Year 5

 
Welcome to Year 5

Our staffing team consists of Mrs Walker (Year Leader), Mrs Yates and Mr Juttla supported by Mrs Azeem, Mrs Akhtar, Mrs Ahmad and Ms Lau. 

 

I hope you all had a lovely half term break. The children seem refreshed and ready for another term of hard work.

 

Homework

 

All homework is set on Google Classroom which the children can access using their email address and password. A maths challenge is set on maths shed daily and the children should be reading their reading books every evening.

 

Please ask the children what they have been reading about and sign their purple journal every evening. Set teachers will also provide spelling activities to be completed daily to work alongside teaching taking place every English lesson.

 

Please do remember to sign the children’s purple reading and maths journal. We really do appreciate the support of parents and carers in ensuring that homework is completed on time and to a high standard. However, please would parents kindly remember that Google Classroom is for the children to use and is not designed for a communication tool between parents and teachers. 

 

If you wish to speak to a member of the Year 5 team, please do speak to us at the end of the day or contact the school office. We are only able to hold a brief conversation at the end of the day so if you would like a slightly longer conversation, please phone.

English

 

Writing

Within our writing lessons, we will continue to develop the children’s writer’s voice through exploring the methods journalists use in order to write newspaper reports. We will also be writing our own set of instructions. 

 

Reading

Our text this half of term is The Witches by Roald Dahl. Within reading, we will be developing our fluency skills which also involves how we tell a story. It would be really beneficial if you could encourage your child to read out loud at home daily as this will further develop their reader’s voice. A reader’s voice is how a story is told which is a key part of the Year 5 curriculum.

 

Ways to support your child with English 
 
Please find below a list of websites which will help your child succeed in reading and writing: 
 
https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/spookySpellings/index.html 
https://readtheory.org/auth/login (please use your child's google classroom log in details)
https://www.roomrecess.com
 
In addition to the above it is important to listen to your child read regularly as this develops their oral fluency as well as asking questions about the text they are reading. 
 

Maths

 

In Maths,  we are currently focussing on geometry where we will learn about reflection and translation and measurements including imperial and metric units. 

Our daily homework will consist of extra practice from the day's lesson and prior learning with the addition of daily times table practice using Times Table Rock Stars. All of the children should have their own individual log ins however, if they need assistance please ask them to contact their class teacher. 

Ways to support your child with Maths 
 
 
Please find below a list of websites which will help your child succeed in maths: 
 
https://mathsframe.co.uk/ 
https://ttrockstars.com/

PE

This half term, the children will be doing games on Mondays and in class PE lessons they will be doing gymnastics on a Thursday afternoon.

Please ensure your child has their PE kits and that they are suitable for the activities the children will be involved in. PE kit should be brought into school on a Monday and taken home for washing on a Friday.

Science
 
Within Science, we will be studying the way the human body changes as it ages. We will be exploring the gestation periods of different animals and how this links to the animal's size. 
 
 
Learning for Life
 

We are going to be focussing on our local community in our learning for life lessons. We will be studying the diversity in our community and focussing on our Caribbean heritage, in particular - St Vincent. Over the course of the unit, we will be learning about the geographical features of the Caribbean as well as exploring the Caribbean culture including music, dance and food.  

Year 5 Enriching Experiences
 
Over the year, Year 5 will take part in several experiences and trips to enrich their learning. Later on this term, we will be having a visit from Jungle Jonathan who will bring in his collection of exotic animals which originate from the rainforest. 
 
 
 

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