Year 5 2017-2018

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Year 5 2017-2018 by Mind Map: Year 5 2017-2018

1. Science

1.1. Term 3

1.1.1. Life Cycles

1.1.1.1. Life Cycles Pupils revisit the life cycle of plants, and learn about pollination. They compare the life cycles of birds, mammals, insects and amphibians and learn that insects and amphibians undergo metamorphosis.

1.1.2. Decay and recycling

1.1.2.1. Pupils will carry out a number of visits in and around the school to look for evidence of decay. They will create a compost heap and observe it over time. Natural and man-made materials will be left in different places to see how well they break down. Pupils will also carry out a litter survey in the local area and report back.

1.2. TERM 1

1.2.1. Forces -

1.2.1.1. Pupils learn more about the forces of gravity and friction and investigate the friction of different surfaces. They study air resistance, investigate paper spinners falling, look at floating and sinking and build a self-righting boat. Learning about simple forces includes activities to study pulleys, gears and other simple machines and gives pupils the chance to use their knowledge of machines to build a catapult.

1.2.2. Earth and Space -s

1.2.2.1. Pupils study our solar system, learning about the relative movements of the planets and the Moon and relating these to the way we experience the Sun and the Moon on Earth. They carry out some research into planets and investigate the way meteorites have shaped the surface of the Moon.

1.2.2.2. Cosmo trip

1.2.2.3. Journey to Mars

1.3. Term 2

1.3.1. Mixtures and Reactions

1.3.1.1. After reviewing and extending their knowledge of materials from previous years, pupils study dissolving and learn how to recover materials from a solution. They look at other methods of separating mixtures and carry out an investigation on “sewage” to clean it up before discharge into a river. They investigate chemical reactions including burning and use a key and a series of simple tests to identify some mystery powders. They learn about reversible and irreversible changes and they create a drama about the life of a famous materials scientist.

1.3.2. Human Development

1.3.2.1. Pupils learn about the human life cycle and about the changes of the body during puberty. They learn about the development of a baby during pregnancy and about the birth of a baby. This unit has been written to match lessons in Personal, Social and Health Education on puberty and the feelings associated with growing up.

2. English

2.1. Term 1

2.1.1. Non-fiction

2.1.1.1. Recounts

2.1.1.1.1. UFOs and Aliens: Investigating Extraterrestrial Visitors – Extreme! by Paul Mason UFO Diary by Satoshi Kitamura Grammar includes: Learning the grammar in Appendix 2 specifically using adverbials of time, space and number; using commas correctly, including to clarify meaning, avoid ambiguity and to indicate parenthesis; using expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely.

2.1.1.2. Instructions and Explanations

2.1.1.2.1. Examples of instructional and explanation text are provided Grammar includes: Using brackets, dashes and commas to indicate parenthesis; using semi-colons, colons or dashes to mark boundaries between main causes; using colons to introduce lists; punctuating bullet points consistently.

2.1.2. Fiction

2.1.2.1. Classic fiction

2.1.2.1.1. Essential books: The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling Just So stories by Rudyard Kipling Grammar includes: Learning the grammar in Appendix 2 specifically using a range of conjunctions to create compound and complex sentences; using relative clauses; using commas correctly, including to clarify meaning, avoid ambiguity and to indicate parenthesis; using correct punctuation to indicate speech.

2.1.2.2. Biographies and autobiographies

2.1.2.2.1. Essential books: Boy and Going Solo by Roald Dahl Singing for Mrs Pettigrew/Homecoming by Michael Morpurgo Various biographies of two authors Grammar includes: Learning the grammar in Appendix 2 specifically using a range of conjunctions to create compound and complex sentences; using expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely.

2.1.2.3. Narrative

2.1.3. Poetry

2.1.3.1. Imagery

2.1.3.1.1. Essential books: You wait till I’m older than you by Michael Rosen The Works and Read Me collections A variety of poems provided 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 correct punctuation to indicate speech.

2.2. Term 2

2.2.1. Non-Fiction

2.2.1.1. Argument and debate

2.2.1.1.1. Essential books: Arguments for and against use of CCTV cameras (provided) Grammar includes: Dialogue, direct/indirect speech punctuation, reported speech; using of passive form to present information; using semi-colons and dashes to mark boundaries between independent clauses; using commas to clarify meaning.

2.2.1.2. Reports and Journalistic Writing

2.2.1.2.1. Essential books: Tuesday by David Wiesner Grammar includes: Dialogue, direct/indirect speech punctuation, reported speech; using of passive form to present information; using semi-colons and dashes to mark boundaries between independent clauses; using commas to clarify meaning.

2.2.2. Poetry

2.2.2.1. Classic narrative and oral poetry

2.2.2.1.1. Essential books: The Ballad of Charlotte Dymond by Charles Causley Lochinvar by Sir Walter Scott Grammar includes: Using commas to clarify meaning; using elaborated language of description, including expanded noun phrases, adjectives, adverbial and a variety of subordinate clauses, including relative clauses.

2.2.2.2. Poetic Style

2.2.2.2.1. Essential books: You Wait Till I’m Older Than You by Michael Rosen Collected Poems by Roger McGough Grammar includes: Dialogue, direct speech punctuation; using commas to clarify meaning; using and understanding grammatical terminology.

