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Year 5 Grasmere


Teaching and learning in Grasmere class – Spring Term 1



Our topic this term is World War 2. During this term, we will be looking at the book Goodnight Mr. Tom and imagining life as an evacuee. We will also look at a range of poetry about World War 2 and attempt our own pieces. Finally, we will look at the rules imposed during the blackout in Britain and then write our own set of instructions.


In our rainbow reading, we will be continuing our work on Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.



We will be covering a range of units in our Maths this term. First, we will look at measurement. Within this, we will work on converting between different metric units, converting between imperial and metric units and estimating capacity and volume. We will also complete some work on time and money. After this, we will then move on to decimals, and how to round them to the nearest full number.



During this term, we will be looking at forces such as air resistance, gravity and water resistance. We will complete a range of experiments such as making parachutes for model soldiers and measuring water resistance on model boats.



Our PE days this term are Monday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child has a PE kit in school.



Homework will be sent home every Friday. This will consist of maths questions linked to the work completed in class as well as spellings that reiterate rules taught in class.




Teaching and learning in Grasmere class – Autumn 2



Last half term our topic was Carlisle. During literacy, we looked at the effects of Storm Desmond on the area and then wrote newspaper articles that included the facts we had researched.



We practiced drawing angles with protractors. We also measured angles using them too. We also worked on fractions, looking at how we can add and subtract them and also thinking about how we can find equivalent fractions.





March 2016

Contact: Mrs Marland

Burnett Road, Carlisle, Cumbria. CA1 3BX

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