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Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Berkshire

Berkshire

What have Berkshire been doing?

Which forces effect the speed of a cart down a ramp?

Week 6

English

This week, Year 5 have been publishing our amazing suspense stories which we wrote last week! We carefully chose illustrations which suited our story and used our neatest handwriting and presentation. We have also finished our class book 'Town is by the Sea' and we have discussed it and reviewed it. 

 

Maths

In Maths, we have begun looking at multiples, factors and prime numbers. We have been using multi-link and to help us find out what a prime number is and some of us investigated square numbers. Some of us completed mastery tasks investigating prime numbers - some of us found this tricky!

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French

In French this term, we have covered Healthy Eating. We have learnt the names for certain foods and created a healthy lunchbox with French descriptions. 

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Berkshire will be finishing their stint in the Forest School this Friday, 18th October. Next Term they will have Mrs Webb focusing on Comprehension practice. 

Week 5

In English, Year 5 have continued writing their suspense story based on a coal mine collapsing. We have been slow writing by writing one paragraph each day and then editing and uplevelling that paragraph. This has meant we have been thinking carefully about the content of the paragraph alongside our plan. We needed to make sure we have our build up to our problem to ensure the suspense is there. 

 

In Maths, we have been looking at addition and subtraction with numbers up to 1,000,000. We have been looking for differences in word problems. Some of us have been using number cards and other maths resources to help support us. We have been loving the mastery tasks which we complete independently or in a group! 

 

In Geography, we became environmentalists and have studied the impact of pollution on rivers and how it can affect the local area as well as the potential global impact. We have had mini debates and discussions about what the right and wrong thing to do is.

Week 4

In English, Year 5 have been planning and writing a suspense story based on our class story. The suspense story is based on a coal mine collapsing whilst we are hard at work. We have got into role by using drama to really think about how our character would react to the problem. We are focusing on ‘show not tell’ and using body language to describe how our character feels rather than just saying. This is much more effective and so far our stories are fantastic!

In Maths we have been looking at addition and subtraction with numbers up to 1,000,000. We have been looking for differences and totals, whilst comparing numbers. 

In Science we have been investigation forces, looking at the impact they have on cars travelling down a ramp. With each class producing their own tests, which we will then be comparing our results.

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Week Three

 

In English this week, we have been exploring what it would be like to be a coal miner. We worked towards writing a free verse poem as a group by imagining how the miners would feel when they were at work in the mines, as well as what they would be able to see, hear and touch.

 

Week Two

 

In Berkshire 5 this week, we have started looking at our class text for the term, 'Town Is by the Sea'. We learnt about the author Joanne Schwartz. We recreated being coal miners going down into the mine. We thought about our journey from leaving the house in the morning to arriving at work and how we would be feeling on the way.

 

Well done to all the children who brought back their mustard seed plants that they had grown over the summer, and congratulations to Avie for growing the tallest plant! 

 

Week one

 

This week in Berkshire 5, we became Travel Agents. We used our persuasive techniques to advertise our holidays to a mystery location somewhere out of this world... Mars. We used our communication, teamwork and mathematical skills to ensure we were providing the best holiday package to our new clients. We also required our artistic skills to inspire our clients and allow our new companies to flourish. 

 

Will you join us for the holiday of a lifetime?

Learning in the classroom

English 

 

In English we have been exploring what it would be like to be a coal miner through our text Town is by the Sea. We worked towards writing a free verse poem as a group by imagining how the miners would feel when they were at work in the mines, as well as what they would be able to see, hear and touch. We have also been writing persuasive letters to the management of a coal mine, to encourage them to think more carefully about the safety of their coal miners. 

Maths
This term we will be continue to be following the Maths No Problem scheme. We shall be looking at Place Value, Addition and Subtraction with numbers up to 1,000,000. This will be alongside cross-curriculum use of Maths within science, computing and beyond.
Science
In science this term we will be looking at forces. We will be conducting an experiment to determine what will affect the speed and control of a cart down a ramp. This will involve looking at different materials for the ramp, height of the starting point of the ramp. We will have to decided how to conduct the experiment, create a hypothesis as well as determining what is a fair test.
RE
In RE this term we will be delving into understand ‘Who is God?’ We shall be looking into the Bible, Worship Songs and philosophical text, to gain an understanding of the God whom Christians worship.

Year 5 Curriculum Overview 2019-2020

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