Dolphins Year 5
Dolphin Class 2020 Terms 3 and 4 Curriculum outline
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back after the break, I hope you all had an excellent Christmas and that the children are excited to be back and learning. Thank you for the cards, well-wishes and presents for all Year 5 staff at Christmas, we are very grateful!
During the coming two terms, the Dolphins will be studying the following topics across the areas of the curriculum.
English: In Term 3, we will be studying the book ‘Cogheart’ in Guided Learning. We will be using the themes in this book in our English lessons to debate issues, write persuasive letters and recount events by writing newspaper articles. In Term 4, we will be studying ‘Alice in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll. We will write a biography about his life, as well as taking inspiration from the book to create our own piece of writing.
Maths: Term 3 will see us focusing on fractions, looking at equivalent fractions, converting fractions, comparing and ordering fractions, as well as adding and subtracting fractions. In Term 4, we will use our fraction knowledge, relate it to decimals and percentages, and apply this to different situations.
Science: We will be investigating reversible and irreversible changes in materials and exploring the topic of Living Things and their habitats.
Computing: In computing this term, we will be looking at using different methods of communication, such as semaphore and Morse code. We will also be using technology to create our own artwork.
History: We will be looking at the Victorians, how they lived and comparing life then to now. We will look at the changes in both Britain as a whole, as well as in our local area.
Geography: In Term 4, the children will be studying Brazil. We will look at the physical geography of Brazil, such as the climate and landscape, as well as the human features, such as population and the effects of tourism.
RE: This term we will be looking at the People of God. We will explore the question ‘How can following God bring freedom and justice?’ We will be studying the story of exodus to help us with this.
Music: We will be exploring sources of sound and compose a song with an awareness of lyrics and melody.
PE: Thursday - Ultimate Frisbee and Dance
Friday - Netball and Football (football boots are required)
Homework will continue to be given every Friday and collected in for marking on the following Tuesday. This will normally be work from 2 subject areas, and should take approximately 40 minutes to complete. Weekly spellings and times tables will continued to be tested on a Friday.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office and arrange to see me.
Thank you for your continued support,
The Year 5 teaching team