Merlin Class

Year Group: 5

Phase:  3

Taught by: Mrs C Kirk

Supported by: Miss C Park

 

Welcome to Merlin class!

 

Curriculum Information

 

 

Autumn Term

 

 

Myths

In Literacy, the children will be learning about Greek Myths. They will identify features of myths, learn to use varied sentence openers and connectives. The children will also develop their writing skills by using dialogue and speech accurately, commas, semi colons, exclamation marks and speech marks. In their sentence work, the children will learn about conditional sentences, using repeated words for effect and using adverbial phrases.

In reading, the children will develop skills of inference and deduction; Comment on why writer may use certain language; Use expression to retell a story; Predict what comes next; Identify audience and purpose for writing; Note and develop initial ideas, drawing on reading and research; Integrate dialogue to convey character and advance the action.

 

Poetry

The children will also complete a unit of learning on poetry. They will learn to explore how writers use language for comic & dramatic effects; Compare how a common theme is presented in poetry; Make notes on & use evidence from across a text to explain ideas (T7); Perform a poem making use of dramatic conventions; Group words according to their meanings; Experiment with different poetic forms and styles to write their own; Understand different ways to support others in groups; Experiment with different poetry forms and styles to write their own poems

Read, write, compare and order 5-digit numbers, understanding the place value and using < and >signs; add and subtract multiples of 10, 100 and 1000 to and from 5-digit numbers. Use written addition to add two 4-digit numbers; work systematically to spot patterns. Solve subtraction using a written method for 3-digit − 3-digit numbers and for 4-digit numbers. Add and subtract 2-digit numbers mentally; choose a strategy for solving mental additions or subtractions; solve word problems. Use counting up (Frog) as a strategy to perform mental subtraction; find change from a multiple of ten pounds using counting up. Multiply and divide by 4 by doubling or halving twice; use mental multiplication strategies to multiply by 20, 25 and 9. Understand place value in decimal numbers; multiply and divide numbers with up to two decimal places by 10 and 100; multiply and divide by 0 and 100; add and subtract 0·1 and 0·01; Revise converting 12-hour clock times to 24-hour clock times; find a time a given number of minutes or hours and minutes later; calculate time intervals using 24-hour clock format; measure lengths in mm and convert to cm; find perimeters in cm and convert cm to m. Place numbers to 100 000 and decimals up to two places on a line, round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 and decimals up to two places to the nearest whole number. Use a written method to multiply 3-digit and 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers and estimate answers; divide 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers using a written method and express remainders as a fraction.

What Have The Ancient Greeks Done For Us?

During the topic we shall be learning to:

  • identify Greece's main physical and geographical features
  • locate Greece on a world map
  • describe the climate in Greece
  • identify when the Ancient Greeks lived and place on a timeline
  • describe how the Ancient Olympics began
  • discuss the similarities and differences between the Ancient and modern Olympics
  • explain some of the contributions made by the Ancient Greeks to the modern world
  • describe and compare daily life in Athens and Sparta

Earth & Space

  1. Describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system
  2. Describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth
  3. Describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies
  4. Use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky

 Forces

  1. Explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object
  2. Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces
  3. Recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect

 

Working Scientifically (UKS2)

  1. Planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary
  2. Taking measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings when appropriate
  3. Recording results using scientific diagrams and labels
  4. Using test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests
  5. Reporting and presenting findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations
  6. Identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments 
 

Electricity

2017-2018 Academic Year

identify common appliances that run on electricity

 

construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers

 

identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery

 

recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit

 

recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors.

 

Spring Term

 

Persuasion

Description:

Focus on advertisements – how persuasive writing can be adapted for different audiences and purposes.

Recognising vocabulary and structures that are appropriate for formal speech and writing, using modal verbs in writing, using expanded noun phrases, using and understanding the grammatical terminology.

 

Genre fiction – Mystery and suspense

Description:

Look at the genre of short stories. Investigate the use of adverbials to link sentences or paragraphs together. Plan & write short mystery stories elaborating by use of descriptive words & further details.

Grammar focus:

1. Adverbials of time, place and number.

2. Use elaborated language of description, including expanded noun phrases, adjectives, adverbials and a variety of subordinate clauses, including relative hclauses. 3. Use semi-colons to mark boundary between independent clauses.

