Welcome to Year 5. 

We are Chestnut Class!

The adults in Chestnut Class are Miss Drake and Mr Wilkinson.

What are we learning about this half term?

In Maths, we are developing our key skills in multiplication and division skills. By the end of the half term, we are aiming to be able to use long multiplication for 4 digit numbers by a 2 digit number and to use short division with remainders. 

In English, we are exploring the text Shackleton's Journey. Our initial hook will be to think about what items we would need in a rucksack to go on an adventure. We will then build up our grammar skills to be able to write a newspaper report. 

In Science, we are exploring the topic 'Properties and changes of materials'. We will be investigating the properties of a range of items, testing things such as solubility and flexibility. 

In RE, we will be thinking about 'What kind of king is Jesus?' We will think about what the kingdom of God means to us and look in detail at the words of the Lord's prayer. 

In PHSE, we are answering the question 'How can we help in an accident or emergency?' We will be learning basic first aid skills and learning about the work of St Johns Ambulance.

In Computing, we are exploring the importance of online safety. We will be thinking about how technology can affect our mental health positively and negatively. We will also learn about how to create a strong password and why this is so important. 

In Geography, we are answering the question 'What impact do humans have on our planet?' Our topic will be started with our Art project with art specialist Tony Bullock before we move on to learn about conserving resources, recycling and looking after our planet. 

At the end of this half term, we will be taking part in DT Dazzle Days baking a loaf of bread for an artisan bakery!

Take a look at our Curriculum Year Group Plan to find out what else we will be learning about in Year 5 this year. Remember you can find the knowledge organisers for each unit on class dojo – please share these with your children and discuss the key vocabulary!

Important Information:

PE: Thursday

Library: Wednesday

Spellings: Monday

Reading Books: Friday