Year 5



Year 5

Class Teacher: R Murray

Autumn Term

This term the children in Year 5 will be learning about problem solving and alternative ways of thinking in a theme called:

 Summer 1

This term the children in Year 5 will be learning about creative thinking and imaginary worlds without boundaries in a theme called ‘Enchanted Worlds’.

 Using our skills to explore our theme, we will be using texts and paintings to inspire our creative thinking and stretch our imaginations beyond reality. We will use a fictional report called ‘Tree Giants’, written by Pie Corbett, as well as Café la Nuit (a painting by Vincent Van Gogh).

As Readers we will be exploring styles of writing and effective language techniques- using the creative writing of others to help us analysis effects on the imagination.

As Mathematicians we will apply our calculation skills and knowledge in order to solve multi-step word problems. 

As Scientists we will be observing, predicting and investigating in order to learn about living things.

As Historians we will study the Maya civilisation, learning about their customs and traditions.

As Artists and Designers we will be inspired by Enchanted Worlds and create our own Tree Giant artwork, using watercolours. We will also create models of our own ‘Enchanted World’.

As Computing experts we will use PowerPoint to create a presentation about the Maya.

As Theologians we will study the teaching Hinduism and to try to understand how different members of our community make sense of the world around us.

As Philosophers we will endeavour to think about concepts beyond a stimulus. We will listen and respond respectfully to the ideas of others and justify our own opinions.