Eagles & Hawks (Year 5)
Teachers: Mrs Clark, Miss Marshall & Mrs Horn
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Hocking & Mrs Slack
Spring Term 1st half 2022
This term, we'll be learning about the amazing continent of Antarctica! We will do this by learning about Shackleton’s Journey, alongside the explorer Sir Robert Falcon Scott. This will help us answer our topic question “What enabled Scott to succeed?” We will also have a Science focus about materials and their properties and will use experiments to explore reversible/ non-reversible changes.
Our English is based on Shackleton’s Journey, using a fabulous text by William Gill. After studying the style and content of this text, we will write our own about another famous expedition led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott. We’ll make sure our text is engaging, exciting, accurate and creates a vivid picture for the reader through amazing description.
In Maths, we will start by learning about shape, both 2D and 3D. We will then move on to fractions, particularly converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers. Further to this, we will add and subtract fractions, using bar models to help us.
Our weekly newsletters and any information about our curriculum will be shared on Google classroom.
We will set work for you on Google Classroom if you need to isolate and we will contact you on there.
Year 5 - Covid-19 absence initial 2 day learning pack
For Maths, we would ask you to go to the White Rose website, click on Year 5 home learning and choose work based around factors, multiples and prime numbers. Please ensure you secure these key terms mean.
Practice of multiplying by 10, 100 and 1,000 will be key to recover these key facts for mental and written strategies.
There are a range of creative writing tasks from Pobble about ‘The Feathered Hunter’ – choose one to have a go at!
Below are the Year 5 and 6 spelling lists, along with spelling strategies you could use to practice them. The booklet below also has a range of activities to apply these Year 5 / 6 spelling words.
To learn about the Viking and Anglo-Saxon way of life and information about this period of History, follow this BBC Bitesize link for videos about them:
You could present this learning as a poster or powerpoint or in another creative way.
Each half term we carry out our learning through different topics. Click here to see an overview of our topics.