Mr Baker, Mrs Harding and Miss Evans would like to welcome you to the Year 5 page.
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Topic - Off with her head
Let’s travel back in time to meet the terrifying Tudors.
During this half term, we’ll meet a very important figure from history who will give us a problem to solve. Online research will help us to write biographies about influential people of the period, and we’ll use source materials to create a Tudor timeline. Tudor portraits will provide us with the inspiration to create royal paintings; we’ll learn a courtly dance and compose Tudor music. Our geography skills will help us to compare maps of Tudor London to present day London and plot Anne Boleyn’s journey to her execution. Internet research will help us learn more about Henry’s life, his marriages and his break from the Roman Catholic church.
At the end of the unit, we’ll create and perform a rhyme to help us remember key dates from the Tudor period and make a life-sized model of Henry VIII. It will be huge! In PE, we’ll learn some dance moves and hold a Tudor ‘dance off’. Maybe some of the Tudor royal family will be the judges!
Help your child prepare for their project
The Tudors were a domineering dynasty who changed the course of history. Why not visit a local museum to learn more about Tudor times? You could also visit a town with Tudor architecture. Look out for black and white, timber-framed buildings. They will be easy to spot! Or visit your local library to find out more about this fascinating family.
Science - Forces
This ‘Forces’ unit will teach 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 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. If possible, please don't wear earrings on PE days.
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 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.
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.
Accelerated Reader (Quizzing)