Yr 5 What We Are Learning

 Beech Grove Primary School

Curriculum Update

Year 5

Autumn Term 2017

Head Teacher’s Message
The start of another new school year! We extend a special welcome to our new starters in reception and to those who have joined us further up school. Our aim, as always is to build strong partnerships with parents so that by supporting each other we can ensure that the children receive the best education and care possible. We ask that you encourage your children to work within our school rules and procedures, and bring any concerns you have to our attention.

Sheila Hauxwell
John Dixon

Our work for this term

English
This term we will be writing stories linked to our Topic of Stargazers with a focus on Myths and Legends. We will also be writing poetry based on our Topic learning.

Maths
We will have a focus on area and perimeter this term basing it around real life problems. Fractions of numbers and how to a convert a mixed number to an improper fraction and vice versa will also keep us busy. Adding and subtracting fractions and understanding numerators and denominators. We will also be heavily focusing on our Times Tables.  We will also concentrate on recognising and extending number sequences as well as factors and multiples of numbers.

Topic
Our topic this term is Stargazers.  We will look closely at the sky at night, the planets of our universe and the solar system, space travel and the first astronauts.  We will look at scientific evidence and discuss possible other life forms. There is lots of opportunities to get creative in class and at home with artwork and design and technology.

Keeping Safe and Healthy (This section will tell you what we are teaching children about lifestyle choices)
During circle time we will be discussing our school’s Golden Rules and how they help us to stay safe in school. We will also study the health of the human body, the dangers we face and how to avoid them to remain healthy, safe and happy. We will discuss friendships and building relationships.


Dates for your Diary:
Autumn Term:               Monday 4th September 2017 – Friday 22nd December 2017
Half Term Holiday:        Monday 23rd October 2017 – Friday 27th October 2017

Autumn Term: Y5P        swimming 2 weeks commencing 30th October
                        Y5B        swimming 2 weeks commencing 13th November

                        Thursday 9th November – Cinema trip to see the Lego Batman Movie.

Professional Development Day Monday 9th October 2017