In class five you will find Mr Baker, Mrs Fricker and Mr Fielder.
We are all looking forward to welcoming you back and hearing about all the wonderful things you have been doing at home during the school closure and summer holiday.
This is going to be an exciting year and I can't wait to see all the things you are going to achieve. Somethings will be different to last year but we will make sure you learn lots of new things, have fun and stay safe.
Here are some of the exciting things we will be learning in Year 5 this half term.
Below you will find our new Home learning activity booklet. It will work in the same way as previous years. Each week the children can choose a couple of activities to complete together at home. The only difference is that they will not have a Home Learning book to bring into school each week. We would like to encourage the use of their Class Dojo Portfolio to post anything they complete. I know from school closure before the summer, that Class 4 were excellent at using their portfolios.
This half term, we will study the book Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers. As a whole school, we chose this book to build a sequence of work around because it provides a powerful vehicle for you to reflect on and make sense of the world we are all living in, re-connect with each other and re-engage with school life. The words and pictures work together to help you to understand your place in the world and to move forward together in a positive and constructive way.
This half term, our maths learning will focus on place value, addition and subtraction. This will include: place value in whole numbers up to 1,000,000 (reading, writing, comparing, ordering and rounding), interpreting negative numbers in context and counting forwards and backwards through zero, Roman numerals to 1000 (M) and adding and subtracting whole numbers with more than four digits using mental and formal written methods.
We will also be continuing with our daily Times Table Rockstar challenge in Year 5. This half term the main focus will be on quick recall of the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7x tables. You also need to learn the related division facts as well as recall the multiplication facts quickly to improve your Rock Status.
You will 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 your maths and reading skills.
During Science, we will learn about ‘Living Things and Their Habitats’. This will include the process of reproduction and the life cycles of plants, mammals, amphibians, insects and birds. You will explore reproduction in different plants, including different methods of pollination. You will learn about different types of mammals and their different life cycles and explore metamorphosis in insects and amphibians.
As you know, things are different this year as we all adjust to a new way of doing things and adapt to a more COVID secure school day. With this in mind, Mr Fielder is asking that the children come to school in PE suitable clothes on their PE day which are a Tuesday and Thursday.
Suitable PE clothing would be as follows:
Don't forget to read regularly at home and develop your passion for books. In Year 5, you still need to read daily. It is important to talk about what you have read and share your thoughts and opinions on the text with someone at home.