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High Achievers Yr 5

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?

 

Spring 1:

 

English  - Battle Cry (Read, Write, Perform) Poetry:

The Highwayman

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 

 

Maths: 

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.) 

 

Science: 

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

 

Computing: 

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

 

RE: 

Community – Mission. Eucharist – Memorial Sacrifice. Lent/Easter – Sacrifice

 

MFL - French 

Family + possessive Personal descriptions Alphabet Clothes + weather phrases

 

Art/DT

 

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

 

 

 

 

Homework 

 

I have included a number of website links below that your child could be accessing to help improve their English and Maths skills.

 

Feedback

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)

THE HIGH ACHIEVERS

THE HIGH ACHIEVERS  1

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. 

A Greek myth written by Blessing.

A Greek myth written by Blessing.  1
A Greek myth written by Blessing.  2

We have been learning how to use figurative language.

We have been learning how to use figurative language. 1
A wonderful example of figurative language Milosz.  

Science. 

This term we have been learning about materials and their properties.  

Our Science experiment. Testing materials which were soluble and insoluble.

Our Science experiment.  Testing materials which were soluble and insoluble. 1
Our Science experiment.  Testing materials which were soluble and insoluble. 2
Our Science experiment.  Testing materials which were soluble and insoluble. 3
Our Science experiment.  Testing materials which were soluble and insoluble. 4

Maths: Basic skills. We are Countdown Kings and Queens in our class. This helps us with our basic skills.

Maths: Basic skills.  We are Countdown Kings and Queens in our class.  This helps us with our basic skills.   1

Anti-Bullying Week 2018 

Planting daffodil bulbs to represent how we have grown and will continue to grow as people.

Planting daffodil bulbs to represent how we have grown and will continue to grow as people. 1
Planting daffodil bulbs to represent how we have grown and will continue to grow as people. 2
Planting daffodil bulbs to represent how we have grown and will continue to grow as people. 3
Planting daffodil bulbs to represent how we have grown and will continue to grow as people. 4

Check out our anti-bullying slogans

Check out our anti-bullying slogans 1

Anti-bullying workshop. We enjoyed learning about inclusion and tolerance in these very fun and active anti-bullying workshop.

Anti-bullying workshop.  We enjoyed learning about inclusion and tolerance in these very fun and active anti-bullying workshop.   1

Anti-bullying poems. We enjoyed writing these anti-bullying poems. Aren't they great?? Well done Ryan and Mia.

Anti-bullying poems.  We enjoyed writing these anti-bullying poems.  Aren't they great?? Well done Ryan and Mia.   1
Anti-bullying poems.  We enjoyed writing these anti-bullying poems.  Aren't they great?? Well done Ryan and Mia.   2

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

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