Mrs Davies, Mr Phillips and Mrs Ramsden
Knowledge Organiser: Spring 2020
Learning Expedition: Spring 2020
Our exciting research projects for this year will be:
Off With Her Head
Beast Creator √
Time Traveller √
Check out our Year 5 Twitter page (@Malvernyear5) for pictures and updates of some of the exciting work we do in class!
Spring Term 1:
Off with her head!
Spring Term 2:
Tick, tock, tick, tock…the hands on the clock never stop. From the moment w are born, from toddler to teen, middle age to elderly, time stops for no man.
Find out what happens to our bodies and brains as we grow older, and how we cope with these changes.
How long does a human baby take to grow inside the womb? Does it take longer than an elephant calf? Or a kitten?
Take a good look at yourself…how has your face changed since you were a baby and how will it change as you grow older? Can you photograph it, change it, age it?
And what would happen if the clock struck 13? In ‘Tom’s Midnight Garden’, he travels to the past. What an adventure! Imagine you could time travel too: where would you go and what would you like to see? Will you head back to your past or into your future? You decide!
Tick, tock, tick, tock … the hands on the clock never stop!
Year 5 P.E. lessons will take place on TUESDAY.
They must wear a full Malvern Primary School P.E uniform. This includes:
- White T-shirt (plain white or white with Malvern badge)
- Green shorts Black / grey pumps
If the weather permits, children may bring an outdoor P.E. kit into school along with their normal P.E kit. This includes:
- White T-shirt (plain white or white with Malvern badge)
- Tracksuit pants
- Jumper or jacket
Children should have their P.E kit in school everyday.
Reading and Homework
Children should read four times a week and record this independently in their school planner. This should then be signed off by an adult. This can be any book/magazine they wish that is of the correct standard. Some children may have books suggested to them by their teacher to make sure they are of the correct level.
Children should have access to their planners in school every day. It is the children’s responsibility to make sure their planner goes home at the end of each day to record their reading / homework, and comes back into school the next day. If they forget their planners, their reading should be recorded on a piece of paper and brought into school.
Children will be given a spelling list to complete each week. These will be sent home every Friday to be returned (and tested) the following Wednesday and should be used as an opportunity to learn spellings rather than just copy them out! Other homework tasks will be sent home by the class teacher as and when required.
TO BE ADDED EACH TERM
Alchemy Island (Summer 1)
It’s time to suspend your belief and open your mind. We’re going on a magical journey to Alchemy Island!
Can you find the gold hidden deep in the Island’s mysterious landscape? The only way is to study the map, unravel the riddle and begin your adventure.
On the way, you must do all you can to learn about gold and master the ancient art of alchemy. Be creative and try to impress the Island’s team of ace alchemists! Will they praise your scientific expertise?
What if there were a video game version of Alchemy Island? Could you compose a stunning soundtrack to bring this mysterious landscape to life?
You’ve got your map, co-ordinates and everything else you need to make your way across Alchemy Island. Don’t forget to pack your imagination!
Got your suitcase ready? Then let the journey begin…
Beast Creator (Summer 2)
A bug, a creepy-crawly, a beast! He’ll tickle your skin then go in for the sting!
Arachnids, invertebrates, molluscs and myriapods, hiding in nooks and beneath darkened rocks … Come search for these minibeasts, and let’s sort them out! How many legs? How many wings? Who does it eat and who eats it? Can you classify it? Can you draw and make it?
Build a bug hotel or a wonderful wormery – then watch them wriggle and burrow, mixing the earth as they go!
Discover where in the world you’ll find the most dangerous beasts – scorpions, ants and venomous spiders … perhaps the Vespa mandarina japonica is the one that you fear?
Why not become a ‘Beast Creator’? Selectively breed a killer predator that saves the world from the super-strong aphid.
You’ll be a hero!
But I know an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly … perhaps she’ll die?
Pharaohs (Autumn 1)
Let’s travel back 5000 years to the dusty realms of Ancient Egypt.
Cruise along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings. Find out about life on the river’s fertile banks, discovering Egypt and its fascinating culture.
Unravel the secrets of ancient tombs, using historical sources and age-old artefacts.
Find out about powerful pharaohs and grandiose gods!
Become an apprentice and work for Ramose; he’s the chief embalmer at the Beautiful House. Help him prepare a body for its journey into the afterlife.
Now open the doorway to Ancient Egypt – who knows what treasures you will find?
Stargazers (Autumn 2)
Journey through space…the final frontier! Navigate beyond the Sun, the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our solar system!
Investigate the eight planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Take a look at the Moon, a celestial body that orbits the Earth.
Programme a ‘rover’ to traverse a lunar landscape and work scientifically to investigate gravity … and what happens when there is none! Compare the time of day at different places on Earth and use GPS satellite navigation systems to track hidden treasure. Get in a spin, making simple models of the solar system and listen to the haunting sounds of space-themed songs.
Then it’s three … two … one … BLAST OFF! Build and launch a rocket for an important test mission.
Exploring space is probably the greatest adventure that humankind has ever undertaken. Are we alone or are there other life forms out there?