Welcome to Mars Class!
Welcome to Mars Class. We are made up of eighteen Year 5 children. Mr Chapman teaches the Class every day and Mrs Clements is the lovely helper on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning.
Spring Term 2018
Below is what we will be learning this half term.
In English we will be writing stories about issues and dilemmas. This will involve lots of SMSC opportunities to discuss different issues and dilemmas that we might face in school. We LOVE writing stories in Year 5, so this will be an exciting topic for Mars Class. After this, we will look at autobiographies and biographies. This will involve us reading some celebrity's autobiographies and writing autobiographies in the role of some our favourite fictional characters!
In Maths this term we will be looking at multiplication and division, fractions and percentages. This is a big chunk of the Year 5 curriculum and we will be trying to link all of our Maths understanding together to compare a range of fractions and numbers.
Our topic this term is 'The Ancient Maya'.
We will begin this topic by playing the famous Maya game 'Pok-a-Tok,' (but luckily no-one will be sacrificed to any Gods). Following this, we will compare Mayan lifestyles with that of the Romans, which is our Topic from last year. This topic will involve children creating some extended-writing pieces and a Horrible History-style video.
In Science we will be finishing our 'Forces' topic and starting 'Animals Including Humans.'
During our forces topic we will compare our understanding of air resistance with water resistance and identify the difference between levers, gears and pulleys.
For animals including humans, we will be looking at the six stages of the human life cycle. Following this, we will get messy by identifying the functions of the digestive system and different teeth.
PE this half term will be on a Tuesday and Friday. On Tuesday we will be composing our own anti-bullying dance for a dancefest at Prince Henry's. On Friday we will be playing invasion games, focussing on netball.
We will also be completing some Music lessons this half term. It is expected that Year 5 children can compose their own piece of music in groups. In order to do this, we will be looking at the notes A, B, C, D, E, F and G to compose music using a range of instruments.
Take a look at Mars Class' zoo designs. Using our understanding of perimeter and area, we designed zoos that were fit for different types of animals.