Year 5 - Chile
Term 2 was an incredibly busy term for Year 5! We learnt about forces, biomes, basketball, figurative language, persuasive writing, data & statistics, Sonia Delaunay's artwork in our curriculum.
We also made gingerbread houses for the Christmas Fayre, explored forces in science, sang carol at the Old Rectory, took at trip on the RHDR to New Romney and performed a carol concert in St Nicholas' Church & performed our Christmas play, The Magic Jigsaw, at St Paul & St Peter's Church.
The children have been learning about data and statistics in maths. We have been collecting and presenting our own data and discussing the best way to present it. We found that our PE circuit needed to be presented in a table as there were too many units of measure to present it in a graph.
DT & Maths
We worked in pairs to design our houses, using many maths and DT skills over the two days.
We developed our skills further in basketball, with some of the class going on to represent the school at the Shepway Sports Trust & School Games basketball tournaments, taking 1st, 2nd & 3rd place across the two events.
We have been learning Christmas songs with Danny from Kent Music since Term 1 and this term we took a trip on the RHDR (picking us up from the school field) and went to St Nicholas' Church in New Romney, where the children performed a carol concert to the Mayor and their parents along with Greatstone school.
In science we explored different forces and how they influence how we live our lives. We tested streamline shapes, air resistance (with parachutes) and forces in everyday activities such as running, jumping, basketball and hockey.
Our persuasive adverts for the latest broomsticks. Can you find our rhetorical questions, persuasive adjectives, incentives and slogans?
Our Potter Poems using figurative language. Which metaphors and similes have been used most effectively?
Welcome to Year 5!
In history, we have been learning about Ancient Greece and how the Greeks influenced modern society.
We learnt about the two main city states, Sparta and Athens, and the differences between the two states. We have also found out the different roles of men and women in society during ancient greek times and the difference in roles for women in Sparta and Athens.
Check back next week after our 'Greek Workshop Day' with Living History Workshops!
As part of our homework challenge, Dan, Halime, Ruby and Sam made Greek bread and honey cake as one of their courses for their Greek menu.
The bread was delicious with dips, and the cake was very sweet!
In maths we have been learning about place value including 6 digit numbers and rounding to 100,000.
We also used our multiplication knowledge in a PE circuit. We tallied up our points, then multiplied it by either 4, 6, 7, 8 or 9 to find the total points for that station - it was great fun!
This week we have been learning about Earth and Space - it's been out of this world!
Making a scaled model of the solar sytem using ratio, division and measuring.
Recording shadows and angles at different times of the day.
Creating phases of the moon
In PE we have been learning how to play the invasion game netball. We have been practising our different passes including: bounce pass, shoulder pass and chest pass. We have also had to learn how to pivot so that we can pass the ball to our team mates.
|Dymchurch Curriculum Map||Year 5 - Chile|
|Full English (Reading and Writing) and Maths curriculum details can be found in the Docs tab above|
|Term 1 & 2||Term 3 & 4||Term 5 & 6|
|TOPIC||Europe||Kings & Queens||Rainforests|
|Science|| Earth and Space
||Forces|| Animals inc Humans
|| Properties and changes of materials
|| All living things
Geographical similarities and differences between UK, European county and North/South America.
Locate world's countries, using maps - focus on Europe.
Local study - Use fieldwork to observe measure record and report features of local area. Sketch maps
Climate zones, biomes, vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and Earthquakes.
Latitude, Longitude, Equator, Hemisphere, Capricorn, Cancer
|History||Ancient Greece - Greek Life, achievements and influences on western world
|| A study of British history: Tudors, Monarchs
||A non-European society contrasting with British history: Aztecs, Mayans
Birth; Birthdays; Bar/Bat Mitzvah; Marriage, death, death rituals
Ceremonies, Confirmation, Marriage, Funerals - Christmas
Jesus and Authority Trouble with the Sabbath
The world wide church
The journey of life, Birth, Marriage, Death/Life after Death Pentecost
Living a Moral Life
Stories with a moral and examples in everyday life
Food - cleaning, hygiene, cutting using a small knife, grating, making salads
Food - Taste and talk
Textiles - Applique
Food - Following a simple savoury recipe, finding ingredients in cupboard/fridge
|Food - measuring, planning a health family meal
Mechanisms - Cam mechanics
Construction - nets of shapes, cutting and scoring
|Art|| Collage - variety of materials
Printing - screen printing
Drawing - felt tip and metallic pens
Drawing - observation, different pencil grades for effect, still life portrait
Textiles - fabrics - fraying, kotting, plaiting, dyeing
3D - Paper mache sculpture
Painting - inks
|PE||Netball and Hockey
||Handball & Gymnastics
||Pop Lacrosse and Dance
|| Tag Rugby and Gymnastics
|| Swimming and Kwik Cricket
|| Athletics (hurdles, long jump, relay, javelin) & Rounders
|Music||Appraising - describe, compare and evaluate using the elements
||Composing - develop ideas with reference to musical elements, suggest impovements
||Singing/performing - improvise melodic and rhythmic phrases as part of a group performance
Developing an interactive game
Fusing geometry and art
Creating a web page about cyber safety
Sharing experiences and opinions
Creating a virtual space
|PSHE|| New Beginnings
|| Say no to bullying
|| Good to be me
|| Getting on and falling out
||Going for goals
||Relationships & Changes