Yr 5 What We Are Learning

 Beech Grove Primary School

Curriculum Update

Year 5

Summer Term 2017

Head Teacher’s Message
Hello everyone. Welcome back to the start of the summer term. We have lots of new and exciting activities planned for the children to take part in this term, and we hope to see you to tell you all about your child’s new learning at our Parent Consultation days later this term. Please try your best to come and see the wonderful work that your child produces.
Lastly, lets hope that the sun shines, the flowers the children have planted in our secret garden grow and we all have lots of fun on the school’s Sports Day on July 12th.
Sheila Hauxwell
John Dixon

Our work for this term

In English, we will be covering a wide range of areas as we strive to improve our writing. We will be writing non-chronological reports about mini-beasts, to tie in with our topic ‘Beast Creator’ as well as writing limericks. As a challenge, we will attempt to rewrite the famous children’s story ‘James and the Giant Peach’ by changing the characters, setting and certain aspects of the plot.

This term in Maths we will be revisiting all four operations to secure our skills before our final test in Year 5. We will focus heavily on angles and fractions this term also. We will also work on graphs and data handling in Maths as well as using these skills in our Science and Topic work too. We will continue to work hard on our times tables, rapid recall and our mental arithmetic.

Our Topic in the first half of the term is Beast Creator. This topic has a focus on mini-beasts and the environments. We will take part in a mini-beast hunt and design and sculpt our own 3D models. We will look closely at mini-beasts in our local area as well as across the world.
During the second half of the term, our topic is Scream Machine. This topic helps us to understand the science behind rollercoasters. To investigate the forces that act upon a rollercoaster we will be conducting several science experiments and make our own models using cam mechanisms.

Keeping Safe and Healthy (This section will tell you what we are teaching children about lifestyle choices)
We will have a visit from the dentist this term who will explain the importance of regular visits to have our teeth checked and what we can do to keep them healthy. We will also look at moral dilemmas and supporting others during our PSHE lessons in class. All of our Year 5 pupils are taking part in some First Aid training.

Dates for your Diary:
Summer Term:                            Monday 24th April 2017 – Friday 21st July 2017
Ugly Bug Ball:                             Thursday 25th May 2017
Non-uniform/Superhero Day:    Friday 26th May 2017
Half Term Holiday:                     Monday 29th May 2017 – Friday 2nd June 2017
Sports Day:                                   Wednesday 12th July 2017
Parent Consultations:
                 Thursday 13th and Friday 14th July 2017
Summer Fayre:                           Thursday 6th July 2017