Rumble in the Jungle
Teacher: Ms Lyndsey Monaghan
Teaching Assistant: Ms Patricia Sawyers
TA: 1:1 Ms Marcia Carter
Year 5 Willow Class
Teacher: Ms Emma-Crandon
Teaching Assistant: Ms Megan Anderson
Teaching Assistant 1:1: Ms Janet Ahern
We will be learning literacy through high quality texts. We will write for a range of purposes and audiences and edit and improve our work. We will make deliberate vocabulary choices to make our writing effective. We will develop characterisation through the use of dialogue. We will use relative clauses (clauses which start with who, which, that etc) and the perfect tense ( We had studied all day long so we were tired.) We will be using modal verb to show degrees of possibility (should/could/would). We will be using a range of punctuation with accuracy, including brackets, dashes and commas for parentheses (extra information.)Maths
We will be studying a range of objectives and here are some of the main objectives: read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1 million and know the value of each digit; use the formal methods for all four operations and solve problems including multi-step problems; understand and reason about area and perimeter; measure angles using a protractor; recognise and use square numbers and begin to understand cube numbers and volume; understand improper fractions and multiply and divide fractions; solve time and measure problems; interpret continuous data and line graphs; know units of measure and solve problems involving measure.Science – Living Things and Their Habitats and Forces
We will describe different life cycles of a mammal, an insect, an amphibian and a bird. We will describe the life processes and reproduction in some plants and animals.
We will also be learning about forces and the impact that gravity has. We will look at air resistance, water resistance and frictions and learn about how levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.
ICT – Robots, controls and sensors.
We will analyse more complex control systems in the real world. We will use a data logging device as part of an investigation. We will use a control system to control a physical system. We will create a simple control system and work systematically to identify and correct errors and problems in programs.Geography – The Rainforest
We will be learning to locate the rainforest on a map and understand that rainforests are found along the equator. We will identify countries which have rainforests and describe the geography of the rainforest and label the different layers of the rainforest. We will learn about the types of animals which live in the rainforest. We will also learn about how land in the rainforest is used and what environmental impact that has had
D.T: MAKE A PYRAMID TO HOUSE GRAVE GOODS
- Develop a clear ideaArt – PrintingWe will use the rainforest as inspiration and create our own printing blocks, using the relief or the impressed method to create prints with three overlays. We will work with a range of media.
D.T – Embroider a scene from the rainforest.
We will sketch and model ideas before creating our rainforest scene. We will decorate textiles appropriately and learn to pin and tack fabric pieces together. We will join fabrics by blanket stitch and back stitch. We will evaluate our work.
R.E – We will follow the Southwark agreed syllabus and study Judaism and Hinduism.
Ways in which you can help your child
- Ensure your child reads every night and discuss what they have read.
- Practise spellings
- Practise the maths objectives listed
- Research the life cycle of an animal from the rainforest.
- Make a parachute and investigate air resistance.
- Visit the rainforest exhibition at London Zoo and make a list of all the different animals which live in the rainforest.
- Discuss the effects deforestation has had on the rainforest.
- Create your own printing blocks using materials at home.
- Practise blanket and running stitch.
about what needs to be done.
- To join and combine materials.
- Find techniques for reinforcing and strengthening structures
- Know how structures can fail when loaded.
- Evaluate their products.
CHALLENGE ACTIVITIES FOR THE MORE ABLE:
- Compare different methods of joining and combining materials and discuss what works best and why.
- Design an alternative to a pyramid, taking into account all the techniques, knowledge of structure and materials needed.
- Music: Music: Play in ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing instruments with increasing accuracy.
- Improvise music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music.
- Listen with attention to detail to sounds.
- Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music.
Develop an understanding of the history of music..
P.E (Please follow Val Sabin’s scheme of work)
Dance, gymnastics and athletics
R.E: See agreed syllabus for more detail.
- CHRISTIANITY – unit 8
ISLAM (unit 4)
Computing: Coding, Programming and Computer Games
- Create and edit flow diagrams to break down a sequence (eg traffic lights) into smaller steps
- Create more complex programs using symbols and text to achieve an outcome on screen
- Explore the variables in a range of simulations and relate to real life applications and situations
- Create simple interactive computer games and activities
Identify and de-bug errors in their own/others code
Entitlement and enrichment:British museum/London Zoo/ Hornimans museum (do a session on sound)
Topic writing links: (please teach during Friday’s literacy lesson and work in topic/Science books:
- Write an explanation of embalmment.
- Write a biography of Tutankhamun.
- Interview Howard Carter.
- Write a newspaper article about the curse of Tutankhamun.
- Write a life in the day from an Ancient Egyptian perspective.
- Retell and Egyptian myth.
- Create a booklet about the water cycle.
- Write a diary entry about the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb.
- Write a postcard from the River Nile.
- Create an advert for the pyramid created in D.T.
- Wrote a poem based on river collage.
Create a simple biography about Ptolemy, Alhazen or Copernicus.
Literacy books which link to the topic:
- Flat Stanley and the Egyptian grave robbery
- The Time travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess
- Tales of Ancient Egypt (Robert Lancelyn Green)
- The Red Pyramid
- Casting the gods adrift
The Scarab’s Secret