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Autumn Term 2

 

This term our English curriculum is based on the text, The Last Wild by Piers Torday. This is the story of a boy named Kester. He is extraordinary, but he doesn't know that yet. We will be writing several newspaper reports, persuasive letters, a script and a diary entry. There will be plenty of opportunity for acting out parts of the book, including conscience alleys and role play. Children will focusing on their sentence structure and spellings, improving their use of dictionaries and thesaurus'.

 

Within the year 5 classroom, the children will find a display highlighting the '40 reads of year 5' - this is a list of books which I have recommended the children read throughout the year. Once they have read one of the books, they will need to write a short review; anyone that completes all 40 will be getting a prize! Unfortunately I do not have a copy of all of the books, so it might be worth investing in a library card if you don't have one already! Please ensure that children are reading regularly at home, either to someone or independently. Reading records will be checked on a regular basis.

 

We will be furthering our understanding of English grammar by beginning to introduce new concepts in line with the National
Curriculum, including expanded noun phrases, verb prefixes and building cohesion within a paragraph. 

 

In mathematics, we will be finishing off our topic of the four operations, with both multiplication and division. This will involve solving calculations with numbers of up to 4-digits by 2-digits. After two weeks, we will be moving onto shapes, looking at comparing and classifying different quadrilaterals and triangles. We will also be learning about position and direction, such as reflection and translation. Finally, in the last two weeks before Christmas, we will be checking the understanding of time, both analogue and digital. The class will be focusing on reasoning and problem solving in every lesson, applying their knowledge to a variety of different questions. This will also be reflected in their weekly homework. 

 

Our Science topic this term is Materials, in which we will be exploring soundproofing, thermal and electrical conductivity and transparency of different materials. This topic will involve weekly experiments, which I am sure that the children will enjoy! If the children have anything that they would like to bring in which is related to our topic, this would be greatly appreciated.

 

In RE we will continue to learn about the reasons why people believe in God, in both Christian and Muslim religions. 

 

Our Art work is to create a sculpture for the local area. The class will look at great artists in history (Picasso and Louise Nevelson) before creating a sketchbook of ideas.

 

History will involve learning about the Titanic, which includes looking at the interior of the boat and the reasons why it ended in tragedy. The class also get a ticket relating to somebody that was on the Titanic's only voyage and get to role play in their different ranks (classes). Some children will get fizzy lemonade and muffins, whilst others will get dry biscuits!

 

PE days will be Monday (Mr Dickinson) and Tuesday. Please make sure PE kits are in school everyday. 

Spellings list for Term 2

Spelling lists for term 1

Welcome to Tiger - Year 5!

 

Welcome to Year 5 who are known as Tiger Class. Tiger Class is taught by Miss Walker and supported by Mrs Jacobs. In year 5 children are given raffle tickets for positive behaviours, so there is potential for a prize every Friday!

 

Keep an eye on this page as it will be updated regularly throughout the year giving information about what we are learning about.

 

Autumn Term 1

 

This term our English curriculum is based on the text, Tom's Midnight Garden in which we will be using both the chapter book and the graphic novel. This gives the children chance to use images to understand and improve their comprehension skills. Throughout the term we will be writing descriptive passages, alternative stories and Victorian-style letters. 

 

Within the year 5 classroom, the children will find a display highlighting the '40 reads of year 5' - this is a list of books which I have recommended the children read throughout the year. Once they have read one of the books, they will need to write a short review; anyone that completes all 40 will be getting a prize! Unfortunately I do not have a copy of all of the books, so it might be worth investing in a library card if you don't have one already! Please ensure that children are reading regularly at home, either to someone or independently. Reading records will be checked on a regular basis.

 

We will be furthering our understanding of English grammar by beginning to introduce new concepts in line with the National
Curriculum, including modal verbs and relative clauses.

 

In mathematics, we will be recapping our understanding of place value, something that underpins many mathematical concepts. In coming weeks, we will be moving onto the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and linking these to written problems. The class will be focusing on reasoning and problem solving in every lesson, applying their knowledge to a variety of different questions.

 

Our Science topic this term is Space, in which we will be exploring planets, the Moon, and the different theories that people had about the world. If the children have anything that they would like to bring in which is related to our topic, this would be greatly appreciated.

 

In RE we will be learning about the reasons why people believe in God, in both Christian and Muslim religions. 

 

Our Art work is linked to the book that we are studying in English, and will include visualising a setting, creating a new wallpaper and designing a Victorian house.

 

Geography will involve learning about extreme weather in North America, and making a decision about which is the most destructive.

 

PE days will be Monday (Mr Dickinson) and Tuesday. Please make sure PE kits are in school everyday. 

 

Information

 

Spellings are sent home every Monday to be tested the following week. Please help your child to learn their spellings. As a school, we are following a slightly different spelling plan and therefore the most spellings that any child will get in year 5 is 15. 

 

Year 5 children are expected to have instant recall of all their times tables up to 12 x 12. We have a challenge three times a week in which children have to answer 60 questions in 3 minutes. Some of the questions will involve division facts. Children are able to use the website 'Times Tables Rock Stars' and have their own personal log in - this gives them a chance to improve their instant recall. 

 

Homework will be given out on Thursday to be handed in on Wednesday; children have a two strike rule and if not brought in on time two weeks in a row, will have to complete it either at break or lunchtime. This will include a mixture of mathematics and English relating to work completed during the week, and one other piece. This may be Topic or Science based.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding homework, please get your child to speak to Miss Walker or Mrs Jacobs before it is due in.

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