Year 5

Mrs Goudy

Mrs Ferrell

Spring term

This term, our learning will be focused on the geographical theme of natural disasters, including earthquakes and volcanoes. We will also find out about physical features of the Earth and its geography.

As writers, we will create texts covering a range of styles, including narrative, newspaper/journalistic writing, explanations and we will learn to see things from both sides when we write balanced arguments.

In reading lessons, we will read the exciting Stormbreaker, which will have us on the edge of our seats and Kensuke’s Kingdom.

Our number skills learning will continue to focus on a variety of additive facts (using, applying and scaling number bonds and facts) with weekly homework being set on Google Classroom. (Please watch the videos on the website if you’d like more information about how to access Google Classroom.) We also encourage the children to continue accessing TT Rockstars to play all the games and the newly introduced Stick and Split. In maths lessons our main focus will be fractions and decimals as well as perfecting the written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and short division.

In our DT learning, children will have the opportunity to create their own pop-up book. Art will focus on interpreting and responding to various pieces of art and creating a design for a product.

We will continue to have PE on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please send children to school in their PE kits (and ensure earrings are removed).

Homework goes ‘live’ on the Google Classroom on Monday and needs to be submitted by the end of the weekend. An important part of the children’s homework is reading at least 4 times a week and recording it in their planner. The children get rewarded for completing this and have the opportunity to win prizes throughout the year. You’ve got to be in it to win it!