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All Saints Catholic Collegiate

Year 5

Mr Baker, Mrs Harding and Miss Evans would like to welcome you to the Year 5 page.

 

Topic - Sow, Grow and Farm

In the Sow, Grow and Farm project, your child will learn about allotments in the United Kingdom and how the government encouraged people to have them to support food rationing during the Second World War. They will learn about food webs and animal life cycles, including how living things are dependent on one another within a habitat. They will investigate the different ways that plants reproduce and will dissect flowering plants to identify the different structures. They will have the opportunity to learn about farming in the United Kingdom and the techniques used in modern farming, including the challenges that farmers face. They will learn about the benefits of eating seasonally and about the pros and cons of importing food. They will also learn about world farming and how the different climate zones affect where different foods can be grown.

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 Sow, Grow and Farm home learning workbook.pdfDownload
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Science - Living Things and Their Habitats

In this ‘Living Things and Their Habitats’ unit, children will learn about the process of reproduction and the life cycles of plants, mammals, amphibians, insects and birds. The children will explore reproduction in different plants, including different methods of pollination and asexual reproduction. They will recap their work in Year 3 by playing a game to name the parts of a flower. The children will have the opportunity to take cuttings from plants, creating clones of the parent plant. They will learn about different types of mammals and their different life cycles, making life cycle wheels to present their learning. Furthermore, the children will find out about Jane Goodall and her work with the now-endangered chimpanzees in Africa. They will explore metamorphosis in insects and amphibians, comparing their life cycles. Finally, the children will explore the life cycles of birds, and will write and star in their own wildlife documentary comparing the life cycles of different living things.

PE 

PE is every Monday and Thursday during this half term.  During the current climate, children can wear their PE kits on Mondays and Thursdays to reduce congestion and close proximity in the areas used for changing.  If possible, please don't wear earrings on PE days. 

Home Learning:

Reading

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/English

Maths and English homework will be given out on Thursdays, usually via Seesaw or paper. 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.

 

Spellings

Children will be given spellings every Monday for a spelling test on Friday.  The weekly spellings are also posted on Seesaw. Please ensure children are practising their spellings at home during the week. 

 

Useful links:

 

TTR

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school

 

Accelerated Reader  (Quizzing)

https://ukhosted11.renlearn.co.uk/2248093/default.aspx

 

Purple Mash

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/ourlady-st4

 

Bedrock

https://app.bedrocklearning.org/

 

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 National Curriculum Spelling List Years 5 & 6.pdfDownload
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 Autumn 2021 topic map - Sow, Grow and Farm.docDownload
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