To start our Year 5 adventure, the children will be transported into the past. They will be reading ‘Secrets of a Sun King – an adventure story, which sees the main character ‘Lil’ uncover the mysteries of the ancient Egyptian civilization. This classic exploration story will take the children to the heart of the Golden Age of Egyptian archaeology. Full of twists, turns, sinister discoveries, hidden tombs, firm friends and deadly curses, brought together by a firm sense of real history. Through unlocking the past and following Lil on her adventures, the children will be developing their reading, writing and oracy skills.
Our journey into the past does not end there. The children will be finding out about achievements and legacies. They will develop an appreciation and understanding of the past and recognise that historical events can have meaning and relevance for their lives today. Democracy, Stone Age paintings, social classes and the origin of the Olympics, are some of the amazing things we have planned. Through becoming historians, the children will achieve a greater sense of chronology and time periods.
Inspirational artists, past and present, will inspire the children to develop their drawing and painting skills. The children will be using a variety of techniques to add interesting effects to drawings, such as reflections, shadows and direction of sunlight. They will also be learning how to select the most appropriate medium and how to combine colours when painting so they can recreate in the style of famous painters.
In geography, we want children to be curious about the world and develop a fascination that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. In order to achieve this, the children will be developing a set of geographical skills, whilst investigating people and places. Get ready to delve into the oceans of the world and discover why places are different. Climates, biomes, ocean currents and local area will be explored during this term.
The children will be focusing on the physics aspect of our science curriculum. They will be developing their knowledge of the planets and describing the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system. Their knowledge and understanding of physics will be developed further when the children explore forces. We have hands-on investigations planned throughout the autumn term.
Christianity will be the focus of RE lessons. The children will be exploring religious beliefs and they will gain the skills needed to engage with religion. We will be encouraging pupils to become curious and to ask questions about religion and beliefs.
As part of our commitment to developing pupils’ personal, social, health and economic knowledge and skills, the children will be learning about their rights and responsibilities as a citizen both in school and as part of the wider world.
To promote healthy lifestyles, the children will be participating in a range of physical education. They will be developing their tag rugby, netball, dance and football skills using both indoor and outdoor facilities.
Musical talents. The children will be developing their singing skills through the participation in a singing group led by a music specialist. In addition to this, the children will be following a music scheme adopted by the school: Charanga.
In maths, the children will be building upon their knowledge of the times tables and they will continuing with daily rehearsal of the written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The children will be continuing with Power Maths.