Welcome to Year 5 Autumn Term 1
We hope you’ve all had a brilliant holiday and are ready and raring to go again. We are really looking forward to this half term and we hope you are too! Autumn Term 1 is a very busy one, so here’s what we’ll be up to!
We’ve got lots of exciting activities planned in English. Our writing focus is based on a book called Leon & The Place Between. We will be creating our own narrative using a circus theme. We will be analysing different texts and video clips to help inspire our own writing, so that we can carry on being awesome authors too!
We will develop our SPAG knowledge through continuing to learn about the various word classes and different spelling patterns, including the Y5/6 word list. We will be focussing on how to apply all our SPAG work into our own writing.
In Guided Reading, we will be studying The Nowhere Emporium by Ross McKenzie, which is a fantasy narrative based on time travel.
We will continue to develop our skills in the 4 operations, our understanding of Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Interpreting Tables and Area & Perimeter. We will be focussing on the Using and Applying aspect of Maths through Reasoning Challenges and improving our Maths fluency through Fluent in Five each day.
Please remember to carry on practising your times tables up to 12×12.
Our topic this half term is Earth & Space. We will be finding out about the phases of the moon, how shadows are formed and about the seasons change.
Our topic for the whole of this term is The Tudors. We will be learning all about the Tudor reign- Henry 8th and his 6 wives, the break with Rome and what daily life was like in the Tudor times. Jigsaw
Our first Puzzle is called Being Me In My World. We will be discussing how we learn, how we can help others and our school community.
We will be using different types of information to create our own databases.
PE will be on Tuesdays.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR PE KIT.
We will continue to have a creative approach to our homework this term. You will be given Maths and Spelling homework each week as well as being able to choose from a range of creative activities in Topic.
Homework is given out on Friday and is due in the following Wednesday.
We read in class every day, so make sure you always have your Reading Log in school.
Please make sure you also read twice each week at home and ask an adult to sign your Reading Log for you. We will sign your Reading Log every WEDNESDAY to check you have read at home, so please don’t forget!!
Miss Turner & Miss Mees