Yr 5 What We Are Learning

 Beech Grove Primary School

Curriculum Update

Year 5

Autumn Term 2018

Head Teacher Message
Welcome back to our new school year. On behalf of the staff I would like to wish everyone a happy return and hope that 2018/19 academic year is a good one for our whole school community. As last year we hope that with your help we will achieve our fundraising target of £4,000. This will once again enable us to send all of our children on a free summer trip which they will thoroughly enjoy! Our teachers have lots of interesting activities planned for this term and hope that you will enjoy hearing what children have been working on at consultation meetings, and will support them with their homework and reading outside of school.

John Dixon

Our work for this term

This term we will be writing a non-chronological report based on our topic work about Tutankhamun, as well as a creating our own poetry based on a mummification. We will read Flat Stanley and The Tomb Raider as our class book and will be writing our own story based on it.

We will be focusing on place value and number this term. We will be looking at how we can read, write, order and compare numbers up to at least 1,000,000, rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 and 10,000 as well as counting forwards and backwards with negative numbers. We will recap and extend our knowledge of addition and subtraction of whole numbers with more than 4-digits and use this to help solve real life problems. We will step into multiplication and division and become fluent at using the formal written methods for both of these. We will continue to use Times Tables Rockstars and try to improve our speed all the time!

Our topic this term is Pharaohs. We will look closely at life in Ancient Egypt and the role of the Pharaohs. In Science, we will investigate properties of various materials. We will also be finding out about decay and carrying out our very own mummification – on a tomato!  There will be 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 recapping our school’s SMART Rules and how they help us to stay safe when using the internet and social media as this is most important. 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 continue to discuss friendships and building relationships.

Dates for your Diary:

Autumn Term:         Monday 4th September 2018 – Friday 21st December 2018
Half Term Holiday:   Monday 29th October 2018-Friday 2nd November 2018