Year 5 2023 - 2024
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:
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.
Topmarks - Free Games and activities 7-11 Years
Oxford Owl - Free Ebook library - select any of the books in the appropriate age category.
SPAG.com - Spelling, punctuation and Grammar testing website which allows children to practice using focused test papers.
Y5 PE day - Monday
Homework will be set every Friday on Purple Mash starting from Friday 15th September.
Homework will consist of:
- One Maths task on Purple Mash
- Times tables practice on TT rockstars at least 10 minutes a day.
- Reading a book from home or from school 4 times per week.
- SPAG.com test
Please see the homework expectations attached for more information about homework.
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