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Year 5 Topics Autumn Term

Year 5 Topics Autumn Term

 

Geography

First half-term - Our Local Area

To start with, we will be learning to use atlases to locate cities and counties in the UK, as well as countries in Europe and the continents of the world. Then we will be looking at ordnance survey maps, practising using map symbols and keys. Later on in the term we will complete field work, identifying what buildings and land is used for in the town.

Second half-term – polar climate zones

We will learn about the different climate zones of the world and will focus on aspects of living in the polar regions.

 

History

Continuing with the local area theme, we will be looking at how Ludlow has changed over time. We will compare maps to see how Ludlow has changed throughout the years. We will also look at the many different styles of buildings there are in Ludlow.

 

Science

First half-term - Materials and their properties

We will be comparing the properties of different materials by carrying out investigations and we will think about why certain materials are used for specific purposes.

Second half-term - Forces

We will be looking at how forces act in pairs and oppose each other. We will find out about the effect gravity has on falling objects. In addition, we will identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, which act between moving surfaces.

 

Computing

First half-term – Developing a webpage

Second half-term – Creating e-books using iPads.

Linked with our topic work on Ludlow, we will create e-books for Year 3 children all about the town and what it offers. 

 

Art

In the second half-term, linked with our work on polar regions, we will be learning how to sketch and paint animals.

 

RE

First half-term  - The Bible

We will be understanding the importance of the Bible to Christians.

 

Second half-term – What a wonderful world

We will be reflecting on the wonderful world in which we live. Children will have the opportunity to discuss beautiful and wondrous things about our world and identify areas which are in danger of extinction.

 

French

We will begin by revising greetings then we will be learning about ‘LES FÊTES’ - months, celebrations and festivals.

 

PSHE

New Beginnings and Getting on and falling out

 

PE

All term - Invasion games including, netball, football and hockey.

 

First half-term - Gymnastics

Second half-term – Dance

 

Science websites -

bbc - bitesize

 

Forces

woodlands - science

 

French website

bbc - primary languages - french

School News

Year 3 Tiime Travellers!

Year 3 children will be travelling back in time today to learn all about ancient Egypt.

We are delighted to host a workshop by"Portals to the Past" to bring history alive today.  Children will be dressing up to learn about archaeology, mummification, pyramids and all things ancient Egyptian!

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LJS takes part in School Fitness Week

This week, pupils from Ludlow Junior School will be taking part in School Fitness Week and being part of the aim by Joe Wickes to get 1 million school children exercising and having fun.  THe week will run for 5 days, with a live workout streamed each day on the Joe Wickes YouTube channel at 10am from Monday September 11th - Friday 15th September 2017.

The aim of schools' week is to get more kids active and feel the benefits of exercise so young people can see that fitness can be fun and to love it!  Every day for a week, pupils will take part in a live 20-minute workout.

So far, it's been great fun with children really enjoying the sessions. More information can be found here.

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