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Year 5 Mr. Round Autumn term 2017 Overview

During this term your child will be studying a number of modules from the NEW NATIONAL CURRICULUM (2014). We believe in the importance of partnership between home and school. To further develop this relationship we feel it is important that you are fully aware of the topics your child will be covering during this term. We know that we can depend on you to support your child completely in tasks undertaken.

SCIENCE

Ø Life Cycles

Ø Interdependence and Adaptation

 

Through this unit children learn that plants and animals reproduce as part of their life cycle and that in every life cycle there are distinct processes and stages. They should begin to understand how reproduction is important to the survival of the species.

In this unit children extend their knowledge of the way in which plants and animals in different habitats depend upon each other and are suited to their environment. They relate feeding relationships to knowledge of plant nutrition.

HISTORY

Ø Greeks

 

In this unit children find out about the way people lived in the ancient Greek empire. They use a range of archaeological and written sources, select and record information and interpret the past in different ways.

IT

Ø We are Game Developers

Ø We are architects

 

In this unit the children research examples of art gallery architecture, before using Trimble Sketch Up to create their own virtual gallery. Finally, they use the gallery to exhibit their own art work. In this unit children use Kodu to produce their own world n which to place characters that can move and carry out actions that will generate rewards as part of a game.

GEOGRAPHY

Ø A Village in El Salvador

 

In this unit children study actual villages in El Salvador and make comparisons with the local village of Twydall, as well as looking at El Salvador in more general terms.

ART AND DESIGN

Ø Musical Instruments

 

Children learn about the construction of a range of musical instruments, including those from different times and cultures, and how different sounds can be created and altered to make different notes. They learn to use this knowledge and understanding to design and make a working musical instrument using a combination of materials.

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

Ø Bread

 

This unit develops children's skills, knowledge and understanding of food, building on the previous units in which children prepared food products using simple processes. The children learn how to adapt a basic recipe to develop a product with specified criteria. Investigation of existing products from other cultures will inform design ideas.

MUSIC

Ø Cyclic Patterns

 

This unit develops pupils' ability to perform rhythmic patterns confidently and with a strong sense of pulse In this unit, pupils learn basic rhythmic devices used in many drumming traditions. They play a variety of sounds on percussion instruments and learn how to use timbre and duration to add variety to their rhythmic ideas. They invent and improvise simple rhythmic patterns.

R.E.

Ø Ourselves

Ø Life Choices

Ø Judaism

Ø Hope

 

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P.E.

Ø Tag Rugby

Ø Hockey

Ø Football

 

Please ensure that your child comes every   Monday with a Games kit and the appropriate foot wear (trainers, football boots or plimsolls) regardless of the weather, as this often changes over the course of a day. It is also important that kit is washed regularly.

NUMERACY

 

The children will follow the National Mathematics Curriculum (2014)

LITERACY

 

The children will follow the National English Curriculum (2014)

We hope you find this information useful and if you have any questions about the work being covered by the class during the term please feel free to see me at the end of the day.

Additional Information

Home work should remain fairly constant ie spellings in on Friday, Maths or English in on Wednesday.

Please check with your child, what their homework is, ensure that it is completed to a satisfactory standard and handed in on time. (It is better to do a little each night, than to leave it all until the night before. A timetable can be a useful tool to help establish a manageable routine.) Reading and revision of times tables should be regularly practised at home and recorded in your child’s contact book.