Welcome to Year 5
Nurturing bright futures
Meet The Team
5G Class Teacher - Miss K. Weaver
Year 5 Teaching Assistant - Mrs A. Wilkinson
5G Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
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.
Wednesday p.m. - Gymnastics
Thursday a.m. - Tag Rugby
P.E. kit will be required, 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.
This half term, we will be diving into the book Cosmic to create our very own sci-fi story. Following this, we will be looking at a balanced argument about Screen Use, before creating our very own about school uniform. In the second half of the term, children will read the book Rose Blanche and then create their own narrative. Following on from this, they will be looking at David Attenborough's Biography before creating their own.
This half term, we will be focussing on Place Value, Addition and Subtraction and Multiplication and Division.. In the second half of the term, children will continue to focus on Multiplication and Division, followed by Fractions.. All lessons will focus on Maths mastery following the White Rose scheme. Maths Fluency will take place every day for 10 minutes.
In Science, we will be learning all about Forces and the children will have opportunities to carry out a range of investigations. Following this, the children will learn about Earth and Space.
This half term, in History, we will be learning all about Plague, Pox and Antibiotics and answering the question: How has medicine changed over time in Britain? In the second half of the term, in Geography, we will be learning about Desert Lands and answering the question: What is a desert?
Art and Design:
In Art and Design, we will be looking at Expression. The children 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.
Using Purple Mash, the children will learn how to code and create spreadsheets.
This term, the children will be studying the following topics: buildings on the high street, directions, connectives and adjectives, asking where places are and Christmas.
Using Charanga, the children's learning will focus on the song Livin' On A Prayer and then Classroom Jazz 1. They will have many opportunities to listen to and appraise music, as well as study lyrics and rhythm.
This term, the children will focus on specific topics including managing friendships and peer influence, responding respectfully to a wide range of people and recognising prejudice and discrimination.
This term, the children will be focussing on the key question: Why do some people believed God exists?