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Year Five

Mrs Todd is the teacher in our Year Five class. Our PE day is Wednesday.

Class Saint

St Therese of Lisieux. Patron Saint of the Missions. Feast day is 1st October. 

Therese was known for being selfish, attention-seeking and spoiled. Therese wished to become a nun from the age of 3. When Therese was 13, she had what she called her 'Christmas Conversion.' In an instant, she stopped being selfish, became determined to help others and radiated joy. At the age of 15, Therese entered the monastery and achieved her dream. Therese is most known for her 'Little Way' - she spoke of doing small things with great love. Therese carried a string of beads and used them to count her good deeds. She believed it is not the greatness of what we do that matters, but the love with which we do them.  

St Therese, pray for us.

Spring Term Curriculum Overview

Maths

Multiplication and Division: multiplying up to a 4-digit number by a 2-digit number, including problem solving. Dividing a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number, plus efficient division strategies.

Fractions: multiplying fractions by integers, including mixed number fractions and calculating fractions of an amount.

Decimals and Percentages: decimals up to 2 decimal places, equivalent fractions and decimals, thousandths as decimals and fractions.

Perimeter and Area: perimeter of rectangles, rectilinear shapes and polygons, area of rectangles and compound shapes and estimating area.

English

Street Child – Berlie Doherty.

Genres: Character description (Mr. Spink), non-chronological report, a letter from Jim, newspaper, persuasive letter as Dr. Thomas Barnardo, and biography.

RE

Mission: How the Dioceses continue the work and mission of Jesus.

Memorial Sacrifice: How the Eucharist keeps the memory of Jesus’ sacrifice alive and present in a special way.

Sacrifice: Lent is a time of giving in preparation for the celebration of the sacrifice of Jesus.

 

Geography

Understand key aspects of physical geography, including climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts. Biome study – Amazon Rainforest and the effects of its deforestation.

Science

Forces and Properties of Materials.

Design and Technology

Food - Celebrating culture and seasonality. Know how to use utensils and equipment including heat sources to prepare and cook food. Understand about seasonality in relation to food products and the source of different food products.

PE

Handball.  We will learn to  apply rules, skills and principles in order to play in a tournament.

Computing

Creating Media – learning how to create short videos in groups. As they progress through this unit, the children will be exposed to topic-based language and develop the skills of capturing, editing, and manipulating video.

Music

Timbre - Looking at sound sources and what they add to a piece of music.

PSHE / RSE

Personal Relationships: This aims to equip children with strategies for more complex experiences of relationships and conflict. This covers how to respond to spoken and unspoken pressure.

Life Online: This aims to help equip children to make safe and sensible decisions about what online content they should/shouldn’t share, cyberbullying and how to report and get help if they encounter inappropriate messages or material.

Keeping Safe: This unit considers safety in the real world beginning with the four types of abuse: sexual, physical, emotional and neglect. Children will learn how to spot each type of abuse and who they can go to for help. Children will also learn more about practices against British law and how forced marriage is not compatible with God’s plan for marriage. The final three sessions in this module explore how drugs, alcohol and tobacco can negatively affect people’s lifestyles and the body’s natural functioning, discuss how to make good choices even in pressured situations, and teach essential First Aid such as DR ABC and the recovery position.