Year 5 Reminders from Mrs. Stewart:
As part of their added responsibilities in Year 5, all children will be part of a rota, taking charge of the toy cupboard at break and lunch times, to set out games for the younger children and ensure equipment is given out and collected in sensibly.
We will study and compare various geographical aspects of continents and countries around the world, including human and physical features. Using globes, atlases, maps and various other sources of information, we will learn about time zones, land use, trade and climates.
Last term, in this fascinating cross-curricular topic, we learnt about the history of the cocoa bean, where and how chocolate was first enjoyed and the processes involved in chocolate making! Through our topic, we covered geography, as we learnt about the Rainforests of our world; history, as we found out about The Aztecs, The Mayans, and the evolution of chocolate over time; Science and Design Technology, as we learnt about the chocolate-manufacturing process and then we were able to go on to develop our own chocolate bar recipes and packaging!
During the Autumn Term, our topic was an exciting one! It was called ‘Fiendish Family Fortunes Through Time’ and it was an historical study of a particular element of history over the past millennium. In particular, we looked at the lives of families since 1066 and considered how the lives of men, women and children changed during this historical period. Beginning with the Norman Conquest, we compared and contrasted elements of family life through time. We were able to focus on key historical periods since 1066, including Tudor times, Victorian times and the World Wars of the 20th Century.
We also took the opportunity to combine this topic with local geography, including learning about the history of our school, houses and architecture around Ipswich.