Welcome to 5B's class page.
We are a friendly, energetic and inquisitive class, consisting of 21 pupils (12 girls and 9 boys). Our interests and hobbies range from reading and relaxing to sports and Spanish. We are incredibly lucky to have so many different points of views, cultures and life experiences as they all contribute towards a positive working environment. We are already looking forward to a year of exploring a wide range of topics.
Times Table Rock Stars checked
Maths homework given (collected the following Monday)
|Tuesday||PE: Please remember your kit.|
Reading books checked and changed.
(Books can be changed upon request on any day of the week).
|Thursday||English / GPS homework given and collected|
New spellings given
Maths: Place value, calculations and fraction, decimal and percentages are our main topic areas this term. The children will carry out a range of investigations to challenge their understanding and promote an ethos of asking questions and exploring the possibility of their being more than one possible answer. Throughout the term the children will be asked to use the resources, diagrams and discussion to form answers to a range of questions and conundrums.
English: Do you believe in magic? Well if you do, then come and join 5B on a journey into the place between. Here we will look at the mystical world used by magicians to create their magic, while becoming an expert on what it takes to perform in a circus.
Geography: What does a mouth, an oxbow lake and clouds have in common? They all play a vital part in the water cycle. 5B will be exploring the role of rivers and how they contribute to the water cycle and the world around us.
Science: Ever wondered the difference between mass and weight? Ever thought about what is stopping us floating off into space or being squashed on the ground? This term, we will explore the different forces and the scientists responsible for their discovery. Break out the newton metres, there are investigations to be done!
English - Jumanji
Imagine playing a game where each roll of the dice could turn your world upside down. Well this term, our class are reading the original tale of Jamanji by Chris Van Allsburg, This story is about two children who discover a board game that takes them on an adventure they will never forget.
Building on our hard work from the Autumn term, we are looking at how we can use our number skills in a variety of different ways - adding to calculate the perimeter of compound shapes, multiplication to calculate the area and division to identify fractions of a shape and amount. Throughout our learning we will use our resources and drawings to share our understanding and challenge our learning through using our problem solving and reasoning skills.
Geography: What Makes The World Rattle?
This half term we will study the effects of earthquakes and tsunamis, studying how they occur and the impact they have on human life. We will locate countries and areas that are prone to earthquakes, inquiring into why and how it happens.
History - Would you have liked to be a child growing up in Ancient Greece?
In this unit of work, we will study what life was like for children in Ancient Greece. We will explore the similarities and differences between their education and our own. To deepen our understanding, we will use dates and historical language in their work and draw timelines with different time periods outlined to show different information. At the end of the unit of work, the children will share their learning through a whole school performance with Mrs White.
Art - Is graffiti a form of art?
During this unit, we will explore what is needed to create a piece of art, this will include looking at the many different forms of street art and some of the most famous artists involved. From this, the children will be given the opportunity to design their own art in the style of Keith Haring.
RE: Where should you pray?
We will explore the different places of worship within religion, so that they can explore and show understanding of similarities and differences within and between different religions. Children will share some of their own experiences and develop a deeper understanding of how other faiths pray in their faith.
In our second unit, we will be discussing the 'Five Pillars of Islam' and how these pillars are essential to the Muslim Faith - celebration, worship, pilgrimages and the rituals based around the faith.
Music -What is musical structure?
As part of our performance, year 5 will work with Mrs White to explore a variety of music that can create different moods and contribute to the overall show.
Computing - What matters to you?
During the first half of the Spring term, the children will select, use and combine a variety of
software to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish a given goal. These include collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.
During the second half of Spring term, the children will produce a podcast on an topic of their choice, the focus of this unit is on the children’s use of the programs. A podcast is a recording of themselves which includes jingles and sound effects. Upon completion, their work will be uploaded to the internet for them to share their intertests with others.
Design Technology - What ingredients would you put in your Greek dish?
Our unit, this term, will support our history topic. As the children learn about the Ancient Greeks, they will also have the opportunity to explore the foods the Greeks enjoyed. This will include, tasting, researching and making their own dishes? Who will have the Greek pallet required to make an amazing dish?