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Nascot Wood
Junior School

This week's learning

Week Beginning - Monday 20th September 2021

Mathematics

Our first major topics in Year 5 will be Place Value. We will look at and develop the following areas:

  • read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1,000,000 and determine the value of each digit

  • count forwards or backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1,000,000

  • interpret negative numbers in context, count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through 0

  • round any number up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000 and 100,000

  • solve number problems and practical problems that involve all of the above

  • read Roman numerals to 1,000 (M) and recognise years written in Roman numerals

Literacy:

After revising the key Grammatical learning from previous years, we will be putting these into action and writing a short scene inspired by this picture.

Science:

Physics is the order of the topic for our first piece of science. And we will be looking at Space. 

This is often a topic that many children are passionate about, and we will be looking at the following:

  • To describe the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the sun in the solar system
  • To describe the movement of the moon relative to the Earth
  • To describe the sun, Earth and moon as approximately spherical bodies
  • To use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky
Topic:

Our first topic of Year 5 will be The Anglo-Saxons. In the topic we will be looking at how England and Britain moved from the Roman Empire to be a Kingdom and 1066.

  • Roman withdrawal from Britain in c. AD 410 and the fall of the western Roman Empire
  • Scots invasions from Ireland to north Britain (now Scotland)
  • Anglo-Saxon invasions, settlements and kingdoms: place names and village life
  • Anglo-Saxon art and culture