In History, we will be learning about The Railways ,where children will look at the mysteries of tropical rainforests. We will investigate the layers of the forest and its animal inhabitants, to the unique climate found in the tropics. The children will compare a British forest with the Amazon rainforest, and begin to explore some of the conversation issues surrounding the destruction of rainforest habitats.
In Science, we will be learning about Properties and Changes of Materials, where children will learn about different materials, their uses and their properties, as well as dissolving, separating mixtures and irreversible changes. The children will sort and classify objects according to their properties; they will explore the properties of materials to find the most suitable material for different purposes. The children will will have the opportunity to work in a hands-on way to explore dissolving, identifying the different variables in their own investigations. They will find out about different ways to separate mixtures of materials, using filtering, sieving and evaporating. As well as this, they will learn about irreversible changes, and participate in two exciting investigations to create new materials, including casein plastic and carbon dioxide.
In Maths, we will be looking at: The four operations (+ - x ÷), fractions, decimals and percentages, measurement, ratio, algebra and geometry and statistics.
For more information please see the topic web below.
PE days for Mulberry Class will usually be on
Wednesdays (with Mr Green) and Thursdays.
Spring 2: Cricket (with a tennis coach) and Netball
- 4th January 2024
- 18th January 2024
- 1st February 2024
- 22nd February 2024
- 7th March 2024
- 21st March 2024
Each term, the children will be given a new ‘Independent Homework Grid’. In Year 5, there will be set ‘hand in’ days at the bottom which is the minimum requirement. Each task should be taken from a different row and column. The amount of time a child chooses to spend on a project is up to them. Please focus on the presentation!
After completing times tables and arithmetic on a Friday, children should choose an area that they would like to practice at home to help them improve their score each week.
- Spellings will be tested on Tuesdays.
- Spelling sentences (homework) are due in on Tuesdays. Please ensure these are written like Year 5 sentences using a range of punctuation and varied sentence structures. There is a prompt sheet in the front of your book to help you.
- Children are split into three groups: Miss Price 1, Miss Price 2 and Miss Chappell.