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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

 

ART

 

Portraits - pupils focus on different areas of the face, developing their technique, and look at the work of local artist Pete McKee.
Greek Pottery - pupils create their own pottery designs linked to their history topic about the Ancient Greeks.  
African weaving - pupils create a piece of weaving using African designs and linked to our history topic about the Kingdom of Benin and the journey of Africans.

COMPUTING 

Pupils use the Purple Mash scheme of work and cover topics such as coding, online safety, spreadsheets and databases, game creator, modelling and concept mapping. We try to make links to other subjects where possible such as science, where we use a design program to design, create and make a 3-d model air resistant vehicle. 

DT 

Mechanical Systems - Pulleys or Gears - linked to the science unit on forces and the history topic on cuttlery making and grindstones, pupils create a mechanical system, using a pulley or gear system.
Food Technology - culture and seasonality - linked to the history topic of Ancient Greece, pupils learn about how, where and when seasonal crops are grown and create a dish based on Greek cuisine.
Frame Structures - pupils learn how to reinforce structures to make them strong and durable, they design and create their adventure playground using frame structures.

ENGLISH

 

Every classroom strives to create and uphold a strong writing culture. In Y5, children continue to develop their familiarity with a range of genres and styles and with discussing and identifying the audience and purpose of a piece of writing. Our writing sessions encourage learners to develop flexibility in making choices about effective vocabulary, grammar and punctuation. We consolidate the use of different grammatical structures and devices to build cohesive sentences, paragraphs and texts. In Y5, we develop children’s editorial skills, asking them to consider the effectiveness of the choices they have made about vocabulary and structure.

Genres covered in Y5 writing may include: diary entries, myths and legends, formal and informal letters and emails, poetry, science fiction narratives and non-chronological reports.

 

Click here for the programmes of study for English

 

GEOGRAPHY 

How does life in Sheffield compare with life in Sylhet? The pupils learn about the inhabitants of Sylhet and compare and contrast the human and physical aspects of geography.

HISTORY 

In Year 5, we go back in time to Ancient Greece, focusing on Greek life and the achievements during this period.  

 HISTOGRAPHY

In Year 5, we combine history and geography in two of our topics. We look at the history of  Sheffield and the impact of steel, linked to the spread of railways. Pupils also learn about the rivers of Sheffield and how the course of a river changes from source to mouth. Our second histography topic is The journey of Africans, where we dive into  the ancient kingdom of Benin and look at the impact of the slave trade. We will also investigate the human and physical geography of this area.

 

MATHS

 

Areas of study include:

  • Number; number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and fractions (including decimals and percentages)
  • Measurement
  • Geometry; properties of shapes, position and direction
  • Statistics

 

Click here for the programmes of study for Key Stage 1 and 2. 

 

MFL – SPANISH

 

Recycling and expanding vocabulary from Y3 and Y4; directions; common places (post office, supermarket, library etc); asking and explaining where something is; more food items; ordering in a restaurant; simple connectives (but, too, and etc).

Children fine-tune listening skills by listening to a native speaker having simple conversations. They are also encouraged to use a bilingual dictionary to experiment with. 

MUSIC 

Music is taught through the Charanga scheme of work. Pupils learn a range of skills through different pieces of music, such as:
Living on a Prayer, Make You Feel My Love, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Dancing in the Street - singing and playing instruments
Classroom Jazz
Christmas Carols

PE 

Children build on their experiences in the previous year groups for gymnastics and dance, creating more complicated routines and movements as well as building a greater understanding of games involving balls, nets, courts, teams and specific sports such as basketball, hockey and cricket. Athletics plays a big part in the children's learning in preparation for the district athletics competition in the summer.

 

Recycling and expanding vocabulary from Y3 and Y4; directions; common places (post office, supermarket, library etc); asking and explaining where something is; more food items; ordering in a restaurant; simple connectives (but, too, and etc).

Children fine-tune listening skills by listening to a native speaker having simple conversations. They are also encouraged to use a bilingual dictionary to experiment with.

 

Autumn 1 - athletics; swimming

Autumn 2 - gymnastics; swimming

Spring 1 - dodgeball; swimming

Spring 2 - dance; hockey

Summer 1 - yoga, volleyball

Summer 2 - OAA; cricket

 

RSHE 

Mental Wellbeing (Health and Wellbeing) – pupils learn about recognising and managing their feelings.
First Aid - pupils learn how to call for help during an emergency, details to give on a 999 call, in addition to some basic first aid for dealing with bleeding from a wound. 
Online Safety – pupils learn about sharing personal information, online protection, consent, stranger danger, bias and the digital media.
Physical Health (Health and Wellbeing) - pupils learn about life routines, healthy eating and hygiene.
Friendship (Relationships) - pupils learn about different types of friendships, anti-bullying, stereotypes and keeping and maintaining friendships healthy.
Family (Relationships) - pupils learn about different types of families and what makes a family, relationships within families and family diversity.
Living in the wider world (Community) – pupils learn about the make-up of their community, belonging, how to help others, prejudice and finances.
Development and Puberty (Growing Up) - pupils look at how their bodies change, personal hygiene and get ready for the next chapter of their lives (linked to the science curriculum). 

RE 

We follow the Discovery scheme of work for RE. Y5 focus on two religions:

Sikhism (Beliefs into action, beliefs and moral values and prayer and worship)
Christianity (Christmas, Easter and beliefs and practices) 

SCIENCE  

Forces
Earth and space
Animals including humans
Properties of materials
Living things and their habitats

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