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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. 




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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