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Mr W Booth

Mrs A Blakeley

Mrs A Blakeley

Autumn 1 2018

Welcome to Year 5! I hope you all had a great time over the holidays and are ready to learn new things. I am very excited to be meeting you all again.

For the first week of school, it is Citizenship week. We will be having lots of fun this week learning about a local author, Roger Hargreaves, and his creations… Mr Men and Little Miss! Which character do you think you are? Mr Happy? Little Miss Sunshine?

After Citizenship week, we will be starting a new topic called “What on Earth?” This topic will help us to understand where we live and what else is on our planet. Can you name all of the counties in England? How many countries can you name and do you know some capital cities? We will be learning about some famous architects and making cityscapes in art and building bridges (literally not figuratively) in design and technology.

In English, we will be reading suspense stories and writing our own suspense stories. One of my favourites is Room 13 by Robert Swindells. If you haven’t read it yet, you must read it this year. It’s brilliant!

In Maths, we will start off with place value of numbers all the way up to millions! If you find maths tricky, I will show you plenty of ways to help you to achieve including drawing pictures.

Things you need to know:

PE will be on Thursday and Fridays so leave your kit at school.

Year 5 will be learning to play the Clarinet on Fridays.

Homework will be set on Fridays and will consist of TT Rockstars, Spelling Shed and Mymaths. You also need to be reading every day! Don’t forget reading does not have to just be your library book. As well as fiction stories, I like to read newspapers and I read online through the BBC Sport and BBC News apps too.



Summer 2

You have all worked so hard this half term, you should be very proud of yourselves and you have been amazing during my absence. I am so excited to be back for our last half term together in Year 5! I can’t quite believe how quick this year has gone and how much we still have to fit in! It is going to be a long term and we are going to need to work extremely hard but I know it is going to be lots of fun. I am sure you are going to really enjoy our final topic which is going to be all about living things, nature and environment. I have lots of exciting things in the pipeline but I won’t ruin the surprise now – you will have to wait and see!

Enjoy the break, Miss Tipple

Summer 1

Thank you for the hard work you have put in over this half term. Next half term, we will continue our forces topic before starting our new topic which is ‘properties of materials’. Can you find any non-fiction texts about the properties of materials and bring any facts with you the second week back? In English, we will be focusing on a range of text types. We will be using our class novel ‘There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom’ by Louis Sachar to unpick a range of themes. During our maths sessions, we will revisit statistics, area and shape before introducing volume and area of shapes. Following this, we will spend time investigating relationships between decimals, fractions and percentages. Thank you to those children who have spent time doing online homework on TTrockstars, Spelling Shed and MyMaths. Please continue to work hard on homework. Please come and see me if you have any problems.

Have a wonderful break, I look forward to hearing all about it in two weeks time!

Miss Tipple

Spring 2

We have had a busy half term since Christmas and it feels to have flown by! Thank you for the hard work you have put in over this half term – I hope you manage to rest during the break. Although next half term is a short one, we still have a lot to pack in! It is World Book Day during the first week back so be thinking about which character from your favourite book you will dress up as – I have a few ideas of my own already! I wonder if you can guess who I might be? We will start our English lessons by reading and unpicking poetry, reciting and performing poems and finish by writing our own poem. Our topic in Science is forces so we will also use the experiments we carry out to write explanation and instruction texts and a non-chronological report. We will research and experiment with air resistance, water resistance and friction. In our design and technology sessions, we will be designing and making products using levers, pulleys, gears and cams. Maths will be focussed on measure and shapes including reflecting and translating shapes and angles. We will also spend some time consolidating previously learnt areas. Over the break you may wish to begin researching some of the answers to the questions you have shared about our topic – bring any facts and share them on the first day back!

Have a lovely week off! Miss Tipple

Spring 1

I hope you had a lovely Christmas and had some time to rest after a long, hard term. I can’t wait to get back to it and start some a fantastic term off with a brilliant week focussed on Greece! It’s One World Week and each class will have a country to study. I love Greece so I can’t wait to explore with you all!

In English this half term we will be focussing on myths and legends. We will begin by looking at Ancient Greek myths before moving onto myths and legends from other cultures. We will use information from these stories to develop our own writing skills by practising a range of fiction and non-fiction genres.

In Maths, we will continue to practise previously learnt knowledge whilst also looking at statistics including solving comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph and completing, reading and interpreting information in tables, including timetables.

Our main topic this half term will be ‘Extreme Earth’ – the focus of this topic is physical geography. We will study natural disasters and how they affect Earth. We will look at volcanoes, how they are formed, where they are commonly found and how they erupt. We will also be looking at earthquakes, floods, tsunamis and tornadoes and the devastating effect that is caused when one of these disasters hit.

Autumn 2

Wow Amazing Festive Bake Off Year 5. We were so impressed.

We love investigating practically and we love that Miss Tipple joins in too.

I hope you have had a nice week off school. I am looking forward to hearing all about the things you have been up to! Thank you for working so hard last half term, I am really excited to start our new topic, I think you are going to love it!

In English this half term we will be writing a chronological report about the discovery of Tutankhamun’s Tomb. We will also be writing a diary entry from the perspective of Howard Carter. You may wish to get ahead by researching who these people are!

In Maths, we will be focussing on multiplication to begin with moving onto fractions, decimals and percentages later on in the half term.

Our topic this half term is Ancient Egypt. I know some of you are already really excited about this and are eager to begin learning so we will start our topic by plunging straight in and finding out all about life in Ancient Egypt. I look forward to seeing any extra homework you complete from our little book of things to do at home!

Autumn 1

Welcome back, I hope you have had a fantastic summer break and made plenty of time to relax! Now we are back it is time for the hard work to start!

We will begin the term with a focus on Citizenship. We will be reading ‘The BFG’ by Roald Dahl and using his story to create our own dreams based on our aspirations for the future.

Following this we will make a start to my favourite topic ‘Earth and Space’, all of our Science will link to this too, can you think of some questions you may have about Earth and Space which we could investigate in class?

In English, we will be writing a newspaper report following the 1969 moon landing. We will be writing some short stories based on science fiction, creating fact files and writing poetry linked to space.

In Art we will be looking at the artist Peter Thorpe and his work and create some of our own based on this.

This half term during our Maths lessons we will be revisiting the basics of place value, addition and subtraction.

Please keep PE kits in school all week as we have two PE sessions plus we will be participating in some competitive sport afternoons against Year 6! Please ensure hair canbe toed back and earrings removed for PE.

Clarinet lessons will be on Wednesdays.

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