Welcome to Year 5!
In Year 5 we have two classes - Ruben and Empire Class:
Class Teacher: Mrs J Jordan
Teaching Assistants: Mrs V Spice (am)
Key Workers: Mrs J Jabarkhel (am) and Mrs K Willson (pm)
Class Teachers: Mrs S Wade
Teaching Assistants: Mrs M Robertson (am)
Tuesday (Every other week) - PPA Time all day
Mrs D McLeish - Empire Class
Mrs L Ingram - Ruben Class
Mrs J Jordan will be out every other Monday for her NQT day.
Continue your learning at home by following these links:
This Term in English we will be reading The Curse of the Maya (A truth-seekers' story) by Johnny Pearce and Andy Loneragan, the gripping tale of twin twelve year old's, Verity and Ethan, who travel to Guatemala with their father. We will be concentrating on paragraphs, correct tense, sentence starters, punctuation, using a thesaurus for alternative word choices and developing characters through action, description and dialogue.
Our English text will link closely to out topic on the Maya, where we will be discussing who the Maya were? How the Maya number and alphabet systems work? How to select and collect historical information?; and lastly, how Maya history differs from British history?
In Maths this term we will be focusing on multiplication, common factors, prime, squared and cubed numbers, moving on to working out the perimeter and area on objects and shapes. Here are a few examples of the different methods we will be using:-
Children are expected to read for 20 minutes most days; regularly practise their times tables to develop their Maths skills and complete the homework menu for the Term (see attached for Term 1). There is an expectation that children do a minimum of 3 activities, however if they would like to complete more then they are more than welcome. The tasks are designed to allow the children to continue to enjoy the classroom learning at home. We hope this will lead to the children finding pleasure in homework rather than it being a battle for them to complete it.
Don't forget to access your Times tables Rockstar account (your account details are in your contact books). Will we be seeing your name at the top of the Year 5 leader board?
Year 5 is all about working hard and having fun. We will be covering topics such as Sustainability, Vikings, Mayans and Extreme Weather, whilst learning through writing, drama, discussions, investigations and much more.
We have two trips to look forward to, Kent Life and Maidstone Museum, and some dressing up throughout the year.
In Term 1 we will begin by reading The Song of the Dophin Boy by Elzabeth Laird and linking this to our topic on Sustainability. What is renewable energy and how can we make a difference? This will also link to Science where we will be looking at forces.
In Maths we will be starting the term by building on our knowledge of place value and Roman numerals before moving on to addition and subtraction. Please ensure you continue to practise your timetables, as knowing all of them will help secure your understanding in all areas of Mathematics. It is also advised that you read regularly in order to build on your vocabulary.
Let our journey begin ....