Leon and the Place Between is our first book for English this term.
Leon and the Place Between is a picture book for older children, which includes amazing imagery, description and really gorgeous illustrations! It has captured the imagination of our class, and we've not even read it yet- some of the work we have already produced is wonderful! We will be using similes, metaphors, personification, prepositions, expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials to describe the settings from the book.
Oranges in No Man's Land
We've been studying this novel, which is based on the civil war in Lebanon. We have concentrated on the emotive aspects of the novel through role play and letter writing.
Autumn Term 1
Number and Place Value
Our maths this year will begin by looking at numbers up to (and beyond) 1 million, and the value of each digit. This includes rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000, 100,000 and 1,000,000 and comparing numbers using less than (<) and greater than (>) symbols.
We will also be looking at Roman Numerals up to 1000 (M) and how to recognise years written in Roman Numerals.
Addition and Subtraction
We will learn to add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits using formal written methods, and mentally.
We will solve number and practical problems.
We will use rounding to check answers and to support our own levels of accuracy.
We will make informed decisions of which methods to use and why.
We will develop our understanding of fractions and decimals this term. We will continue to develop the reasoning skills we worked on throughout Autumn and apply these to new topic areas.
Science this term is focused around forces! We are thinking about where we see forces in action and the impact that forces can have on us in different situations and environments.
How is gravity linked to the planets in our solar system?
Why do astronauts float in space?
Why do people use parachutes when jumping out of a plane?
We will be exploring balanced and unbalanced forces and how forces are measured. In addition to this, we will be researching how forces were discovered and the work of Isaac Newton and Galileo Galilei. Following our research we will be using equipment, experimenting, investigating and identifying forces in action, and how forces can be impacted.
This term, our topic for Geography is Rivers. Learning will include the water cycle, parts of the river, and looking at natural disasters that can occur when things go wrong.
Geography is where we will be going on our first WOW visit! We will be going to the Peak District National Park, linking to our topic Rivers. Longsdendale Environmental Centre and the Crowden River are where our river study will be taking place, learning from experts and working alongside rangers and staff from the National Park!
History - Liverpool During WW2
In this topic we have looked back at the impact WW2 had on our city, considering how and why many famous areas were destroyed and comparing these sites to how they look today. We've also studied the tragedy of Durning Road, which hit very close to home for many people in Year 5.
Trip to the Docks
We've visited the Albert Dock this week to investigate the changes in Liverpool since WW2. We went on a fantastic walking tour with a guide who taught us all about the destruction inflicted upon Liverpool during the war. We followed this up by visiting the Maritime Museum to learn more about the city's role in the war.
This term, our topic is all about leadership. We will be looking at what makes a great leader, with links to various religious leaders, as well as writing our own Joga Leader application letter.
This term we will be considering whether a great artist can be blind. We will study a range of blind painters and sculptors, including Sargy Mann, and discovering how difficult it can be to be a blind artist.