Welcome to Year Five!
Welcome to Year Five (2017-2018), we know this is going to be a great year; full of fantastic learning and activities that your children will partake in.
Through the teaching of topic children will cover a wide range of subjects such as: science, geography, Information technology, and history.
Our six topics are:
Autumn 1-Beast creator
Autumn 2- Stargazers
Spring 1- Princes, peasants and pestilence
Spring 2- Alchemy island
Summer 1 – Pharaohs
Summer 2- Scream machine
Let’s travel back 5000 years to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt. Cruise along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings. Find out about life on the river’s fertile banks, discovering Egypt and its fascinating culture. Now open the doorway to ancient Egypt – who knows what treasures you will find?
This half term the children will partake in some amazing activities where they will unravel the secrets of ancient tombs, using historical sources and age old artefacts.
Most of year five children will be off to their Carlton residential trip on the 10th April -13th April 2018. So keep an eye on the website for some of the pictures showcasing the amazing time they had!
In maths this term…
Week 1 – Cookie Project (Carlton Residential)
Week 2 – Recap mental calculations; revisit formal methods for multiplication and division; solve calculation problems for 4 operations
Week 3 – Add and subtract fractions with same denominators or those that are multiples of each other
Week 4 – Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by integers
Week 5 – Solve problems involving four operations and measures
Week 6 – Convert between metric units
Week 7 – Understand approximate metric – imperial conversions
This half term the children will be discovering what mummification was during the ancient Egyptian times and creating an amazing non-fiction text to showcase their learning. We will also be looking at a great text by Julia Jarman ‘The time travelling cat and the Egyptian goddess’. The text will be taught through the power of reading and the children will be developing their own skills of ow to write a narrative.
To use a hyphen
Indicate degrees of possibility using adverbs, eg perhaps, surely
To use perfect past/present tense
The children have P.E. twice a week, so please ensure they have their full P.E. kit – black leggings or shorts, black plimsols or sensible training shoes and a top in the colour of their house team in school all week. Every child in the school will receive a house bag to keep their kit in and leave at school. can we please ask that all children bring in their kit on a Monday and leave it in school until Friday. This will avoid children borrowing the school kit and also the office having to call home to ask for kits to be brought in. A full P.E kit list can be found on the school website.
Your child will receive a piece of maths and literacy homework each Friday, they are expected to complete each piece by the following Thursday. This will then be marked and a new piece of work will be set ready for Friday. Children will also bring home a set of new spellings each week that they will need to learn. They will be tested on these spellings each week. We would encourage your child to spend 5-10 minutes a day practising the new words and to also use the words in their work at home and at school and apply them where possible rather than just an isolated practice at home.
Mrs Wilson and Mrs Mansha will be holding a homework club every Monday (17.9.17) for children who may require some extra support. Due to limited numbers, staff will inform the children that need to attend and we ask for parental support to ensure that your child does attend if given a letter. However, if you feel your child needs extra support with homework and has not been asked to attend please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher and discuss further.
In Year 5 we use lots of resources to help with the children’s learning. Some of the webpages that we use, the children can use at home. Below, you will find links to the webpages. Your children should be familiar with these webpages and all have their own logins. If your child can’t remember their login, please ask the class teacher and they can replace it.
- Maths support – https://www.doodlemaths.com/
- Maths support – https://www.mymaths.co.uk/
- Topic support – http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/animals.html
Please keep an eye on the website to keep up to date on all things “Year 5”
If you have any questions or queries about your child’s learning, please don’t hesitate to come in and talk to your child’s teacher.
As always, thank you for your continued support.
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