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Year 5

Autumn 2

Welcome back Year Five! I can’t wait to get stuck into this half term as we have so many wonderful topics and lessons to enjoy and learn from.

 

Our new RE topic is focusing on what it is like to be a Muslim in Britain today. We will be discovering what the five pillars of Islam are and how these affect Muslim’s lives. We will be dissecting each of these in more detail and thinking about their similarities with Christian beliefs. This is such an exciting and important topic for the children to be learning about and will ensure they have respect for people’s views that may be different to theirs.

 

Another new topic that we will begin this half term is our DT topic which is making sandals! We will look at existing products and draw annotated designs that the children will use to create their own pair of sandals! During the topic the children will experiment with how to join materials, decide which materials are fit for different jobs and how to finish products.

We will also carry on with some of the topics we began last half term: such as our topic of Waseley and the Stone Age!

 

If you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to ask me or arrange a meeting with me - my door is always open. You can also talk to me by sending in a letter or writing a note in a planner. I’m here to help.

Mr Homer and Mrs Nash

 

Autumn 1

 

Welcome to Year Five! It only feels like five minutes since I was welcoming you to Key Stage Two! I am so lucky to get to teach you all again and I am so excited about moving up to Year Five. We are going to have a fabulous year full of lots of fun, interesting new topics and lots of hard but rewarding work.

 

Our first history topic is all about Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We will be uncovering what it was like to live in these times, what advances happened that changed our ancestors’ lives and why these changes happened. At the end of the topic you will have to decide which age you think was the most influential on human kind and why, pitting your views against the rest of the class! Our art work will also link towards our history as we will be creating our own cave paintings using traditional materials!

In geography, we will be travelling to the Waseley Hills in a fun packed topic! In two groups you will either be arguing for or against the idea of building a wind farm on the site. You will need to conduct some field tests and use all your geographical knowledge in order to convince the board whether they should or shouldn’t build a wind farm. What a fantastic opportunity!

 

This year is going to be superb; as always all we ask is that you work hard, show plenty of enthusiasm and try your best. If you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to ask me or arrange a meeting with me - my door is always open. You can also talk to me by sending in a letter or writing a note in a planner. I’m here to help.

 

Mr Homer and Mrs Nash

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