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Term 2 - Stargazers Journey

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Stargazers

Journey through space – the final frontier! Let’s take a trip to the stars, planets and suns and discover the amazing wonders of the night sky. During this half term, we’ll read information texts to find out about the Solar System and the Sun, using mnemonics to help us remember the facts. We’ll make a Solar System and investigate the cycle of day into night. We’ll learn about Galileo, the ‘father’ of modern astronomy and his famous astronomical discoveries. Taking on the roles of the planets, we’ll use movement to demonstrate the motions of the planets and moons. We’ll research the Moon landing and create a newspaper report on this as well as writing our own science fiction narrative. Then we’ll make a space shuttle or satellite, testing the materials for durability, and we’ll program toys to explore a lunar landscape.

  

Maths In Term 2

Year 5 will be taught to use formal methods for the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They will use their knowledge of rounding from the previous term to check their answers. This knowledge will aid them in solving multi-step problems. In addition, Year 5 will learn to multiply and vide numbers and decimals by different powers of ten.

Term 1 - Pharaohs

Pharaohs

Let’s travel back 5000 years to ancient Egypt, cruising along the Nile and entering a world of mysteries, curses and mummies. This half term, we are going to learn first-hand about the gruesome, yet fascinating, process of mummification. We’ll write a report about Howard Carter’s famous discovery and use different sources to research Tutankhamun’s tomb. We’ll also consider whether it was right to open Tutankhamun’s tomb, or whether it should have been left as it was. Our work will inspire us to write some exciting Egyptian mystery stories and non-fiction books and the internet will provide us with information to make fact files. We’ll draw Egyptian artefacts in detail, focusing on symbols and design features. Studying historical sources will help us learn more about the Pharaohs, the Egyptian gods and ancient religious beliefs. We’ll find out about the food that was eaten at the time, make some Egyptian bread and use recycled materials to build model tombs.

Numeracy

In Term 1, Year 5 will be investigating number systems by learning to convert Roman numerals up to 1000 as well as reading, writing, comparing and ordering numbers up to 1 000 000. Additionally, Year 5 will learn to round numbers to the nearest powers of ten before rounding, ordering and comparing decimal numbers. Year 5 will begin to develop their understanding of patterns when learning about factors, multiples, prime numbers as well as using squared and cubed numbers.

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