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
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
The Year 5 team.