Appleby Primary School

Appleby Primary School

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In Year 5 we are preparing ourselves for a very busy term!


In maths we will continue to develop our key skills to solve problems and puzzles and will also be using recipes to help us with our work on ratio and proportion. We will continue to create our own word problems and this term they will involve weight and capacity.   Our key focus will be to learn our tables (using times Tables Rock Stars to help us) and to apply that knowledge throughout the maths curriculum.  In the second half of the term our focus will be written calculation, and in particular multiplication and division.


Our science topic this term Changing State.  We will be looking at the molecular  structure of solids, liquids and gases and the how this changes the ways in which different material behave.  We will learn how the state of matter changes during the process of evaporation, condensation, freezing and melting.  We will conduct investigations to test scientific ideas and theories and will use ICT to present our results in line and scatter graphs.


Our topic will be Ancient Greece.  We will learn about the historical heritage of Greece and will plan and complete a range of activities to develop our history and geography keys skills. Where possible, we will be taking an enquiry led approach to our topic work.  To complete their independent projects the children will generate their own questions and plan and conduct their own research using a variety of information sources. 


In English we will be studying a range of Greek Myths from The Odyssey. We will be using these ancient myths as the basis of a writing to help us create diaries, letters, newspaper reports and some myths of our own.



PE this term will be indoor and outdoor games and the children will need there full outdoor and indoor kit in school every day so we can be flexible and are prepared for all weather conditions.   PE will be on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.



Mrs Palmer will give spelling homework on Friday to help prepare for our spelling test on the following Friday. 

Maths homework will be given out on Thursday be completed over the weekend and handed in on the following Monday.

In addition to this the children need to read for around 15 minutes three times a week and learn their times tables up to 12 x 12.

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