Topic web Year 5 Term 3
Science: LIVING THINGS AND THEIR HABITATS
- Describe the difference in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.
- Describe the life processes of reproduction in some plants and animals.
Cross Curricular Links:
- Create a graph on the different life cycles of animals
- Create a graph about gestation periods in different animals
- Write a fact file about different classifications of animals
- Write a report on the life cycle of animals
Science: 2nd half: Forces
- Explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object.
- Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction that act between moving surfaces.
Recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.
Cross Curricular Links:
- Order and compare the effect of levers, pulleys and gears on forces
- Compare and classify the forces of gravity on different planets
- Write a biography about Newton
- Write a report on an aerodynamic creature or vehicle
Create and interpret charts and graphs about air resistance
HISTORY: THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN
- Know why WW2 broke out.
- Identify countries involved in World War 2.
- Know the countries which were allies.
- Know when the Battle of Britain occurred.
- Know why Germany chose to invade Britain by air.
- Learn about Churchill’s resistance during the Battle of Britain.
- Understand how the Battle of Britain affected everyday life.
- Understand evacuation and why children were evacuated at this time.
Research the role of propaganda.
GEOGRAPHY: THE PHYSICAL FEATURES OF THE UK
- Identify some of the major mountains, hills and rivers in the UK.
- Identify key topographical features of maps such as hills, mountains, rivers and coasts.
- Know the differences between a hill and a mountain.
- Explain the differences between rivers, lakes and streams.
- Know that rivers run into coasts.
- Know the key vocabulary associated with rivers and coasts.
- Use 6 figure grid refs when locating key topographical features.
- Know how temperatures change at different altitudes.
Devise a graph based on the changes in temperature.
Art: SCULPTURE (LOOK AT ANTHONY GORMLEY’S WORK)
- Shape, form, model and construct from observation or imagination.
- Use recycled, natural and man-made materials to create sculptures.
- Plan a sculpture through drawing and other preparatory work.
Develop skills in using clay including slabs, coils, slips, etc
D.T: CREATE AN ANDERSON SHELTER
- Use brawdawl to mark hold positions.
- Use hand drill to drill tight and loose fit holes.
- Cut wood, dowel, square section wood accurately to 1mm.
- Join materials using appropriate methods.
- Build frameworks using a range of materials e.g wood, card, corrugated plastic to support mechanisms.
- Use a glue gun with close supervision.
- Cut slots – Cut accurately and safely to a marked line.
- Join and combine materials with temporary, fixed or moving joinings.
Use craft knife, cutting mat and safety ruler under 1:1 supervision Choose an appropriate sheet material for the purpose.
- Music: Pupils should play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy and fluency.
- Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music.
- Listen with attention to detail, recall sounds using aural memory.
- Use and understand staff and other musical notations.
- Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians.
Develop an understanding of the history of music
P.E dance, athletics, tennis and gymnastics
R.E SEE AGREED SYLLABUS – JUDAISM – unit 4, ISLAM – unit 4
Computing: Robots, controls and sensors
- Describe and analyse more complex control systems in the real world, including sensors and user interaction
- Use a data logging device as a part of an investigation or experiment in Science or Geography
- Use a control box connected to a computer to control a physical system – eg traffic lights
- Create a simple control system with sensors, inputs and outputs, on screen and/or as a physical system
Work systematically to identify and correct errors and problems in their own and others programs
Entitlement and enrichment: London Zoo/Battersea Zoo,
Topic writing links: (please teach during Friday’s literacy lesson and work in topic/Science books
- Write a diary from the perspective of an evacuee.
- Write a speech given by an army general.
- Write a report on the changes to the everyday life during the Battle of Britain.
- Write a letter from a parent to an evacuee about life in the city during the Battle of Britain.
- Create own propaganda style posters.
- Create a leaflet on mountains, hills, rivers, lakes and streams.
- Write a set of instructions for making an Anderson shelter.
- Create an information card about the sculpture being created.
Write a simple biography of Spencer Silver or ruth Benerito.
Literacy books which link to the topic:
The Machine Gunners
Maths topic Links: (work to be in topic/Science books)
Measure – geography
Shape – D.T/art