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Year 5 - Attenborough Class

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Attenborough Class

Class teacher: Mrs Mupita

Learning Assistant: Miss Folmer, Miss Dawson and Miss Byrne

 

This term:

In Year 5, we deliver the National Curriculum as well as following the whole school STEAM curriculum.

This term our STEAM focus is Technology and we will be answering the question is ‘Can I design and build a structure using my knowledge and understanding of historical periods?’

Through our project, the children will use their knowledge of forces and different mechanisms to overcome them to make a mechanical device which will move water inspired by the Ancient Egyptians.

Curriculum 

STEAM  

This term our STEAM focus is Technology and we will be answering the question ‘can I design and build a structure using my knowledge and understanding of historical periods?’. 

Through our project, the children will use their knowledge of forces and different mechanisms to overcome them to make a mechanical device which will move water inspired by the Ancient Egyptians. 

Maths 

Composition and calculation: tenths, hundredths and thousandths 

Addition and subtraction: money 

Negative numbers: counting, comparing and calculating 

Writing 

Balanced argument writing to answer the question, “Do ancient Egyptian artefacts belong in British museums?” 

Writing a summary of a playscript by William Shakespeare 

Poems that use word play 

Computing 

We will look at how a flat-file database can be used to organise data in records. We will use tools within a database to order and answer questions about data and then create graphs and charts from our data to help solve problems. We will also use a real-life database to answer a question and present our work to others.   

HRE 

We will learn: 

  • about how hygiene routines change during the time of puberty, the importance of keeping clean and how to maintain personal hygiene 

  • to identify personal strengths, skills, achievements and interests and how these contribute to a sense of self-worth  

  • the importance of perceived failures, the negative impacts of perfectionism, how to reframe negative thinking 

  • reasons for following and complying with regulations and restrictions (including age restrictions, curfews); how they promote personal safety and wellbeing with reference to social media, television programmes, films, games and online gaming, buying restricted items such as games, cigarettes, medicines  

  • about the importance of taking medicines correctly and using household products safely, (e.g. following instructions carefully) 

  • assessing and managing risks, including situations when a risk can be ‘fun’, and how to notice ‘fun’ becoming dangerous. (e.g. playing dares etc., playing without supervision)  

  • about hazards (including fire risks) that may cause harm, injury or risk in the home and what they can do reduce risks and keep safe  

  • how to identify situations that may require the emergency services  

  • how to contact the emergency services 

  • strategies for keeping safe in the local environment or unfamiliar places (rail, water, road) and firework safety; safe use of digital devices when out and about  

  • about the importance of keeping personal information private; strategies for keeping safe online, including how to manage requests for personal information or images of themselves and others; what to do if frightened or worried by something seen or read online and how to report concerns (e.g. to Childline, the police), inappropriate content and contact (consent); what can constitutes inappropriate content (e.g. images/videos, others’ personal information) 

Music 

This unit is focused around one song: Livin' On A Prayer and take an integrated approach to music where games, the dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch etc), singing and playing instruments are all linked. As well as learning to sing, play, improvise and compose with this song, children will listen and appraise other classic rock songs. 

MFL 

“All about me”.  We will learn to understand and follow instructions, name parts of the body, identify colours and say what we are wearing.  

PE 

Swimming 

Gymnastics: we will focus on being able to travel, roll and jump as well as performing balances on and off apparatus 

RE 

This term we will: 

  • explain Christian beliefs about free will 

  • explain how Christian beliefs about free will affect their daily life 

  • explain Christian beliefs about sin