Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 with Mr Filby and Ms Davies

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 research and write a non-chronological report, showcasing their knowledge of mini-beasts.

They will be exploring how speech can develop narrative and character, focusing on the punctuation required for dialogue.

Other genres that they will explore with their writing will include poetry and comics, all building and developing the skills they acquired in year 4.

In the second half of the term the children will writing emotive diaries, persuasive letters and historically-accurate newspaper articles.

  • Encourage your children to share their new knowledge of mini-beasts (first-half) and Tudors (second-half) at home.
  • Ensure your child reads every night
  • Visit the local library and explore the relevant non-fiction section
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 Beast Creator

D+T – Designing, making and evaluating shadow puppets

Geography – Locating places on a map

Science – Habitats, classification, life cycles, food chains.

PSHE – Discussing topical issues in relation to mini-beasts and other environmental concerns

Off with her head

History – Tudor England

Art – Portraits

Computing – Research and using a computer to present written work effectively

PSHE – Rules and consequences

Encourage your child to read more widely to gain more information about the topics.
Maths Place Value – knowing
numbers to a million, being
able to round numbers to the
nearest 10, 100 and 1000,
knowing negative numbers
Addition and Subtraction
using the column method to
add/subtract more than 4
digit numbers, recognise the
importance of inverse
operations, multi-step
Multiplication and Division
to be able to x and ÷ by 10,
100 and 1000, to know
multiples, factors, common
factors, prime numbers,
square numbers and cube
Graphs – to be able to draw,
read and interpret line graphs
Timetables – to be able to
read and interpret tables
Area and Perimeter
To be able to find unknown
lengths, to be able to work out
the area of rectangles and
compound shapes, to be able
to make estimations, to be able to measure perimeter
and to be able to calculate
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.

PE All for Sport on Thursdays

Swimming is on Tuesdays

Please ensure your kit is in school at all times.  It MUST be clearly labelled!

Children are expected to have a swimming hat when swimming.

Spanish/Music The children will receive a 5-week block of music this half term with our specialist teacher Mrs Folen.

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 Ms Davies