Y5 Autumn 1 2020
Our first topic is 'Raiders, Traders, Invaders' – a historical study of the Anglo-Saxon and Viking era.
Key Questions for this unit:
- What do objects from the past tell us about the people who lived at that time?
- Who were the Saxons/Vikings? When and why did they come to Britain? Where did they settle?
- Where the Vikings raid? How did they trade? Why did they invade?
- What was everyday life like for a Viking?
- Who was Alfred? Was he really great?
- What happened at the Battle of Hastings?
- Using Michael Morpurgo's text Beowulf as a stimulus for saga writing, focusing on describing settings, characters and atmosphere.
- Writing a Saxon kennings to describe a battle scene in Beowulf, with a focus on using figurative language and hyphens to create two-word phrases.
- Writing a non-chronological report about a dragon (based on Dragonology by Dugald Steer) and using correct organisational features to structure the text and guide the reader.
- Revision and catch-up from Year 4
- Place Value - reading, writing, comparing numbers up to 1 million; decimals - tenths and hundredths; negative numbers
- Explore the process of scientific enquiry through a range of experiments
- What does it mean to be a scientist?
- Applying accurate scientific vocabulary to investigations
- Investigating the components that make up a computer
- Using Scratch to generate kennings poems using coding
- E-safey - understanding the importance of not sharing personal information online
- Study the work of Grayson Perry to create a class tapestry inspired by the Bayeux tapestry
- Our RE day is Monday 19th October
- What is the Christian story of salvation?
- What can we learn from it?
PSHE: Physical well-being in the media
- Our RE day is Thursday 22nd October
- Messages in the media can be misleading, including food adverts, role models and image manipulation