In Year 5 you will find Mr Baker, Mr Fielder, Miss Miller and Miss Rawles.
We are all looking forward to seeing the children continue making great progress in their learning.
Please take a look at our Curriculum Update to find out some of the exciting things we will be learning in Year 5 this half term.
This half term, the children will study the text ‘James and the Giant Peach’ by Roald Dahl. We will write and edit a play script based on themes and events in the text; this will include in depth detail about characters, relationships between characters, settings and atmosphere using a range of adverbial phrases. We will write several diary entries based on events in the story, as well as learning how to structure a non-chronological report and how to write an effective persuasive letter using conjunctions to add cohesion between paragraphs.
During our grammar sessions, we will be learning: the subjunctive form, bullet points, brackets and how to use reported speech. Our spellings will focus on words spelt with ie and ei as well as words containing the letter-string ough.
This half term, we will continue to learn about the Vikings. The children will: identify and explain key aspects of Viking life; explain how the legal system worked in Anglo-Saxon Britain and explain how the last Anglo-Saxon kings shaped Britain.
This half term, our maths learning will focus on multiplication and division. This will include: multiplying 4-digits numbers by 1-digit; multiplying 2, 3, and 4-digit numbers by 2-digits; dividing 4-digit numbers by 1-digit and dividing with remainders. This will include recording formal methods of multiplication and division.
We will be continuing with our daily Times Table Rockstar challenge in Year 5. Please encourage your child to learn and practise their timetables. This half term the main focus will be on quick recall of the 6, 7, 11 and 12 times tables. They also need to learn the related division facts as well as recall the multiplication facts quickly to improve their Rock Status.
All the children have their own login names and passwords for Sumdog and Times Tables Rockstars. This can be accessed at home as well as at school to help improve with their maths and reading skills.
For science, our main focus will be to learn about famous scientists and inventors linked to our Y5 curriculum. The children will learn about how CSI technicians use scientific techniques to analyse evidence and prove or disprove theories. They will learn about Leonardo da Vinci’s ideas about the proportions of the human body seen in his work The Vitruvian Man. The children will measure their height, arm span and other measurements to see whether da Vinci’s theories about proportion were accurate. The children will also explore Eva Crane’s research into the lifecycle bees.
Please encourage your child to complete and return home learning every week. Now we are in Year 5, they can choose up to two activities from their home learning booklet although quality is more important that quantity. These can be from the English, Maths or Topic grid. The children can even make up their own home learning task if they wish. Please encourage your child to read, check and edit any tasks completed.
PE days for Year 5 are on Tuesday and Wednesday with Mr Fielder. All children are required to have appropriate clothing and footwear in school for these days.
Please remember that school begins at 8:45am. The children can quietly come into the classroom to begin their first task from 8:35am.
Please encourage your child to read regularly at home and develop their passion for books. In Year 5, the children still need to read daily. It is still important to help with difficult words, expression and understanding of the text. If your child is a confident reader, then they may read without supervision but encourage them to talk about what they have read and share their thoughts and opinions on the text.
Please feel free to pop in and see us before or after school if there is anything you would like to know (or just to have a look inside our new building). We look forward to working with you all!