Year 5 Parents Information Booklet Autumn Term Topic: Myths and Legends ‘At Harlow Green Community Primary School we want your child to feel happy and secure through offering a broad, stimulating curriculum which challenges and motivates. We aim to provide opportunities for children to achieve their full potential academically, creatively and socially’. Knowledge and Understanding Communication, Language & Literacy ICT discuss the key features of a myth including To use the internet as a research tool their meanings Recording radio broadcasts To describe and create mythical characters Data logging DT To explore and create settings To design and make a mask To compare legends with myths To evaluate completed project Using similes and metaphors Tie dying To draft, write and improve their own myth. To read and respond to persuasive texts. RE Identify features of persuasive texts, look To recognise the importance of the Bible to Christians at persuasive vocabulary To be aware that the Bible has been written in Revise the use of and write using formal and many languages and styles informal language To know that the Bible is made up of different Create a radio advert books written by different authors prepare a debate on a key issue. To reflect on what Christians mean by „The Word French of God‟ To investigate the Psalms and what they represent To introduce numbers 21-30 To understand many of our laws are based on rules To introduce family members set out in the Ten Commandments To revise numbers to 30 and family To find evidence in the Bible relating to harvest members and the sharing of crops To introduce masculine and feminine To know that there are 4 gospels and that To write about members of family Christians believe they tell the good news of Jesus To read the Beatitudes and understand that they To use French for “my” give rules for living To introduce colours Personal, social & Emotional Development Physical Development Swimming To learn and play together Delivered by specialist teachers To know our rights and responsibilities. Tag Rugby To contribute to a whole class project. To throw and catch the ball To cope with uncomfortable feelings To pass backwards To create a dream school. To tackle and run with the ball To create a school timetable, logo and To play small sided games motto. Creative Development Music Delivered by a specialist music teacher Art To create a pop art self portrait. : To create montage of images in different colours. To recreate a still life drawing by Andy Warhol. Mathematical Development Knowledge and Understanding (please see the school website for information on how to carry Science out different methods of calculation) Investigate how sounds are made Counting partitioning, rounding and calculating linked to place value. To investigate how sounds can be changed. multiplying by 10 and 100 To observe how sound travels through recognising and continuing sequences of different materials. numbers including using decimals To plan and carry out an investigation addition and subtraction of whole numbers, To collect and present data on how far including relevant word problems and sound travels. decimals Humanities Securing number facts To research and present the 1960s. Recognising the properties of 2D and 3D To know about a key sporting event of the shape. 1960s (1966 world cup) Data handling and word problems using To record a commentary of a historic event. shape and money, including writing own To know about a key event from the 1960s problems (moon landing) Data handling using factors and statements. To know about the hippy movement. Venn and Caroll diagrams Interpreting data from tables and graphs Collecting and presenting data in table and graph form Finding the mode Estimating and measuring length and weight Converting measurements Dear parents/guardians, Autumn Term Dates This information book aims to give you an overview of your child‟s learning during the Autumn Term (1st half). Week Beginning Parent Welcome Objectives that your child‟s teacher aims to cover 28.9.09 Meetings are listed, whilst it is split into general subject 9.10.09 Mrs Old/Mrs areas many of these objectives will be taught Blinkhorn‟s class through a cross-curricular approach i.e. an RE assembly lesson may be taught using music as a stimulus. Week Beginning Maths Week If you feel you can contribute resources 12.10.09 (photographs, artefacts etc), or have a particular 14.10.09 Governors Meeting interest in any area of this topic please contact your child‟s teacher. Week Beginning Parents Evenings Our topic during the Autumn term is „Myths and 2.11.09 Legends‟. We will be looking Myths and Legends Week Beginning Enterprise Week from different times and cultures and comparing 30.11.09 them. We will be designing and creating our own Week Beginning Christmas Productions heroes, creatures and myths. In History we will be 7.12.09 concentrating on the 1960‟s and significant events Week Beginning Christmas Parties from that era, including the Moon landing and the 14.12.09 1966 world cup. The children will be presenting their findings in different formats using ICT. In science we will be looking at „changing sounds‟ and how sound is made and changed using instruments. -Mr Graham, Mrs Old, Mrs Blinkhorn. School Uniform All uniform must be named Gold polo shirt Bottle Green sweatshirt or cardigan Grey or black trousers, skirts or pinafores Green checked summer dresses Black shoes No jewelry other than a watch may be worn. (recently pieced ears must be covered with plasters, earrings must be removed as soon as possible) PE Kit All PE Kit must be named and kept in a drawstring bag Plain white top (no buttons or collar) Dark shorts, tracksuit bottoms or leggings (no pockets) Sandshoes or trainers Long hair must be tied back Homework Numeracy: Work set on a Monday to be returned by the following Wednesday. Literacy: Work set on a Friday to be returned by the following Monday Reading: As arranged by your child’s teacher.