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Year 5 Autumn Term Curriculum - What Shapes Our World

We are doing some brilliant learning in Year 5 this term, which is mostly based around our topic: World War II.  As part of this unit, we will be visiting the primary exhibit ‘The Journey’ at the Holocaust Centre, which is all about a child’s journey.  This will help us understand how children felt during the war for our evacuee day (date to follow soon). Our writing will be based on diary entries to show our understanding of this.  In science, we are learning about materials and their properties and investigating suitable materials used in the war.  We will be cooking using a child’s weekly rations and looking at propaganda in our art lessons too.  

Miss Payne and Miss Johnson

Year 5 Spring Term Curriculum - What A Wonderful World!

We are doing some brilliant learning in Year 5 this term, which is mostly based around our topic: what a wonderful world.  This unit will be geography based and will allow the children to develop a greater understanding of the world and how humans have an impact. As part of this unit, we will be visiting Mansfield Museum to gain a better understanding of how pollution affects the local environment, we will also complete a theatre workshop which will help the children understand different characters in our novel ‘Holes’. Our writing will be a film narrative based on the short film ‘Egghunt’.  In science, we are learning about living things and their habitats, the children will learn about different life cycles and be able to compare them.  In the first spring term we will be learning different dances from around the world in our P.E lessons and will be then heading outside to learn cricket in the second, we would like parents to join us at the end of this unit for a game, if you’re game!  We will be cooking using seasonal foods and will be creating an animal collage in art. 

Year 5 Summer Term Curriculum - Out Of This World!

During the Summer term, Year 5’s theme is ‘Out of this World’.  We will be learning all about the planets, the Earth and the moon before moving onto lots of investigations into forces in the second half of the term.  We will be researching a space themed product, which could be sold at the Space Centre gift shop and spending lots of time investigating, designing, making and evaluating our products.  We will be learning how to write non-chronological reports and writing creatively about what we think Alien Schools might be like! We have also created a recipe from seasonal produce, which we will be cooking over the first half term and later in the summer, we will be cooking again – just for fun!  Our main P.E. unit is tennis and we will be enriching our skills with a trip to the tennis center in Nottingham where we will working with professional tennis coaches.  We have got so much to pack into our last weeks in Year 5 (including our residential!), so we are going to be very busy.  Hopefully, we will have lots of fun too!

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