2021 to 2022
In Term 1 we will be reading One Plastic Bag by Isatou Ceesay and The Recycling Women of the Gambia alongside Bag in the Wind by Ted Kooster. We will be looking at narrative and persuasive writing, focusing on paragraphs, tense and sentence starters alongside punctuation and spelling.
During our Guided Reading sessions, the two classes will be reading different books. Empire will be reading The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood and Ruben will be reading The Firework-Maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman.
The children will be focusing on understanding words in context, reading and retrieving information, skimming and scanning, summarising as well as using 'deeper thinking' questions.
In Maths, we will be focusing on Place Value with an emphasis on building up the children's confidence in all four of the main operations; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. This will give us time to practice the Year 4 skills whilst introducing the Year 5 elements.
We expect that all children will challenge themselves in lessons by attempting reasoning and problem solving questions; this will enable them to develop their understanding of Mathematical concepts being covered.
Please help your child gain confidence with all of their timetables. They can use Times table Rockstars for practice.
In Science this Term we will be looking at Forces with the focus on gravity, friction as well as air and water resistance.
Our topic in RE will be the Buddha's teaching through the Eightfold Path: Right mindfulness, right effort, right livelihood, right speech, right action, right concentration and right understanding.
We will be focusing this Term on Sustainability in Topic and Art/D.T and debating plastic: the good, the bad and the ugly.
In PSHE/SMSC this term we will be reflecting on climate change. What is the impact and what can we do? We will also be focusing on wellbeing.
How you can support your child's learning:
Feel free to use the many helpful websites for practising Maths and literacy skills - some relevant links for Year 5 learning are at the bottom of our Class Page. All you need to do is click the subject area you want to work on to open up the options.
If they would like to do some extra work, it is preferable that you hear your child read a few times each week, as well as reading to them, to model expression. We would like to see the children logging how often they read in their contact books, feel free to add any notes to their books for us to see.
Days that the children have PE:
We will be having PE on Wednesday and Friday, please come to school dressed in your PE kit which should be weather appropriate.
If you have any short queries, please write them in your child's contact book and ensure they know they need to let us see the note. Please sign their contact books at the end of each week, so we are aware that you have seen them, these will be collected and checked twice a week.
Thank you in advance from the whole of the Year 5 Team for your on-going support.