What to Expect in Year Five
In the first half of the Autumn Term we will be focusing on the topic of Sutton Coldfield and Sutton Park. We will be focusing on how Sutton and Sutton Park has changed from Victorian Britain up until today. Later in the half term, we will be studying the geography of the area by looking at maps. We will then learn about the human impact on nature and the landscape as Sutton has developed from the past until now.
In English, we will be transported back to Victorian times as we study Street Child by Berlie Doherty. We will be covering a range of genres including recounts, non-chronological reports and persuasion. We will focusing on developing the structure of our sentences: using a wider variety of subordination; inclusion of relative clauses to add complexity; and making our writing more engaging through with figurative language.
In Maths, we are continuing to practise the essential skills of place value and number ordering and comparing six-digit numbers. We will begin a new mental maths initiative and will be developing our mental and written methods of addition and subtraction, and continue with times table rock stars.
In Science, we will be putting on our lab coats and entering the world of Biology to explore living things and their habitats with a particular focus on plant reproduction.