Mrs Begum

About Year 5

During the year we undertake a number of exciting IPC units which cover a broad range of topics such as; the solar system, renewable energy, living and growing as well as the art and history of different cultures around the world. We will also be exploring where our feelings and emotions come from and how they may affect us.
 
 
To support learning, we organise events and educational visits for the pupils, such as visiting a Tudor House and partaking in a video conference with The National Space Centre.
 
 
We hope your child will have a fun and hard-working year with us in Owl, Hummingbird and Robin Class! Please see our class blogs for more information.

Mr Bruce

Miss Beckett

Year 5

As part of our English curriculum we study a range of texts and genres of writing, including Romeo and Juliet and The Highwayman. In Maths lessons we will be learning key skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, angles, fractions, decimals and percentages as well as problem solving and data handing.

 

All children in Year 5 have a fantastic opportunity to learn how to play an instrument with a Specialist Music Teacher. Pupils can continue this into Year 6.

 

We hope your child will have a fun and hard-working year with us in Year 5! Please see our class blogs for more information.

 

For further information you can view our Curriculum here.

The IPC Units for the Autumn term are the Time Tunnel and Mission to Mars.

 

The core texts are Author Focus: Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet / Macbeth as well as The Chicken Gave it to Me / A Christmas Carol.
In English we will be looking at Older Literature / Dramatic Conventions / Recounts. In Science Pupils will learn: About the planets in our solar system, about mass and weight, and the effects of gravity, how to grow seeds and plants, and choose those that will be suitable for Mars, how to identify a living organism, about different energy sources and how to choose the best energy source/s for our Mars shelter.

 

To look at a full list then click here.

The IPC Units for the Spring term are Myths and Legends and Making Things Go.

 

The core texts are Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady / The Highwayman.
In English we will be looking at Traditional Stories, Fables, Myths and Legends / Classic and Narrative Poems / Choral and Performance. In Science Pupils will learn: Pupils will learn: About different kinds of energy, how to make a solar oven, which materials absorb and reflect energy, making a rubber-band car, making a balloon rocket, making a lemon battery and about ways of making energy savings.

 

To look at a full list then click here.

The IPC Units for the Autumn term are Express Yourself and Living and Growing.

 

The core texts are Letters to Leah / When Jessie Came Across the Sea and Tadpole’s Promise / Dr Xargles.
In English we will be looking at Recounts / Poetic Style / Choral and Performance. In Science Pupils will learn: Pupils will learn: If feelings come from the heart or the brain and if animals have feelings and emotions.

 

To look at a full list then click here.

Year 5 Latest Blog

Hummingbird Class – Science investigations

This week, we have been exploring the effects of gravity and air resistence in science. We have explored the link bewteen mass (kg) and weight (N) and took part in two different investigations that helped us really understand these forces. First, we used Newton Metres to measure the mass (kg) of an object and then ...

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Gravity – how is it measured?

Year 5 have been using Newton Metres to measure the gravity (weight) of objects with different mass (kg) to see if there is a pattern between the gravity and mass. Ask the Year 5s what they discovered and see if they can explain the pattern!

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Solar System diorama

Year 5 have been busy creating their version of the solar system using a diorama. The children carefully followed the instructions and made their orrery to which they attached the planets. A great effort was made by all the children and we saw some excellent team work too.

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Parsloes Primary Annual Christmas Bazaar

Yes, that’s right! It’s already that time of year again. Massive thank you to all those staff and children involved in the run up to the Christmas Bazaar. We hope you all had an amazing time with lots of festive cheer. Here are just a few snapshots from the day’s events…

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Address Details

Parsloes Primary School
Spurling Road
Dagenham
Essex
RM9 5RH

Tel: 0208 270 4925

E-mail: office@parsloes.bardaglea.org.uk