Learning in Year 5 this half term: English In English, we are going to explore engaging presentational features often used in non-fictional writing, before writing our own advertisement for The Museum of Fun! Also in English, we'll be exploring poetry and using poetry as a tool to improve our inference, imagination and punctuation skills. Maths For the first part of this half term, we will continue with our topic of multiplication and division, whist applying these to ongoing maths problems. Following on from this, we will look into statistics, perimeter and area. Science In science, we will learn about classification, families and inheritance, as well as using a range of scientific enquiry skills. RE In RE, we discuss the age old question of 'What would Jesus do?'. In addition, during our whole school RE day, we will ask ourselves, 'Why is pilgrimage important to some religious believers?' Creative Curriculum (Topic): Part one For the first part of this half term, we will continue with our topic this the 'Frozen Kingdom', and we will be exploring our planet's coldest lands. In particular, we will study amazing animals you can expect in the Polar Regions and develop our knowledge of great explorers. As part of the climax of our topic, children will have the opportunity to visit the Apple Store and create their own iMovie. This will be an opportunity for the children to showcase all the knowledge they have gained about the Frozen Kingdom and focus specifically on areas that have been of particular interest to them. Part two Also this half term, we’re going to find out what makes us the people we are. We’ll consider what traits and features give us our identity. We may have a visitor from CSI (Crime Scene Investigation), who will help us investigate fingerprints and evidence from a crime scene. As well as helping us determine our own DNA! There will be a crime scene to investigate, where we'll have to use a mixture of Hot-Seating, Data Analysis and Scientific Investigation to work through a series of tasks and find out the truth...

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St Chad's Church of England Primary Academy Northolme Avenue West Park Leeds West Yorkshire LS16 5QR Telephone: 0113 274 7110 Email: katy.dixon@stchadsprimary.net Abbey Multi Academy Trust, c/o Chapter House Abbey Grange C of E Academy Butcher Hill Leeds LS16 5EA Telephone: 0113 275 7877 Email: enquiries@abbeytrust.org
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