Year Five

 

Welcome to the Year 5 class page

 

Summer 2022

Guided reading

This term we will be reading Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo, please talk to your child about the story and help them to recall the events and characters. Some Big Writing tasks will be based on what we have read in class.

Maths

This term we will be focusing on decimals and using all four operations to understand them in varying contexts. We will also be learning about shapes and angles, position and direction and converting units. Please ensure that children are completing their maths homework on Teams each week to consolidate what we have learnt in class.

English

We start our term learning all about nonsense poetry and we will be studying ‘Jabberwocky’ by Lewis Carroll then writing our own nonsense poems. We will then be using the story Kensuke’s Kingdom to write a balanced argument about sailing around the world. We will also be studying the short film ‘Ride of Passage’ and will enjoy interpreting the characters thoughts, feelings and actions even though there is no dialogue involved.

Science

In science we will be exploring all about forces, including how objects are affected by air and water resistance. We will also be learning about how levers, gears and pulleys can help to lessen workload.

 

HOMEWORK – homework will be uploaded to TEAMS every Wednesday and needs to be completed by the following Monday.   Spellings will also be given out on Friday and tested the following Friday. Please ensure children are practising as often as possible at home. Children will also need to ensure they know the meaning of the spelling as they will be asked to use the word in a sentence. 

 

Swimming

We will be continuing with our swimming lessons as part of our PE time this term. Please ensure children come to school with their kits on Monday morning. Children will need a swimming cap if they have long hair. Goggles will not be allowed.

 

Reading – Children should be reading at home every night and their diary signed by a guardian. Please aim to read at least 5 pages each night to support children progressing through their reading levels. Children will also have a reading for pleasure book from the school library to enjoy at home. 

 

Big Write – please ensure that children complete the ‘Talk for Writing’ homework sheets that will involve planning a piece of writing for their Big Write lesson on a Friday.

 

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Spring 2022

We are really looking forward to our Spring term with some fantastic topics to learn about and explore!

 

National Space Centre, Leicester.

We had a fantastic day at the Space Centre, we learned so much about being an astronaut and the equipment that NASA use to explore space. We had a session in the planetarium, which let us experience what it would be like to have g-force on us using NASAs centrifuge equipment, then we had a great workshop all about the Earth, sun and moon. We found out all about the different phases of the  moon and we made our own model. The trip really helped us to understand more about space so that we can use our knowledge back at school in our Earth and Space topic for Science as well as our writing in English about Tim Peake.

 

Curriculum:

Guided Reading

This term we are reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling. Please talk to your children about the story and discuss how they are finding it. Some Big Writing homework this term will be based around this book.

Maths

We will be working on Fractions this term, including improper fractions, mixed number, adding and subtracting fractions and equivalent fractions. Children will also need to continue to practise their times tables as often as possible to support their learning and progression in class.

English

This term we will be studying the short story Rikki Tikki Tavi written by Rudyard Kipling. We will be exploring the style of writing from Kipling, the character descriptions and the detailed action included.

We will also be exploring news paper reports and the features of this genre of writing. Children will be writing their own newspaper reports

Science

We will be exploring all about Earth and Space this term and finding out all about our amazing solar system. We will also be going on a trip this term linking to our topic, with more details to follow closer to the time!

 

HOMEWORK – homework will be given out every Wednesday and due back in to school on Monday.   Spellings will also be given out on Friday and tested the following Friday. Please ensure children are practising as often as possible at home. Children will also need to ensure they know the meaning of the spelling as they will be asked to use the word in a sentence. 

 

Swimming

We will be having swimming lessons as part of our PE time this term. Please ensure children come to school with their kits on Monday morning. Children will need a swimming cap if they have long hair. Goggles will not be allowed.

 

Reading – Children should be reading at home every night and their diary signed by a guardian. Please aim to read at least 5 pages each night to support children progressing through their reading levels. Children will also have a reading for pleasure book from the school library to enjoy at home. 

Big Write – please ensure that children complete the ‘Talk for Writing’ homework sheets that will involve planning a piece of writing for their Big Write lesson on a Friday.

 

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Autumn 2021

 

Hanley Museum Trip 11th October 2021

What a great trip we have had to Hanley Museum learning all about the Ancient Greeks and their pottery. We found out about the different types of pots and what they were used for. We also found out how these pots can show us what life was like for the Ancient Greeks. We even got to make our very own Greek pot!

 

 

 

Newcastle College Lego Studio Trip October 2021

Children in Year 5 have had a wonderful opportunity to visit Newcastle College to take part in Lego STEM sessions. The children got to build their own Lego robots, programme them using computer code, test them and rebuild them to correct problems in the design. Everyone really enjoyed the experience and learned all about how these skills can be used in different careers that the children could do in the future.

 

Hello Yellow Day 7th October

Year 5 came to school today wearing yellow to support young people’s mental health for World Mental Health Day. The children thought about the people around them and how they can get support and help from them when they need it. We made paper chain people and wrote the names of the people who support and help us on them to show just how many people we are lucky to have in our lives.

 

Curriculum:

In Guided Reading we will be reading:

The book fits in with our topic of Ancient Greece in History and will be the focus of some of our writing over the term, especially for Big Write on Fridays.

In maths, we will be focusing on place value and digit values, working on using larger numbers and formal written methods.

In English, we will be learning all about Ancient Greek Myths, reading them, studying the structure and then having a go at writing our own.

In Science, we will be investigating Animals including Humans and studying Living Things and their Habitats. We will investigate food chains, animal classification and find out the stages of development animals go through.

PE WILL BE EVERY THURSDAY – children need to come to school wearing their PE kits – children must have a coloured top for their house with plain black bottoms and trainers.

HOMEWORK – homework will be given out every Wednesday and due back in to school on Monday.   Spellings will also be given out on Friday and tested the following Friday. Please ensure children are practising as often as possible at home. Children will also need to ensure they know the meaning of the spelling as they will be asked to use the word in a sentence. 

Reading – Children should be reading at home every night and their diary signed by a guardian. Please aim to read at least 5 pages each night to support children progressing through their reading levels. Children will also have a reading for pleasure book from the school library to enjoy at home. 

Big Write – please ensure that children complete the ‘Talk for Writing’ homework sheets that will involve planning a piece of writing for their Big Write lesson on a Friday.