# Year 5: Spring Term

Year 5: Spring Term

General Statement / We hope that your child will be happy in year 5 and enjoy the range of activities throughout the year. If you wish to speak to a member of staff, we will be happy to arrange a mutually convenient time.
Please note that the following information is subject to change and not set in stone.
English / Spring Term – First Half
• Key text - The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
• Classic poetry for performance
• Mystery and suspense
• Recounts - newspaper reports

Spring Term – Second Half
• Key text - Varjak Paw
• Non chronological reports/ persuasion

Mathematics
/ Spring Term – First Half
• Compare and order fractions
• Equivalent fractions
• Mixed numbers and improper fractions
• Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers
• Read and write decimal numbers as fractions
• Solve problems involving multiplication and division
• Read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places.

Spring Term – Second Half
• Recognise and use thousandths.
• Round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place.
• Solve problems involving number up to three decimal places.
• Multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.
• Use all four operations to solve problems involving measure
• Recognise and understand per cent and write percentages as a fraction and as a decimal.
• Solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents

Science
/ Autumn Term – First Half
• Properties and their materials

Autumn Term – Second Half
• Forces

Computing
/ Autumn Term – First Half
• Sound

Autumn Term – Second Half
• Digital Research

French /
• Likes and dislikes with intensifiers
• Recap pets – intensifiers with adjectives
• Places around town

Music / Classroom Jazz 1
• Use and understand staff and other musical notations
• Crotchet rests, crotchets, read, write and play notes C, D, E, F, A, B on a tuned instrument, semibreve, semibreve rest
• Improvise and compose music using the inter-related dimensions of music

PE
/
• Gymnastics
• Outdoor Education- orienteering
• Fitness

Religious Education /
• Christianity
• Judaism

History
/ Spring Term – First Half
• Looking at why settlers throughout history have chosen to settle near rivers.

Spring Term – Second Half
• To research the Ancient civilisation of the Mayans (Ad 900).
• To evaluate historical opinions as to why the Mayans ‘disappeared.’

Geography / Spring Term – First Half
• Map Skills – Locating Rivers in the UK and worldwide naming the counties, countries and continents where they can be found.
• Physical geography: Looking at the physical features of rivers, and the role of the Water Cycle.
• Human geography: Study of people and place – why do people live near rivers.
• Fieldwork in the local environment– observations, measurements and recording data using a variety of methods and digital technologies.

Spring Term – Second Half
• Map Skills – Locating cities and countries of the world.
• Map Skills - Identify lines of latitude and longitude.
• Compare the UK and Mexico.

Design and Technology
/ Spring Term – First Half
• Design and build a bridge – selecting, joining and combining materials to make a strong bridge.

Spring Term – Second Half
• Prepare and cook Mexican food.

Art
/ Spring Term – First Half
• Take One Picture’ Artist study on the work of Monet (Impressionism), and his piece ‘Water lilies’.

Spring Term – Second Half
• Design and make a Mayan inspired mask.

SMSC/British Values / Spring Term – First Half
• SMSC- Spiritual, moral, social and cultural
• British Values- Tolerance, Mutual respect

Spring Term – Second Half
• SMSC- Spiritual, moral, social and cultural
• British Values- Democracy
• To learn about the systems and forms of government in Mexico.

Homework / Home learning projects are on-going and presented to the class half termly. Each half term should produce approximately 6 activities which are recorded in home learning books.
Spellings are set on Tuesdays and tested the following Tuesday.
Power projects are set half termly and presented to the class