Year 5 - Kingfishers
Year 5 - Kingfishers
The Year 5 Team 2021-22
Summer Term 2022
This term, the Year 5 class novel is Who Let the Gods Out by Mazz Evans. This book will inspire some of our writing and Big Maths and we are looking forward to finding out if Elliott manages to find the chaos stones and save Home Farm.
For our History topic, we are learning about The Ancient Greeks. We will be looking at how the Greeks influenced the modern world, finding out about some of the Gods and learning Greek myths. This topic will also link to our Design and Technology work where we will be making Greek food, whilst looking at seasonality and hazards of the kitchen. In Geography we are going to be learning about how mountains are formed, the different types of mountain and famous UK mountains and famous mountains from around the world.
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 gender stereotypes. We will also be writing to our new Duckling buddy and we cannot wait to meet them! We have a busy term ahead of us!
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.