Welcome to Year 5

Class Teachers: Miss Houldsworth and Mr Winterbottom

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Loulie

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These are the exciting things we will be doing this half term

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Learning Focus

Exploring the United Kingdom today, its counties, capitals and physical features and the reasons why cities grow and change over time through ‘Moving People’.

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Key Text

‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ – Onjali Q Rauf

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Memorable Experiences/Trips

Visit from the Young Shakespeare Company – Thursday 7th October 2021

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Writing Opportunities

Persuasive Letter – Refugees Newspaper Report – London and visit to the Queen Playscript writing – Romeo and Juliet

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Science

Forces Children will learn about the force of gravity and identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction as well as recognising that some mechanisms such as levers and pulleys allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.

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Art & DT

Drawing Children will learn how to draw using one point perspective and will design and create their own street scenes.

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History & Geography

United Kingdom Children will explore the counties, cities, landmarks and physical features of the United Kingdom. They will explore the reasons why people move to the UK and how our country has changed over time.

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Maths

Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Statistics.

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Computing

Coding – how to program computers using the PRIMM approach. Predict... what this code will do Run... the code to check your prediction Investigate... trace though t the code to see if you were correct Modify... the code to add detail, change actions/outcome Make... a new program that uses the same ideas in a different way.

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Music

Ukulele Children will start weekly ukulele lessons on Mondays with Miss Freitas. They will learn how to play simple chords to accompany songs.

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PE

Swimming (Fridays) Children will begin weekly lessons at Kirkstall Leisure Centre learning water safety and how to swim using a range of strokes. Netball (Wednesdays) Children will learn techniques such as passing, ball control, shooting and attack/defence as well as game strategy.

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RE

Pilgrimages Children will learn about special journeys in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

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PSHCE including Health Education and RSE

Friends and Families Children will learn about the characteristics of friendships and healthy family life.

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Homework Task:

Children will choose their own city, county or landmark in the United Kingdom to find out more about and present their learning as they choose.