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Year 5 Sycamore

Welcome to Sycamore Class 

Staff

Teacher: Athena

TA : Zalaikah

On this page you can find out about the curriculum in Year 5 and some useful information to help your child with their learning at home. 

Autumn Term 1

Our topic this term is The Trans Atlantic Slave Trade. The children will be learning about the history of the Trans- Atlantic Slave Trade and key abolitionists. Information about other subjects can be found in the Long Term Curriculum Map below.

We will be reading the following book:

 

Autumn Term 2

Our topic this term is Roman London. The children will be learning about life in Roman London. Information about other subjects can be found in the Long Term Curriculum Map below.

We will be reading the following book:

pring Term 1

Our topic this term is Anglo Saxons, Scots and Vikings. The children will be learning about the history of this period and the struggle between the Anglo Saxons and the Vikings to rule England.  Information about other subjects can be found in the Long Term Curriculum Map below.

We will be reading the following book:

Spring Term 2

Our topic this term is Where We Live. The children will be learning about the geography of the United Kingdom- its climate, industry, farming, physical features and cities. They will also take part in a local history field work study. Information about other subjects can be found in the Long Term Curriculum Map below.

We will be reading the following book:

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Curriculum Enrichment in Year 5

Useful Websites

Here are some websites/apps that are useful for learning at home and extra homework.

Homework is also set on Atom Learning which your child has a log on for. Please speak to the class teacher for more information.

https://app.atomlearning.com/public/

Reading with Your Child
Encouraging a love of reading

As children get older, with lots of other activities competing for their time, how can you encourage them to make time for reading?

Here are some of our ideas:

  • Read yourself! It doesn’t matter what it is – pick up a newspaper or magazine, take a look at a cookery book, read a computer manual, enjoy some poetry or dive into a romance or detective novel. And get your children to join in – if you’re cooking, could they read the recipe? If you’re watching TV, can they read out the listings?
  • Give books as presents. And encourage your children and their friends to swap books with each other – it’ll give them a chance to read new stories, and get them all talking about what they’re reading.
  • Visit the local library together. It’s always fun choosing new books to read, and keep an eye out for special author events at the library or local bookshops – children love meeting their favourite authors. Jacqueline Wilson and Anthony Horowitz always have signing queues that are miles long!
  • Encourage children to carry a book at all times. That way, they’ll never be bored (this is something you can do, too!)
  • Have a family bookshelf. If you can, have bookshelves in your children’s bedrooms, too.
  • Keep reading together. Just because your children are older, it doesn’t mean you have to stop sharing stories – perhaps you could try the Harry Potter series or A Series of Unfortunate Events.
  • Don’t panic if your child reads the same book over and over again. Let’s be honest - we’ve all done it!

There is a list of recommended books below and your child will also be able to borrow books to bring home from the class library.