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Kings Meadow Primary School and Early Years Education Centre

Celebrating Success

Year 5

Welcome to our Year 5 Class Page

 

We have a very exciting year of learning ahead of us. We hope that the following information about our curriculum and routines will help you and your child settle into Ash Class.

 

Year 5 Teaching Team

Miss. Bee – Class Teacher

Mrs. Parker – Teaching Assistant

 

Physical Education Reminders

P.E kits are required on a Monday (Dance) & Wednesday (P.E.)

During the Spring term we will be swimming on a Tuesday, please remember full swimming kits.

 

Homework Reminders

On a Tuesday the children will be given homework and spellings, the Homework book should be returned to school by Friday.  Children should aim to read and learn spellings on a daily basis.  The children will have a weekly spelling test on a Monday and a multiplication quiz during the week.

 

Curriculum Information

This year at Kings Meadow, in a change to our curriculum, we have developed new themes and learning sequences to inspire our children that ‘LEARNING MEANS THE WORLD’! Information about our new ‘Dimensions’ Curriculum can be found in the Curriculum section of this website. The following information is specific to Year 5.

In Year 5 we are ‘NAVIGATORS’.  Through our teaching, and the experiences we offer, this year our children will learn how to become:

LEADERS - I try to influence others, negotiating and balancing different views to reach workable solutions.

ABLE TO APPLY SKILLS - I can use previously acquired knowledge and skills to help complete a new task.

OVERCOMERS - I can work towards goals, showing initiative and without giving up.

FOCUSED - I can look closely at information, judging its importance and value.

Current Curriculum Theme

Our current theme is ‘A World of Bright Ideas’ - Inventions and Developments. It is part of our whole school focus on COMMUNICATION.

‘A World of Bright Ideas’ is a thematic unit which focuses on the creative process of invention and design, with a leaning towards history and design technology. Pupils will look at important inventions over time, before moving on to learning about more current issues such as patenting and copyright. They will have the opportunity to actively engage in the design and make process, looking at the steps involved from generating a concept to producing a commercially viable product.

 

Curriculum Breadth

The other subjects included in this thematic unit are dance, ICT / computing, literacy, maths, music, science and PSHE. Breadth comes, not only from the range of subjects covered, but also from their careful integration, leading to more connected thinking. Global Dimensions help pupils develop a wider perspective and understand the links between their own lives and those of people around the globe, as well as understanding their place in the worldwide community.

Curriculum Depth

Learning Means the World puts great emphasis on curriculum depth. We focus on common attributes that ensure provision of a deep curriculum and use them to underpin our thematic units. We consider these to be:-meaning and relevance; cohesion; opportunities for inquiry; development of critical, creative and high order thinking skills; integration of subjects; provision of access to information from a range of sources and viewpoints; authenticity of end products. Through elements such as Catalyst Questions, Pupil-Led Activities and Essential Learning Experiences (ELEs), teachers can thus ensure a greater depth of learning.

 

 

In this theme we will cover the following Learning Objectives:

Dt36 Investigate how the work of individuals in design and technology has helped to shape the world

Dt37 Identify users’ views and take these into account

Dt38 Analyse a range of existing products

Dt39 Estimate and measure using appropriate instruments and units

Dt40 Plan what they have to do, including how to use materials, equipment and processes

Dt41 Communicate design ideas in di­erent ways e.g. discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design.

Dt47 Draw on and use various sources of information, including ICT sources

Dt48 Generate and clarify ideas for products, considering intended purpose

Dt49 Plan what they have to do, suggesting a sequence of actions and alternatives if needed

Dt50 Choose how to communicate design ideas as they develop, considering use and purpose

 

Knowledge Organisers / Curriculum Letter to Parents / Carers

Please download the files below to see our current Knowledge Organiser (WHISK Sheet) and our Curriculum Letter to Parents / Carers. These will provide you with a clear overview of all the subjects and learning that will take place in your child’s current theme.

 

Please keep checking this page for more information, links to useful websites and lots of photographs of our learning.

 

Whisk Sheet

Curriculum Newsletter

Our current class novel is ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ by C.S. Lewis.

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