# What We Are Learning in Y5

20.6.16

Literacy: We are writing a diary entry from either a peasant, orphan, priest or surgeon who was alive during the Black Death.

Maths: We will be starting our new topic of Shape!

This week we will also be participating in a theatre day at Queen's Elizabeth School and will also be practising for our Sports day on Wednesday.

13.6.16

Literacy: We are personifying the Black Death!

Maths: We are learning about how to calculate area, volume and perimeter.

Topic: We will be looking at some of the symptoms of the Black Death.

6.6.16

This week we are preparing for our garden party and learning all about the Queen for her 90th Birthday. We will also be researching the 1960's and thinking about what she did during this time.

16.5.16

Literacy: We are developing a narrative based on the Secret Garden

Maths: We will be learning about perimeter and area and moving onto time.

Topic: We will be visiting the allotment this week to help plant some fruits and vegetables.

9.5.16

Literacy: We are writing poems about a garden.

Maths: We are learning how to convert between imperial and metric measurements.

Topic: We will be learning about plant growth and observing our vegetables to see how they are growing.

2.5.16

Literacy: We are writing instructions on how to plant tomatoes!

Maths: We are learning how to convert between different metric measurements

Topic: We will be planting a variety of vegetables in our new planters and learning about pollination.

25.4.16

Literacy: We are writing a persuasive letter to persuade people to help at the allotment.

Maths: We are starting our new measures topic.

Topic: We will be looking at different parts of a flower and finishing our sketches.

18.4.16

Literacy: We are learning how to write a powerful setting description by thinking carefully about the structure of our writing.

Maths: We are revising our fractions, decimals and percentages topic.

Topic: We will be starting a still life drawing of fruits and vegetables and choosing a healthy recipe to make for our parent's event.

14.3.16

Literacy: We are learning how to write a non-chronological report about gold.

Maths: We are learning how to convert between fractions, decimals and percentages.

Topic: We will be investigating the density of different liquids and looking at which substances dissolve in water.

7.3.16

Literacy: We are learning how to write cinquain poems about precious gemstones.

Maths: We are learning how to compare and order decimals and round them to the nearest whole number and tenth.

Topic: We will be learning how to draw ourselves as gaming characters and how to program a microbit.

29.2.16

Literacy: We are learning how to write a soliloquy for an alchemist and perform them to the rest of the class.

Maths: We are revising fractions by looking at lots of different problems.

Topic: We will be learning how to map read and plot co-ordinates.

22.2.16

Literacy: We are learning how to write a fantasy narrative based on The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe.

Maths: We are investigating how to change a mixed number into an improper fraction and vice versa.

Topic: We will be investigating how to separate substances in contaminated water and looking at different materials found in different parts of Alchemy Island.

8.2.16

Literacy: We are learning how to write a play-script.

Maths: We are investigating how to change a mixed number into an improper fraction and vice versa.

Topic: We will be practising our dance and our play ready for the parent's event!

1.2.16

Literacy: We are learning how to write a play-script.

Maths: We are learning about fractions.

Topic: We are learning how to make Egyptian bread and find out about the events leading up to Cleopatra VII's death.

25.1.16

Literacy: We are learning how to write a mystery story

Maths: We are recapping some of the skills we have learned over the last term.

Topic: We are writing a letter to a Pharaoh and researching different Egyptian gods.

18.1.16

Literacy: We are learning how to write a mystery story

Maths: We are learning how to solve problems involving multiplication and division

Topic: We are learning about Pharaohs and how to write like an Egyptian!

11.1.16

Literacy: We are researching the Ancient Egyptian class system and writing an informative leaflet.

Maths: We are learning how to use written methods for division.

Topic: We are learning about Pharaohs and highlighting geographical features on a map of Egypt. We will also be making our own 'neme' (Egyptian headwear)

5.1.16

Literacy: We are writing chronological reports about Howard Carter's discovery.

Maths: We are embedding our knowledge of written methods for multiplication.

Topic: The children will be introduced to their new topic this week: Pharaohs, we will be researching Tutankhamun and become real archaeologists.

30.11.15

Literacy; We are learning how to write a sci-fi narrative.

Maths: We are learning how to use written methods for multiplication.

Topic: We are investigating gravity and how craters are formed.

23.11.15

Literacy: We are learning how to write a newspaper report about the moon landing.

Maths: We are learning how to use written methods for multiplication.

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