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Year 5 - Chile

Year 5 Tri Golf

Last week Year 5 received a visit from Shepway Sports Trust and took part in an afternoon of Tri Golf activities.

The children had to use power and accuracy to aim the golf balls and score points.

We certainly have some budding golfers in the making!


Term 3

Roots to Food

The children got be real chefs for the morning! We made a dish from scratch, using simple but delicious ingredients.

The children made orange infused meatballs and prepped the vegetables for a chow mein, before creating a delicious stir fry!

Hopefully the children will now feel empowered to try cooking this dish at home for the family!

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We have been learning about multiplication and statistics in maths.

The children have been learning which table or graph is most appropriate for different sets of data as well as collecting their own data through PE.
We also took part in a maths trail and maths/PE circuit using our multiplication, division, factors, multiples and rounding skills.

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We have been looking at the text, Wolf Brother, and using descriptive writing to predict the next part of the story. We used drama to show the characters' emotions as well as thinking about different uses of speech.



In PE we have been learning different gymnastics skills such as: jumping, travelling, counter balancing and different types of rolls, which we will be putting in to a sequence next week. Year 5 have also been learning how to play volleyball and have been applying these skills to the Inter-House Volleyball competition.




Maths Week

This week was all about Maths! 

We used Maths in all our learning throughout the week, and even took part in special maths quizzes during assemblies.

Maths PE circuit

We tallied up our scores, multiplied them using our 6 - 12 times tables, then determined how many factors the product had and whether it was a prime or composite number.


Maths Trail

We had to find clues that had been hidden all over the KS1 & KS2 playground and use our problem solving skills to find the answer, which gave us a letter to a maths anagram!





Term 2

Term 2 

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

Gingerbread Houses

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?



Greek Workshop

A fabulous workshop based on Ancient Greece from Living History Workshops: 

The class had a wonderful day, acting out the life of an Athenian or Spartan for the day and produced some wonderful writing in the first person the next day.




Term 5 Homework Grid

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Homework Heroes

We have had some amazing pieces of homework handed in so far this term; from book reviews, to Tudor fact files, to still life portraits.

Here are a few of the pieces that have come in so far:


Harry Potter Book Review by Aiden-James


Maths Multiplication Game by Harrison


Tudor Fact File by Khloe


Still Life Portraits by Aydin and Jin Hui


Percy Jackson and the Lightning Theif Book Review by Sam


SMART Internet Poster by Halime


More Maths Games!

Use Hit The Button to improve your multiplication and division skills, including square numbers.

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How well do you know your multiples up to 12x?

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Use the loop cards to find the multiplication facts, doubles, halves, rounding to 100 facts and decimals to 1 whole - mega maths!

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Can you find all the factors of the numbers?

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Play basketball and find the value of the diennes.

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Homework Games

Use these websites to help practise your maths and reading skills.

Click on the images to go to the websites

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Term 1 Homework Grid

Term 1 Homework Grid

    Dymchurch Curriculum MapYear 5 - Chile
    Full English (Reading and Writing) and Maths curriculum details can be found in the Docs tab above
    Term 1 & 2Term 3 & 4Term 5 & 6
    Kings & Queens
    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 question about paying taxes, healing Miracles


    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 Multi Sports
    Handball & Gymnastics
    Swimming & Gymnastics 
     Hockey and Dance
     Tag Rugby 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

     Unit 5.1

    Developing an interactive game

    Unit 5.2

    Cracking codes

     Unit 5.3

    Fusing geometry and art

    Unit 5.4

    Creating a web page about cyber safety

     Unit 5.5

    Sharing experiences and opinions

     Unit 5.6

    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
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