Year 5

class information

  • Reading Records are checked every Wednesday. It is expected that the children read at least three times a week they need to date and sign to show they have read.
  • Reading out loud is a skill so please try and encourage your child to read to you.
  • Your child is expected to bring in their reading book and journal every day.
  • P.E. The children will be doing PE on Friday and on a Tuesday(when there is no swimming).
  • Children will go swimming on a Tuesday afternoon.

Please ensure all belongings are clearly labelled.

unit of inquiry

Transdisciplinary Theme: Where We Are in Place and Time

Central Idea: Our ways of life reflect the existence of past civilisations.

Lines of Inquiry

  • Facts about Mayan civilisation
  • Differences and similarities between Mayan civilisation and Anglo-Saxons
  • How past civilisations influence people’s life

Previous Units

unit of inquiry

Transdisciplinary Theme: How We Organise Ourselves

Central Idea: Economic activity relies on systems of production, exchange and consumption of goods and services.

Lines of Inquiry

  • Supply and production of resources in countries in South America.
  • Distance good travel to get to the UK goods.
  • Benefits and disadvantages of trade.
  • Key aspects of climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts.
  • Why are regions of South America changing so quickly?

unit of inquiry

Transdisciplinary Theme: How We Express Ourselves

Focus: Ancient Greece

Central Idea: Artists can express their ideas, culture and beliefs. through their work.

Lines of Inquiry

  • Greek artists use of art to inspire beauty, harmony, and balance in society.
  • How myths and epics were given prominence and public attention (e.g. on vases).
  • Sculptures highlighted beliefs.

unit of inquiry

Transdisciplinary Theme: Who We Are

Central Idea: Understanding diversity within different communities may help people live harmoniously.

Lines of Inquiry

  • How are we unique?
  • What is discrimination?
  • Causes of lack of understanding towards others.
  • Ways this can be improved.

unit of inquiry

Transdisciplinary Theme: Sharing the Planet

Central Idea: Individuals can have a great impact upon the way a society behaves.

Lines of Inquiry

  • Life during Henry VIII’s reign
  • Impact Henry VIII has had on the world
  • Leaders can be seen as heroes or villains
  • The difference between monarchy and democracy

unit of inquiry

Transdisciplinary Theme: How We Organise Ourselves

Central Idea: Economic activity relies on systems of production, exchange and consumption of goods and services.

Lines of Inquiry

  • Supply and production of resources in countries in South America.
  • Distance good travel to get to the U.K. goods.
  • Benefits and disadvantages of trade
  • Key aspects of climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts.
  • Why are regions of South America changing so quickly?

unit of inquiry

Transdisciplinary Theme: How We Express Ourselves

Central Idea: Two communities can have differing systems of democracy.

Lines of Inquiry

  • Influence of Ancient Greece on the modern world.
  • Timeline key world events.
  • Democracy in Ancient Greece.

unit of inquiry

Transdisciplinary Theme: Sharing the Planet

Central Idea: Individuals can have a great impact upon the way a society behaves.

Lines of Inquiry

  • Henry VIII, hero and villain. Why Henry had so many wives.
  • The difference one individual makes on the world.
  • The impact of the reformation.
  • The difference between monarchy and democracy.
  • Countries that have Prime Ministers or Monarchies.

unit of inquiry

Transdisciplinary Theme: Who We Are

Central Idea: Understanding diversity within communities may help people live harmoniously.

Lines of Inquiry

  • How we are different and unique.
  • How people can be treated unfairly.
  • Causes of lack of understanding towards others.
  • Ways this can be improved.