Herne Bay Junior School
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Year 5


Term 1 & 2

Our Precious Planet!

In this term leading up to the half term break, we will be encouraging Year 5 to think like Geographers through our topic, Our Precious Planet! We will improve our Geography skills of mapping, and identifying the human and physical features of our local area. The children will also explore how our local area has changed over time by studying historical maps. Our Art lessons will enrich the children’s appreciation of different landscapes; we will be responding to works of art by David Hockney and developing our sketching techniques. Science lessons will focus on materials and their properties and we will carry out practical investigations into dissolving, and thermal and electrical conductors and insulators. The children will learn e-safety skills in Computing so that they can use their school Google accounts safely and appropriately. Within English, children will be reading and writing reports about bees. Other text types we will study are discussion texts and descriptive story writing. Our Maths lessons focus on working with increasingly larger numbers (up to 10 million) and refining their written methods for all four calculations. The students will work with graphs and charts and learn how to interpret and present data. Finally, watch out for the Year 5 Harvest Assembly later this term.

After the half term break our topic will change to the Marvellous Mayans. More information will follow at that time.