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Year 5

Shake,Rattle and Roll!

This half term, our topic will be a Geography-based topic where we will study earthquakes and volcanoes.


This includes finding out about why they happen and where they are most common.




In the first part of the term we will write an information text using a film clip “Pandora” as inspiration.  Following on from this, we will write a narrative information text to inform people on earth about Pandora. For the second half of the term, we will use the picture book “Curiosity” (which is based on the story of the NASA Mars rover - Curiosity) to write reports.



The areas we will be focusing on are:
Place value: We will continue to focus on rounding to the nearest 10,100 and 1000, alongside embedding our learning on factors, multiples and prime numbers. In addition we will continue to develop our knowledge of how to multiply or divide by 10,100 and 1000 including decimals.

Fractions: We will focus on developing our knowledge of adding and subtracting fractions by looking at what happens with mixed number fractions.
Measure: We will be focusing on completing, reading and interpreting a range of data found in different tables, such as timetables.

Geometry: We will be identifying 3D shapes from 2D representations, measuring angles and identifying angles around a point, on a straight line and within a half turn. In addition, we will be looking at how to identify, describe and represent shapes after they have been reflected or translated.

Guided Reading


This half term, we will be focusing on reading non-fiction books to support both our Geography and Science work. Alongside this, we will be looking at a range of poetry including the work of Michael Rosen and TS Elliot.