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Castleton Primary School and Children's Centre

'Unlocking Potential'

Year 5

Autumn One Term

We have had a brilliant first half term in Year 5. It all kicked off with a great residential at Boggle Hole on the East Coast. The children’s attitude was superb and we were really proud of them all. 
We have been exploring the story of Room 13 in our English work and we have worked hard in maths at developing our place value knowledge and our addition and subtraction skills. 
In science, we have been learning all about Space. In Geography, we have been learning about the coastline.
Well done to everyone in Year 5 for all your hard work this half term. 

Autumn Two Term

Welcome back to Spring term. We hope you had a lovely holiday and we are really looking forward to some exciting learning in the coming weeks. 
Spring term learning:
  • English- suspense stories
  • Reading- Oliver Twist/ new reading challenge 
  • Maths- fractions and decimals 
  • Science- materials and their properties 
  • Geography- North America 
  • Art- sculpture 
  • PSHE- feeling safe 
  • Computing- presenting 
Homework will continue to be reading 3 times a week and completing TT Rockstars battles. Children can sign their own planner if they can read independently. 
PE has changed for 5A to Tuesday (indoor) and Friday (outdoor). PE is still on Monday and Friday for 5B. 
Thanks for your continued support. 

Spring One Term

We’ve made it to the end of Spring 1! Over the past 7 weeks, the children have had fantastic opportunities in their learning.
In English, we have written spectacular suspense stories. 
In Maths, we have been focusing on multiplication, division and fractions. 
In Science, we have completed 5 different experiments on our topic: Materials and their Properties.  
In Reading, we have read and completed our reading journals on a retelling of Oliver Twist. This also created opportunities to explore Victorian Britain. 
In addition to all of this, we have learnt about feeling safe in PSHE, North America in Geography, special places in R.E and Barbara Hepworth sculptures in Art. We have played dodgeball during outdoor P.E and practised gymnastics skills during indoor P.E. 
We are looking forward to more exciting learning opportunities in Spring 2!

Spring Two Term

Year 5 had a busy half term in Spring 2. Our highlights were learning about the Golden Temple in India during our RE lessons as we tasted lots of lovely food! (Many thanks to all those who helped with this at home.) We also had a wonderful workshop about pilgrims.  We also learnt all about how plants reproduce. I hope you're looking after your plant at home. 
 
Our Learning this Half Term
 
In Summer 1, we will be learning about: 
 
Maths- position and movement, geometry and measurement. 
English- historical fiction (Beowulf) and biographies 
Science- friction 
PE- orienteering and basketball 
History- Anglo Saxons 
RE- codes for living 
PSHE- our emotions 
Art- Pointillism 
Reading- Beowulf and Anglo Saxons non fiction 
Computing- handling data
 
We also have some exciting visitors into school to help us with our learning in English and History. 
 
Organisation 
Children are still expected to read three times a week at home and complete 30 minutes of TT Rockstars over the week as their homework. 5A have their PE on Tuesday and Friday. 5B have their PE on Monday and Friday. 
 
 

Summer One Term

 A great start to the summer term for Year 5! We have been lucky enough to take part of a few workshops to support our learning this half term. We helped to write and compose our own songs in a music workshop with The Dunwells and we were taken back to Anglo-Saxon times in a reading and drama workshop about Beowulf. Year 5 have some more exciting learning opportunities in Summer 2 to look forward to. 
In Summer 2 we will be learning:
English - The Highway Man (Poetry and fiction writing)
Maths - position and movement, measurements and area and perimeter 
Science - Year 5 recap 
P.E - athletics and dance
History - The Vikings 
R.E - Codes of Living
P.S.H.E - when things go wrong 
Art - printing and pattern 
Reading - A Boy in the Girls' Bathroom 
Computing - Photography and Digital Art