Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to our Year 5 class page. Here you will find lots of useful information about what we are learning this year. If you click on the topic headings you will be able to see some of our work, our knowledge organiser and the key questions that we will be looking at in our lessons.

Staff:

Mr Piper 5P

Mr Clarke 5C

Mrs Copeman Miss A Lacey, Mrs M Hood, Mrs D Rathbone, Teaching Assistants

Miss Ellis HLTA

Key Information

PE days are Wednesday (outside) and Thursday (inside). Children should bring appropriate PE kit for the session. If there are any changes, you will be notified by Mr Piper via Dojos on the previous Friday.

Home Learning

Children MUST bring their reading book every day and read at home each night.

Spellings are set every Friday and tested weekly.

Children have log ins for Times Tables Rockstars.

Spelling homework will be given every Friday and there will be regular maths homework also (Mr Piper will post about this on Dojos).

– Topic homework will be given for each of our four topics. Children can earn house points by completing any homework.

Industrial Age

From innovative inventions to murky mills, this topic will take children on a journey through Britain’s Industrial Revolution. What was Britain like in 1750 and how and why had it changed so much by the turn of the twentieth century? Here are some of the key questions we will investigate:

1) When was Britain’s Industrial Age? By what other name was it known?

2) How did the Industrial Revolution change the way Britons lived and interacted with each other?

3) What were some of the most important inventions and how did they transform industry?

4) Did children go to school or work?

5) How did Doncaster contribute to Britain’s economic expansion?

6) How did advances in industry change the way goods and people were transported?

Knowledge Organiser

Click here for the knowledge organiser.

This outlines the main learning and vocabulary that your child will be learning in this topic and supports them in their learning.

Our learning

Click here to see examples of some of our work.

The Holocaust

Who was to blame for the Holocaust?

During this topic we will be looking at what the Holocaust was. We will be linking this to National Holocaust Memorial Day and studying some of the key aspects of this time.

Alongside our topic we will be looking at the books Rose Blanche by Roberto Innocenti and Once by Morris Gleitzman.

Our key learning questions:

  • What was the Holocaust and who were its victims?
  • How and why were the Jews of Germany persecuted before 1939 and how did Britain respond?
  • How and why did the Nazis persecute different groups of people?
  • When and how was the Holocaust perpetrated?
  • How did people resist the Holocaust?
  • What happened after the Holocaust?

Knowledge Organiser

Click here for the knowledge organiser.

This outlines the main learning and vocabulary that your child will be learning in this topic and supports them in their learning.

Evolution and Inheritance

What can we learn about adaptations?

During this topic we will be looking at what Evolution was. We will be studying the work of Charles Darwin and using his book the Theory of Evolution to support us. During this topic we will also be looking at the book Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman, which links to our science learning and topic Animals including Humans.

Our key learning questions:

  • What is evolution theory?
  • Who is Darwin and why is he significant?
  • How are animals adapted to their environment?
  • How do adaptations lead to evolution?
  • Why are some traits inherited?
  • What is the difference between acquired and inherited traits?

Knowledge Organiser

Click here for the knowledge organiser.

This outlines the main learning and vocabulary that your child will be learning in this topic and supports them in their learning.