Year 5
Year 5

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Purple Mash

Class Curriculum

Welcome to Year 5!

Hello and welcome back Year 5!  We hope you have had a fabulous Christmas break and are feeling rested and refreshed.

We have planned some really exciting projects and lessons for the start of Spring Term 2022 in Year 5 to help us learn at our very best.  This term we can really knuckle down keep learning at our very best to show what we know!

We will be starting our new Cornerstones project, ‘Scream Machine’ where we will learn about the science behind roller coasters, design a theme park and show our ideas on a digital map. We will also have some mini investigations into cam mechanisms, pendulums, pulleys and prototypes. Finally, we will make a working theme park ride model and test it out with uncooked eggs. Cracking stuff! Okay, ready to ride? Don’t forget to scream if you want to go faster!

We will begin our class novel ‘Artmeis Fowl’ by Eoin Colfer.  This is a gripping science fantasy adventure mixing magic with crime and intrigue!  We will follow the daring deeds of Artemis Fowl as he attempts to unlock the secrets of the Fairy World and bribe them out of millions of pounds worth of gold!

Please remember to access TT Rockstars and read regularly at home and bring your reading book and record to school every day.

As writers we will be exploring settings and how to really bring the reader into our story using our model text ‘The Canal.’  We will the develop our reporting and recount skills looking at Newspaper writing.

As Mathematicians we will be solving word problems involving all 4 mathematical operations, reading and interpreting data in tables and line graphs and finishing the term with a unit on comparing, adding and subtracting fractions.

Remember to have your outdoor PE kit in school every week and check the Home Learning section every Friday to practice your spellings and maths facts for your tests the following week.

Please contact us at l.hill@southill.dorset.sch.uk or t.butler@southill.dorset.sch.uk anytime if you have any queries or anything to share or celebrate with us, it is always great to hear from you all!

Mrs Hill and Mrs Butler.