Dunholme St Chad's Church Of England Primary School

Creating a community with open hearts and open minds

 This week’s Star of the Week goes to Amelia

Image result for medal emoji This week’s Pride Award goes to Peyton

Term 2: The World at War

Golden Thread: Equality and Diversity

Big Idea: Power, Consequences, Community

Theme Overview

The World at War Knowledge Organiser

Properties of Materials Knowledge Organiser

This term, Year 5 will explore the historical significance of World War I and World War II. They will immerse themselves in understanding what it was like to be a solider during wartime, as well as understand what life was like for those on the Home Front. Through their analysis and exploration of numerous historical sources, the children will have a greater understanding of what it was like to be evacuated, to ‘Dig for Victory’, to ‘Make do and Mend’ and to fight for King and country.

Our Novel Study this term is: Goodnight Mister Tom

Useful Websites for our Theme: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhyb9q

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-world-war-two/zjnyscw

Term 1: Fight for your Right!

Golden Thread: Equality and Diversity

Big Idea: Protest

Theme Overview

Fight for your Right Knowledge Organiser

Properties of Materials Knowledge Organiser

This term, Year 5 will be immersed in the British and American History of protests. They will learn about the Suffrage movement of the early 20th century, as well as the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-20th century and how both of these movements have had an everlasting impact on the world we live in today. The children will also have the opportunity to consider and discuss how these movements echo in today’s society and how the themes of these social histories can be seen in modern day protest movements. 

Magna Carta

We started off this theme by learning about the Magna Carta and how significant it was (and is!) in ensuring everyone has rights today. We wrote our own Magna Cartas detailing what our rights and responsibilities were in Year 5.

Black History Month Learning

As this month is Black History Month, the whole school have been learning about Black History and reflecting on racism and discrimination in history and in the modern world. It has been really great for Year 5, as it links so closely with this term's theme "Fight for Your Right"! 

We focused our learning on Barack and Michelle Obama for our significant figure(s) in Black History and then we created our own speeches in the style of the Obamas to raise awareness of racism and discrimination. We then recorded these on our class iPads. Below is a compilation of some of the children's work.

P.E. Kits 

Please can you ensure PE kits are WORN into school on our allocated P.E. Days. This kit should be appropriate for outdoor P.E. and should include appropriate outdoor footwear. 

PE Days this term are: Mondays and Wednesdays. An outdoor PE Kit of school colours, including an appropriate sweatshirt, t-shirt and either shorts or jogging/tracksuit bottoms should be worn into school on these days.

Reading

  Reading is an integral part of the primary curriculum so please ensure you are reading every day and recording it in your Reading/Spelling Journals. These are the little yellow books and should have your weekly spellings in them at the front, as well as space to record your reading progress at the back. 

Guidance on How to Use the Little Yellow Reading Record

Take a look at the Year 5 Recommended Reading List for ideas on age appropriate texts!

YEAR 5 RECOMMENDED READING LIST 

Spelling

 Spellings will be given on the Friday of each week and will be tested on the following Friday. There will be 6 spellings given that follow a particular rule each week, with 4 'mystery' words tested to see if the children have learnt the spelling rule as well as the spellings given.

Alongside this, we will also be focusing on our statutory spelling list for Years 5 and 6 this year, so each child will be given 20 spellings from this list per term and 5 extra from the Year 3/4 list and will then be tested at the end of that term. Please ensure that the weekly spelling rule, the 6 weekly spellings and the 25 termly spellings are being practised regularly.

It is also important that children know the meaning of the words they are learning to spell... as we might ask you to put one into a sentence!

YEAR 5/6 STATUTORY SPELLING LIST

Term 2 Termly 25 Spellings are:

pronunciation

soldier

accompany

disastrous

aggressive

appreciate

attached

opportunity

according

interrupt

temperature

signature

leisure

recognise

vegetable

category

cemetery

definite

desperate

determined

pressure

guard

woman/women

accident(ally)

actual(ly)

Term 1 Termly 25 Spellings are:

programme

equip (–ped, –ment)

committee

correspond

accommodate

recommend

communicate

community

identity

physical

rhyme

rhythm

symbol

system

occur

dictionary

embarrass

exaggerate

marvellous

government

disappear

occasion(ally)

exercise

appear

bicycle

Homework

HOMEWORK THIS YEAR WILL BE SET ELECTRONICALLY VIA GOOGLE CLASSROOM

Everyone will be given homework on the Friday of each week, which will be due on the following Thursday. Children will be given:

  • a Maths task, which links to their learning from that week.
  • a Grammar task linking to the skills we have focused on in that week. 

Please make sure that if you are struggling with your homework, you come and see Miss Tingle or Mrs Roden as soon as you can!

Key Documents and Helpful Websites

 

Here are some handy websites for you to look at at home to help you with your learning. If you find any others, let me know!  

 http://www.mathsisfun.com 

http://www.studyzone.tv/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/levels/zbr9wmn

http://www.keystage2literacy.co.uk/