Read, write and order numbers with up to 6 digits and understand the place value of each digit; place 6-digit numbers on a number line and find numbers between; solve place-value additions and subtractions with 6-digit numbers. Solve subtraction of 4-digit numbers using written column subtraction (decomposition); add several numbers using written column addition; use column to solve problems. Use a written method (grid) to multiply pairs of 2-digit numbers; use short division to divide 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers, including those which leave a remainder. Use short multiplication to multiply 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers; begin to use short multiplication to multiply 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers. Understand place value in decimal numbers as tenths and hundredths; multiply and divide by 10/100/1000 using a place-value grid; understand place value in decimal numbers to 2-decimal places; place decimal numbers on a line; round two-place decimal numbers to nearest tenth and whole number; say the number a tenth or a hundredth more. Find unit fractions and non-unit fractions of 3-digit numbers. Place mixed numbers on lines; count up in fractions using equivalence; convert improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa; write improper fractions as mixed numbers and vice versa; multiply proper fractions by whole numbers. Know properties of equilateral, isosceles, scalene and right-angled triangles; find that angles in a triangle have a total of 180°; sort triangles according to their properties. 

Topic - Anglo-Saxons, Raiders Or Invaders?

The children will learn:

To identify who the Anglo-Saxons were and where they came from.

To identify the location of Anglo Saxons settlements and how area boundaries have changed over time.

To understand where and how the Anglo Saxons lived.

About Anglo Saxon home life.

About Anglo Saxon religions and beliefs.

To use a range of sources to develop my understanding of history.

To communicate using Anglo Saxon runes.

 

States Of Matter

2017-2018 Academic Year

 compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases

 

observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)

 

identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.

 

 

 

Properties and changes of materials

  1. Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, transparency, and conductivity (electrical and thermal)
  2. Give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic

Properties and changes of materials

  1. Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their solubility and response to magnet
  2. Know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution
  3. Use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating
  4. Demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes
  5. Explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda

Working Scientifically (UKS2)

  1. Planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary
  2. Taking measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings when appropriate
  3. Recording results using scientific diagrams and labels
  4. Using test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests
  5. Reporting and presenting findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations
  6. Identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments

 

 

 

Summer Term

 Report Writing

Compare formal & informal writing including use of passive voice. Children write newspaper reports.

Grammar focus:

1. Dialogue, direct/indirect speech punctuation. Reported speech.

 2. Use of passive form to present information.

 3. Use semi-colons and dashes to mark boundaries between independent clauses.

4. Use commas to clarify meaning.

 

Fiction from our Literary Heritage

Essential books:

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien, (Graphic novel) illustrated by David Wenzel, adapted by Charles Dixon (2006)

Grammar includes:

Writing complex and compound sentences; using elaborated language of description, including expanded noun phrases, adjectives, adverbials and, particularly, relative clauses; using accurate sentence and speech punctuation.

Choral or performance poems

Essential books:

By St Thomas Water – Charles Causley

The Works chosen by Paul Cookson

Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl

Read Me 1 chosen by Gaby Morgan

Plum by Tony Mitton

Grammar includes:

Recognising vocabulary and structures appropriate for formal and written speech, and the differences between this and spoken speech, including the use of contractions; using a variety of descriptive tools (metaphor, simile, personification); recognising and using apostrophes correctly; using expanded noun phrases in own writing.

Read, write and compare decimals to three decimal places, understanding that the third decimal place represents thousandths. Add 5-digit numbers using written column addition; subtract 5-digit numbers using written method (decomposition); check answers to subtractions using written column addition; solve subtractions of 4- and 5-digit numbers using written column subtraction or number line counting up. Use long multiplication to multiply 2-digit and 3-digit numbers by teens numbers. Use short division to divide 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers and 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers, including those which leave a remainder; express a remainder as a fraction; use long multiplication to multiply 3-digit and 4-digit numbers by teens numbers. Multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 using 3-place decimal numbers in the calculations; place 2-place decimals on a number line and round them to the nearest tenth and whole number; read, write, order and compare 3-place decimal numbers; understand and use negative numbers in the context of temperature. Revise equivalent fractions; compare and order fractions with related denominators; add fractions with same or related denominators, then convert answer into a mixed number; subtract fractions with same and related denominators, revise multiplying fractions by whole numbers. Find the area and perimeter of squares and rectangles by calculation and pursue a line of enquiry.

 

Sound

2017-2018 Academic Year

identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating

 

recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear

 

find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it

 

find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it

 

recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.

 

 

Living things and their habitats

  1. Describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird
  2. Describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals
  3. Animals (including humans) Describe the changes as humans develop to old age

Working Scientifically (UKS2)

  1. Planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary
  2. Taking measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings when appropriate
  3. Recording results using scientific diagrams and labels
  4. Using test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests
  5. Reporting and presenting findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations
  6. Identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments

 

 

 

 Merlin Class Learning Showcase