Welcome to Year 5
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Year 5 and 6 Curriculum
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Learning Challenge Curriculum
Year 5 will be developing their skills ahead of their performance, rehearsing ready for the full production this term.
Science week will present a host of challenges for us to explore scientifically in a range ways including a cycling based whole school activity building vehicles which will lead into 'What's the Buzz?'.
In the final half term of each academic year, the whole school joins together in a special learning challenge theme named, ‘What’s the Buzz?’. The chosen challenge is specially designed to be topical and relevant to current affairs, an opportunity for all age ranges to share in an exciting, new topic which also supports transition to new classes. In previous years, we have learnt about Le Tour de France, The Olympics, ‘Being British’. Each year we have celebrated the achievements of the school with something rather special including a garden party, circus appearance and British Bake Off etc.
This year, our challenge has started with our very own school ELECTION. The children have learnt about democracy, registered and taken their vote amongst a variety of campaigning. Given that the Tour de Yorkshire has recently come through the village and the eagerly awaited opening of the new school cycle track, we are excited to launch a cycling challenge.
We have chosen two main questions to focus on which we will complete several activities within.
Through this learning challenge, we will be buddying up with other year groups, designing our own Burley Oaks cycling jersey for a competition, finding out about famous British cyclists and creating banners for safe and sensible uses of the new cycle track.
This half term Year 5 will complete their space unit and go on to explore: Could you be the next CSI investigator? The unit will involve developing our investigational skills to find out about properties of materials (hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity and response to magnets). We will also investigate reversible and irreversible changes (dissolving, evaporating and filtering).
All of the children in Year 5 and 6 will be given English and Maths homework weekly. This will include a variety of tasks, including spellings, to encourage the children to continue their learning at home. Children will be expected to complete at least three 20 minute readings per week; these must be signed by an adult at home to collect their stars. The children will also be set a small project based on their ‘Learning Challenge’ theme.
5K will be swimming for the first half of the year and then they will swap with 5L. Swimming will take place on Monday mornings and we are fortunate that this year there will be specialist diving sessions with a scout for diving talent.