Teacher: Josua Solnick
Teaching Assistant: Janet Ahern Y4/Y5
Year 5: Term 1
Land of Hope and Glory
Science: PROPERTIES AND CHANGES OF MATERIALS (see scheme of work for more detail)
- Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal) and response to magnets.
- Know that some material will dissolve in a liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution.
- Give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials including woods, metals and plastic.
- Demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes.
- Explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda.
Digital Media: Use Purple Mash 2Animate to make an animation that shows the processes of dissolving, evaporation etc
- Create an animation to show a process or explain something
- Use select, copy and paste tools to edit a painting/imageSCIENCE VOCABULARY: opaque brittle thermal transparent flexible insulator soluble waterproof conductor translucent shiny synthetic absorbent rigid natural hard dissolved solution evaporate undissolved solids pure reversible irreversible bubbles chemical change burning
History: THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN
- Recap the term ‘invasion.’
- Give reasons why countries are invaded.
- Recap which countries are located in Europe.
- Know why WW2 broke out.
- Identify countries involved in WW2.
- Know the countries which were allies.
- Know when the Battle of Britain occurred.
- Know why Germany chose to invade Britain by air.
- Learn about Churchill’s resistance during the Battle of Britain.
- Understand how the Battle of Britain affected everyday life.
- Understand evacuation and why children were evacuated at this time.
- Research the role of propaganda.
Digital Research/Media: Create a Home Front propaganda presentation using PPT – use transitions, animations etc to enhance the effect on the audience and get feedback
- Use search tools to find specific types of information effectively/safely.
- Use animations/sound effects effectively in presentations and present to audience and amend in the light of feedback Geography: THE PHYSICAL FEATURES OF THE UK.
- Recap previous learning on coasts
- Identify some of the major mountains, hills and rivers in the UK.
- Identify key features of OS maps such as hills, mountains, rivers and coasts.
- Know the differences between a hill and a mountain.
- Explain the differences between rivers, lakes and streams.
- Know that rivers usually run into the sea.
- Know the key vocabulary associated with rivers and coasts.
- Use 6 grid reference figures when locating key features on an OS map.
- Know how temperatures change at different altitudes.
- Devise graphs based on the changes in temperature.
Digital Research/Data: Use online research to collect data on Rivers and /or Temperature and use Excel to create tables and graphs to analyse data and answer questions
- Compare the same information on different websites and books
- Use a spreadsheet to create a simple data table and graph – HISTORY VOCABULARY: bias credible source propaganda conflict global international invasion nation urban tyrant evacuation allies axis aerial invasion dogfights blackout resistance evacuee rural
GEOGRAPHY VOCABULARY: hill estuary mountain ordinance survey summit erosion peak spring topographical valley gradient landscape freeze thaw weathering summit.
CHALLENGE ACTIVITIES FOR MORE ABLE PUPILS; The Battle of Britain
- In order of importance, rank the reasons why WW2 broke out. Justify your reasons.
- Devise a list of questions to ask an evacuee.
- Was Germany’s decision to invade Britain by air the best way to invade? Why/ why not?
- Look at propaganda sources – what information do they give us about WW2?
- Who do you think was the best ally and why?
- To what extend was Churchill responsible for the result of WW2?
CHALLENGE ACTIVITIES FOR MORE ABLE PUPILS: The Physical Features of the UK
- What are the main similarities and differences between the mountains in Scotland and wales?
- Rank the mountains of the Uk in order of size. Can you present the information in another way?
- Use technical geographical vocabulary to describe and present information in another way?
- Write an explanation booklet for rivers and mountains – how much geographical technology can you include?
- Use a graph to predict what the temperature will be at various altitudes.
Art: SCULPTURE (Linked to Henry Moore’s work)
- Study Henry Moore and create a fact file about him using writing, drawing and photographs to convey information.
- Learn about the work of Henry Moore, including the drawings he created during WW2 when the underground stations were used as bomb shelters.
- Study artists’ drawings of sculptures.
- Draw Moore’s sculptures using different media such as charcoal, chalk, graphite sticks and pencil grades.
- Use shading to represent 3D.
- Use clay to create a sculpture based on Moore’s work.
- Use different clay tools.
- Evaluate the finished product.
D.T: (discrete unit) MARBULOUS STRUCTURES
- Investigate and analyse a range of free standing structures.
- Understand and apply methods for stiffening and reinforcing more complex structures in order to strengthen, reinforce and stabilise a cardboard tube.
- Select from a wide range of tolls and equipment to join cardboard tubes together.
- Investigate commercially bought marble runs.
- Select and use materials and components to create a marble run.
- Evaluate the finished product. PROPAGANDA POSTERS
- Study WW2 propaganda posters.
- Design a propaganda poster for WW2.
- Use a graphite transfer image to add a main image to a poster.
- Use a range of techniques and drawing materials (collage, photographs, paint, pastes and charcoal.)
- Write an explanation report on how to create a poster. Music: Pupils should play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices, playing instruments with increasing accuracy & fluency.
- Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music.
- Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds using aural memory.
- Use and understand staff and other musical notations.
- Appreciate and understand a wide range of high quality live and recorded music from different traditions and great composers and musicians.
Develop an understanding of the history of musicP.E: dance, gymnastics and games
R.E: Inner forces
- When am I tempted?
- Why did Adam and Eve disobey God?
- Why did Jonah behave the way he did?
- What beliefs would I refuse to deny?
- Why do I find it difficult to accept what I know to be true?
- What positive forces do I have in my life?
How is Christmas celebrated around the world?
- What differences are there in the accounts given by Luke and Matthew?
- Which stories have developed from the ‘real’ Christmas story?
- What happens during Advent?
- How do Christmas traditions vary around the world?
- What story or play can we create based on traditional Christmas themes? Computing
Using Technology Safely
- Communicating Online
- Personal Information
- Staying Safe/Getting HelpComputing
Coding and Programming
- Algorithms and Decomposition
- Programming on screen
- Sequence, Repetition, Selection
- De-bugging Entitlement and enrichment: Imperial war museum, Museum of London, Cabinet War Rooms
Topic writing links: (please teach during Friday’s literacy lesson and work in topic/Science books_
- Write a diary from the perspective of an evacuee.
- Write a speech given by an army general.
- Write a report on the changes to everyday life during the Battle of Britain.
- Write a letter from a parent to an evacuee about life in the city during the Battle of Britain.
- Create propaganda style posters.
- Write a recount of an air-raid.
- Write a postcard from an evacuee about life in the countryside.
- Create a leaflet on the mountains, hills, rivers, lakes and streams.Create own map of a settlement including key topographical features and write a guide about it.
- Write a set of instructions for making an Anderson shelter.
- Create an information card about a sculpture created.
- Wrote a description of different materials using appropriate scientific language.
- Write a report about some of the materials invented during WW2.
- Write a very simple biography about Spencer Silver or Ruth Benerito.
- Write a simple biography of Henry Moore.
- Create a set of instructions for how to create a marble run
Literacy books which link to the topic
The Silver Sword
The Machine Gunners
Goodnight Mr Tom
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
The Lion and the Unicorn