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St Bees Village Primary School

Headteacher: Mrs Emma Sharp

Spring Term 

This term in Year 5 we will be learning the following:

 

Maths

This term we will learn to:

  • divide a number by 10, 100 or 1000 by:
    • (i)  moving each digit 1, 2 or 3 places to the right respectively in the place value chart
    • (ii) dropping 1, 2 or 3 zeros respectively from the end of the number
  • divide numbers up to 6 digits by tens, hundreds or thousands
  • use rounding and approximation to estimate answers in division
  • state the order of operations in a number sentence with two or three operations and use a calculator to compute it
  • state the order of operations in a number sentence which has brackets and two or three operations, and use a calculator to compute it
  • use a number of heuristics such as ‘model drawing’, ‘make a systematic list’, ‘guess and check’, ‘unitary method’, and ‘before and after strategy’ to solve multi-step word problems.
  • identify two or more like fractions and two or more unlike fractions
  • differentiate a like fraction from an unlike fraction
  • list the multiples of the denominators of two unlike fractions and find the lowest common multiple from the lists
  • add two unlike fractions using the above strategy
  • draw a model to show equivalent fractions in the addition of unlike fractions
  • list the multiples of the denominators of two unlike fractions and find the lowest common multiple from the lists
  • subtract two unlike fractions without regrouping
  • draw a model to show equivalent fractions in the subtraction of unlike fractions
  • associate fractions with division
  • use ‘conversion of improper fraction to mixed number’ to express division as a mixed number
  • use the long division method to express an improper fraction as a mixed number
  • convert proper fractions, improper fractions and mixed numbers by changing the denominators to 10, 100 or 1000, by using long division and by using a calculator
  • add two mixed numbers with or without regrouping
  • subtract a mixed number from another mixed number with or without regrouping

 

English

·Reading a range of fiction and non-fiction texts, including instructions, arguments, classic narrative poetry, reports and journalistic style writing and short stories.

·Investigate the use of adverbials to link sentences or paragraphs together.

·Identify features of argument texts & discuss differences between facts & opinions.

·Find out how to present opinions as if they were facts.

·Study formal & informal speech.

·Research for & hold a class debate.

·Write & edit their own argument text

·Study report writing.

·Look at different ways of writing speech – playscripts, speech bubbles, direct & reported speech.

·Compare formal & informal writing including use of passive voice.

·Write newspaper reports.

·Hear & respond to a range of poems from well-known poets.

·Explore the use of language & how the writers imply deeper meanings & research the poets on the internet.

·Write their own free-verse poems inspired by those they have read.

 

Science

Our first to topic is ‘Properties of materials’ and where we will investigate:

  • hard materials suitable for food prep;
  • thermal insulating properties of materials to keep refreshments hot or cold;
  • possible food packaging materials;
  • the absorbency of materials suitable for cleaning with;
  • electrical insulators/conductors for health and safety purposes; and
  • materials that combine sound proofing with comfort.

After half term we will look at ‘Changes of materials’, this will involve:

  • comparing properties of solids, liquids and gases;
  • investigating mixing materials;
  • investigating separating materials;
  • making new materials; and
  • investigating irreversible changes. 

 

In addition to this we will be completing our topic of ‘Rivers’ in Geography. In History we will look at the Vikings; where they came from, what made them successful and their lives as settlers and invaders.