What your year 5 child needs to know Fundamentals of a good year 5 education by E. D. Hirsch
  

Synopsis

What your year 5 child needs to know Fundamentals of a good year 5 education by E. D. Hirsch

Designed for parents, teachers and home educators to use with children, this fifth volume in the Core Knowledge UK series presents the specific and shared knowledge that should be at the core of a challenging Year 5 education, including: Familiar and favourite poems - old and new - from Tennyson's 'The Lady of Shalott' to Roger McGough's 'Sky in the Pie'. Literature from around the world - folk tales from Ethiopia and China, Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight as well as extracts from great classics of literature: Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver's Travels and Treasure Island. Learning about language - learn the basic building blocks of written English, such as sentence structure, parts of speech and punctuation, as well as writing and research, all explained with a touch of humour. Geography - learn to read maps, explore the geography of several regions of the UK and sail to the South Seas with Captain Cook. British history - explore British history from the Act of Union to the abolition of slavery, through the Georgian era that included the American War of Independence, the French Revolution and the battles of Trafalgar and Waterloo. Visual arts - see how artists have expressed themselves through styles as different as rococo and modernism, whilst learning what the choice of different styles implies in terms of painting, architecture and furniture. Music - become familiar with elements of basic music theory, great composers, instruments and fun songs to sing including 'The Skye Boat Song', 'Heart of Oak' and 'The British Grenadier', as well as modern songs like 'With a Little Help From My Friends'. Mathematics - develop a knack for solving challenging problems including counting with negative numbers, addition and subtraction of fractions and decimals, multiplication and division with decimals, geometry and measurement problems. Science - learn about the workings of the human body, atoms and molecules, electricity, geology and meteorology, including hands-on activities and stories about famous scientists.

About the Author

E.D. Hirsch, Jr. is a professor at the University of Virginia and the author of The Schools We Need and the best-selling Cultural Literacy and The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy. He and his wife, Polly, live in Charlottesville, Virginia, where they raised their three children.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
350 pages

Author

E. D. Hirsch
More books by E. D. Hirsch

Publisher

Publication date

14th October 2013

ISBN

9781906837273


We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7

It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!

Tracey Chorley

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools