Year 5 have had a fantastic half term, through exploring the historical changes of the Roman Empire to writing compare and contract texts about fascinating animals! Well done.
In Writing, we have been learning about the features and structure of a compare information text and using this knowledge to write our own interesting compare texts using research from our chrome books. We have also looked at fiction texts and used our prior learning and videos to write a narrative story that leaves descriptive clues for the reader to interpret. We have transformed these into audiobooks by recording ourselves reading them aloud.
In History, our new topic has been all about the Roman Empire. First, we researched and discussed the different aspects of the Roman Empire, such as geographical size, slavery, science, technology, politics and religion. Next, we analysed how these things changed over time in the Roman Empire. We learnt about how size, technology and politics changed quickly whereas religion changed slowly.
D & T:
This half term, children explored all about the different musical instruments and how sounds are made. We were very interested in trying out different instruments to see how they made different sounds. We then used this knowledge to design and make our own musical instrument – a rainmaker. For our final piece, we used cardboard, decorations and rice to carefully craft together our working rainmakers. They sound fantastic!
In Music, we have continued our scheme of learning on Charanga, creating more opportunities to improve our skills on the Glockenspiels. We have loved learning to sing the song ‘Living on a prayer’ by Bon Jovi.
The children have really loved being part of the after-school clubs available to them. We have had some very excited children for Calligraphy club, choir, cricket club and bench ball club. We hope to see the same enthusiasm in the clubs for next half term!
The Year 5 team have thoroughly enjoyed teaching Year 5 this half term and it has been uplifting to see so many children dedicated and excited for their learning.
We look forward to welcoming all children back after half term to enjoy another 7 weeks of new learning and experiences.
See you soon,
Year 5 Team.