Welcome to the Year 5 page.
During this Autumn term, we will continue to have a varied curriculum. We are planning to have a Covid safe Farm Box visit to the school for our next topic - Sow, Grow and Farm. This could lead to a visit to a farm at a later date, depending on restrictions. We will be using digital platforms more regularly, so that if remote learning is required, the children have the tools and skills to continue to enjoy their education. Please check that the children are able to log into: Seesaw, Microsoft Teams and Purple Mash.
Year 5 Staff.
Our current topic is Peasants, Princes and Pestilence.
At the start of this topic, we met a strange character and used a range of source materials to research the symptoms of the Black Death. Our geography skills will help us understand how the black death came to Britain and why it spread so quickly. We will investigate the effects of bacteria on the human body and find out about disgusting and dangerous plague ‘cures.’ We will write poetry inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer. We will learn about different social classes, understand the reasons for the Peasants’ Revolt, take part in a mock battle and learn what it was like to be a knight.
At the end of the topic, we will find out about the Black Death through history and make a timeline of outbreaks around the world. Observing live domestic rats will help us to learn about their characteristics and life cycles. A medieval tournament will also be held to showcase our knowledge of medieval knights and demonstrate our jousting skills.
Children need to read at least 20 minutes every night. Children can read independently, to an adult, or to a sibling. Please ensure reading diaries are signed at least three times a week
Maths and English homework will be given out on Thursdays, usually via Seesaw. It is to be completed by Monday evening. Children need to be practising times tables regularly at home, they can use TT Rockstars to help.
Children will be given spellings every Monday for a spelling test on Friday. The weekly spelling are also posted on Seesaw. Please ensure children are practising their spellings at home during the week.