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Mitton Manor Primary School

Mitton Manor Primary School

Year 5

Welcome to Year  5

 

Year 5 marks the move from lower to upper Key Stage 2. The essence of this year is to provide children with opportunities to gain independence and to seek out and accept greater responsibility. 

 

Year    5 Staff

 

Class Teacher: Miss R. Menhennett

Teaching Assistant: Mrs A. Wilkinson

PPA cover: Mrs A. Heather
 

Autumn     Term

Our theme this term is Mittonwarts - Harry Potter. We will be reading this book as our class read and analysing it during Guided Reading sessions:

 

 

In English lessons, we will be focusing on the four purposes for writing: writing to inform, writing to persuade, writing to entertain and writing to discuss. In Science, we will be looking at materials and their properties. Geography lessons will be focused on locational knowledge. In Art sessions, we will be drawing owls and focussing on sketching and shading. As part of PPA cover, Mrs Brixey-Budhan and Mrs Heather will be teaching arithmetic practice, RE and MFL. In History, we will be exploring the Early Islamic Civilisation.  During D&T, we will be designing and sewing stockings. As part of PE, we will be developing our football, Netball and gymnastic skills. During CPSHE, we will explore how we value difference as well as looking after our health and wellbeing. In Music sessions, we will be practicing using our voices and keeping the beat through different musical genres and performing as part of an ensemble during the Harvest Festival and Christmas concerts. Children will also be taught how to keep safe online in computing lessons. In addition, we will be visiting the Harry Potter Studios for a day based around Harry Potter on 23rd November 2023.

 

 

 

Spring     Term

Our theme this term is Natural disasters. We will be reading this book as our class read and analysing some of it during Guided Reading sessions:

                                

 

In English lessons, we will continue to focus on the four purposes for writing: writing to inform, writing to persuade, writing to entertain and writing to discuss. In Science, we will be looking at forces. Geography lessons will be focused on Human and Physical Geography as well as Geographical skills and fieldwork. In Art sessions, we will continue to explore natural disasters using paint and clay. As part of PPA cover, Mrs Heather will be teaching arithmetic practice, RE and MFL. In History, we will be exploring Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius.  During D&T, we will be using Pulley systems and building complex 3D structures. As part of PE, we will be developing our touch rugby and dance skills. During CPSHE, we will look at being my best and rules, rights and responsibilities. In Music sessions, we will be practicing using our voices though Islamic songs. Children will also be taught how to create stop motion animations and how to program in computing lessons. In addition, we will be visiting a local river to link with our Geography unit.

 

 

Summer     Term

Our theme this term is Natural disasters. We will be reading this book as our class read and analysing some of it during Guided Reading sessions:

 

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In English lessons, we will continue to focus on the four purposes for writing: writing to inform, writing to persuade, writing to entertain and writing to discuss. In Science, we will be looking at Earth and Space as well as Animals including Humans. Geography lessons will be focused on Place knowledge in relation to North America and Locational knowledge of this area. In Art sessions, we will experiment with layer and mixing colours to express mood. As part of PPA cover, Mrs Heather will be teaching arithmetic practice, RE and MFL. In History, we will be the Mayan civilisation. During D&T, we will explore ingredients and the main food groups before combining them in the kitchen. As part of PE, we will be developing our Athletics skills. We will also be swimming at Tewkesbury school to develop stamina and performance. During CPSHE, we will look at healthy relationships and growing and changing. In Music sessions, we will be increasing our understanding of the history and context of music. Children will also be taught how to use Micro:bit to program and read binary to explore the Mars Rover in computing lessons.

 

 

 

Useful Information

Our Homework is set on a Friday, through Seesaw, and must be completed by the following WednesdaySpellings are tested every Monday. Spelling lists can be found below and your child will be told which words to practise each week through Seesaw. P.E. will normally be on Friday morning but this may be subject to change depending on weather and extra events. P.E. kit must be in school all week. 

 

Keeping  Informed  Abou Your  Child  in  Year  5

 

Miss Menhennett will make important announcements through the school app or on our online learning platform: Seesaw. Whole school announcements can be found on the school app, website or on the newsletter. 

 

Helpful  Websites  

 

All children in Year 5 have a Times Table Rockstars login. Times Table Rockstars is a fantastic website for children to practise their times tables. https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/26502

 

BBC Bitesize is a wonderful website for all subjects. There are many tutorials online that can help support your child's learning. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

 

Year 5 documents

Year 5 information

Year 5 Writing Objectives

Year 5 Reading Objectives

Year 5 Mathematics Objectives

Year 5 Skills Based Curriculum

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