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.
  • Spelling and maths champion targets will be sent home on the first Friday of each half term. There will be an informal mini test on 15 spellings every Thursday this ensures your child is practising their spelling on a weekly basis, the whole list will be tested on the last week of each half term.
  • 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.

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unit of inquiry

Transdisciplinary Theme: How We Express Ourselves

Central Idea: Humans have chosen to tell stories in different ways to reflect culture and beliefs.

Lines of Inquiry

  • Form of literature invites different interpretations.
  • How beliefs and values are taught through stories.
  • How has storytelling changed over time?
  • Different methods of storytelling.

Previous Units

Spring Term 2021/22

unit of inquiry

Transdisciplinary Theme: Sharing the Planet

Central Idea: Communities can work together in order to support environmental issues.

Lines of Inquiry

  • Main effects of deforestation on local communities, the environment and the world
  • Organisations who promote global environmental responsibility
  • Artists encourage reflection through environmental art
  • Individual’s response
Winter Term 2021/22

unit of inquiry

Theme: Where we are in place and time

Central Idea: The effects of migration can have an impact upon society.

We will inquire into:

  • Main causes of the Industrial Revolution
  • Migration as a result of the Industrial Revolution and its impact on the wider society
  • Migration in the modern world
A graphic image of a busy city environment with buses driving past and people walking about.
Autumn Term 2021/22

unit of inquiry

Theme: Who we are

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

We will inquire into:

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