knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated.  We will use scientific skills to plan report and present findings from enquiries.

In RE our unit is called ‘Understanding Faith in Camden’. We will be  focusing on the different religion/faith groups and religious structures that are in our borough of Camden.

Important dates for Year 5 in Summer

Friday 24th May – Class Assembly

Wednesday 19th- Friday 21st June – Pilgrimage to Walsingham

Friday 5th July – Outing to the convent at Edgeware

Spring 1

This term, our whole school topic is on Shakespeare’s ‘ A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. This theme will be taught through the areas of writing,  history, geography and the arts. Preparation and learning of the script for the production will begin in week 4.

In Maths we will  be learning how to measure the perimeter and area of different shapes and understanding how we use  fractions, decimals and percentages in real life contexts. We will continue to build on our knowledge of multiplication and division from last term. We will keep developing our fluency of mental strategies, as well as problem solving and reasoning skills.

In science our topic is on forces. We will learn about forces acting on objects, the effects of gravity on unsupported objects as well as the effects of air and water resistance .

In RE we will be learning about Christianity, with the particular focus of liturgy. We will focus on the different elements of a Eucharistic liturgy and begin to understand the ways that participation in such liturgies helps different people to build their relationship with God.

Important dates for Year 5 in Spring 1

Year 5 Assembly – Friday 8th February

Autumn 1

This half term, Year 5’s will be learning about Ancient Greece. We will be reading many Greek myths and using the drama sessions as a stimulus to inspire our writing about the gods and goddesses. We will also develop our skills of using an atlas to locate modern-day Greece and learn how to draw maps using keys and symbols.

In Maths, we will be revising our understanding of place value and building on our knowledge of 4-digit numbers learnt in Year 4 to progress to 5 digit numbers. We will learn to read, write and partition 5-digit numbers in different ways and apply this understanding to real life contexts. We will also practice rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1,000. We will develop our reasoning and problem solving skills and continue to use different mental and written strategies for addition and subtraction.

In Science, our topic is ‘Living Things and their Habitats.’ We will be comparing the life cycles of different animal groups and identifying the ways some plants and animals reproduce.

In RE, we are learning about Hinduism. We will learn about the different beliefs and symbols associated with Hinduism and will compare these elements to other faiths. We will have opportunities to make links from this unit to our own lives.

Important dates for Year 5 in Autumn 1

Wednesday 26th September: Trip to Westminster Abbey

Friday 2nd November: Y5 class assembly