Welcome to Year Five

PE

We will have PE on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday so please wear your PE kit with hair tied up and jewellery out.

Music

We are learning to play the Ukulele on a Thursday morning which is a fantastic opportunity. Please ensure you have your Ukulele on this day.

Homework

Year 5 Homework will be set weekly including SpellingShed, Times Table Rockstars and MyMaths. These tasks will link to the learning we have done in the classroom and should only take a few minutes each day. On MyMaths please try your best to get higher than 75%, but if not please have another go for some extra practice. Please spend some time reading each day and practicing the spellings that will be sent home each week. 

There will also be some extra tasks set on Teams that can be completed throughout the half term. These could include a reading task, writing, maths questions and curriculum activities. Where possible, please upload a photo of any work you have completed.

Don’t forget to read at home too.

Class Teacher

Miss R Williams - Year 5 Teacher
Miss R Williams - Year 5 Teacher

Class Agreement

Spring 2

This half term we will continue our fraction units by recapping improper and mixed number fractions before moving onto adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators.

During English lessons, we will start reading a new class story on World Book Day called Wings of Fire. We will use this book in our reading lessons to practice reading aloud and build our evaluating skills when looking at the author’s choice of language. We will also look into some non-fiction writing linked to our geography topic and create some arguments and letters about what we have learnt.

Our next science topic is properties of materials where we will investigate how materials can be grouped together and how materials can be separated through experiments. We will also learn about climate change in our geography lessons and reflect on how our choices can impact the world. In RE, we will explore special places and journeys within different religions.

We have some exciting DT topics coming up, starting with a Create & Design project with the Royal Opera House where we will create our own set designs. We will also use our DT and Computing skills to make a fairground game later in the half term.

We will continue to have PE on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday so please wear your PE kit with hair tied up and jewellery out. Mrs Bell will be with us on Thursday mornings for Ukulele so don’t forget to bring your instrument!

Thank you to all who completed homework last half term. Year 5 Homework will be set weekly including SpellingShed, Times Table Rockstars and MyMaths. These tasks will link to the learning we have done in the classroom and should only take a few minutes each day. On MyMaths please try your best to get higher than 75%, but if not please have another go for some extra practice. Please spend some time reading each day and practicing the spellings that will be sent home each week.

There will also be some extra tasks set on Teams that can be completed throughout the half term. These could include a reading task, some maths questions and some art! Where possible, please upload a photo of any work you have completed.

Miss Williams and Mrs Blakeley will be available to speak to you at the door for minor queries but should a longer appointment be required, please contact the office.

Spring 1

This half term we will begin by practicing multiplication and division methods. Then we will move onto our first fraction unit by looking at equivalent fractions before moving onto adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators.

During English lessons, we will use a variety of texts to practice fluency and expression when reading aloud and also develop our inference, prediction and explain skills using our understanding of what we have read. We will also create a biography linked to our science topic and continue to practice our narrative writing skills.

Our next science topic is animals including humans where we will learn about different life cycles. We will also explore living things and their habitats and link this to our writing. We have an exciting art topic coming up where we will develop our fashion designing skills. We will reflect on how artists use a design process and where they find their inspiration. In our Enrichment lessons, we will use our computing skills to research the Mars Rover and develop our data handling skills. In RE, we will explore some big questions and in PSHE we will explore our hopes for the future.

We will continue to have PE on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday so please wear your PE kit with hair tied up and jewellery out. On Thursday’s we will have Ukulele so don’t forget to bring your instrument!

Thank you to all who completed homework last half term. Year 5 Homework will be set weekly including SpellingShed, Times Table Rockstars and MyMaths. These tasks will link to the learning we have done in the classroom and should only take a few minutes each day. On MyMaths please try your best to get higher than 75%, but if not please have another go for some extra practice. Please spend some time reading each day and practicing the spellings that will be sent home each week.

There will also be some extra tasks set on Teams that can be completed throughout the half term. These could include a reading task, some maths questions and some art! Where possible, please upload a photo of any work you have completed.

Miss Williams and Mrs Blakeley will be available to speak to you at the door for minor queries but should a longer appointment be required, please contact the office.

Looking forward to an exciting half term!

Autumn 2

I hope you enjoyed the half term break and are ready to get back into the classroom.

In our Maths lessons, we will finish our addition and subtraction unit by practicing our problem solving skills. We will also move onto a topic that involves finding factors and multiples and understanding what prime numbers are. We will also be learning how to calculate the area and perimeter of 2D shapes.

During English lessons, we begin by focusing on Remembrance Day and use a book, Time School, to practice our comprehension skills and write a letter based on this time of history. We will also develop our non-fiction writing skills by creating a newspaper report based on our next Science topic. We will use our reading skills on traditional tales before writing one of our own linked to our DT topic.

We will be learning about Earth and Space in Science where we will look at what makes up our universe and how it affects our days and seasons. In Geography, we will investigate the different types of mountains and locate where famous mountains are in the world. In enrichment, we will use Scratch to create our own music before moving onto using Modroc to create supersized jewellery. We will continue practicing our Latin and share our ideas about forgiveness in RE.

We will continue to have PE on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday so please wear your PE kit with hair tied up and jewellery out. On Thursday’s we will have Ukulele so don’t forget to bring your instrument!

Thank you to all who completed homework last half term. Year 5 Homework will be set weekly including SpellingShed, Times Table Rockstars and MyMaths. These tasks will link to the learning we have done in the classroom and should only take a few minutes each day. On MyMaths please try your best to get higher than 75%, but if not please have another go for some extra practice. Please spend some time reading each day and practicing the spellings that will be sent home each week.

There will also be some extra tasks set on Teams that can be completed throughout the half term. These could include a reading task, some maths questions or something linked to DT. Where possible, please upload a photo of any work you have completed.

Miss Williams and Mrs Blakeley will be available to speak to you at the door for minor queries but should a longer appointment be required, please contact the office.

Looking forward to an exciting half term!

Autumn 1

Welcome to Year 5! I hope you have had an enjoyable and restful summer holiday. Hopefully, you are ready to start learning in Year 5 and are looking forward to getting started.  

In our Maths lessons, we will begin by looking at place value and building our understanding of comparing, ordering and rounding numbers. We will practice our key skills during Daily Calculation and recap methods learnt in Year 4 before moving onto addition and subtraction methods.  

During English lessons, we will build our reading skills using a text linked to our History topic which is called Who Let the Gods Out. We will also spend time planning and writing our own Greek myths using SPaG techniques that we practice throughout the week.  

We will also be learning about Ancient Greece in History and building our food and computing skills in Enrichment. We will have time to explore our sketchbooks in Art lessons too. 

Miss Williams and Mrs Blakeley will be available to speak to you at the door for minor queries but should a longer appointment be required, please contact the office.  

Looking forward to an exciting half term!