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Year 5

             Autumn        

  

Topic

Saturday Night at the Movies – Huckleberry Finn

Suggested Authentic Outcome

 

Suggested

Essential Question

How important is freedom?

What does it mean to be free?

 

Learning Suggested Environments

Mississippi River bank

Posh American house with Slave quarters

Foundation Subjects

History – Slavery in the USA

As historians we will seek out a range of different sources of evidence to enquire about Slavery in the USA and how it changed over time

Geography – America

As geographers, we will name and locate the Mississippi river and the 10 American states it runs through.  We will this river to other rivers across the world.

DT – Computing

As designers we will design and create a green screen documentary about the history of Slavery to educate other children in our school and other schools

 

Art – Sculptures

As artists, we will be looking at the Statue of Liberty as a freedom sculpture.  We will compare it to other types of sculpture and use this information to create our own freedom symbol sculpture.

Science – Changes of State

As scientists we will be working scientifically to explore changes of state through reversible and irreversible change.  We will be linking this particularly with our Southern American Cooking day

Food – Southern Cooking day

Fiction Genre

Journey

Free Writing Unit

Fiction Text

Holes

 

Fiction Focus

Action

 

Non-Fiction Genre

                                                                          Explanation

Instructions

Non-Fiction Text

Why

How to mummify a pharaoh

Poetry

Melvin the Mummy – Kenn Nesbitt, The Road not taken – Robert Frost

Author Study

Antony Horowitz

David Almond

Year 5

             Spring        

  

Topic

Wonderful World

Suggested Authentic Outcome

Egypt Exhibition – Havant Arts centre – writing about Egyptians, Art, fact sheets -  and sell canvas bags with Egyptian Art painted on (money could go to water aid)

Suggested

Essential Question

What role does water play in our world?

Is water always essential?

Learning Suggested Environments

Desert with a lagoon (you can buy a pump for a small pond to have real water fountain in your room!)

Fill the room with sand

Foundation Subjects

History – Ancient Greeks

As historians we will seek out a range of different sources of evidence to enquire about Egypt- their customs, traditions and inventions

Geography – Desserts

As geographers we will name and locate deserts all over the world.  We will compare them -  identify their human and physical features and look at how they form(Egypt focus)

DT – Computing

As designers we will learn that Egyptians designed and invented pens – we will look at modern day pen alternatives -  use 3d pens/3d printer to recreate artefacts for our Egyptian exhibition

 

Art – Painting

As artists we will be looking at the techniques to create Egyptian art to transfer on to canvas bags

Science – Living things and animals

As scientists we will be working scientifically to explore the plants and animals that can be found in deserts. Compare the plants that grow in deserts and other environments and find out how animals that live in deserts have adapted to their surroundings

Food – Make refreshments for Egyptian Exhibition.

Fiction Genre

Journey

Free Writing Unit

Fiction Text

Holes

 

Fiction Focus

Action

 

Non-Fiction Genre

                                                                          Explanation

Instructions

Non-Fiction Text

Why

How to mummify a pharaoh

Poetry

Melvin the Mummy – Kenn Nesbitt, The Road not taken – Robert Frost

Author Study

Antony Horowitz

David Almond

Year 5

             Summer   

  

Topic

Saturday Night at the Movies – Huckleberry Finn

Suggested Authentic Outcome

 

Suggested

Essential Question

How important is freedom?

What does it mean to be free?

 

Learning Suggested Environments

Mississippi River bank

Posh American house with Slave quarters

Foundation Subjects

History – Slavery in the USA

As historians we will seek out a range of different sources of evidence to enquire about Slavery in the USA and how it changed over time

Geography – America

As geographers, we will name and locate the Mississippi river and the 10 American states it runs through.  We will this river to other rivers across the world.

DT – Computing

As designers we will design and create a green screen documentary about the history of Slavery to educate other children in our school and other schools

 

Art – Sculptures

As artists, we will be looking at the Statue of Liberty as a freedom sculpture.  We will compare it to other types of sculpture and use this information to create our own freedom symbol sculpture.

Science – Changes of State

As scientists we will be working scientifically to explore changes of state through reversible and irreversible change.  We will be linking this particularly with our Southern American Cooking day

Food – Southern Cooking day

Fiction Genre

Journey

Free Writing Unit

Fiction Text

Holes

 

Fiction Focus

Action

 

Non-Fiction Genre

                                                                          Explanation

Instructions

Non-Fiction Text

Why

How to mummify a pharaoh

Poetry

Melvin the Mummy – Kenn Nesbitt, The Road not taken – Robert Frost

Author Study

Antony Horowitz

David Almond

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