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Year 5

 

Welcome to Year 5

Nurturing bright futures 

 

Respect    Responsibility   Resilience 

 

‚ÄčMeet The Team

 

5G Class Teacher - Miss K. Weaver

Year 5 Teaching Assistant - Mrs A. Wilkinson

 

5G Email: 5g@pottersgreen.org.uk

 

Welcome to Year 5! We are really looking forward to continuing and sharing in your learning journey this year and have planned plenty of lessons to engage, excite and inspire your learning. We hope that you all enjoy your time in Year 5 and if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us on our class e-mail and we will be more than happy to support you.  

 

Home Learning

Home learning will be set on Seesaw every Friday at 3:30pm and is expected to be handed in by the following Friday. 

 

Reading Books will be changed once your child has finished reading their book. There is a box in the classroom for the children to put their book in. We would like to encourage children to change their book at least once a week to increase their reading fluency. Please can you ensure that you sign your child's Reading Record a minimum of 3 times each week, in line with school expectations. Children need to bring their reading book into school each day; even if it doesn’t need changing.

 

Reading Eggs is a great way for your child to continue improving their reading and comprehension skills. The levels allow children to read a variety of genres and each book has eight different activities to complete, ranging from dictionary work to answering comprehension questions. Logins can be found in the front of your child's Reading Record book. It is our expectation that children login to Reading Eggs and complete one book and the related activities at least twice a week as part of their Home Learning.

 

Times Table Rock Stars and Numbots is a great way for your child to practise their times tables and number skills. Logins can be found in the front of your child's Reading Record book. It is our expectation that children login in to Times Table Rock Stars twice a week as part of their Home Learning.

 

Summer Term Curriculum

 

P.E.

Wednesday p.m. - Swimming

Friday p.m. - Athletics

 

P.E. kit will be required every Friday, which should include non-logo jogging bottoms or shorts, plain jumper/hoodie, a white t-shirt and trainers. We recommend bringing a carrier bag too as trainers may get muddy and covered in grass. Please ensure all P.E. kits are named and in school on the day that your child has P.E. 

 

Swimming kit will be required by all children every Wednesday, which should include swimming shorts or costume (no bikinis) and a towel. 

 

English

This half term, we will be looking at a non-chronological report linked to Emperor Penguins and then create a non-chronological report about an Antarctic or Artic animal of their choice. We will also be doing poetry linked to The Highwayman.  In the second half of the term, children will read a narrative based on The Nowhere Emporium and then learn about Scott of the Antarctic through diary entries. 

 

Maths:

This half term, we will be focussing on Perimeter and Area, Statistics, Geometry: Properties of Shapes and Position and Direction. In the second half term, we will be focussing on Decimals, Negative Numbers, Converting Units of Measurement and Volume. All lessons will focus on Maths mastery following the White Rose scheme. Maths Fluency will take place every day for 10 minutes.

 

Science:

In Science, we will be learning all about Life Cycles and the children will have opportunities to dissect flowers and create a number of life cycles. Following this, the children will learn all about Aging.

 

Humanities:

This half term, in History, we will be learning all about Medieval Coventry and answering the question: Why was Coventry of strategic importance during medieval times? In the second half of the term, in Geography, we will be learning about Oceans and Islands and answering the question: How do oceans and islands around the world differ?

 

Design Technology:

In Design Technology, the children will study Architecture, where they will learn how architectural style and technology has developed over time and then use this knowledge to design a building with specific features.

 

Art and Design:

In Art and Design, the children will study Expression, where they will learn about the Expressionist art movement and the 'Father of Expressionism', Edvard Munch. They will explore different ways to portray feelings and emotions in art to create an imaginative self-portrait.

 

Computing:

Using Purple Mash, the children will create their own game, concept maps, 3D models and learn about word processing.

 

French:

This term, the children will be studying the following topics: fruit and food items, breakfast, following French recipes and ingredients, revise the weather and saying where they live.

 

Music:

Using Charanga, the children's learning will focus on the song Dancing in the Street. They will have many opportunities to listen to and appraise music, as well as study lyrics and rhythm.

 

R.S.H.E.

This term, the children will focus on specific topics including healthy sleep habits; sun safety; medicine, vaccinations, immunisations and allergies; personal identity; recognising individuality and different qualities; mental well-being and keeping safe in different situations, including responding in emergencies, first aid and FGM.

 

R.E.

This term, the children will be focussing on the key questions: What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today? What does it mean to be a Sikh in Britain today?

History Knowledge Organiser - Medieval Coventry

Science Knowledge Organiser - Life Cycles

Summer Term 1 Timetable

Timetable w.b. 13th May and 20th May 2024

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