For the first term, Year 5 children will be exploring: the relative shapes and sizes of the Earth, Moon and Sun; the movement of the Earth, Moon and other planets in our solar system; the causes of night and day; the reasons for Earth's seasons; and posing/solving their own BIG questions about the Universe.
In English, the focus of children's writing will be to persuade and children will begin by writing poetry in the styles of Haiku, Tanka and Renga. In Maths, children will be developing their fluency, reasoning and problem solving in Place Value, Addition/Subtraction, Statistics, Multiplication/Division and Area/Perimeter. In PE, children will be creating their own sequence of movement to Gustav Holst's 'The Planets' whilst in Art, children will be creating their own wicker sculptures.
Later in the term, children will create their own Space CAM toy and explore the music of John Williams (including Star Wars). For more information, please see our curriculum maps below.