Year 5 will be starting the year by learning about Romans, Saxons and Vikings in our exciting topic, Britain Under Attack! Our topic allows us to combine both historical and geographical skills which we will employ to find out about how invasions of Britain.
In maths this term, our skills focus will include times tables (6, 7 & 8) and rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. This will form the basis of maths homework. We will continue to consolidate our understanding of the four operations of number within maths and arithmetic lessons. We will also be focusing on place value, addition and subtraction and multiplication and division (including the use of written methods to solve problems).
In English, we will be covering various text types and developing our skills as writers. The children will become authors, writing their own stories about the Roman invasion of Britain, non-chronological texts advertising for Roman soldiers to join the army and more. Within these text types, they will use a variety of year 5 writing skills for example expanded noun phrases, multi-clause sentences and a wide range of punctuation. Reading continues to play an important role in our learning and we hope to broaden the children's experience of authors and genres and aim for children to continue to read at home and record this in their planers at least three times a week.
Our science for the first half term is forces and after half term we will be learning about famous scientists and inventors who have influenced us. We will have a DT day where the children will get the chance to create their own Roman catapult and test these. Our art day later this half term will focus on Anglo-Saxon printing.
*Year 5 will have PE every Tuesday and Friday (please make sure kit is named).
*Year 5 will bring homework home on a Monday that will be due back on the following Monday.
*Spellings will be taught on a Monday morning and will be tested on Fridays.
*In Year 5 children are expected to read at least three times a week and record this in their planner. Children of this age may well be fluent and competent readers, but still need to read aloud to others regularly. It is beneficial to ask your child questions while they are reading to test their understanding. If you would like examples of these types of questions, please see your child’s class teacher.