Welcome to the Year 5 page.
Topic - Pharaohs
Let’s travel back 5000 years to ancient Egypt, cruising along the Nile and entering a world of mysteries, curses and mummies.
Science - Forces
This term’s ‘Forces’ unit will teach the children about types of forces such as gravity, friction, water resistance and air resistance. Children will also learn about the use of mechanisms such as levers, gears and pulleys. The children will identify forces and find out about Isaac Newton and his discoveries about gravity, completing a comprehension about his life and his work. The children will look for patterns and links between the mass and weight of objects, using newton meters to measure the force of gravity. They will also work collaboratively to investigate air and water resistance, participating in challenges to design the best parachute and boat. They will have the opportunity to work in a hands-on way to explore friction, developing their own brake pad for a tricycle or scooter. During some of the practical science work, the children will discuss how variables other than the one being tested can be kept the same to help make a test fair. Finally, they will find out about different mechanisms, including levers, gears and pulleys, and will design their own marvellous machine.
PE is every Monday and Thursday during this half term. During the current climate, children can wear their PE kits on Mondays to reduce congestion and close proximity in the areas used for changing.
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.