Year 5

Topic Overview Spring 1 Newsletter Term: Spring 1
Topic: Vicious Vikings

Our first topic for the Spring Term is the 'Vicious Vikings.' Within our English lessons we will be basing our reading and writing around the text 'How to train your Dragon' by Cressida Cowell. We will be creating an explanation text about how to become a Viking and will be looking closely at Viking myths and legends in order to create our own mini saga. Our topic lessons will closely focus on history, studying what Britain was like before and after the Viking invasion, laws and justice during the Viking era and we will also explore why King Alfred was dubbed 'Alfred the Great'. Within our Design and Technology lessons we will be designing, creating and testing the best materials for a Viking Longboat and through our computing lessons we will try to create a Viking God and Goddess podcast.

Topic Overview Autumn 2 Newsletter Term: Autumn 2
Topic: Narnia

Our topic for Autumn Term 2 will be 'Narnia -The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe'. Within our English lessons we will be looking closely at the Narnia Chronicles; written by C.S Lewis. We will be describing the characters that he created and the magical world through the wardrobe. We will also create our own Narnia/Winter inspired poetry. 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. Within our computing lessons, we are going to try to create our very own movie trailer, complete with sound effects and a variety of images.

Topic Overview Autumn 1 Newsletter Term: Autumn 1
Topic: Blast Off

Our topic for Autumn Term 1 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 be developing our knowledge of place value, multiplication and division and also discussing shape and fractions. We will also be taking a trip to Leicester Space Centre to bring our topic to life!

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