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 table leaders

This half term, as a class, we have decided to appoint table leaders for the 5 table groups. If anybody wanted to be a table leader, they had to apply using an application form – explaining why they would make a good table leader and what they would bring to the class. After scanning applications ...

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Year 5 Guardian Trip!

This week, a third of the children in year 5 had the wonderful opportunity to visit The Guardian HQ in London. When we arrived, we stepped straight into our reporting mode. For 8 minutes, we held a news conference to discuss the main and current news stories from the wire with our partner. Once we ...

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Hummingbird Class – Tudor Dance

This term, Hummingbird class have been actively engaged in designing and performing their own Tudor group dances. We have explored the different movements and actions Tudors would have made, thinking about how clothing would have affected their dance styles. This was our final practice, as we voted for the best two groups in the class ...

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Interview of Macbeth…

In Year 5 this week, we have been reading Macbeth by William Shakespeare. We are looking at newspaper articles in English and in this lesson we interviewed each other as characters from Macbeth. We are yet to find out what happens following King Duncan’s death… Who will be accused? Who will become the next monarch?

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Parsloes Primary School
Spurling Road
Dagenham
Essex
RM9 5RH

Tel: 0208 270 4925

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