Welcome Back Year 5!
We hope that you have had a lovely break and are excited to get going again. Our final term in year 5 is action packed with Sports and Health week (wb 17th June) Waste Week (wb 24th June) and our summer fair on 12th July!
We will start the term by using the video Chaperon Rouge to inspire our creative writing. We will look at using a range of descriptive techniques and effective vocabulary and how to use our writing to create suspense and build tension for the reader. We will then move onto non-fiction writing linked to our new topic Survivor. We will look at extreme environments around the world and create our own survival guides. We will continue to develop our understanding of Year 5 SPaG and learn new spelling rules for the Year 5/6 key words. We will be focusing on how to apply all our SPAG work into our own writing.
Maths We will continue to be in mixed groups across Y5 for maths. We will be consolidating our learning from the Year 5 curriculum this half term. We will start by looking at fractions, before recapping multiplication of 4 digit numbers by teen numbers and short division. We will then move onto geometry by looking at area and perimeter. We will be focusing on the Using and Applying aspect of Maths through Problem Solving Challenges.
Please remember to carry on practising your times tables up to 12×12. Aim to be a Times Tables Rockstar this half term if you’re not already!
Science Our topic this half term is Life Cycles. The children will learn that plants and animals have life cycles and that reproduction is a part of this cycle. They will recognise that each life cycle has distinct stages but that these can vary between species, for example they may describe and contrast the stages of the human life cycle with three and four stage metamorphosis in insects and amphibians. They will understand the importance of reproduction for the survival of a species.
Topic This half term our topic is ‘Survivor.’ We will learn about extreme environments around the world and how people and animals have adapted to live there. We will develop our map reading skills by looking at OS maps and understand what the different symbols represent. We will also develop our field work by taking part in orienteering activities and develop our compass skills.
We will continue with our new PHSE scheme ‘Jigsaw’. Our theme for this half term is ‘Changing Me.’ The children will explore how their bodies may change as they grow and discuss looking ahead to Year 6.
Computing – Scratch. We will be using Scratch to create our own games.
PE PE will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR PE KIT. Make sure you don’t get RED on your Assertive Mentoring! Children should have black pumps, black shorts and a plain white t-shirt.
HOMEWORK 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. REMEMBER: Homework handed in on Wednesday is GREEN. Homework handed in on Thursday is YELLOW. Homework handed in on Friday is RED. We read in class every day, so make sure you always have your Reading Log in school. Please make sure you also read regularly 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!!
KEEP IN TOUCH! Parents & Carers are always very welcome to call in to discuss any aspect of their child’s learning, any other area of their school life or just to say ‘hello’. We are available anytime before or after school, except on Mondays because that’s when we have our Staff Meeting. We are really looking forward to another great half term with you all! Thank you for your continued support. Miss Wood, Miss Pinington, Miss Wickham and Mrs Sharrock.