The books that will be covered in Year 5 are Kensuke’s Kingdom, Tom’s Midnight Garden and Holes. These books will allow children to journey using their imagination and help to provide lots of interesting things for them to write about. The children will learn lots of new writing skills including using parenthesis, colons and modal verbs to improve their writing. They will also have lots of opportunities to get better at reading.
In maths, children will be taught using ‘Inspire Maths’ which encourages children to develop a deeper level of understanding through a range of engaging activities. Inspire Maths encourages children to master the skills in the national curriculum and gives questions and problems in a range of styles. This will help children to read and understand maths problems on a deeper level.
The topics that will be covered this year allow the children to make links between their learning and the world around them. These topics, which include Beast Creator, Pharaohs and Off with her Head, allow the children to explore a range of skills such as map reading in geography to cookery in design and technology.