William Levick Primary School

William Levick
Primary School

Year 5

Summer 2021

We have had a great start to summer term in Y5 and we are looking forward to all the exciting things coming up. 

We have made a great start on our new topic 'Ancient Egypt', where we will be learning all about Ancient Egyptian religions, traditions and comparing them to modern day Egypt. We will also be doing some artwork, including printing, based on Egyptian pyramids and symbols. 

 

We have started reading our new class book 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell. It is an exciting story about four children who get lost in the Amazon rainforest and have to try and find their way home. I look forward to doing lots of adventurous writing based on this! In English, we are also doing writing based on the book 'The Viewer' by Shaun Tan. This is an exciting short story which leads us to lots of creative writing. 

Our maths this term will focus on decimals, geometry and then measure, where we will be converting units of measurement. 

In science we have just started our topic on lifecycles, where we will be comparing the lifecycles of plants, amphibians, birds, insects and mammals. We will also be looking at the journey of the human body throughout our lives.  

Autumn 2020

We have had a fantastic start to our new school year in Year 5! 

We have started our new topic 'Anglo-Saxons and Vikings' this week. We are beginning to build on our understanding of the Anglo-Saxons and how they invaded Britain. In Art, we are creating our own Anglo-Saxon crosses, inspired by the pictures below:

                 

In Reading, we have started our whole class reading book 'The Boy at the Back of the Class'. It is a lovely story about a refugee child who starts a new school and makes a great group of friends to go on adventures with. We are all really enjoying it so far and I look forward to doing some writing inspired by the book.

In maths, our focus has been number and place value. We have been looking at the value of digits in numbers up to one million and how we can compare and round these numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000 and 10,000.

In Science, we have began investigating electricity. We will be making simple circuits, discussing conductors and insulators and experimenting with complete and incomplete circuits. 

Previous Home Learning

Spring 2020

This half term in Y5 our topic is ‘Where are we in the world?’ We will be looking at different geography skills such as map reading, orienteering and looking at grid references. We will also be comparing different features of places in the UK.

Our whole class reading book is ‘The Nowhere Emporium’ by Ross Mackenzie. Some of our English work will be based on this, as well as ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ by Drew Daywalt. We have already written a fantastic newspaper report.

                                       

In science, we are looking at the properties and changing of materials. We will be doing experiments comparing materials hardness, absorbency and conductivity.

In art we are looking at sculptures by Barbra Hepworth. We have analysed some of her sculptures and we are going to be designing and creating our own sculpture using clay.

 

Autumn 2019

We have had a fantastic start to the school year and our learning in Y5!

For our first Topic – ‘Prehistoric Britain’- we have enjoyed learning about life in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We have been able to compare general life, the tools they would have used and the houses they would have lived in. In art we have been making our very own cave paintings!

In English we have been looking at ‘The Viewer’ by Gary Crew. We have been completing lots of exciting descriptive writing as well as a Newspaper report on the disappearance of Tristan.

In maths, our focus has been number and place value. We have been looking at the value of digits in numbers up to one million and how we can round these numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000 and 10,000.

We are looking forward to our trip to Creswell Crags as well as starting swimming!