For the Autumn term our focus is a history based topic on Ancient Egypt with the question 'Are great Leaders Born or Made?' as a stimulus. If any of you have any expertise that you would be willing to share in this area please let us know. The learning throughout this topic will include art based activities in addition to the history focus.
In English, we will be reading the book Varjak Paw written by J F Said. This will be a reading and writing stimulus throughout the term to include a variety of writing genres. Later on in the term the book we will use a 'hook' is Secrets of a Sun King written by Emma Carroll.
In Maths we are studying numbers to a million - rounding , reading and writing them. We then move onto addition and subtraction for a couple of weeks and finish the half term with statistics. All of the topics will include reasoning and problem solving activities. Each week each child will have an allocated time to practise on Times Tables Rockstars to continue the progress that has been made by the children who use this regularly at home and at school.
The Science unit that we begin with is Living things and Their Habitats where the children will learn about the life cycles of different types of animals and plants.
In RE we will be looking at Exploring Values.
We are looking forward to a busy term.
Mrs Parnell and Mr Khan (The Year 5 Team)