Thorpe Primary School

Where we all can shine

0113 3368760

parents@thorpe.leeds.sch.uk

Dolphin Lane, Thorpe, Wakefield,
West Yorkshire, WF3 3DG

Our PE dates are :

Indoor lessons Friday

Outdoor lessons Wednesday

Remember to read 3 times a week and hand your reading record in everyday!

Homework is to be handed in every Wednesday!

What Makes the Earth Angry?

Gems of the week:

 

English

This half term we will be looking at the Chilean Miners story and reading newspapers about the incident.. We will also be doing a poetry unit and focusing on figurative language features to help us develop our poetry skills. We will also look at emotive language and expanded noun phrases to help us develop our ideas and vocabulary.

For spelling each week, they will be learning a different spelling rule and applying these to a range of words.

 

Maths

To start the year, we will focus on Place Value and understanding numbers. We will look at ordering, rounding to the nearest 10 and 100 and look at Roman Numerals.

Later we will recap our addition and subtraction written methods, before developing our reasoning and problem solving.

 

Theme

Our Theme this half term is Natural Disasters. This theme is a Geography based theme We will start the theme by asking questions about things we would like to find out and from then look at  famous natural disaster’s as well as what causes them and consequences on humans and the earth. We will also look at the  recent success story of the young boys in Thailand, who were recently saved from a cave. From this, we will write newspaper reports

 

PE

Our Theme this half term is Natural Disasters. This theme is a Geography based theme We will start the theme by asking questions about things we would like to find out and from then look at  famous natural disaster’s as well as what causes them and consequences on humans and the earth. We will also look at the  recent success story of the young boys in Thailand, who were recently saved from a cave. From this, we will write newspaper reports

 

French

In French, we will recap on our learning from year 4 and start to use French vocabulary in sentences. We will look at the different tenses to help us with this.

 

Science

This half term our topic is Habitats. We will be looking at the lifecycles of different animals and plants  and making comparisons!

 

Art and Design Technology

 

Year 5 will be looking at David Hockney, who painted pictures of deforestation.

We will then produce our own natural disaster paintings in the style of David Hockney.

 

Computing

 

In computing this half term we will be creating spreadsheets to link to our natural disaster theme. As well as this, we will be using the computers to make warning posters for countries  that have a high risk of a disaster.

 

Religious Education

This half term Year 5 will be looking at the question ‘What does it mean to be part of a religious community? ‘. The  children will be looking at Christianity, Islam and Buddhism.

 Spellings