Welcome to Year 5. Our class teachers are Mr Morley and Miss Mayes.
This term, our topic will be "Groovy Greeks". In this topic, children will learn about the Ancient Greeks and the impact they had on modern-day society. We will be having lots of exciting opportunities including mask making, battles and even our own Olympics!
In maths, year 5 will be angling into shape and measurement. Children will learn properties of both 2-D and 3-D shapes as well as identifying their angles, area and perimeter.
We won’t be concentrating too much on circles as there is no point! In measurement, the children will learn to convert between various lengths, capacity and weight. As always we will go to great lengths to ensure your child achieves the very best in mathematics.
In English, children will improve their skills as authors by writing their own persuasive texts and play scripts whilst also developing their oracy skills by debating. We will continue to expose children to a wide range of texts, including the Ancient Greek Odysseus. As part of SPaG (Spelling Punctuation and Grammar) we will be having a focus on cohesion, semi-colons and punctuating clauses within sentences. Spellings will continue to be given out as part of the children’s homework and we encourage children to focus on learning their Year 5 spellings before moving to Year 6.
Thank you for your continued support.
Miss Mayes & Mr Morley
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.