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Paddock Wood Primary School

Paddock Wood Primary School

A school of excellence and enjoyment at the heart of its community

    Year 5 Studies

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     Term  4 and 5

    Maths

     

     

    This term we are focusing on :

    • Using number and place value to solve problems
    • Adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions
    • Percentages
    • Multiplying and dividing to solve problems
    • Measures, including time
    • Shape and position

    English

    Non – fictional writing including:

    • Persuasive
    • Instructional
    • Travel writing
    • Diary writing

    Fictional writing, including:

    • Writing form a character’s point of view.
    • Suspense
    • Flashbacks
    • Poetry
    • Extended creative writing
    • Figurative language/devices

    Science

    We will be studying:

    Forces, including:

    • Gravity
    • Friction
    • Air resistance
    • Water resistance

    Animals including humans:

    • explain the life cycle of a mammal; bird; amphibian and insect
    • use scientific diagrams and labels
    • recognise which secondary sources will be most useful in research
    • describe the life process of reproduction in some animals/plants

    Topic

    Our topic this term will be Europe. We will look at:

    • Where is Europe
    • What do we know about Europe and the countries within Europe
    • Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography
    • Study specific countries in Europe

    Term 3

    Maths

     

     

    This term we are focusing on :

    • Number and place value to solve problems, including identifying the value of each digit to two decimal places in a 6 or a 7 digit number.
    • Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and combinations of these.
    • Mental arithmetic strategies, including quick recall of number facts.
    • Identify and measure angles to solve problems.
    • Tell the time in 12 & 24 hour format and use this to solve problems.

    English

    • Writing persuasive texts, including advertisements and balanced arguments.
    • Use a range of figurative language techniques to write poetry.
    • Traditional tales related to the Anglo-Saxons with a focus on the legend of King Arthur.
    • Improvement of vocabulary and sentence structure through study of other narrative texts.
    • Using drama to improve writing.

    Science

    We will be studying materials, including:

    • Applying knowledge of the three states of matter to the processes of dissolving, filtering, sieving and evaporating
    • Thermal & electrical conductivity.
    • Comparing and grouping materials based on properties

    Topic

    Our topic this term will be Vikings. We will look at:

    • Invasion and settlement of Vikings in Britain.
    • Daily Viking life.
    • Defensive strategies.
    • Anglo-Saxon beliefs, laws and justice.

    Term 2

    Maths

     

     

    This term we are focusing on :

    • Consolidation of number and place value
    • Mental arithmetic strategies, including quick recall of number facts
    • Written strategies for all four operations
    • Problem-solving

    English

    • Non-chronological reports, including biographies
    • Traditional tales related to the Anglo-Saxons with a focus on the epic poem Beowulf
    • Improvement of vocabulary and sentence structure through study of other narrative texts
    • Using drama to improve writing

    Science

    We will be studying materials, including:

    • Comparing and grouping materials based on properties
    • Applying knowledge of the three states of matter to the processes of dissolving, filtering, sieving and evaporating
    • Reversible and irreversible changes

    Topic

    Our topic this term will be Anglo Saxons. We will look at:

    • Invasion and settlement of Anglo-Saxons in Britain
    • Geography of Anglo-Saxon Britain compared to the UK of today
    • Daily Anglo-Saxon life
    • Defensive strategies
    • Anglo-Saxon beliefs, laws and justice

    Term 1

    Maths

     

     

    We will be concentrating on :

    • Place value to 6 digits
    • Formal methods of addition and subtraction
    • Solving problems involving money
    • Factors and multiples

    English

    • Planning and writing newspaper reports
    • Descriptive writing, including characters and settings
    • Varied sentence structures
    • Drafting and editing for improvement

    Topic

    Our topic this term will be space. We will study:

    • Timeline of space travel
    • The first moon landing
    • The International Space Station
    • Creating space-related art using chalk pastels

    Science

    We will cover concepts relating to our space topic, including:

    • Earth, Moon and Sun
    • Planets of the Solar System
    • Day and night
    • Phases of the Moon
    • Seasons

    Reading

    How you can help at home…

    We recommend that you aim to read every day. Please sign the reading diary every time your child reads at home. It is important that children read a wide variety of challenging texts and genres, as this will be highly beneficial for their writing. Talking to your child about what they have read will help you to gauge their understanding.

    Homework

    Maths and English homework will be given out weekly and will consolidate learning from the week. Children should spend no longer than 30 minutes on each homework task.

    Tables

    Children are expected to know all times tables up to 12x12. It is important that children continue to practise their times tables regularly as rapid recall of these facts is extremely important across all areas of maths. They must also know the related division facts.

    PE

    Each class has PE twice a week. Please ensure PE kits are in school at all times, and as it gets colder, that they have jogging bottoms and suitable PE shoes.