Teacher – Rachel Malone
TA – Pauline Eley
Year 5: Term 2
Science: 1st HALF: ANIMALS INCLUDING HUMANS.
- Describe the changes as humans develop to old age
- understand the physical and emotional changes which occur in puberty.
DIGITAL DATA: Use Excel or Purple Mash 2 Graph to create tables and bar charts showing data about animal gestational periods – use to answer questions like ‘which animal has the longest pregnancy?’
LI: Use a spreadsheet to create a simple data table and graph
Science: 2ND HALF: SOLAR SYSTEM
- describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system.
- describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth.
- describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies.
- use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.
DIGITAL PUBLISHING: Use PowerPoint to create an animated slideshow showing the paths of the planets around the sun – use motion paths
LI: Use animations/sound effects effectively in presentations
SCIENCE VOCABULARY: puberty menstruation ovaries uterus intercourse relationship fallopian tubes gestation period develop changes pubic hair egg sperm
SCIENCE VOCABULARY: sphere revolve orbit spin rotate axis sunrise sunset North South East West spherical proportion size (names of the planets)
History: ANCIENT EGYPT
- Recap the key features of Ancient Greece and Ancient Roman civilisations.
- Place Ancient Egypt on a timeline.
- Learn about the afterlife and embalmment
- Use evidence found in Tutankhamun’s tomb to find out about him.
- Understand why the River Nile was important for Ancient Egyptian life.
- Know how irrigation was used for farming.
- Find out what everyday life was like for men, women and children.
- Use a range of artefacts to find out about Ancient Egypt.
- Know that hieroglyphs were an early form of writing and that we can use this to find out more about Ancient Egyptian life.
- Find out how hieroglyphs were deciphered.
- Learn about the Egyptian calendar.
- To know what the Ancient Egyptians believed in.
- To understand the importance of farming in Ancient Egyptian times.
- Understand that quarrying was used for extracting materials for building pyramids.
DIGITAL PUBLICATION: Use Purple Mash 2 Design and Make to design a 3D pyramid – print out net and stick together
LI: Use simple computer aided design tools to create nets of 3D shapes
GEOGRAPHY: RIVERS AND THE WATER CYCLE.
- Recap the features of rivers.
- Recap the vocabulary associated with rivers.
- Understand stages of the water cycle and key vocab associated with it.
- Locate some of the main rivers in the world on a map.
- Identify different ways a river is used (e.g. transport/fishing/tourism)
- Describe and understand key aspects of rivers using appropriate vocab
- Know how the River Nile affected land patterns and how this has changed over time.
- Locate the River Nile on a map.
- Know some of the key features of the River Nile.
- Investigate the reason why people (and animals) dam rivers
DIGITAL RESEARCH/PUBLICATION: Use Google Maps to follow the path of the Nile – take series of screen shots, paste into PPT – use callouts to annotate key features shown on satellite images
LI: Use search tools to find specific information effectively/safely
LI: Group, align and arrange content using layout tools
HISTORY VOCABULARY: ancient monument BCE/CE agriculture ancient civilisation aristocracy discovery invention slave shaduf gods goddesses embalmment archaeologist tomb pyramid irrigation artefacts translate decipher shabtis canopic jars mummified amulets sarcophagus preserve
GEOGRAPHY VOCABULARY: quarry freshwater delta erosion fertile flood plains ford infertile meander mouth source tributary
CHALLENGES FOR THE MORE ABLE PUPILS: Ancient Egypt
- Place Ancient Egypt on a timeline and compare to the Vikings, Romans, Stone Age, Saxons and Greeks – are there any similarities in the length of the different civilisations?
- Which evidence do you think tells us the most about Ancient Egyptian life – the book of the dead, the Rosetta stone, Tutankhamun’s tomb? Explain your choice.
- Rank the factors which made the Nile important.
- What is similar/different in everyday life to another civilisation you know?
- Compare Egyptian hieroglyphs to the Greek or Saxon alphabet. Which do you think is the best system and why?
CHALLENGES FOR THE MORE ABLE PUPILS: Rivers and Water Cycle
- Explain how pollution can have an impact on the water cycle.
- What other rivers are as important as the Nile? Locate 3 others and give your reasons for your choice.
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a river for transportation?
- Write a description of a river for another Year 5 child – how much technical vocabulary can you use?
- If you were going to design your own city next to the Nile, where would you choose and why?
Art: PAINTING AND SCULPTURE: EGYPTIAN INSPIRED TOMB ART RELIEF PAINTING.
- Visit the British Museum and study Tutankhamun’s and Nebamun’s tomb art.
- Generate questions about tomb art.
- Study hieroglyphics and images of Egyptian gods.
- Make sketches of gods and plan a piece of tomb art.
- Create a printing plate (using polystyrene)
- Draw the inverse image for hieroglyphics (use a mirror or translation website)
- Create a plaster relief by constructing a clay mould.
- Decorate the plaster relief using watercolours.
- Recreate Tutankhamun’s death mask.
D.T: MOVING VEHICLES – MAKING A SPACE BUGGY.
- Investigate NASA moon buggy designs.
- With construction equipment such as lego, experiment with different moon buggy designs.
- Create sketchbook pages showing research and initial design.
- Consider which materials are most effective for creating a moon buggy.
- Construct a moving vehicle (link to electricity)
- Apply knowledge of circuits.
- Play in ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing instruments with increasing accuracy.
- Improvise music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music.
- Listen with attention to detail to sounds.
- Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music.
- Develop an understanding of the history of music
P.E (Please follow Val Sabin’s scheme of work)
Dance, gymnastics and athleticsR.E: How do beliefs influence actions?
- When am I tempted?
- Why did Adam and Eve disobey God?
- Why did Jonah behave in the way he did?
- What beliefs would I refuse to deny?
- Why do I find it difficult to accept what I know to be true?
- What positive forces do I have in my life?
- How is Christmas celebrated around the world?
- What differences are there in the accounts given by Luke and Matthew?
- Which stories have developed from the ‘real’ Christmas story?
- What happens during Advent?
- How do Christmas traditions vary around the world?
- What is Epiphany? How is Epiphany celebrated around the world?
- What story or play can we create based on traditional Christmas themes?
Computing: Coding, Programming and Computer Games
- Create and edit flow diagrams to break down a sequence (eg traffic lights) into smaller steps
- Create more complex programs using symbols and text to achieve an outcome on screen
- Explore the variables in a range of simulations and relate to real life applications and situations
- Create simple interactive computer games and activities
- Identify and de-bug errors in their own/others code
Entitlement and enrichment:British museum/London Zoo/ Hornimans museum (do a session on sound)
Topic writing links: (please teach during Friday’s literacy lesson and work in topic/Science books:
- Write an explanation of embalmment.
- Write a biography of Tutankhamun.
- Interview Howard Carter.
- Write a newspaper article about the curse of Tutankhamun.
- Write a life in the day from an Ancient Egyptian perspective.
- Retell and Egyptian myth.
- Create a booklet about the water cycle.
- Write a diary entry about the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb.
- Write a postcard from the River Nile.
- Create a simple biography about Ptolemy, Alhazen or Copernicus.
- Write a letter home from the perspective of an astronaut orbiting space.
- Write a gallery guide for a piece of tomb art displayed in the British Museum.
- Write a non-chronological report about a space buggy.
Literacy books which link to the topic:
- Flat Stanley and the Egyptian Grave Robbery
- The Time Travelling Cat and The Egyptian Goddess
- Tales of Ancient Egypt (Robert Lancelyn Green)
- The Red Pyramid
- Casting the Gods Adrift
- The Scarab’s Secret