Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 with Miss Deasey

Miss Deasey, Class Teacher

Miss Deasey, Class Teacher

Here is a little bit about what we will be learning in the Summer Term and the ways that you can help your child.

Subject Area Learning How you can help at home

English

 

 

 

Our topic for this half term is called Allotment.  We will be reading the Secret Garden, writing descriptions, explanation texts and recount our trip to the Orchard Project. Talk about our topic.  Any additional research will make them better writers!Reading for at least 30 minutes each day makes a huge difference!  Click here for some ideas of books that you might like to read.Talk about new and interesting vocabulary that they come across and make sure they understand the meaning.

Spellings for this term will be sent home, but are also available – Summer Term Spelling.  Make sure that anything they write at home is in joined up handwriting (except for capitals), the spelling is correct and then sentences make sense.   Practise makes permanent.

 

Autumn Term Spelling

Spring Term Spelling

Maths We will be learning about calculating with decimals and the links between fractions, decimals and percentages.   On Wednesdays and Thursdays we will focusing on Geometry and Measures. This term please continue to  focus on times tables.The children will need to know their times tables inside out and back to front.  For example:7 x 8 = 568 x 7 = 5656 ¸ 8 = 756 ¸ 7 = 8and then:0.7 x 8 = 5.6

0.8 x 7 = 5.6

5.6 ¸ 8 = 0.7

5.6 ¸ 7 = 0.8

http://tablestest.com

It would also be great if you could practise units of measures for example: How many metres in a kilometre? How many centimetres in a metre?  How many grams in a kilogram?

I will use www.mymaths.co.uk to set homework sometimes, however the children can use it anytime to practise something we have learnt or test to make sure they that they can remember.

Information about how we teach calculations is available here –  Year 5 Calculation Policy Leaflet.

Creative Curriculum In Summer 1  our topic is Allotment.  This will be a great chance to learn about the life cycle of plants and flowers, what plants need to grow successfully and spend time outside planting and caring for our new school allotment. Please talk about the topic and encourage your child to do additional research to help improve their knowledge and contribute more in class.

If you would like to come in and help with our Allotment or have any gardening equipment you would like to donate, please let me know!

 

 

RE Our topic is Inspirational People.  The children will be thinking about people who inspire them and why, inspirational people in religion and why they are significant.  Talk about the things we are learning and the people who you have found inspirational.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/nelson_mandela/

PE Our PE lessons will take place on Thursdays and Fridays.) In the Summer Term we will be having specialist dance lessons on a Friday from Non Stop Action.

Please make sure your PE kit is in school (along with appropriate footwear).

Spanish

Music

These lessons are taught by specialist teachers following the National Curriculum.

Reading

Your child will be taught reading and how to understand complex texts as part of whole class reading sessions.  In addition to this, they will also be given a book that they are expected to read during the course of a half term and have in their bag every day.  I would also encourage the children to read their own choice of books either from our class library or from home.

Home Learning

This will be set on a Friday and should be handed in on Wednesday.  It will consist of spellings to practise, maths and then either grammar or something related to our topic.  

Trip Dates:

The Orchard Project on April 24th.  Bring your wellies!

The British Museum in June.

Photos

To see more of our photographs from the whole year, then please go to the Our Year in Photos tab.

Tudor Dancing

The children practised their Tudor Dancing today.  Here are some photos and hopefully some video!

Tudor Dance Video 1

Tudor Dance Video 2

Tudor Dance Video 3

Tudor Dance Video 4

Kingswood Update

We have arrived safely!  I am going to upload some photos of today – wifi permitting!

Day 2 update

Sorry for the late pictures tonight…We have had a great day but it has been incredibly busy!  The children have been brilliantly behaved, have taken part in everything and represented the school fantastically.

Here are some of our Friday photos:

I will put all the photos together for you at some point so you can have a great record of the fun we had!

Henry VIII

The children came up with imaginative and varied ways to telling the class the story of the life of Henry VIII.  We are moving on to writing a biography of his life next week…