Welcome to Year 5!
Year 5’s topic will be the ‘Savage World’, considering whether natural disasters are always natural. We will find out about the causes and effects of many different types of disasters throughout the term and the children will have the opportunity to visit The Natural History Museum in London, where they will be able to ‘experience’ an earthquake for themselves and take part in a workshop.
In maths this term, our skills focus will be multiplying and dividing by powers of 10; square numbers and prime numbers. This will form the basis of maths homework. We will be learning about fractions, decimals and percentages and the relationships between these in our maths lessons.
In English, we will be covering various text types and developing our skills as writers. The children will be focusing on explanatory texts, newspaper reports and persuasive writing, linked to natural disasters where possible. Within these text types, they will use a variety of year 5 writing skills, for example: relative clauses, prepositional phrases and a wide range of sentence openers. 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 term will be the circle of life, looking at life cycles of a variety of animals and plants. Towards the end of the term we will have lessons on Sex and Relationship Education. We will send you further details about this closer to the time and give you the opportunity to talk to us and look at the resources we will be using.
*Year 5 will have PE every Thursday and Friday (please make sure kit is in school and 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. Children will move round the reading reward chart each week if they have read - and recorded it in their planner - at least four times.
*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!
Thank you for your continued support.