In Year 5 the children will be enjoying reading two texts: Gangsta Granny and Oranges in No Man’s Land. They will use these texts as stimuli to develop their writing. The children will practise writing a variety of different text types such as newspaper articles, persuasive letters, diary entries, information texts and story writing, developing their understanding of text type and genre.
This term the children will be learning about the Vikings and our local area. They will act as historians and use a range of sources to develop their understanding of Vikings lifestyles, how they invaded Britain and amour they wore. Following this they will learn about our local area, creating maps of the area and understanding position of local geographical features.
Throughout the Summer Term the children will undertake units based around specific books, including ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty. These are designed to smooth the transition from primary to secondary school. Street Child is based around the life of a poor boy living in Victorian London.
During the Summer Term the children will be working on the topic of Ancient Greece. They will focus on using a range of sources to find out about this ancient civilisation and consider their legacy, including the birth of democracy.