Welcome to Year Five

PE

Our PE days are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Children will need to arrive in their PE kit on this day.  Year 5 will also attend swimming on Tuesdays and therefore will need to bring their swimming bag on this day. No jewellery at all on PE days please.

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 include a reading task, some maths questions and some DT! 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
Miss R Williams

Class Agreement

Spring 1

I hope you had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed spending time with your families and friends over the holidays.

This half term we will continue to build our skills when using multiplication and division written methods. We will also begin our Fraction units by looking at improper and mixed number fractions.
During English lessons, we will focus on developing different reading skills for a range of texts such as retrieval, inference and prediction. We will also begin to look at the author’s use of language and what impact this has on the reader. We will create a biography where we can include different SPaG techniques we have learnt so far.

Our next science topic is animals including humans where we learn about various species in the world and how their life cycles are different. We will build our art and computing skills in Enrichment time and discuss and explore some big questions 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. Year 5 will also attend swimming on Tuesday mornings so please bring your swimming kit and towel. 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

In our Maths lessons, we will begin by looking at addition and subtraction before moving onto multiplication and division methods. We will also be learning how to calculate the area and perimeter of 2D shapes.

During English lessons, we will develop our non-fiction writing skills by creating a newspaper report based on our Science topic. We will also use our reading skills on traditional tales before writing one of our own linked to our DT topic.

We will also be learning about Earth and Space in Science and Mountains in our Geography lessons. In Enrichment time, we will be designing and making our own 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. Year 5 will also attend swimming on Tuesday mornings so please bring your swimming kit and towel. 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 include a reading task, some maths questions and some 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.

We will have PE on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday so please wear your PE kit with hair tied up and jewellery out. Year 5 will also attend swimming on Tuesday mornings so please bring your swimming kit and towel. On Thursday’s we will have Ukulele so don’t forget to bring your instrument!

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!