Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 with Mr Filby and Mr Batchelor

Subject Area Learning How you can help at home
English The children’s writing will be linked to their topic and will build upon their prior learning.

They will learn to use persuasive techniques to design and advertise bug hotels.

They will learn about the skills needed to write a short fantasy narrative. This will include an emphasis on setting, character and plot.

They will research and write a non-chronological report, showcasing their knowledge of minibeasts.

  • Encourage your children to share their new knowledge of the minibeasts at home.
  • Ensure your child reads every night
  • Explore relevant non-fiction books and information online. Remote library services are available.
Spelling/Vocabulary There will be regular spelling, grammar and handwriting activities to develop technical skills that will then be applied in their writing.
  • Children are sent home with a spelling list weekly. Explore ways to help your child learn these.
  • Celebrate new and undiscovered words in books, adverts and TV shows. Expand their vocabulary as much as possible.
Creative Curriculum D+T – We will be making, designing and then using ‘bug hotels’.

Science – Learning about how to identify and classify invertebrates.

Learning about life cycles of invertebrates including ‘deadly’ minibeasts.

Geography – Learning about the habitats and locations of various minibeasts around the world.

Encourage your child to read more widely to gain more information about the topics.
Maths This term in maths pupils will start by learning about place value and number. This will include recognising and manipulating numbers up to one million and negative numbers. Pupils will also learn how to round to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 or 1,000,000.

Pupils will then be learning about addition and subtraction. This will include mastering column method for both operations with up to 4 digit numbers. Pupils will learn how to do this with sums involving more than one exchange.

Finally, pupils in Year 5 will be learning about statistics including reading line graphs, tables and two-way tables.

Children are expected to know ALL of their times tables by the end of year 4. They are still tested weekly on the times tables tests.

Discuss as much real-life maths as possible – prices, time, probability, fractions etc.

All the maths topics during Year 5 are highly reliant on knowing times tables and knowing factor pairs for each number. The best way to rehearse this is to review their times tables back-to-front. E.g. showing the factors of 30 by knowing that 5×6=30 and 10×3=30, but also that 30÷5=6 and 30÷10=3. (Times Tables Rockstars is a fantastic resource for this and their progress on it is easily viewed by their class teacher.)

PE Nonstop Action will teach PE on Thursdays Please ensure your kit is in school at all times.  It MUST be clearly labelled!
Spanish/Music The children will receive a 5-week block of music this half term with our specialist teacher.

Your child will continue to broaden their Spanish experience with weekly lessons

Encourage your children to listen to a wide range of different music styles.

Have you thought about joining the wonderful Monkfrith choir – who meet on Thurs 8:15am?

Ask your child what their learning has been.  Can they recite the days of the week and months of the year?  Are their counting skills up to scratch?  Can they encourage you to hold a simple conversation about how you are?

If you have any questions or queries, make an appointment via the office to see me during the drop-in time.  This is Wednesday between 3:40 and 4:10.

Mr Filby and Mr Batchelor