Year 5 Summer Term

Scream Machine and Animals including Humans - Summer 1

To ensure the children are fully engaged and excited by their new topic, one of the first things we will do is test out centripetal force! To begin with, we will test out centripetal force by using a bucket and bean bags but this will then go a step further and we will test it with water! Look out for the video recording of this in action!    

In Geography lessons, children will locate theme parks on a map of the U.K. and find out where they are in relation to urban and rural features and transport links. They will analyse theme parks outside the U.K. looking at maps and plans of the parks; looking at size, features and visitor capacity. Children will compare an overseas park with the layout of a U.K. park, looking at cost, and transport links, physical terrain and location.  

In History lessons, children will understand why the funfair business become viable and what factors led to fair rides becoming bigger and faster.  

In Design and Technology, children will be given the challenge to create a fair ground ride with a drop! They will have to activate and apply their prior knowledge of forces. Their ride must hold two eggs in the carriage. They must make sure the eggs don’t break and that they stay safe within the carriage, without falling out.  

By the end of this unit, children will be able to recall key information about the development of funfair rides, use maps to locate theme parks as well as explain factors such as the importance of location, physical terrain, transport and cost. They will design and make their own fair ground ride in design and technology using and applying their science knowledge


Science - Animals including Humans 

These Science objectives will be taught discretely during Summer 1. 

We will learn about the life cycle of an insect and amphibian and understand the similarities and differences between them. We will describe and compare the life cycle of a bird and mammal. We will move on to investigate, understand and compare the processes of pollination, fertilisation, reproduction and seed dispersal.