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Year 5!

This half terms topic is Scream Machine!

Roll up, roll up! You’re going on a day trip  to a theme park to soak up the unique sights, smells and sounds of the fair. Learn about the science behind roller coaster and write poems that are shaped as a loop the loop. Design your own theme park and show your ideas on a digital map. Good news! The engineers at ’Scream Towers’ love your work and want you to build a death-defy new drop ride for a theme park. Make a working model and test it out with uncooked eggs. Cracking stuff. Okay, ready to ride? Don’t forget to scream if you want to go faster!

Our class text this term is ‘The boy that swims with Piranhas’. We will learn to comment on how language, including figurative language, is used to contribute to meaning. We will continue to look at a variety of texts to practice our skills of inference, identify the meaning of words in context and make predictions based on implied information.

In English we will be drafting a narrative that will be based around an adventure to a theme park, developing character and setting descriptions and integrating dialogue to convey character and advance the action. We will concentrate on learning how to assess the effectiveness of others’ writing. We are also going to be writing and creating a leaflet to advertise a theme park, focusing on persuasive writing.

In maths children will learn the vocabulary of prime numbers, prime factors and composite (non-prime) numbers. We will establish whether a number up to 100 is prime and recall prime numbers up to 19. Children will measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in cm and m.  We will then learn how to calculate and compare the area of rectangles (including squares), and including using standard units, cm2, m2 estimate the area of irregular shapes. Estimate volume, for example using 1cm3 blocks to build cuboids (including cubes) and capacity (for example, using water). Children will use all four operations to solve problems involving measure.

Our PE Days are:

5B: Outdoor- Wednesday Indoor- Tuesday

5S: Outdoor- Wednesday Indoor- Tuesday


Children will be receiving a project for homework for a duration of 3 weeks. These projects will be linked to our topic and are to reinforce the learning in foundation lessons. In the interest of maintaining the standards of our ambitious school family can we request that children arrive promptly for school and in correct uniform (this includes black shoes- not trainers.) 


Please feel free to make an appointment to see us at any time to discuss your child's progress, and thank you for your continued support.


The Year 5 team.




Staff in Year 5

5S: Miss Sarwar

5B: Miss Brown

Teaching Assistants: Mr Proctor and Mr Batley-Moss

United Teaching Student: Miss Fowler

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