The Richmond School
Skegness
Year 5
​Please click here to read the Year 5 page from Autumn 2016.

Welcome to Year 5!

Welcome to the new term’s curriculum page. We hope this is going to be an exciting term with a lot of new learning opportunities for everyone.
Our topic this term is, ‘Wild Waters and Disasters’.  Our focus this term will be geography and we will be exploring physical geography and looking into what rivers are, how they are formed and where major rivers are located in the United Kingdom.  We will also look into some major disasters and how they are caused, this will be linked to studying weather and weather patterns.

This term in science we will be thinking about different materials and their major properties.  We will be doing a range of hands on activities to help children understand scientific properties and how they work. 
Despite the cold weather we will be taking trips to Skegness (it’s so bracing!) seafront in order to make observations about the weather, water and how the wind turbines are used.  These trips will tie into our creative arts, design technology, geography and science lessons.
 
Throughout the term we will be planning and raising money to buy a solar panel for our school in order to make more of a positive environmental impact. The children will be doing this during our PSHE lessons and we are going incorporate British Values into this task. 
Our​ focus for English will span from persuasive letters to narrative features. This term we will be reading The Wizard of Oz and we will be studying the story as well as the structure. Both the book and the film will serve as inspiration for our own work.
 
PE this term is taking place on a Monday afternoon so please ensure children come prepared with their complete indoor PE kit each week. Our outdoor PE will be OAA which will be incorporated into an activity day in the coming weeks (more information will be provided once bookings are confirmed).
 
In maths we are continuing to develop our understanding of place value and basic operations. We will also work on our problem solving and rational thinking.
 
Miss Chapman and Miss Showdra 

Newsletter

Year 5 Spring 2017.pdf
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