A warm welcome from the High Achievers. This year promises to be very exciting and we have started the year with enthusiasm and determination. The welcome letter and PPT will make you aware of key routines such as homework and P.E days.
Thank you in advance for all your support.
Spring 1 Curriculum planning. Should we bring back capital punishment?
English - Battle Cry (Read, Write, Perform) Poetry:
Spring 2: Tale of fear/action: The 3 little Pigs. Persuasive writing: Who is at fault – the wolf or the pigs?
Democracy Rule of Law Individual Liberty
Multiplication and division (continued) Fractions, decimals and percentages. Topic links to maths Measuring/ Area and Perimeter/ Money: Designing a house for the Little Pigs, including purchasing materials. Word Problems: In the context of crime and punishment. Rounding: Plotting dates on a timeline and rounding to nearest century, decade etc. Statistics – Rise in crime rates Rounding periods of time – Crime and Punishment changes (century, decade etc.)
Forces (link to D&T – make replica medieval torture device using levers and pulleys knowledge) Living Things And Their Habitats Science week – Spring 2 – 9 th -18th March
Use the internet to research crime and punishment, comparing the results of their searches and selecting appropriate sections to copy and paste. Discuss reliability of search results.
Databases: Create graphs and tables about Crime statistics and paste into PPT for presentation. Use Microsoft word to present pieces of topic writing. Use Spark Adobe to create South America webpage. Create digital graphs when looking at crime statistics (Maths link) Explore South America using google maps/google earth Purple Mash - coding
Community – Mission. Eucharist – Memorial Sacrifice. Lent/Easter – Sacrifice
MFL - French
Family + possessive Personal descriptions Alphabet Clothes + weather phrases
Art/D&T: Printing – Use a number of colours and print on to different materials. Banksy study – create artwork and sell to parents *ENTERPRISE* Create graffiti wall in hall for display. Highwayman sketching – shading, tone, emotions Use peer feedback and rubric steps to improve and refine children’s artwork Levers and Pulleys DT project – plan, make and evaluate replica medieval torture device using knowledge from science topic (forces) Enterprise week – design and make fridge magnets to sell to raise money (£10) Music: Charanga – appraise
I have included a number of website links below that your child could be accessing to help improve their English and Maths skills.
Any other websites that your child uses and finds effective - I would love to able to add them here too. Please let me know.
Topmarks https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ (An excellent website for both English and Maths)
Prodigy Maths https://play.prodigygame.com/ - (Improve your maths)
BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f - (All topics can be improved here)
My Mini Maths -https://myminimaths.co.uk/year-5-mini-maths/ (Lots of maths resources to target specific year 5 skills)
Writing in the High Achievers
This term, we have been writing myths and legends. We have just finished writing our myths and we are so proud of what we have written.
This term we have been learning about materials and their properties.
Anti-Bullying Week 2018
WHAT WE ARE LEARNING: AUTUMN 2
What we are studying this term;
English - Letter writing, Non-Chronological reports
Formal - letters of complaints to holiday companies
Informal – letters of thanks to Greek Priest
Non-Chronological report – Greek islands
Maths - Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, and Measure
Place Value - Roman Numerals to 1000, Interpret negative numbers
Addition and Subtraction - Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits, including using formal written methods (columnar addition and subtraction)
Add and subtract numbers mentally with increasingly large number
Measure - Area and Perimeter
Science - Forces
Children will Be asked to explain and identify, friction, and air and water resistance
We will also investigate pulleys, levers and gears - inventing a new contraption
Topic - Groovy Greeks
Geography - Planning a trip to Greece