Year 5 Curriculum Sharing Meeting Timetable Expectations and Routines Homework is set weekly on a Thursday: one piece of literacy and one piece of maths. These are due the following Tuesday. Homework diaries are checked on a Friday morning. Please ensure they are signed. Spellings are set weekly but tested at the end of the half term. Reading is still important in Upper School. We encourage the children to read to an adult 3-4 times a week and record this in their homework diaries. Being prepared! Children should come to all lessons prepared. This includes having the correct equipment with them. A small pencil case is allowed including a handwriting pen (not a fountain pen or biro), pencil, ruler and rubber. Children should have their homework diaries in school every day as they are a great way to record messages and notes as well as homework! Literacy Literacy is taught in classes. Our Literacy curriculum covers a range of narrative, non-fiction and poetry. Each text type lasts between 2 – 3 weeks including reading of the text type, spoken language opportunities grammar and punctuation and written tasks. Literacy Guided reading is taught separately to literacy although is based around the text type being studied Spelling and handwriting skills are also taught separately to the main literacy lesson although opportunities for the skills to be transferred are included. Maths There are 5 Maths sets taught in year 5. • Set 1 taught by Miss Carroll • Set 2 taught by Ms Marshall • Set 3 taught by Mrs Hampton • Set 4a taught by Mrs Sherwood and Mrs Wenham • Set 4b taught by Mr Yaxley Science There are five core units of Science studied in Year 5: • Living things and their habitats (describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird) • Animals including humans (describe the changes as humans develop to old age) • Materials and their properties (compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity, and response to magnets) • Earth and Space (describe the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the sun in the solar system; describe the movement of the moon relative to the Earth; use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky) • Forces (identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces; recognise that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect Geography/ History Geography is taught in the Autumn term and the end of the summer term. History is taught in the Spring and Summer terms. Geography: • Europe: South of France • Rivers History: • Anglo-Saxons and Scots • Ancient Mayan Civilisation DT/Art DT and Art are taught in rotation, each unit lasting a half term. DT: • Cooking: Quiche • Designing and making a bird box • Gears, levers, pulleys, cams and linkages Art: • French Art including changes through the centuries, • Anglo Saxon Art • Water and water colours PE Children have 2 PE lessons a week. In the Autumn term and early Spring term, all children in Year 5 have a further 10 weeks of swimming lessons (as part of their allocated indoor PE). Indoor PE is taught by Winger Sports coaches including gymnastics, dance and basketball. Outdoor PE includes netball, football, hockey, tag rugby, tennis and kwik cricket. In the summer, all PE takes place outdoors and also includes athletics (taught by Sports coaches) Languages Children will continue their French tuition focusing on three main areas: • A dark, dark tale: identifying furniture and using prepositions • Weather: weather phrases and compass points • A town trail: places in a town and directions Computing Children will cover 6 core topics, each lasting a half term. Other opportunities are made for children to use computing in other curriculum subjects such as through the use of the ipads. • Game Developers: Developing an interactive game • Artists: Fusing geometry and art • Web Developers: Creating a website about cyber safety • Bloggers: Sharing experiences and opinions • Cryptographers: Cracking codes • Architects: Creating a virtual space RE The RE curriculum continues to follow the Essex Agreed Syllabus • • • • Judaism Islam Christianity (including Bible Explorers) Sikhism PSHE PSHE is taught fortnightly. • Feelings, friends and friendships • Me and my relationships • Anti-bullying • Managing risks • Drug awareness • Political literacy and citizenship Music Music is taught fortnightly by Mrs Cripps following the Music Express scheme. Children continue their recorder tuition as well as developing opportunities to perform together. Important dates • • • • • • • • • Thursday 11th September: Individual photographs Friday 3rd October: Harvest Tuesday 14th October: Visit to the Royal Observatory Monday 3rd November: Year 5 test week Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th November: Parents’ Evenings Monday 24th November: Maths Parents’ Evening Drop-ins Tuesday 16th December: Year 5 Performance - 2pm Wednesday 17th December: Year 5 Performance - 7pm Thursday 18th December: Carol Service Further dates and information will be sent home via Parentmail Thank you for coming! Any questions?