Class Teacher

Class Teacher

Miss Weeks

Class HLTA

Class HLTA

Mrs Moore

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mrs Dhorijawala

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mr Jones

Class 5W curriculum

Winter term

Art – As artists we will study:

  • Use paint to respond to the work of Chris Ofili.
  • Compare ideas, methods and approaches in Fauvism.
  • Produce a reduction print block using Print Press.

Computing – We will:

  • Debug, improve and create games using coding.
  • Understand the importance of online safety and how to remain safe online.

Design Technology – As designers we will:

  • Develop our knowledge in nutrition and cooking skills.
  • Enhance our knowledge in how baking has changed and enhanced over the years as well as building on our recipe skills.

Frenchas linguists we will be learning about:

  • ‘Bon appétit, bonne santé’ meaning healthy eating.
  • ‘je suis le musician’ meaning I am the Music Man.

English – As writers and communicators we will:

  • Understand and compare character’s personalities and intentions.
  • Write a character description.
  • Describe a setting.
  • Write a diary entry from Karl’s perspective.
  • Use drama to demonstrate our understanding of the text.

Geography: We will:

  • Identify, describe and locate some of the world’s highest mountains.
  • Know what a mountain is and how it is formed.
  • Explore some famous people who have climbed mountains.
  • Learn about endangered animal and plant species that live on a mountain.
  • Compare mountain ranges across the world.

HistoryAs historians we will study the struggle between the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons for the Kingdom of England:

  • Who were the Anglo-Saxons and how did they influence our lives today?
  • What evidence do we have today that the Anglo-Saxons were here in the first place?
  • Which Anglo-Saxon Christian symbols remain with us today?
  • How did the Anglo-Saxons bring law and order to Britain?
  • Who were the famous Anglo-Saxons and why was Alfred ‘so great’?

Mathematics – As mathematicians we will:

  • Read, write, order and compare numbers up to one million. Round numbers to the nearest multiple of powers of ten. Read Roman numerals up to M.
  • Use a range of mental calculation strategies to add and subtract integers. Illustrate and explain the written method of column addition and subtraction. Select efficient calculation strategies.
  • Complete, read and interpret data presented in line graphs. Read and interpret timetables including calculating intervals.
  • Identify multiples and factors. Investigate prime numbers. Multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000. Illustrate and explain formal multiplication and division strategies.
  • Investigate area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes. Estimate area of nonrectilinear shapes.

Music – This term our music is focused around ‘How does music bring us together?’

  • In this unit, we ask ‘How Does Music Bring Us Together?’ as an entry point for the broad Social Theme of ‘Music Is a Peacebuilder and Friendmaker’. Aside from peace and friendship, this theme is relevant to learning topics such as kindness, responsibility, charity and diplomacy.

P.E. – As athletes we will:

  • Develop our balance, coordination, agility and stamina as gymnasts.
  • Develop our passing and dribbling skills in hockey.
  • Develop our water confidence and be aware of how to be safe in the water.

R.E. – As theologians we will:

  • Know the story of Creation and the Fall in Genesis and think about its meaning.
  • Know why God made us.
  • Know that God calls us for care of creation.
  • Know about individuals who inspire us to respect creation.
  • Know and appreciate the purpose of the Ten Commandments.
  • Understand that the Commandments are a gift from God to help us.
  • Reflect on the birth of Jesus.

RPSHEAs we are continuing to develop we will:

  • Look at crime, how to recognise it and what to do if we see it happening.
  • Discuss identities and what makes our identity.

Science – As scientists we will study living things and their habitats. This will include :

  • Describing the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, amphibian, insect and a bird.
  • Describing plant sexual and asexual reproduction.
  • Comparing life cycles of plants and animals from around the world.
  • Investigate the role of naturalists.

Our Class Blog

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Our New Library

St Paulinus Primary School has launched its new library! The children enjoy their moment of escapism and take advantage to choose their own book and read or share a book with their friends. .     

Year 5 Fashion Week

Voici notre travail - Here is our work Nos enfants travaillent très dur dans la classe française Our children work very hard during the French class .  

Character descriptions ……….

As we are writing a character's description, the children were asked to empathise with objects and as a group, pretended to be this object. This developed their team skills and allowed them to think laterally about how to use all children to form one object.  ...

Is the earth round ?

Our topic this half term is Earth and Space. The children looked at various cards and looked for the evidence of whether the earth is flat or spherical as in the olden days people were sceptical about it.

Problem Solving

As part of their problem solving skills activities, the children were asked to solve a Tangram using rounding - as this is our topic. They worked in pairs and had to use their knowledge as well as their ability to think ahead to form a rhombus with the correct sides...

Drama Workshop

Year 5 received the visit of a Drama group who spent an hour with the class. They discovered the art of freeze-frame and used their deductive skills to empathise with the characters. The children had fun taking part and relating to different cultures. .

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