2021 to 2022
In Term 3 we will be reading The Adventure of a Girl Called Bicycle by Christina Uss. We will be concentrating on paragraphs, adding well-chosen and stylistic devices to create effects in our writing, relative clauses and editing skills along with building on clear punctuation and spelling.
During our Guided Reading sessions, the two classes will be reading different books. Ruben will be reading Street Child by Berlie Doherty and Empire will be reading Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson.
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 Negative numbers, Addition and Subtraction including word problems, Multiplication and Division, Area and Refection and Translation. 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 Earth and Space. Discussing the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the sun, demonstrating how night and day are created and learning about Galileo Galilei's discoveries.
Our topic in RE will be Islam and commitment.
We will be focusing this Term on North American in Topic and Art/D.T. Exploring different geographical features and looking at the artist Kehinde Wiley.
In PSHE/SMSC this term we will be reflecting on what makes a healthy lifestyle alongside mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Days that the children have PE:
EMPIRE CLASS: We will be having PE on Friday, please come to school dressed in your PE kit which should be weather appropriate. We will be going to swimming lessons on Tuesday, please bring in your swimming kits (Please note, swimming lessons will start on Tuesday 11th January)
RUBEN CLASS: We will be having PE on Thursday and Friday, please come to school dressed in your PE kit which should be weather appropriate
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.
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.