2021 to 2022
In Term 5 we will be reading Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes which is a deeply moving story about transformation and a celebration of resilience. We will continuing to work on our use of vocabulary in order to capture our audience. We will be focusing on diary entries and newspaper reports ensuring we use clear punctuation and paragraphs.
During our Guided Reading sessions, the two classes will be reading different books. Empire will be reading The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Ruben will be reading There's a Boy in the Girls Bathroom by Louis Sachar.
The children will be focusing on understanding words in context, reading and retrieving information, skimming and scanning, inference, summarising as well as using 'deeper thinking' questions.
In Maths, we will be focusing on place value, fractions, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and converting between units of time. 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 continuing to look at living things. Please see Parent mail, e-mail dated 31st March 2022, for details.
Our topic in RE will be the beliefs and moral practice of Muslims.
We will be focusing this Term on Extreme Earth in D.T this term. If you have any wool you can spare we would be extremely grateful.
In PSHE/SMSC this term we will be discussing emotional changes during puberty and the power of good.
Days that the children have PE:
BOTH CLASSES: We will be having PE on Wednesday (Indoor) and Thursday (Outdoor), please come to school dressed in your PE kit which should be weather appropriate and meet the school uniform policy. Our Thursday PE lessons will not take place if the class is at Forest School (Please see notes below for dates).
FOREST SCHOOL: The revised dates for Empire and Ruben Class Forest School Sessions for Term 5 are:
Empire - Thursday 5th and Thursday 19th May 2022
Ruben - Thursday 28th April and Thursday 12th May 2022
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.