Year 5 BC & TB

Topic Overview Autumn 2 Newsletter Term: Autumn 2
Topic: Blast Off

Our topic for Autumn Term 2 will be 'Blast Off!' Within our English lessons we will be looking closely at the text Cosmic; one giant leap for all boy-kind by Frank Cottrell Boyce. This will form the focus of our English lessons and we will use this to create detailed setting and character descriptions and will also create a diary entry from a characters point of view to describe a day in space. In Mathematics, we will continue to build upon our mathematical skills including looking at telling the time and also solving a variety of number problems; from subtracting and dividing to interpreting statistics. As part of our topic based lessons we will hold a class debate as to whether the moon landing was real or a hoax, discuss a range of theories as to how the world began and we will also explore the Earth, sun and moon through our geography and science lessons.

Topic Overview Autumn 1 Newsletter Term: Autumn 1
Topic: Cyrmu Gwyliau

Our topic for Autumn Term 1 will be 'Cyrmu Gwyliau' based on Welsh holidays and adventures. Within our English lessons we will be looking closely at the text: The Mountain of Adventure written by Enid Blyton. This will form the focus of our English lessons and we will use this to create detailed setting and character descriptions in order to write our own adventure story. We will also study journalistic writing and create a newspaper report. In Mathematics, we will be developing our knowledge of place value, multiplication and division and also discussing shape and fractions.

In Year 5, it is extremely important that ALL multiplication facts can be recalled and recited as multiplication links with many other areas of the maths curriculum. Extra homework will therefore be set for those children that are not confident with these. As part of our topic based lessons we look closely at how and why coastlines around the world have changed over time, explain the links Wales has to other parts of the world and we will design and make a healthy seaside snack. In Science lessons, our focus will be on properties and changes of materials, including separating mixtures and reversible and irreversible changes.

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