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Bernard Gilpin Primary School

Hall Lane

Houghton-le-Spring

Tyne & Wear

DH5 8DA

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Please note: We have postponed the Sports Day and Summer Fayre to Friday 14th July. Hopefully this will give everyone the chance to rearrange so they can join us at these events.

Year 5

 

Curriculum Overview 2016 -17

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Autumn Term 2016

This term the class will be going on three Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.  This was highlighted as a strong feature of our school by OFSTED on their visit.

 

Friday 9th September (Mr Nichol)

Monday 12th September (Mr Wilkinson & Miss Smith)

Durham Castle & Silksworth Athletics track

 

Friday 30th September (Mr Wilkinson & Miss Smith)

Wednesday 5th October (Mr Nichol)

Helmsley Castle, North Yorkshire

 

Thursday 10th November (Mr Nichol)

Friday 11th November (Mr Wilkinson & Miss Smith)

Discovery Museum, Newcastle

Autumn Term 2016

This term the Year 5 children will be learning about the cross-curricular theme of ‘1066 and All That’ learning about the four key people who laid claim to the British throne, the Battle of Hastings and Norman Castles. They will also be studying Capital Cities - locating them on maps, identifying features and reading six figure grid references.

In English they will be studying the novels ‘There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom’ by Louis Sachar, as well as ‘Cool’ and ‘The Giant’s Necklace’ by Michael Morpurgo, using these texts as a basis for exploring language and writing in different genres. In Maths they will plan and pursue lines of enquiry and propose general statements, involving numbers or shapes, identifying examples that do or do not meet a statement and they will strengthen their understanding and methods of recording and reasoning through problem solving and the use and application of mathematics.  

In Science the children will be investigating ‘Properties & changes of materials’ and studying ‘Forces’.

Every child will be set specific targets which we will be working on this half term. These targets have been designed to raise attainment in both English and Maths.

P.E. will be on Tuesdays, so please ensure that your child has their full school P.E. kit on those days.

Durham & Silksworth, September 2016

Helmsley Castle, North Yorkshire, October 2016

Discovery Museum, November 2016

Summer Term 2017

This term the class will be going on three Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.  This was highlighted as a strong feature of our school by OFSTED on their visit.

 

Monday 22nd May (Mr Nichol)

Wednesday 24th May (Mr Wilkinson & Miss Smith)

Winter Gardens, Sunderland

 

Wednesday 28th June (Mr Nichol)

Thursday 29th June (Mr Wilkinson & Miss Smith)

Sunderland Climbing Wall

 

Wednesday 5th July (Mr Wilkinson & Miss Smith)

Wednesday 12th July (Mr Nichol)

Beamish Museum

Spring Term 2017

This term the children in Year 5 will be studying the Cross Curricular themes of ‘Elizabethan Explorers’ and ‘Capital Cities’.

In English they will be studying ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Myths and Legends.’

In Maths they will plan and pursue lines of enquiry and propose general statements involving numbers or shapes. They will identify examples that do or do not meet a statement, and they will strengthen their understanding and methods of recording and reasoning through problem solving and the use and application of Mathematics.  

In Science the children will be studying ‘Earth and Space’ and ‘Forces’.

Every child will be set specific targets which we will be working on this half term. These targets have been designed to raise attainment in both English and Maths.

P.E. will be on Tuesdays.

Bessie Surtees House, Newcastle, January 2017

Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, February 2017

Summer Term 2017

This term the Year 5 children will be studying the cross-curricular theme of Victorian inventions. In the second half of the term your child will move on to studying European countries. Your child will also be covering map work and the local area linked to educational visits. We will look at both human and physical features and use six figure map references.

In English the children will be studying the novel ‘Scarper Jack and the Bloodstained Room’ by Christopher Russell. In Maths they will pursue lines of enquiry and propose general statements involving numbers or shapes. They will identify examples that do or do not meet a statement, and they will strengthen their understanding and methods through problem solving and the use and application of Mathematics. Every child will be set specific targets, which we will be working on his half term. These targets have been designed to raise attainment in both English and Maths.

In Science your child will be studying ‘Living things – Plants and animals’.

P.E. will be on Tuesdays.

Spring Term 2017

This term the class will be going on three Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.

 

Wednesday 18th January (Mr Nichol)

Friday 20th January (Mr Wilkinson & Miss Smith)

Bessie Surtees House, Newcastle

 

Monday 6th February (Mr Nichol)

Wednesday 8th February (Mr Wilkinson & Miss Smith)

Bamburgh Beach, Northumberland

 

Monday 13th March (Mr Nichol)

Wednesday 15th March (Mr Wilkinson & Miss Smith)

Great North Museum, Newcastle

Winter Gardens, Sunderland, May 2017