Our Year 5 team
We have two year 5 classes at Tudor School.
5W’s Class Teacher is Miss McKenzie. She is assisted by Mrs Wash, Mr Wendleken and Miss Tramontana.
5X’s class teacher is Mr Crowder. He is assisted by Mrs Durham, Ms Ataullah and Miss Tramontana.
Both classes are also taught by Mrs Smith.
Both classes enjoy a weekly sports session with Mr Higgins (normally on a Wednesday for 5X, and a Thursday for 5W), as well as a class teacher led session every Monday.
If you want to know what Year 5 learn about through in class through their topic work, then this is the part of the website that will inform you!
Year 5 thematic learning - Autumn term 2021
Our topic this term is ‘Raiders and Traders’. During this topic, we will be exploring the Vikings, trade links and fair trade.
In English, we will be looking at Viking sagas and myths to inspire our writing. We will plan, draft, write, edit and improve our own texts across a variety of fiction and non-fiction genres with consideration for our own role as authors. We will extend our technical skills in grammar, vocabulary and presentation both orally and in written form. In guiding reading, we will be delving deep into Viking life, including their history of raids and what they used to trade.
In Maths, we are focusing place value, the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and formal written methods for these. We will begin to look at fractions, decimals and percentages, and expand our fraction knowledge by looking at fractions of amounts and converting mixed numbers to improper fractions.
In Science this term, we will be looking at properties and changes in materials, including: solubility, insulation and irreversible changes.
This term we will focus on both History and Geography. We will begin by learning about the location of different European countries, including Scandinavian countries that the Vikings originated from. As historians we will learn about Viking life and the battles between the Vikings and the Anglo-Saxons.
In Art, this term, we will use our sketch books to record observations and to review and revisit ideas. We will be given the opportunity to improve upon our first attempts and improve our mastery of art and design techniques.
As designers, we will create our own slippers and look into making prototypes for products fit for purpose.
In Computing, we will be developing the use of formulas and algorithms in spreadsheet form and evaluating our use and application of this technology.
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