Welcome to Year 5
In Year 5 our teachers are Mr Clough (Herons); Miss Bowden (Storks); Mr Bate and Ms Wilson (Cranes). Mrs Hunt will be teaching maths in year 5. We are supported by teaching assistants Mrs Oakley, Mrs Wilcox and Mrs Prosser.
WELL DONE AWARD
Friday 15th March 2019
STORKS - Sydney
CRANES - Grace
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HOME LEARNING TASKS
All homework is due in on a Monday - Maths and SPaG/English homework will be given out on a Tuesday.It is important that the children complete their homework and hand this in on time as they will be marking their own work in class to discuss their answers and receive verbal feedback on their work.
Spellings will be provided to the children and we ask that they practise at home in preparation for their end of unit test.
In addition, we ask that the children record their reading at least 3 times a week in their diary. Diaries will be checked by the teacher on a weekly basis.
To further support your child, the school is subscribed to the following websites:
Times Table Rockstars Letter Join for handwriting Education City
Details of how to log into these can be found in your child’s home learning books.
During the spring term, we will be concentrating on narrative, persuasive letters and report writing, linked to our topic on China. This will include a closer look at the narrative text The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. We will be reading this in class; however, if the children would like to read the text at home, then it will help to support our study of this author. Further suggested reading can be given by your child’s class teacher or through therecommended reading lists on our website.
This is an exciting term for reading with many events happening in school. Due to this, we will be doing a lot of work on reading for pleasure and recommending texts. Please continue to encourage your child to read at home so they can fully take part in these discussions.
This year we will be continuing with the Read Write Inc spelling scheme, which involves the children practising a set spelling rule across a range of activities. The children will practise these throughout the week and will be tested when they have completed a unit. If you would like to support your child further with spelling, it is suggested that the children become confident with the words contained in the Year 3/4 word list. If you would like a copy of these spellings, then please askyour child’s class teacher or referto the school website. Encourage your child to check their home learning for spelling errors before handing in.
Please click here for a copy of the Year 3/4 word list.
Please click here for a copy of the Year 5/6 word list.
In maths this term we will be focusing on the following areas:
* Multiplication and division * Fractions
* Decimals and percentages * Problem solving and reasoning
We will continue to concentrate on the children’s mental calculation agility. We hopethat you will be able to support the children in everyday mathematical opportunities. In addition, it is crucial that the children continue to learn and revise their multiplication and division tables to 12 x 12. These will be tested on a regular basis through Times Table Rockstars quizzes.
The children will continue to practise the skills required for the mental arithmetic paper in Year 6. This will require the children to have a solid understanding of the written methods for all four operations. In order to feel confident with these operations, it is vital that they are fluent with their times tables and addition and subtraction facts such as bonds to 100 and decimal complements to make one.
How you can help at home:
Help children to practise the recall of timetables and division facts. The children have their TTrockstars logins in their maths home learning books
Playing games – e.g. countdown where children are given a number to make with the four operations
Encourage children to explain their answers and describe how they have solved a problem.
For the first half term, we will be looking at China. This will include its location within the world and some of its human and physical features. Throughout the topic, the children will have the opportunity to develop their map-based skills, using a variety of maps for different purposes. We will also be looking into the history of China, specifically the Shang Dynasty and their traditions/way of life. In the second half of the term, we will focus on the Himalayan Mountains and how they formed. This will then lead into our mini topic on earthquakes, volcanoes and mountains. During this topic, the children will have the opportunity to design and create an earthquake proof building.
In science, we will continue to use knowledge from our work on investigating materials and their properties and forces.
Please click here for the Curriculum evening presentation.
Please click here for the Curriculum overview.
Please click here for the Maths Workshop PowerPoint.