Year 5 LG & AL

Topic Overview Spring 1 Newsletter Term: Spring 1
Topic: Narnia

Our first topic this Spring will be ‘Narnia- The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe’. Within our English lessons we will be referring to the ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ books written by C.S Lewis. We will be creating character descriptions based on the ones which he created in his magical world through the wardrobe. We will also be creating our own Narnia/winter inspired poems. In Mathematics, we will continue to build upon our skills including telling the time, whilst solving a variety of number problems including subtraction, division and interpreting statistics. Within computing we will be creating our own movies and podcasts based on our class novel. This will include manipulating sounds and images to create a trailer.

Topic Overview Autumn 2 Newsletter Term: Autumn 2
Topic: 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: Cymru Gwyliau

Our topic for Autumn Term 1 will be 'Cymru 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.

As part of our topic based lessons we will 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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