Year 5 - Kingfishers
Autumn Term 2021
This term, the Year 5 class novels are Cosmic by Frank Cottrel-Boyce and Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. These books will inspire some of our writing and Big Maths. In Cosmic, we are looking forward to finding out if Liam will manage to rescue the space mission and return to Earth. Hidden Figures has given us an insight into how women and black people were discriminated against in the 1950s and 60s.
For our History topic, we are learning about the Aztec society, their beliefs and how their civilisation was brought to an end by the Spanish. In Geography, we are going to be learning about Mexico and The Day of the Dead Festival. We will also look at the work of Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist.
In Science, we going to be learning about Space and Forces. We will be learning about why we have seasons and the phases of the moon as well as the solar system. We will be carrying out experiments in our Forces topics to find out about friction, air resistance and Upthrust.
In RE, we will be looking at the parables Jesus told and how their messages could be interpreted today.
Summer Term 2021
This term, the Year 5 class novel is The City of Secret Rivers by by Jacob Sager Weinstein. This book will inspire some of our writing and Big Maths and we are looking forward to finding out if Hyacinth will manage to rescue her mum from the sewers. In addition, we will be studying the narrative poem The Tyger by William Blake and linking this to some fabulous artwork using paint.
For our History topic, we are learning about the changing role of women from the Renaissance through to today. We will be looking at the strange rules Victorian women had to follow, who the Suffragettes were and finally looking at issues that women still face today (such as jobs and pay). In Geography we are going to be learning about how rivers are formed, famous UK rivers and famous rivers from around the world. This topic will also link to our Design and Technology work where we will design and make a bridge.
In Science, we going to be learning about living things and their habitats. We have already dissected a flower and can’t wait to find out about life cycles of plants and animals.
This term during our Relationships Education lessons, we will be learning about the changes that we go through as we approach puberty and gender stereotypes. We have a busy term ahead of us!