Welcome to Autumn Term in Year 5!
We hope that you all had a wonderful summer break and are ready and raring to go for a new school year. We have lots of exciting things planned this term and we are really looking forward to learning with you all this year.
PE lessons will be every Monday and Thursday. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school. This should be black shorts, pumps and a plain white t shirt or Corrie PE top.
Homework will be sent home every Friday and is expected to be returned to school by the following Wednesday. Children have maths homework, topic homework from the menu and also a spelling/ handwriting sheet, plus Table Rockstars.
Reading books should be signed at home at least twice a week and should be in school every day, but will also be checked on Wednesdays along with the homework.
Please find below what we will be learning about:
In maths we will continue using ‘Power Maths’ We will be looking at place value within 1,000,000 and addition and subtraction. We will then look at statistics and focus on graphs and tables before moving onto multiplication and division and finally area and perimeter.
In English our focus will be on ‘Leon and the Place Between’ by Angela McAllister. This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of a young boy who journeys on a magical adventure to a fantasy land. The children will use this story to inspire their own narrative and we will be applying different aspects of Year 5 SPaG within our writing throughout the course of the year.
This year, we will move to whole class guided reading. We will focus lots of our lessons around our class novel The Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie. We will also develop our comprehension skills by looking at a wide range of texts including non-fiction, poetry, newspapers and song lyrics.
Our topic this term will be the Tudors. We will learn about Tudor Kings and Queens and what life was like during the Tudor period. We will develop our historical enquiry skills by studying a range of artefacts and discussing what they tell us about the Tudors. We will also have our very special Tudor workshop Day!
Science: Earth and Space
Our topic this half term will be Earth and Space. The children will learn about the movement of Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in our Solar System. They will learn about how we get seasons, the day and night, and the different phases of the moon. They will also have the opportunity to find out about how ideas about the solar system have developed and changed over time. The children will develop their working scientifically skills, by planning an enquiry using a shadow stick to look at changes over time to investigate the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.
PHSE: JIGSAW: Being Me in my World
We will look at ‘Being Me in my World.’ During this ‘puzzle’ the children will be looking at their thoughts and feelings during new experiences. They will be looking at what makes them proud and how this made them feel. They will create their own personal and class targets linked to our Investors in Pupils and assess their progress in achieving them.
RE: “Why do some people believe God exists?”
This is the question we will be focusing on this half term. The children will consider why people do or don’t believe in God and the impact that might have on the way they live their everyday life
PE: Tennis and Hockey
The children will have the Sports Coach every Monday and will be developing their tennis skills. We will also look at hockey and practise our dribbling and defending.
In our ICT lessons we will be looking at computing databases and creating media.
We will begin the year by recapping our learning from year 3 and 4. We will then move onto looking at emotions and learning body parts in French.
HOME LEARNING LINKS / IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER
Every term the children will receive a ‘Take Away Homework’ a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic. If you would like to email us your child’s homework please email to firstname.lastname@example.org FAO Miss Wood / Miss Turner
The children will also be set a piece of maths work linked to their learning in class and a handwriting sheet.
Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Children should read at least twice week and signed by an adult. Reading books will get checked every Wednesday. Your child’s reading diary must be signed before a new book is given and all activities completed (if applicable)
REMEMBER: all homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring. If you hand it in on Thursday you will achieve YELLOW and after that you will achieve RED for that week.
Other important information:
- Please ensure your name is clearly written in all your school uniform. We have a permanent marker if you need to write your child’s name in their jumper etc.
- Please ensure your correct and full PE kit is in school all week as PE days can change in school (it will be sent home every half term to wash)
- Bring your reading book and reading diary to school every day. Sometimes a reading volunteer will choose you for extra reading.
- Please bring a school water bottle every day.
We are really looking forward to a new and exciting term. If you have any questions or concerns, please book an appointment to see your child’s class teacher.
Miss Wood and Miss Turner