Year 5 will be starting off the year with Ancient Greeks. Our topic will combine both history and geography and will allow us to find out about many aspects of both Ancient Greek life and how they influenced things that we might still use today.
In maths this term, our skills focus will include times tables; number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 (including bonds for each number e.g. 8+6=14, 11+5=16 AND related subtraction facts e.g 14-6=8, 16-5=11); subtracting single digit numbers from a multiple of 10; adding and subtracting 9 and 11 by adjusting. This will form the basis of maths homework. We will continue to consolidate our understanding of the four operations of number within maths lessons. We will also be focusing on place value and statistics.
In English, we will be covering various text types and developing our skills as writers. The children will write a variety of narrative and non-narrative writing, including myths. Within these text types, they will use a variety of year 5 writing skills, building on their year 4 skills for example: expanded noun phrases, adverbial phrases, subordinate clauses and a range of sentence structures. Reading continues to play an important role in our learning and we hope to broaden the children's experience of authors and genres.
Our science for the first half term is forces and after half term we will be learning about scientists and inventors.
*Year 5 will have PE every Monday and Wednesday (please make sure kit is named).
*Year 5 will bring homework home on a Friday that will be due back by Wednesday.
*Spelling tests will take place on Wednesdays.
*In Year 5 children are expected to read every day 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 and discuss what they have read. Children who read regularly (at least 4 times per week) will move round the reading reward chart each week. Planners and reading books need to be brought into school every day.
*Children should be aiming to quiz once a week on Accelerated Reader. This provides them with vital skills and the opportunity to earn in-school rewards!
*We also encourage the children to keep practising their times tables on TT Rockstars. Again there are certificates and prizes to earn for participation and improvement.