Birchwood Grove CP School

 

 

 

Year Five 

 Autumn Term 2021

 It has been an absolute pleasure to see how engaged and excited year 5s have been these past weeks. We really enjoyed reading a book called ''The Promise''. The children observed their local environment and created collages about the values that are most important to them. We also spent some time appreciating trees and then writing poems about them. 

 

 

History

As we move on through the term we will be focusing on the following concepts as part of our curriculum; change, cause and consequence.  

The key question for this term is: ''Are human beings always in control?''

We will be linking this question when learning about the ancient Maya. Children will be researching their chosen topics and writing non-chronological reports about it. We will be creating print art, inspired by ancient Mayan hieroglyphics, comparing caste systems from around the world, and celebrating the ''Day of the Dead'' with Mexican food and music. 

                                

 

 

 At home

Please support your children at home with the homework provided weekly.

-Reading (a weekly sticker through Seesaw)

-Times Tables Rockstar (500 coins a week)

-Spelling Shed (set lists following spelling patterns looked at in school)

-A big make project (once a term)

-GPS task (set weekly on Seesaw)

Homework will be set on a Friday and will be checked on Thursdays. Homework club will be on Fridays after school- contact the school office if your child would like to join. Please let us know if you are having trouble with any logins. 

 

 Spring Term 2022

The year 5's have immersed themselves in the topic of Windrush this half term. We explored a big question: ''Must we contribute to belong?'' asking ourselves how we contribute in our school's community, and how the Caribbean people, also known as the Windrush generation, contributed to English society when they arrived.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In English we wrote in a role of a Windrush child and drafted persuasive letters to our friends to convince them to come to Britain. The children learnt a lot about the post war England and included their newly learnt information in their letters. 

 

In Art, we looked at Expressionism and how famous artists perceive themselves through self portraits and how it makes them feel like they belong. We explored Expressionism through photography (truisms, photomontage, etc.) and a variety of environments across the school. We learnt about the effect and impact our photography can have on other people, whilst understanding what it means to belong in our school.

    

 

Year 5's love Science and this half term we dove right into a topic of ''Animals, including humans''. Children were learning to describe different stages of human development and what happens to people when they reach old age. We created line graphs to show fetal growth in the prenatal stage, measured children's heights across the school and found out who grows fastest: girls or boys. Furthermore, we researched why people have grey hair when they get older and presented our findings to the class. 

    

 

 

 At home

Please support your children at home with the homework provided weekly.

-Reading (a weekly sticker through Seesaw)

-Times Tables Rockstar (500 coins a week)

-Spelling Shed (set lists following spelling patterns looked at in school)

-A big make project (once a term)

-GPS task (set weekly on Seesaw)

Homework will be set on a Friday and will be checked on Wednesdays. Homework club will be on Fridays after school- contact the school office if your child would like to join. Please let us know if you are having trouble with any logins. 

Help at home

GPS Map

100 Books to Read

Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spellings

Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spellings

Multiplication Square

Maths Fluency Sheets

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Oak Academy Key Stage 2 Lessons