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Term 1 - Pharaohs

Term 2 - Stargazers

Term 3 - Alchemy Island

Term 4 - Beast Creator

Term 5 - Princes, Peasants and Pestilence

Term 6 - Time Traveller



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Term 6 - Time Traveller

To kick off our Time Traveller topic perfectly, we all visited Belton House; a house built to impress with its large rooms, beautiful architecture and impressive gardens. The house was built in the 1680s and was lived in by the Brownlow family up until the early 1980s. The children got a lot of perspective in terms of how the rich would have lived back then, but were also able to experience the hardships of the poor by getting the opportunity to be servants or maids whilst at the house. What a fantastic way to start a term!

 

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Term 5 - Peasants, Princes and Pestilence

After two weeks off, Year 5 came back to meet a new character...Pestilence. The Black Death personified. A gruesome topic to kick-start the summer term! The first day back in school, we researched the Siege of Kaffa, which many historians believe to be a major influence for the Black Death's spread into Europe. We recreated the recounts using iPads to make our own films and versions.

Mr Price had to remind the children that it was time when lots of bad things were happening as many of the videos seemed quite happy. It appeared they were having too much fun pretending to be rats or plague ridden bodies being dropped into the ocean!

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Term 4 - Beast Creator - Bugtopia!

Creepy crawlies and things that make your skin crawl! Anything with 6 or more legs, or none, are what we're looking at this term! Children thoroughly enjoyed their time at Bugtopia, saw lots of exotic and interesting animals and even got the opportunity to handle hissing cockroaches, crested geckos and even a royal python!

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Term 3 - Alchemy Island

This term was unbelievable! We found a portal; a real one! In our school! We couldn't believe it at first, but then things got stranger and stranger. We started our adventure in our classroom but ended up in the strangest of places, Alchemy Island!

We learned all about the strange landscapes and features of this magical place and its different resources. In particular, we managed to learn about the different properties of gold and why it is so coveted!

During our English this term, we wrote our own adventure stories oriented all around travelling through a portal and exploring a new world. Our imaginations ran wild and we wrote the most fantastic pieces of fiction, but nothing could prepare us for our long arduous journey across the island, where we wrote about our voyage from the Ancient Citadel all the way to the Fountain of Gold.

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Term 2 - Stargazers Journey

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.

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