Summer Term 2018 – first half
Our topic is science and research based, finding out about the Earth in space, the planets of the solar system, the phases of the moon, day and night and the reasons for seasonal change. We will also be looking at the force of gravity, revising other forces and considering the importance of water as a natural resource peculiar to our planet.
Our English work draws from the topic focus and will look at the features and style of journalistic writing to create a newspaper report. We will also be writing person specifications and job applications to become an astronaut (persuasive writing) and looking at some science fiction writing by Ray Bradbury to give inspiration for our own sci-fi stories. At this time of year there is an inevitable revision of the grammar we have covered so far and the pulling together of writing skills for end of year assessments.
This topic gives opportunities for art and design work using sketches, water colours, pastels and 3D materials.
In maths we will be revising skills learnt so far and applying these in multi-step reasoning problems. Year 5s will be rounding, comparing and ordering decimals, comparing units of metric measure and reading scales. We will also be generating, continuing and explaining number sequences from investigational activities.
Our RE work will centre around the meaning of marriage in different faiths, the ceremonies customs and celebrations as well as marriage vows and what they mean.