Our topic this half term is 'Allotment'.Let’s grow! A crispy carrot, a luscious lettuce or a tasty tomato. Dig deep and put your back into it, making your own tubs and planters and nurturing your greens. Harvest your crops and make soups and dishes of seasonal foods that taste delicious. Learn about farms and where foods come from. Writing reports of worldwide produce. Discover which allotments are closest to your school and open the door to the secret garden. Then establish your own farmer’s market, harvesting your crops and selling local produce. Include garden crafts and work out your prices, be sure to make a profit, not a loss! After all that hard work, have your fingers gone green?
During this half-term the children will be developing their non-fiction writing skills by looking at the first novel in the Alex Rider series. They will be developing their knowledge of the story and then working on their explanation skills as they begin to explain how the gadgets work. They will then create their own gadget, which they have to explain to their peers. Following on from this, the children will be looking at non-chronological reports as a way to present information about spies and what their job involves. They will also be developing their understanding of grammar and Standard English.
Year 5 will continue to refine their paragraphing, dialogue and comma usage as well as be introduced to brackets and dashes.
During this term, we will be applying our knowledge from Spring 2. In maths, the children will be recapping our place value knowledge and applying this to 6 digit numbers. They will continue to develop their conversion between fractions, percentages and decimal skills. Additionally, they will convert between imperial and metric measures. We also work on co-ordinates and translation of shapes.
Then we will focus area and perimeter. As well as developing their knowledge of cubing numbers and learn how to apply this to volume and investigating this.
Our KIRF this half term is to know all prime numbers to 100.