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Mr Stanbridge, Mr Hurley, Mr Keen and Miss Olley would like to welcome you to Year 5.
You can email us on KAYear5@kaderacademy.org.uk
On this webpage you will be able to discover some of the exciting activities that we have been – and will be – doing throughout the term.
We will be travelling back 5,000 years to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt. We will cruise along the Nile (hypothetically of course) entering a world of mysteries, curses and mummies. With the help of Mr Egypt (a real life Egyptologist, who lives in Egypt) we will be unravelling the secrets of ancient tombs using historical resources and ancient age-old artefacts – some over 4000 years old! We will also be looking for an apprentice who will work for Ramose (he’s our chief embalmer) to help prepare a body for its journey to the afterlife. Who will write the most gruesome set of instructions on how to prepare the body?
The second half term’s learning is a Science-based topic all about Space. We will be taking part in a recreation of the Moon landing and interviewing astronauts (we don’t want to give too much away!) for our newspaper. We will also study the planets; what causes day and night; the effect of gravity and the seasons. In Literacy, we will create our own non-chronological report and write descriptively about a fictional planet and the creatures living there.
Peasants, Princes and Pestilence:
This medieval topic starts in gruesome fashion! We won’t spoil anything by giving too much away…
We use this topic to assist our writing, which, in the past, has resulted in making some horrific plague cures of our own. In addition to this, we have also tried to personify pestilence and write an explanation text about how the plague spread.
It’s not only our writing we have involved our topic in. As part of our D.T. work, we have designed and made plague doctor masks from a range of materials.
Beast Creator, evolution and the Outdoors: The children start off Spring 2 with a topic all about Darwin’s theory of evolution, the idea of ‘survival of the fittest’ and the creatures which inhabit our planet! We will encourage children to wonder about why some creatures died out and how creatures adapt and change according to their habitats. We will be looking at how creatures are classified, their behaviours and their changes (metamorphis) and the reproduction of some plants and animals. We also like to have a range of real creatures growing inside our classroom!
Latest Year 5 News
Some of this week’s work: In Maths, developing column subtraction to 7 digits and reasoning involving this. This is quite tricky and we’ve worked really hard to understand this! In writing, we’ve been writing about the Mummification process using criteria from our...
Some of the highlights in our lessons this week: In Maths, getting hands on with diennes and place value grids. We've also enjoyed developing our written responses to reasoning problems and working on how numbers are spelt. In English, we've been continuing to work...