2.2.3. Fiction

2.2.3.1. Genre fiction

2.2.3.1.1. Essential books: Short by Kevin Crossley Holland Grammar includes: Adverbials of time, place and number; using elaborated language of description, including expanded noun phrases, adjectives, adverbials and a variety of subordinate clauses, including relative clauses; using semi-colons to mark boundary between independent clauses.

2.2.3.2. Drama (Shakespeare)

2.2.3.2.1. Essential books: Mr William Shakespeare’s Plays by Marcia Williams Grammar includes: Using dialogue, differences between spoken and written speech, punctuating to indicate direct speech; formal and informal speech and writing, using subjunctive forms; using commas to clarify meaning.

2.3. Term 3

2.3.1. Non-Fiction

2.3.1.1. Persuasive writing

2.3.1.1.1. Essential books: Various persuasive texts (provided) Grammar includes: Understanding and using modal verbs in persuasive writing; using apostrophes correctly; using correct sentence punctuation.

2.3.1.2. Non-chronological Reports

2.3.1.2.1. Essential books: Various reports (provided) Grammar includes: Beginning to understand the use of active and passive verbs, especially the use of the passive form in reports; recognising and using a past participle; using semi-colons, colons and dashes appropriately in reports; using bullet points in reports.

2.3.2. Poetry

2.3.2.1. Power of Imagery

2.3.2.1.1. Essential books: The Convergence of the Twain by Thomas Hardy (Animated Tale – see resources) Grammar includes: Using fronted adverbials and non-finite verbs to start a sentence; using commas after fronted adverbials; using elaborated description, including adjectives and adverbs, and subordinate clauses.

2.3.2.2. Debate poetry and poetry that tells a story

2.3.2.2.1. Essential books: The Dispute of Coffee and Tea Hamilton Group Reader Sensational! poems inspired by the five senses chosen by Roger McGough, Macmillan Grammar includes: Using elaborated descriptive language; using expanded noun phrases; using and understanding grammatical terminology.

2.3.3. Fiction

2.3.3.1. Classic novels

2.3.3.1.1. 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.

2.3.3.2. Genre fiction-science fiction

2.3.3.2.1. Essential books: Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan, Templar Publishing Grammar includes: Using dialogue, recognise differences between spoken and written speech; using speech punctuation to indicate direct speech; understanding and using modal verbs.

3. Humanities

3.1. Term 1

3.1.1. Earliest Civilisations: Ancient Sumer

3.1.1.1. We will place the Ancient Sumer civilisation in the context of world history. We will learn about life in Ancient Sumer, how the people lived, what they did, how they worshipped and what they have left behind for us to discover.

3.1.1.2. We will learn about the rise and fall of the Sumerian civilisation and the invasion by the Akkadians. We will read the legend of Sargon the Great, understand the revival and then further decline of Sumerian civilisation, including the invasion by the Elamites.

3.1.2. The streets of Almaty

3.1.2.1. Examine the street names of Almaty and research the historical characters they are named after - what are the threads that link them?

3.2. Term2

3.2.1. The Maya

3.2.1.1. Study the fascinating Maya in this vigorously researched topic. Discover where and when the Maya built their magnificent civilisation as you develop a range of skills across the curriculum. Investigate how they lived, their culture and their legacy. Compare their lives to your own as you bring your learning together.

3.2.1.2. Look at the development of the Maya civilisation into context within a world setting.

3.2.2. Earth Concerns

3.2.2.1. This topic is an excellent introduction to the key aspects of physical Geography that children need to understand and describe. The children gain a thorough knowledge of volcanoes, earthquakes, climate zones and biomes through applying the knowledge gained from their research in practical tasks such as model making, drama, artwork and dance.

3.3. Term 3

3.3.1. World War 2

3.3.1.1. Understand why World War 2 started, and what is meant by the ‘Phoney War’. Examine some major events. Develop a familiarity with the location of the countries involved.

3.3.2. Comparing People and Places

3.3.2.1. Travel around the world in this exciting topic, as we compare disparate peoples and places in the UK, Europe, North America and South America. Look at your own area and discover the similarities and differences between where we live and these other intriguing locations. Develop a range of skills and increase your expertise in a number of curriculum areas, including key human and physical geography goals.

3.3.3. Possibilities

3.3.3.1. Ancient Greece

3.3.3.1.1. Discover the lasting influence of the Ancient Greeks on the western world. Investigate the timeline and four main periods of the Greek Empire. Explore different kinds of historical sources and evaluate their usefulness. Marvel at Alexander the Great and the empire under his leadership. Learn about trading and design, research lifestyle and clothing, and study key Ancient Greek buildings. Research the historical background of Aesop and his fables. Learn about the roles and rights of free men, women, children and slaves in Ancient Greece and research democracy. Examine the exciting Olympics and its modern legacy.

3.3.3.1.2. Find out about the four main time periods of the Greek Empire. Learn key information from each era and wow your invited guests as you teach them everything you have learned about the chronology of the Ancient Greeks.

3.3.3.2. Earliest Civilisations: Shang Dynasty

3.3.3.2.1. Study this fascinating topic and learn all about The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China. Discover key information about the formation of the Shang Dynasty and the kings who ruled it. Learn all about everyday life, the music, cities and settlements, and the process of worship in this early civilisation. The importance of warfare, advanced technology, and the development of writing are all studied and children will have the chance to meet a number of exciting creative outcomes!

3.3.3.2.2. This block provides you with key information about the geography of the Shang Dynasty kingdom, their kings and the timeline of their dynasty.