Y5 Summer 1 2019
Topic 5: The Maya
For the first part of the summer term, we’ll be focusing on history through our topic on ‘The Maya’ and trying to answer some of these questions:
• Who were the Maya? When and where did they live?
• What was everyday life like for the Maya?
• What did the Maya believe?
• What was happening in Britain during the same period?
• Was life better for the Maya or the Anglo Saxons?
• What happened to the Maya?
Poetry - we'll be reading and performing some classic poetry and identifying different parts of speech. Recounts - Perspective - We’ll begin by reading diary extracts and identifying the features of recount text, then we’ll be using these skills to write diary entries from different points of view and for different audiences. We’ll also be learning how to use formal and informal language and to use a wider range of punctuation marks.
Calculation will be taught throughout this half-term in the context of applying written methods of calculation to word problems. Measurement – converting between different units of measure. Geometry – identifying and using the properties of 2D and 3D shapes with a particular focus on angles, reflecting and translating shapes.
IT: We have IT twice a week and also have access to laptops in class during the mornings. We'll be learning how to hyperlink information and using this in presentations of our research on the Maya before moving on to create multiplication games using Scratch.
PE: Outdoor PE is on Tuesday afternoons with Mrs Taylor. Please have full kit including trainers available in school at all times so we can make the most of dry weather! Indoor PE: 5K – Friday, 5B – Tuesday.
Science - Lifecycles of animals and plants
Home Learning: There is no set home learning for this topic.