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Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to Class 5 with Mr Baker. I can't believe we are coming to the end of Year 5 already! I am very excited to continue our learning during this final half-term.

Here are some of the exciting things we will be learning in Year 5 during the final half of the Summer Term.

Home learning can be posted directly to your Class Dojo portfolio. You can post a picture, drawing or writing. You can also just post a photo of yourself doing an activity! Home learning can also be completed in your orange book provided and brought into school. Spelling tasks and a maths task will also be sent home and posted here on a Monday. You can also choose to do some of your own choice writing or research our Country of the Week. Don't forget to plan, write, read and edit!

The most important thing you can do for home learning is READ. Try to read some of your book every day. This can be a book from school or one of your own books. It is always a good idea to share with someone what you are reading. Tell them what your book is about, what has happened so far and what you predict will happen next. Always ask someone if you find a word that you are not sure about.

For our final half term, we will will enjoy the book ‘Love That Dog’ by Sharon Creech; a powerful narrative poem that explores a child’s reluctance towards poetry and his development as a poet over the course of a school year.


Through reading Jack’s comments and poems, written in response to his teacher, the reader is drawn into the experiences and thoughts of a boy who has something important to tell us, not only about his own story, but of his experience of being taught, and about just how personal the experience of learning is. This is one of my favourite books!

This half term we will be learning, identifying and using dashes, synonyms and expanded noun phrases.


Our spellings will focus on homophones and near-homophones.


This half term, our maths learning will continue to focus on fractions. This will include comparing and ordering fractions, adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers, multiplying fractions and finally, calculating fractions of different amounts.  


We will also be continuing with our daily Times Table Rockstar practice. For this half term, the main focus will be on all the times tables! It is important to learn the related division facts as well as recall the multiplication facts quickly to improve your Rock Status.


You also have your 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.