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 Half Term break and enjoyed as much sunshine and fresh air as you could!

For our final half term in Year 5, we have a fabulous project planned and are really looking forward to all the fun and learning we will complete!  This term is so important to make the most of all we have learned in Year 5 and prepare ourselves for Year 6.

We will be starting our new Cornerstones project, ‘Pharaohs and Sphinxes’ where we will travel back 5000 years, to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt!  Join us as we cruise along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings. Find out about life on the river’s fertile banks, discovering Egypt and its fascinating culture. Unravel the secrets of ancient tombs, using historical sources and ancient artefacts. Find out about powerful pharaohs and grandiose gods.  Who knows what treasures you will find?

We will continue our class novel ‘Stormbreaker’ by Anthony Horowitz.  This is a gripping thriller adventure about Alex Rider, who is 14 years old when his uncle and guardian, Ian Rider, is mysteriously killed in a car accident. Alex soon discovers that his uncle had a secret life as a spy for the British government and that he was murdered. Alex takes over his uncle’s mission and is then also trained as a spy.

This novel is preparing us for our residential trip to the YHA in Wye Valley later this term!

As writers we will be looking at signposts and connectives in discussion texts and will be studying how to write a balanced argument, enabling our readers to make up their own minds.  We will mainly be developing our discussion skills by looking at the key question, ‘Should we Buy Locally or Import our Food?’

As mathematicians, we’ll be developing and extending our knowledge of position and movement using co-ordinates, translation and reflection.  We will then be looking at units of measurements and converting between larger and smaller units.  We will round off the term with a study of Roman Numerals!

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

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.