This term, our global theme is ‘Innovation’. Our core text is ‘Stormbreaker’ by Anthony Horowitz. This book, based on an innovative computer with a deadly twist, will not only captivate imaginations but allow our children to become innovative in their writing. In Literacy, we will explore and analyse key features in writing for the action-adventure genre. Using these techniques, children will then be tasked to write their own stories based around the spy theme.
In Maths, Year 5 will continue to focus on fractions and decimals. We will use our knowledge of multiplying and dividing by 10s, 100s and 1000s to find decimals and fractions. Concrete resources and pictorial representations will help to consolidate our existing knowledge in these areas. Using mathematical language, we will explain our reasoning in a number of problem-solving activities.
In addition, we will continue to focus on rapid recall of times tables to ensure a smooth transition into the Year 6 Maths curriculum. We have a number of class incentives running and children will be using the new iPads to participate in Arena battles in TT Rockstars. To ensure continuous progression in this area, we are encouraging all children to use this app at home, ideally for 15 minutes, 3 times per week, or whenever possible.
In History, we will be learning all about favelas in South America; exploring the way of life for people living in these communities and ways in which they are both resourceful and innovative in their everyday thinking.
In DT, we will become true innovators, designing, making and pitching our own products to provide solutions for problems that people in favelas may encounter.
In Computing, children will be using Purple Mash to create a film trailer for our spy movie. Using innovative techniques such as voice over and animations, children will be encouraged to consider their audience when producing their work.
In RE, children will consider if it is better to express your beliefs in arts and architecture or in charity and generosity.
For Reading, please continue to encourage your child to read at home for at least 10 minutes per day. If you do not have your Bug Club login details, please contact your child’s class teacher.