Curriculum Information

Home Learning:

Maths home learning is set on Monday and must be completed by Thursday. Every other week children either complete a task on ‘my maths’ or focus on learning their rapid recall target. Children must remember to bring their maths homework books back in on Mondays so we can change their rapid recall targets when achieved. Children will also be sent home a review of each chapter we complete in maths, to consolidate their learning with parental support.

 

Literacy home learning is sent out on Thursdays and is due back on the following Monday. On alternate weeks, the home learning is a task from the CGP spelling book. We have now given the children a poetry anthology. Every few weeks we will ask the children to learn a poem from the anthology by heart, to perform to the rest of the class as homework. This is a key reading skills in year 5 as well as year 6. 

 

Tasks are designed to support the learning taking place in class. Please work with your child to complete the activities, but please don’t do it for them! We encourage the children to try their best, even if they might make mistakes.

 

Learn at home- click on the links below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z826n39

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zv48q6f

 

PE Days and Swimming days:

The children will continue to go swimming every Monday afternoon until the end of this half term. Please make sure they bring their swimming kit to school. Children must have a swimming cap, towel and streamlined (not baggy) swimming costumes. No flip flops please.

 

Both classes have PE on a Friday where they focus on team sports with Sean and Tommy. Children must have a full PE kit. Please make sure all items are labelled. PE kits are sent home to be washed every half term.

 

RE:

We follow the ‘Come and See’ scheme of work. Each topic usually lasts for four weeks. We begin by exploring what each topic means to us before moving on to how it relates to religion and the gospels. During the year we also learn about other faiths. At OLM we focus on Judaism and Islam. This is a brilliant way to teach respect for our community as a whole, regardless of cultures and beliefs. 

 

Throughout the year, OLM focuses on different elements of Catholic Social Teaching (CST). Each month we look at a different value and discuss what each one means:

 

September- We are Called to Live as Family and Community

October- Rights and Responsibilities

November- Promotion of Peace

December- No CST- focus on Advent

January- Solidarity

February- An Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

March- The Dignity of the Human Person

April- No CST- focus on Lent

May- The Dignity and Rights of Workers

June- We are Called to Stewardship

July- Recap

 

During the summer term we are studying ‘transformation’ under the theme of Pentecost and serving. We will go on to consider 'freedom and responsibility' and 'stewardship', focusing on the sacrifices we all have to make in life – all the while relating our experiences to the gospel.

 

English:

At OLM we use the Wordsmith teaching scheme. This scheme focuses on a variety of different texts.

We will continue looking at the e-book 'the Museum of Fun' at the start of this term, finishing with the children creating their own persuasive adverts.

We will then be moving on to the fantastical world of Greek myths. 

 

Maths:

At OLM we use the Maths No Problem teaching scheme. This scheme focuses on mastery of different mathematical concepts.

 

This term we will be focusing on:

Percentages:

This chapter covers the expectations in Year 5 for percentage. It begins with comparing quantities and exposing percentage as an amount out of 100. The chapter finishes by having pupils convert fractions to hundredths, both by expanding fractions and by simplifying them.

Geometry: 

This is the final chapter on geometry in Year 5. It explores angles: measuring angles, the investigation of angles on a line/point and drawing angles, before moving onto using angles as a descriptor for common shapes. The chapter ends with pupils solving problems involving angles and investigating angles inside regular polygons.

Position and movement:

In this chapter, pupils are exploring position and movement. In the first lesson, they are naming and plotting points on a grid before moving onto the translation of a shape in the second lesson. They are then required to describe the movement of a shape on a grid as the first step in describing reflections. The chapter ends with pupils looking at and describing reflections across a mirror line.

 

Science:

In the summer term we will be exploring properties of materials. By the end of this topic we will be able to:

  • compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets
  • know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution
  • use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating
  • give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic
  • demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes

Use this link to help support your child’s learning:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/materials/material_properties/read/1/

 

Computing:

In the summer term, we will be working towards creating our own video blogging. We will begin with an in depth focus on E-safety, paying particular attention to some of the sites that children in year 5 have been accessing. 

 

Geography:

In the summer term we will continue to compare the UK to Brazil. By the end of the topic the children should be able to:

  • explain the location of places and environments they study.

  • describe & explain the physical and human features that give rise to the distinctive character of places.

  • to compare the city of Brasilia with London

 

Art and DT:

In Spring 2 we will be working on our bakery skills. 

 

Music:

In Spring 2 children will be continuing to learn about the key concepts of music.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01vs08w