Year 5 2021 - 2022

Mrs Rimmer

Mr Hollingsworth

 

Welcome to Year Five

 

We hope you enjoy visiting our Year Five page which shows the exciting learning that happens in our classrooms. Click on the links below and take a look at the photographs to see what we've been up to.  Please follow us on Twitter @CanonYearFive for daily updates and reminders.        

 

Our topic this half term is:

Dynamic Dynasties

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In Dynamic Dynasties, your child will learn about periods of ancient Chinese history. They will explore a timeline of the first five Chinese dynasties and learn about the legends surrounding the beginning of Chinese civilisation. They will take a deep dive into the history of the Bronze Age Shang Dynasty and explore evidence found in the ancient city of Yin. They will study oracle bones, learn about religious beliefs and explore bronze artefacts that set the Shang Dynasty apart from other civilisations. They will also study the hierarchy of the Shang Dynasty and discover who was powerful and who was powerless. They will look at warfare and find out how bronze technology gave the Shang Dynasty an advantage over their enemies. They will learn about the life of the great military leader, Fu Hao. The children will then look at significant aspects of life after the Shang Dynasty, including the work of Confucius in the Zhou Dynasty, the short but significant reign of Emperor Qin Shi Huang of the Qin Dynasty and the importance of the Silk Road created by the Han Dynasty. To end the project, your child will find out how ancient China’s lasting legacy can be seen in the world today.

 

Homework will be set on a Friday and will be due in the following Thursday. The homework document detailing what the homework entails will be uploaded to the website every Friday.

 

Useful Links:

PurpleMash 

Times Tables Rockstars

Reading Plus

My Book Blog

Topmarks - Free Games and activities 7-11 Years

Oxford Owl - Free Ebook library - select any of the books in the appropriate age category.

Twinkl Resources
Click the link and set up a free account with your own email address and password. Type in the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS.

 

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