Year 5

Welcome to our Year 5 webpage!

We hope you enjoy browsing all of the fantastic learning taking place in our classrooms each term!

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The Year 5 Team:

Mother Teresa Class - Miss Armsby and Miss Hammond

Martin Luther King Class - Miss Yussuf, Mrs Judd and Mrs. Marshall

Term 2 information

 Topic

This term, we will continue our learning about Ancient Greece. Now that we have learned about some key facts about the creation of Ancient Greece and its physical and human geography, we will be comparing the daily life of an Ancient Greek to our lives in modern day Britain. If you have any resources which are relevant to this topic, including books and artefacts that you wouldn’t mind lending to the class for this term, it would be greatly appreciated.  However, please ensure that any resources are clearly named. 

Furthermore, if you want to help your child explore this learning in greater depth, the British Museum has a fantastic Ancient Greece exhibition. You can also find lots of information on their website:

http://www.britishmuseum.org/learning/schools_and_teachers/resources/cultures/ancient_greece.aspx

Maths and English

In English, this term we will exploring different genres of writing.  We will begin the term with non-fiction by learning about different forms of recounts and the different language and style used for each type.  We will then move onto fiction and learn about spooky narratives and how to build tension and suspense through our writing.  We will then learn about reading and writing some more non-fiction by focusing on how to write and develop a balanced and persuasive argument.

In Maths our focus is multiplication and division. Using our knowledge of place value from last term, we will be learning and using written methods for multiplication and division and applying these to single and multi-step worded problems. Any extra tables practise at home would be hugely beneficial! Towards the end of the term, we will be looking at area and perimeter.

Science

This term, we will be focusing on ‘Properties and Changes of Materials’ in Science.  In this unit, we will learn about different materials, their uses and their properties, as well as dissolving, separating mixtures and irreversible changes. The children will sort and classify objects according to their properties. They will explore the properties of materials to find the most suitable material for different purposes. They will have the opportunity to work in a hands-on way to explore dissolving, identifying the different variables in their own investigations. They will find out about different ways to separate mixtures of materials, using filtering, sieving and evaporating. Finally, they will learn about irreversible changes, and participate in some exciting investigations to create new materials.

PE

PE is planned for Monday and Friday this term however this will be subject to change dependent on the weather and availability of the hall.  Therefore, full PE kit (including trainers/plimsolls that are suitable for an outside lesson) should be in school at all times.  Long hair should be tied back and if your child wears earrings, please ensure they are able to remove them independently if possible.

 

Home Learning & Spellings

Home Learning and spellings will continue to be given out on Thursday and is due in on Tuesday. It is an expectation that all children complete the tasks set within this time, including their spellings.  These will include words featuring focus spelling patterns and key spellings which the children will be encouraged to use in their writing. Optional, additional learning may be given to your child occasionally in order that you may support them at home.

 Dates for the diary

 

1st Nov                    Cinema Evening

8th Nov                    Non-Uniform Day (please bring in chocolate for Christmas Fair)

8th Nov                    Cinema Evening

11th Nov                  Remembrance Day

15th Nov                  Children In Need

5th Dec                    Christmas Tree Dressing Ceremony (children only)

6th Dec                    Non-Uniform Day (please bring in bottles for Christmas Fair)

7th Dec                    Christmas Fair

13th Dec                  Christmas Lunch

16th Dec                  Disco 6-7.30pm

17th Dec                  Christmas Parties

18th Dec                  Last Day of Term

 

Term 1

In Term 1 we had a fantastic start to the school year and started off by exploring the new and improved school mound!

    

We even met a celebrity - Paul Sturgess the tallest basketball player in the world! 

 

In P.E we practised our hockey skills,

and in gymnastics we improved our balance and created lines of symmetry using our bodies.

 

 

In Science we learnt about the Solar System and created a relative distance model using fruit to represent the sizes of the planets. 

 

Some of the children created some fantastic home learning to show their understanding of Space too!

The children brought in their favourite books so we could make a display to recommend our favourite reads:

We worked so hard that we even had time for some Golden Time too:

 Term 1 information

Maths and English

In English this term we will looking at Greek Myths, making links with our Ancient Greece topic. In particular, we will be reading ‘The Adventures of Odysseus’ and then moving on to Recounts.

In Maths, we will be consolidating our knowledge of the place value of numbers up to 1 million as well as developing our written methods for addition and subtraction.  Children will be encouraged to use their mathematical vocabulary and reasoning skills to solve problems involving these concepts.

Science

Our science topic this term is Earth and Space, focusing on the movement of the Earth and the Solar System.

To find out more, a visit to the Science Museum or the Royal Observatory in London will support your child’s learning.

PE

PE is planned for Monday and Wednesday this term however this will be subject to change dependent on the weather and availability of the hall.  Therefore, full PE kit (including trainers/plimsolls that are suitable for an outside lesson) should be in school at all times.  Long hair should be tied back and if your child wears earrings, please ensure they are able to remove them independently if possible.

Home Learning

Home Learning will continue to be given out on Thursday and is due in on Tuesday. It is an expectation that all children complete the tasks set within this time.  Optional, additional learning may be given to your child occasionally in order that you may support them at home with specific concepts that they need extra practice with.  

Equipment

Please ensure that children have the appropriate equipment in school at all times, including:

Pencils                   Sharpeners                           

Ruler                       Handwriting pen   

Erasers                   Whiteboard pen

Glue stick               Purple pen/biro

 

Dates for the diary

3rd September – Back to School!

13th September – Inflatables (3:30-5:30pm)

20th September – Meet the Teacher (2:45-3:15pm)

3rd October – National Poetry Day

8th October – Individual Photos

11th October – Harvest Festival Assembly Y4 (Church)

14th & 16th October – Parent Consultations

18th October – MLK class assembly (9:15-9:45am)

21st October – Half Term

28th & 29th October – INSET Days

Spellings

Spellings will be an important part of your child’s learning in English this year. Words featuring focus spelling patterns and key spellings will be given each week for home learning and the children encouraged to use these in their writing.

Furthermore, below are the list of year 5 key spellings for the year. Please use them to support your children with their English.  

accommodate               definite

accompany                    desperate

according                     determined

achieve                         develop

aggressive                    dictionary

amateur                       disastrous

ancient                         embarrass

apparent                      environment

appreciate                    equip (-ped – ment)

attached                      especially

available                       exaggerate

average                        excellent

awkward                       existence

bargain                         explanation

bruise                          familiar

category                      foreign

cemetery                     forty

committee                    frequently

 communicate               government

community                    guarantee

competition                  harass

conscience                 hindrance

 conscious                 controversy

 convenience             correspond

criticise (critic + ise)   curiosity

 

Reading.

Please ensure your children are reading regularly at home and their contact books are signed.

Maths Resources

There are some online maths games that children can play at home to reinforce the skills being learned this year.  Below is a small selection of sites that may be useful. 

http://resources.oswego.org/games/

This site has lots of fun, timed activities and is particularly useful for times tables and division practice. 

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-5

This site covers all of the maths skills learned in year 5 and is organised into categories so you can practice specific skills.  Scores can be tracked and the level of difficulty increases as improvement is made.

http://www.math-exercises-for-kids.com/

This site offers differentiated activities for specific age ranges. 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers

Lots of very visual, interactive games covering all areas of the curriculum.